Greetings PC Building Enthusiasts!
This will be my last budget build for a little while but the story is the same as the others: slowly acquired parts through eBay and Reddit while deal hunting and came up with this! I added a generic magnetic blue LED strip in there to help light things up but other than that all of the parts are accounted for.
All of the parts in this build are used with the exception of the HDD, the PSU and the Case. The HDD and PSU are standard fare, reliable and good for the price but the case is what really surprised me! This is my second or third time using a case from Cougar and I've been pleasantly surprised each time I've worked with them. Love the amount of value you can get from a case like this, plenty of airflow in the front and the top has a magnetic dust filter which is pretty rare at this price point. It has a really cool side-panel that's made to look like tempered glass but it's actually slightly tinted acrylic, really cool looking!
The build itself performs really well, like amazingly well for how much it cost to make. Right now the GTX 770 and GTX 680 by extension are great cards for 1080p gaming on a budget, you really can't beat them at the $80-$100 range. The i7-3770k has aged very well and still have plenty of overclocking prowess, I was able to push it to 4.5Ghz easily with this budget CPU cooler from Enermax.
That's pretty much it though, if you have any questions or comments feel free to let me know and I'll try to get back to you!