Finished my first build, but is it ever really finished?
First thing I bought was the CPU and mobo from microcenter. The RAM and GPU were birthday presents from my girlfriend and one of our friends. I didn't want to ask how much they paid, but they work at Newegg (lucky me), so I'm sure they got a discount.
Bought a lot of parts from resell apps like Offerup and Letgo. The HDD and the CPU cooler were used, but a lot of sellers there sell new items. Was able to get the SSD, case, and PSU as new and unused, still in the shrink wrap. Buying off those apps is a slow process, but there's some great deals out there if you're patient.
The Windows license is legit, but don't ask how I got it..
Ran a few benchmarks and im pretty satisfied. This build is VR ready, even though my budget isn't.