Being my first post I hope you take it easy on me... no I'm joking grab the torches and chase me down for not listing any 8 core processors, sandy bridge hardware, and over-priced chassis' that cost more than most GFX cards. Instead I offer some cheap alternatives to those high end computer parts people are rolling with (not that's a bad thing) but seriously not everyone is getting paid the big bucks or are trust-fund babies (i love me some trust-fund babies, too!)
It's a pretty generic build but anyway. All the items i purchased through amazon but all of them can be found on newegg (duh) the GFX card is actually cheaper on newegg and offers a free game to boot!
Anyway. This is the newest system i have built and holy balls it was cheap.
The power supply is a poor choice and Razer is the company that puts DRM in your mouse.
Looks alright apart from that, though a Core i3 might be a better choice for gaming. And the case is, meh, a bit overpriced (it's a decent budget case but at $40 it gets a bit close to cases with things like actual cable management, reusable slot covers, front panel USB3.0).
I think i could have made a better decision with the psu. That i can agree with.
As far as the DRM thing is concerned. I read articles on both ends about the matter but seeing as i do not use the synapse 2.0 drivers and stick to the ms drivers, and have yet to brick my mouse, it's paranoia at best. it reminds me about the conspiracy theory on how Blizzard sells accounts and information. Even though i have not played wow in a few months and my account is still in tact (with an authenticator).
I like that build, very budget minded indeed.
When it came to building my build i didn't use a pcpartpicker. i just kind of read up on the parts, compatibility etc. As it is my first computer, but with that said i have always kept up on computer hardware as a hobby.