Was originally going to upgrade an old computer Compaq Presario CQ5600F (AMD Athon 170 II with 4GB of Ram) from 2010 which was painfully slow. Tried to upgrade to an SSD, and it helped make it open programs etc quicker, but was still pretty slow and couldn't really play internet videos. So I decided I would try and build a computer using some of the old parts (optical drive, HD, and Case).
I ordered the Mobo, Processor (got an APU instead of a CPU thinking I wouldn't want to get a GPU later on), and memory. Once I got that I put it together and I was amazed at the speed of it, however the stock CPU fan was way to loud, so I ordered the CPU cooler. Well that was too big for the case, and I didn't feel like cutting out a hole in the old case. Ordered a new case below. Well I tried gaming with the free game that came with the APU (Thief) on Steam and got a little addicted. Realized that the graphics on the A10-7700K couldn't really cut it (normal settings getting 24-32 fps). So I got a graphics card and a more powerful PSU.
Wish I knew what I wanted in the first place so I could have planned it a little better. Probably would have went with a different processor and mobo (one that crossfires in case I want to get another GPU).
3DMark Fire Strike result for this computer is 5141 (not valid since my drivers are beta).