I have been building and fixing computers for friends and relatives and even a few for business use for the last 10 years. I have used the money I made to build the rig I currently have. It has had a lot of components removed and added over that period of time. It started as a 965 Black Edition quad core with 4 GB of ram and an HD 4890 graphics card. Then it was an 1100T 6 core with 16 gigs of ram and 2 Gigabyte 6870's.
Now, I have an 8 core AMD 8150 FX with 32 GB of 1866 ram on an ASUS Sabretooth 990FX Gen 3 board with 2 Club 3D R9 290 Royal Kings. A 4 monitor setup with 3 24 inch LED BenQ's and a 50 inch LED widescreen TV. I LOVE IT