Put this PC together over the course of 2 weeks as parts slowly came in. Pretty happy with everything overall. All of the parts have great warranties and as far as i can tell from reviews, should be awesome performers for years to come. For the most part i think i did okay on prices, but im sure i could've gotten this build down to under $1,300 had i been slightly more savvy and patient. All things considered, i only went $75 over my initial budget of $1,300.
As of now i've only done a very mild overclock to both the GPU and CPU, but i'll definitely start bumping those up in the next few days. as of right now the CPU is sitting at 3.8 @ stock voltage and the 7970 is at 1075mhz on the core clock and the 1450mhz on the memory(again, at stock voltage). As i said, just very mild bumps. Some preliminary testing has BF3 running at 100fps maxed out, PlanetSide 2 running at 60fps maxed out, and Heaven averaging 45-50fps on extreme.
i'm very happy with the build as of now, but i'll definitely be revamping the cooling as the time comes to AP-15s all around along with a CL CPU Cooler.