Prior to building this system my total PC building experience consisted of adding video cards and RAM. This is the 1st time that I have attempted anything like this. Over the years I have had MANY canned computers and paid to have one built several years ago. I decided earlier this year that I wanted to try my luck at building my own system. I wanted a new build for mainly gaming, as I am pretty excited about some of the recently released or upcoming games. I started out with a budget in mind of $1500, but as I educated myself more and more, that budget just kept going up. I know some of you will think that I went a bit over board with this build. I know I did..... At some point I just said screw it, I am going to spoil myself and make a damn nice build. I think that I succeeded, but I am not quite done. I plan to SLI the GTX 780ti in a few weeks, as I will be going to 3 monitors later on. I went with the black and red at my wife's request. It's the least I could seeing how much money she let me spend. Also, this case is amazing! I love it!
The build itself went fairly smooth. It took me about 3.5 hours to finish it. Sadly, 2 days after I finished it, the GPU crapped out. Expensive paper weight right?? Thank god for warranties....... The new GPU came in today, so I decided to post this now that it's done. I learned a ton from the people on this site and I have to extend my gratitude for that. I even learned how to overclock the CPU!! Thanks to everyone that answered my questions or posted the newbie questions before I did. I could not of done this without the knowledge of others. I'm looking forward to any feedback.