Full Picture Link: http://imgur.com/a/pN25q#0 <---Pictures that are in order of time during the build :)
Once I had all the parts I will admit I was a bit nervous but I took my time and watched many videos. Everything went smoothly...Well except for the video card...
I started with a PowerColor 7870 GHz edition. Everything was going fine until the next day after the initial build. I was running some stress tests on the card using Heaven Benchmark and PlanetSide 2. The card would instantly go into the high 70's (Celsius) and into the 80's at times. It would also idle in the high 50's. My room would get really hot after about 5 minutes of this. To the point where it was weird. So I decided to exchange it for something else at Micro Center. They were great! I exchanged and upgraded to the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition and could not be happier. My temperatures in most games are around 60C but PlanetSide 2 will get it up to say high 60's but that's it. Idle is in the 30's depending on ambient room temperature at the time. The 670PE is a beast and can handle anything I throw at it on the highest settings. It took a few tweaks (vsync) to get Metro 2033 running without screen tearing but now it is amazing. Truly stunning visuals in that game :)
I have nothing over clocked at the moment but will venture into that sometime down the road. Right now everything is running smoothly and I have no complaints.
I can boot up, sign in, go to desktop, open Chrome, Google the weather, shutdown, and have it powered off in just under 43 seconds :D Windows 8 and a SSD equate to an amazing combination and experience. I'm sure others can probably beat that time but I just laughed out loud when I did it the first time just to see how fast I could. I've never experienced a computer this fast.
My only concern at the moment is that the MSI 670PE is sagging a bit but seams to have reached its max sagginess if you will. I think I may move the video card Power cords up to the cutout above where it is currently to help out. But again, its really not a huge concern.
Other than that everything is wonderful. I had a fun time building it and should have started making builds years and years ago. I don't know what I was thinking back then buying a pre-built lol