This is my first build and I am very happy with how it turned out. I spent a substantial amount that was not necessary for aesthetics, what can I say, I'm a sucker for pretty things. (h100i, corsair fans, corsair vengeance red RAM sticks)
The only component that gave me issues was the h100i. It fit perfectly but the water pump made strange sounds 2 days after I installed it. I returned it and the new one works fine but the threading wasn't done properly for one of the 4 fan screws on the radiator. I've seen people complain about the case when it comes to the LED power light and the look of it but I'm 100% happy with it. I fit a h100i in it without strain on any wire. It however left me with very little room to play with which is fine.
PCpartpicker has been extremely helpful and so have the people over on IRC/reddit buildapc. I wanted to contribute by sharing what you guys helped me build. I have not overclocked yet but I am excited to learn about it and get the full potential out of these components.