Built this machince for one purpose- Gaming, specifically Battlefield (3 + 4).
This was my first build. Everything was smooth overall, computer started up on first try. The case was easy to work with and made for very easy wire management. Took some time to figure out the fan controls but otherwise had no issues.
Loved the asus board, perfect fit. Very happy overall with the build.
Being my first build I have small regrets.
First- SHould have gone two sticks of 8 instead of 4 sticks of 4 memory.
Second- Skip the standard hardrive and just gone with a bigger SSD, I don't use a lot of storage.
I plan to add another 690 this fall for BF4 and to go with a three monitor set up soon as I sell my old computer.
*Purchased all materials from Amazon and Newegg, everything went very well. Order 1 hardrive from NCIX they messed the order up and shipped it ground and for some reason required a signature. I will not use them again.