Update: 12/23/14: last mods for the year. I decided to water cool the video card due to 80+c* temps.... so I brought a Kraken G10 bracket and a Corsair H55 AIO cooler. I couldn't be happier with the results. Don't mind the red color I just added them for the hell of it. 2015 I will start a new build 970 or 980 in sli and a better case.
This is my very first computer build.....it's been a great learning experience and another cool hobby to dump money into....hence the build name. I originally planned for a $850<-(haha).. budget build But quickly that went out the window. I wanted a great gaming/ daily usage pc ..nothing over the top just a well rounded computer. I believe I've met almost all goals except budget. The parts I chose has been proven to work and have great reviews. For now I won't list every part just a few....
Tower: The 410 has plenty of room for upgrades and plenty of room for wiring management, great cooling! Didn't like the grommets the kept pulling out when I was guiding the wires thru.
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212..it did okay with cooling once I added a few more fans but after a while looks wise I got tired of it so I brought a Corsair h100i...I like it much better...temps dropped a few more degrees and it looks much cleaner in the case.
Video Card: One of the reasons for the 850 budget kill. I was going to get GTX 760 but looking for something more future proof I brought Evga gtx 770 SC. Cooling is top notch. Playing games like BF4 and War Thunder not completely maxed out settings(haven't tried) looks stunning. Haven't OC'd yet so I know there's much more left on the table.
Storage: The SSD works flawlessly boot time is approx. 10 second and the WD Black is for a games music no problems.
Case Fan: The AF Corsairs work great and quiet. The SPs that I'm using with the H100i is freaking loud with max rpms.
PSU: The 650w is plenty for the single card....wish I had've went with a fully modular instead though!
more to come ...feel free to leave a comment or critique...PLS go easy on me!