First I just want to thank the community for the tips and tricks for a build like this. Couldn't have done it without you guys
This is my first ever PC build and my first new desktop PC in over 10 years so I had some catching up to do. I wanted an all encompassing media machine, but as I don't do a lot of "hardcore" gaming anymore, I opted for a solid performing i5 processor. I definitely knew I needed an SSD for this build and the 840 evo matched all of my needs. To hold all of my media, I invested in a standalone NAS unit and added two 3TB WD red drives (plenty of storage!). I splurged big time on the GTX 770, but at the price I couldn't say no. The sound card came from my old HP desktop and seems to work well with the other components so far.
I love the aesthetic of the Silverstone case, but as a first time builder, cable management was a bit challenging.
After two weeks of use, Its blazing fast and quiet as a mouse. I couldn't be happier with this build and it's everything I thought it would be. I installed Windows 8.1 as an operating system after toying with Linux and media player operating systems.
I would love any comments or suggestions! Thanks!
UPDATE 02/18/16: Build is still going strong! Ive filled about 2/3 of my NAS with media and built a decent home streaming network using the Plex server platform. It works great!. I also purchased a GTX 750 Ti and am using that in this system instead of the GTX770 which I moved to my gaming rig.