I have wanted to build a computer for a long time. I finally got fed up with my 4 year old Macbook Pro and instead of buying a new one I decided to build my own. I got the i7-4770K over the i5-4670K because I will be doing video editing and rendering, as well as pretty light audio recording and editing. This will also be used for gaming. I have the H100i in a push pull configuration. I definitely bought too much thermal compound, but its cool since my friends is build a computer soon as well so he can just use what is left over. I really only went for the U3DH because it fit the color scheme of my build. I chose 16GB of Ram of 8 because of the editing and rendering. I probably should have gotten more storage, but since i do have quite a few external hard drives I think i will be fine. I really wanted to get a 780ti, and was planning on getting an EVGA one, but when the price of the Gigabyte card dropped that low I really didn't this I was going to get a much better deal. During the build process, before I put everything into the chassis, I did a test boot to see if it would at least turn on, and it didn't. I then proceeded to spend 30 mins attempting to figure out what was wrong only to realize that I didn't push the RAM dimms in all the way. Also I feel like the PSU cables we a little short for the case, but I was able to make everything work. I also was really worried about cable management, but I think I didn't do an awful job. I will be overclocked my CPU, and my GPU, but I am going to give it a week or so before I do. This is just to make sure I don;t ruin anything before I start to overclock. Currently the monitor I have is the Qnix2710 27" monitor, which so far I am really happy with. Even though I didn't get the perfect pixel one, which I thought I did, It still turned up have no dead pixels and alomst no light bleeding ( as far as I can tell about the light bleeding). Lastly, I want to thank everyone in the pcpartpicker forums for helping me decide what to get, and making sure I don't completely ruin everything by picking dumbly. Thanks so much :D!!!