Most of the parts ordered off of amazon so it totaled out closer to 1,500 with shipping included. Just finished putting all parts together and it booted up fine with no issues.
Power supply is a bit overkill but I figured for $20 I might as well get the 750 over the 600 I was originally going for. MSI card looks beautiful but clashes somewhat with the mostly blue/black/white color pallet on the inside, but it still looks really nice.
The case is very, VERY nice for the price it's at, I highly recommend it. It comes with grommets and pre-installed Velcro straps so I didn't really need to zip-tie any of my cables.
Optical drives works like a charm and is pretty cheap.
I might include an SSD later on, but for now this build is fine as it is.
I have not had time to check load clocks yet, I don't have the OS installed, I ended up going for windows 10 upgrade anyway.
Will add pics soon.
Pics taken with phone sorry.