I had a lot of fun with this build. It is my first build since 2005. Not much has really changed in the process except one thing, HOLY CRAP GPUs are HUGE NOW!!!
I'm waiting on buying the storage hard drive on black Friday, I have my eye on a 3TB drive, but everything else was great.
I loaded up Borderland 2, and was clocking in at 80-90 FPS @ 1440p. It would dip down below 70 FPS every now and then when there was a lot of physx crap flying around.
I played PS2 at 1440p on ultra, and never dipped below 60 FPS had over 100 FPS at the warpgate.
Loaded up Batman Arkham asylum and Arkham city, and for some reason those games were pushing the crap out of the rig pretty hard at 1440p, (I was using 4x MSAA though) and it was dipping to around 35 FPS with a lot on the screen.
I will be overclocking the CPU tonight, and will prob bump the GPU a bit as well.
Issues: I didn't install an optical drive which wasn't a huge deal, but you need to download the NIC drivers from MSI since Windows 8 could not install it.
EDIT: I cannot give enough thanks to this website and the community here! I used this website to find all the deals that I got, and the community is awesome. I received some very valuable feedback on the forums that helped me put this all together!
So huge props to PCPartPicker.com! I will be making sure that all my friends use this site in the future.
**Edit. I have the processor overclocked to a stable 4.4, if I push it beyond that I get frequent crashes. I haven't bothered overclocking the the graphics cards since everything so far runs flawlessly on it.