This was my first ever build. Prior to this I was using a 5 year old Dell purchased from Best Buy, needless to say it was junk for video games. The buying process began in December when I got the Intel Core i7 from the Intel Retail Edge program. It took me approximately 6 months to buy all the components constantly checking and comparing different websites. I put the build together by the end of June, but at that time I only had 8gb of RAM, one GTX780, and 3 hard drives. After Black Friday and all the holiday sales I now have a complete build that will last me for at least 3 years before I need to upgrade.
The biggest downside of this thing is that it is hot as balls during the summer. Both 780s running at once with all the fans cranked up to max still causes temps to be around 90C. Might have to take or disable one of the GPUs every summer.
Thanks for reading. Any comments or suggestions are welcome!