Built this back in June 2013 for around $1100 as my first ever build. Took me 5 hours to build it due to being super careful. Later I plundered my old PC and took the 600Gb hard drive and added in the keyboard, mouse, and headset. Friend was kind enough to give me Windows 7 Pro. Also I had the monitors left over from my old build. The PSU is overkill because I intend to Crossfire the 7870XT. However, a year later these cards are super hard to find so we'll see.
All in all I'm pretty happy with most of it with a few exceptions:
- Loud as hell. Recommendations on a quieter fan setup that doesn't break the bank would be appreciated.
- Case is gargantuan but roomy to build in.
- The extra 200mm fan on top had to squeeze in and is only held in by one screw.