Well I've been browsing all of the builds on here for the past week and thought I would show off mine. This was my first build back in October 2012. I built it with some help from a family friend. Thanks Gary! When I booted Windows and was asked to name my machine, the only thing I could think of was Excalibur. I think it fits with the blue LED lights. Now to the parts!
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA1155
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
SSD: Monster Digital 120 GB SSD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower
Case Fan: Enermax 120mm
Power Supply: OCZ 700W
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
Monitor: LG E2342V 23" 60hz
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire TK
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet Wired Optical
Speakers: Logitech Z506 5.1
Headset: Razer Chimaera Wireless
This rig is awesome! It can handle pretty much anything I throw at it. I play quite a few games... lot of old and new.
I love the i5 3570k! It's a great CPU for gaming and I've overclocked it to 4.4 ghz with the help of the Hyper 212 EVO.
The GTX 660 Superclocked from EVGA is quite powerful and I'm considering picking up another in the future. I wish it had better cooling however, like the MSI Twin Frozr. It gets up to 70c while gaming sometimes so I'm glad that I can ramp up the fan speeds with Afterburner.
I picked up the Antec 900 case from Fry's and I'm really digging it even with some of its downfalls. It's quite roomy on the inside, especially when you take out the fan attachment at the bottom. The interior is grey metal instead of black which is disappointing. Cable management was... interesting... but I made it work. I wish there were more holes on the side panel. The blue LEDs are really nice touch and look great in the dark.
This is all I have time for now. I will update my thoughts on the rest of the parts and the building process soon!