This is my third computer I've built in my life so far.This machine is designed to play games. Period. I have a Macbook Pro which I do my work on. First time working with a mini tower and was impressed with my results. Cabling was a fun challenge but thank goodness the PSU is modular.
I'm going to run more benchmarks and clock temps. I bumped up the CPU to 4.0 GHz and will be OCing the GPU as well.
One thing I'd like to point out is that the PSU does touch the GPU and the card, if measured, is slightly slanted but after testing it for hours, does not affect performance. I do plan to SLI in the future and if it was bothersome I could move the GPU to the next PCI slot.
CPU: What can I say? Haswell chips apparently are said to run warmer than previous gen chips, but so far my temps have not shown any significant difference.
GPU: It crunches any game I throw at it with solid 60+ FPS. It's great being able to play games with 4x or 8x AA now. Performance is great! I know the 290x is coming out soon and the 780 ti was just announcement but I knew what I was getting and am happy with my purchase.
PSU: My only gripe is the handle bar behind the the unit is bothersome when your moving the case around and want to lay it on that side. Probably could have gotten a shorter PSU, but it was good for the price. I will be replacing it when I decide to SLI, but that won't be till way later on.
Case: I know Prodigy's are the cookie cutter builds when it comes to small PC's but this new M series does work well and is great for SLI or any future upgrades! My only complaint is the handles on both sides seem a little "flimsy" and one of the holes which the screw goes in to hold it in place was broken out of the box. Not going to stress about getting it replaced since I just swapped the bottom piece with the top (they are interchangeable!) Also noted this case can be modded with out modding. You could take it apart and invert the sides so the board is right side up.
I plan on purchasing a 27' 1440p monitor and an SSD later on so I will be editing this post as time goes by.
Some of the games I'm usually playing/going to play. BF3 and 4, FFXIV, Borderlands 2, Natural Selection 2, Saints Row 3 + 4, GTA IV, Crysis 3, Metro:Last Light, Bioshock Infinite, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Garrys Mod.