This computer is being used as an all around PC by day gaming by night. Everything is working well as of now, Im writing this on the newly set up machine. I was originally planning on a much lower tier machine, but the parts fell into my lap over time and I couldn't complain about the prices. Granted I only have a warranty on the MB and PCU, but ill live. I started lurking on this site at the end of July, was convinced to build my own PC rather than buy a prebuilt soon thereafter. First part was purchased mid august, final parts arrived from newegg on Oct 31.
Two and a half months of parts shopping paid off in my mind. This this is impressive to me, based on the little experience I have.
CPU/Motherboard were purchased from Newegg as a combo for 325+free shipping
Memory was purchased from an acquaintance who accidentally bought two when he wanted four, don't know why, my 16 is overkill. Anyway he wanted to buy four matching so he sold me these two sticks for $110.
Both Hard Drives were purchased used. I know this can be dangerous especially with the limited life of the SSD, but I don't think you can beat the price. Plus I tested them both before he say a dime. The SSD is actually a 120 gb but that wasn't available on the parts list.
MSI Radeon was purchased from a bitcoin miner, before you lose your marbles read on. He removed the 280X's from his rig to upgrade and saw that one fan was not functioning. It was still under warranty so he sent it back, they sent him a new one. He sold that to me, New In Box.
Case was purchased used off craigslist along with power supply. Nothing special, the guy was just starting to build a gaming rig but ran out of money and was moving so he sold them to me with original boxes and receipts showing purchase dates.
Optical drive was purchased new from a University property sales location because the Wife is not convinced it is a PC unless you can put a CD in it.
At this point I have not overclocked anything. I am letting it sit and get worked in. Also I want to upgrade the cooler from the stock cooler when I get to that point. Maybe a Christmas present, who knows. But there is definitely a reason I bought the 4690K.
The only hiccup that I have run into is trying to get my old surround sound amp to work as the audio. Still trying to figure out the best way to rout that.