You can ignore reading this part if you want (I'm 20 years old and I haven't built a machine in 9 years. I have been using a Sony Vaio laptop for the last 3 years for gaming but now it is struggling to play the more recent games so I thought it was time for a upgrade. I have been planning out builds for the last 4 months. I've been trying to read reviews and go with parts that worked well together, and I wanted to future proof as much as I could without breaking the bank. I ended up getting all my parts from NCIX because at the time of purchasing most of my items were the cheapest from there. I ended up driving to Mississauga Ontario which was about a 30 min drive for me to pick everything up from their store there. I bought the Fractal R4 because the case I was going to use was older and the power supply was at the top and there was little to no cable management that I could do with it.)
I bought this rig to do some overclocking and future proof. I went with the I7 over the I5 because I use some design programs and I wanted just the extra power if I needed it but if you're just gaming and nothing else the I5 would have worked just as well. The OC Genie on the board set the CPU to 4.0GHz but I will most likely be cranking that up some more when I get around to it. The Cool Master is awesome it fits perfectly in the R4 case with a inch of room left to the window of the case. The R4 case it self is amazing it came with 2 fans which are super quiet and push air nicely and it has a fairly large space between the back motherboard mounting plate and the other side of the case I was able to run all my power supply cables back there without a problem. The SSD is just for my boot and other smaller things and the HDD is for my gaming library and videos. I use a external DVD reader for my discs.
I spent about $1800 after taxes and such (Canada, Ontario) and I'm very happy with the build it's super quiet and can play anything maxed out with 60+ frames. It took me about 3 hours to finish the build and do cable management. The only thing I would change about this build is I might get a liquid cooler for my CPU but the Cooler Master is handling the temps just fine.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my build I will try and answer any questions you guys might have. PS. enjoy my sleeping cat picture :)