Tried to get a nice balance of power without spending a fortune. Manged to get it cheaper (around £1050) as I shopped around a lot.
Glad I went for the MSI card and motherboard combo - it looks pretty awesome!
Went for a 144hz monitor for games like BF4 - glad I did, being able to display 100FPS+ looks so much smoother.
Got the CPU running @ 4.4GHz stable. I think going any further would require some more serious cooling but I'm really happy with that speed.
16Gb RAM was perhaps overkill but at least I have some headroom.
Fully modular PSU made cable management so much better, I think it's worth the slight cost increase.
Had some issues with the SATA ports not recognizing the hard drives but whatever it was the MB finally detected them after a few reboots.... the HDD was from a laptop so hence the 2.5'' form.