For the past 3 years I've been using the ASUS G73JH laptop for school. Now that I don't have to move so often, I've decided to build a gaming PC! I really enjoyed building this, and I just LOVE this desktop. The black steel case with its LED fans look fantastic, and the various parts perform stellar. I pretty much built this PC so that I could play Tomb Raider at max settings + TressFx (can't resist Lara Croft :P). The GTX 770 does just that, and it runs smooth. This build left room for future SLI as well.
I threw in the ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card mostly out of curiosity and I wanted to listen to high quality music. After trying it, I was amazed at how it made music crystal clear. For songs I've been listening to a lot, I even noticed new notes! I'm pretty sure the soundcard is overpowered for my speakers and headphones, so I'm looking to upgrade my headphones in the future _^.
With this build, I can play current games at max setting, as well as enjoying awesome music. The IPS monitor provides gorgeous color quality. Really enjoying this setup all around!!
Thanks PC partpicker for helping me in this first build :)