This is my second build, My old (7 year old ) box had seen better days and I figured why not build a new rig.
I decided to go Intel i7 over the AMD 8350 because I use this computer mainly for multitasking large format programs like Adobe CS5 and some moderate video editing. I am a light gamer but don't require this to be a gaming beast, that is why I am not running 2 GPU's (yet) - In the future if the need arises I have the availability and power needed to run a second Video card. This is why I chose to go with the 750w PSU rather than a smaller one that would have sufficed for this build.
I am building this for the future, and I know that sounds stupid when talking about computers, Moore's law will prove me an idiot for that statement in 5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.
The case came with blue LED fans and I wanted to keep that theme going so I bought a set of 5 micro-led 12v strips and wired them in series, then tacked them to the case behind the motherboard. This gives the MD a subtle glow from behind which can be seen in several pics. It was relatively simple to do and adds a subtle little accent to the lighting.
I reused my old Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers and Monitors... I have been running dual monitors for years and love how utilitarian it is, I plan to replace the smaller monitor width a widescreen and purchase an additional monitor to round it out to a triple display in the future.