So this was my very first build. It was DEFINITELY a trial by fire learning experience. First off I had to change the mobo from a Rampage IV Ultimate to the asus below and switch from a NZXT phantom case I had ordered as it became discontinued. In addition to this my NZXT Kraken water cooler had to be swapped out for the Cool master as the radiator would not mount in the case nor would the fans (I may do some drilling later on to rectify this).
Anyways, I had a display issue on startup the first time... turns out I missed the 8 pin connector from the mobo to the PSU. Fixed that. "Hardware failure" on first bios start up (figured it out from the beeps) turns out the CPU cooler primary fan connector on the motherboard is mandatory to be plugged in. Fixed this by plugging in the 200mm front fan as it would have been a rewiring nightmare to rectify at this point and I wanted it to work! Fixed that. Then I slowly and painfully figured out that plugging in an HDD before you've setup your boot drive on your SSD is a bad idea.
Anyways that was a brief overview of me building it. I use this machine primarily for gaming and streaming. I play everything from Crysis to Starcraft, Skyrim to Eve. I'll update clock rates and benchmarks when I get home for my next days off.
Cheers and thanks for any comments or critiques you all may have :)