Used primarily for 1080p gaming, ready to step up to 1440p once monitor prices drop a bit. Spared a few extra bucks here and there to add additional red flare where I could without adding too much into the budget. This system performs brilliantly, it eats the newest Total Wars on the highest settings, especially when using the easy one- click over clocking located in the BIOS. Only regret in this build was opting for the Nic C5 air cooler. It's just too loud. In hindsight I would have preferred to simply get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or pay another $30 to get into decent liquid cooling price range.
Update: May 2016 I added a Corsair K65 RGB keyboard (birthday present from gf) and 16 gb more of Trident z DDR4 3200, which now gives me 32 gb (Groomsman gift from a friend's wedding I am in, yes I know, best groomsman gift ever, best man got a gpu). I also added a simple/cheap red LED stick to the system to give the red lighting a boost and a GTX 980 custom back plate. During installation of the back plate I decided to flip over my PSU to take advantage of air intake from the lower vent on the case, as well.
*Note: These prices are not accurate, was actually cheaper. Will upload exact prices I paid at a later date...