Original budget was $1000 for the tower. Stretched that a bit :P
Pretty solid build, but now having 16GB means that the CPU fan had to be turned around.
HATE how loud it is. Have all fans running at lowest RPM and still way too loud. Phantom 410 is definitely the biggest thing I'd change if I did it all again.
I can run BF4 at ultra and still pull 50-60FPS.
I got absolutely boned on the price of the GPU, especially because I bought it about 3 weeks before the 700 series dropped :/
BUT, I'm so glad I got the first set of RAM when I did, because it was still at its pre-spike price. The second set was from my friend (also brand new!). So luckily that makes up for the GPU price.
(First picture was from 4/2013, rest are from 1/2014)
EDIT: Now running with a Define R4 and all Noctua fans, this machine is whisper quiet even under full gaming load. So happy with the way it's turned out. Additionally, the 1TB WD drive died, so I replaced it with a 2TB Seagate.
EDIT: The K70 was RMA'd because of dying LEDs. I replaced it with a Poker II from Massdrop.