Got this up and running in 10/2014 but didn't take any photos until now, which explains the dust. Yeah cable management could be better. When I finally hunt down my air duster and clean up the inside, I'll probably redo the cables then.
Everything was bought brand new. I wasn't going for any sort of color coordination, just whatever that was on sale and that I liked. Except for the GTX 970. I was greedy so I bit as soon as that sucker was available, and now this 3.5GB monkey business is giving me random bouts of indigestion. But whatever, the thing stays cool and runs smoothly even after hours and hours. (It helps that the room it's in is pretty chilly...)
So yeah, first build. I planned and got everything myself, then a friend helped me put it together. It was intimidating at first, and downright nerve-racking when I tried to line up the motherboard, but overall it was fun. I'm not looking to upgrade or change anything anytime soon, but any opinions on what I could have done better? Thanks.