My son and I built a gaming machine as his Christmas present. We ordered all of the parts from Newegg or Amazon. There were a few sites that were a tiny bit cheaper for some items but we figured the fewer merchants we used the better. We ordered everything on Black Friday and saved about $150 over regular prices. The build runs great. We did not do any overclocking even though it is possible to do so. It is running well and fast just as is. We went with the Cooler Master air cooler because we had a friend who had a water cooler leak and we wanted to avoid that possibility. If the air cooler did not do enough, we decided to go water cooling later. But so far no heat problem. This may be due in part to our Thor case with its four huge but quiet fans - oh yes - and great looks! Also excellent for cable management. As for the Samsung SSD - plugged into the Gigabyte mobo SATA express - it flies - boots Win 8.1 in seconds. We considered the i5 4670K but the i7 was only $60 more at the time we ordered. We did a lot of research on video cards. It was a toss-up between the GTX 770 and the R9 290. We went with the Sapphaire R9 290 because of good reviews (performance and cooling) and a good price on Amazon. Plus it is looks good!