At first glance, this part list looks as though it was constructed by someone running up and down the aisles of a Micro Center while randomly chucking parts into a cart. You ask yourself why this expensive 3 way SLI motherboard is paired with a measly (albeit powerful for it's class) processor. You also ask yourself why this person spent so much on a chassis when they could have put the funds towards other parts such as an HDD or a better SSD. To be honest, no one would blame you for having these thoughts.
Regardless of your rationale, or lack thereof, the following statement will put your pondering minds at ease:
IT WAS FREE! - sort of...
The reason I added the "sort of" tag was because I did pay for the parts at one time or another but for my buddy who was dying to enter the PC Master Race, it was free. Instead of editing all the parts with a $0, I decided to modify the prices to reflect the amount that I had paid so that others may see the potential savings if building a PC with similar parts. This list can be found on PCPP so let me know if you would like to see it. With that said, we can now revisit the first sentence and replace our first impressions with this newfound knowledge. Readers beware, if you comment on this build with criticism aimed at the part selection, I will make fun of you for not knowing how to read. You see what I did there?
I had these spare parts just lying around so Conner Doll and I scheduled some time to build this PC from "scraps". I then kicked back and watched him build all by himself. It still gets me excited when I think back on the time that we had shared. I recall sitting in the corner of my office as I watched him slowly piece it together. Does that make me a voyeur?
In all seriousness, the learning experience and time spent together was well worth the loss in parts and I know he has been thoroughly enjoying his new build. I did not have a spare GPU or HDD to give him but the PC in its current form will provide a strong foundation for future upgrades. Once he does, he will be able to add the word "Gaming" to the PC Master Race title and walk amongst the gaming gods.
(Since this post, a GTX 960 was inlcluded and he has been getting down with some Overwatch!)