Just want to go ahead and thank everybody on this website for helping me make my decisions a lot easier and well-informed. I built this PC to replace my (gifted to me) Alienware M11x for gaming. My goals were essentially to play almost anything I wanted to maxed out or close in 1080p. All prices are post promotion and rebate.
CPU- Chose this because it seemed to have incredible value/price ratio and I'm trying to get a H110 so I can overclock it. I figured overclocked it should take care of most games for a while.
Motherboard- Basically I wanted the cheapest 990x chipset with good reviews I could find. I was reassured by Skemble (I think that's his name) saying he likes this board a lot, and my personal experience with it so far has been just fine.
Memory- So this personally is my least favorite choice I made due to the fact that had I just waited till today (Black Friday I could have had this for less or gotten Corsair Vengance (I'm a Corsair fanboy) for $5 more. To be completely honest I'm not exactly sure what all RAM does so I don't really know what to say about this. It does look nice though.
Storage- Once again could have gotten it cheaper or gotten a Samsung for around the same had I waited. I got really impatient heh. I do really like this drive so far though. I'm just going to throw in another hard drive I have laying around when storage becomes an issue.
Video Card- This is what I spent so much time trying to figure out. The price is based of the $70 off I got from Tigers Direct split between my PSU and the card. I got $50 from a %15 cash back deal with Bank of America (still going on I think) and $20 off for using v.me. I chose this pretty much because of EVGA's Step-Up program and it was what fit my budget. Within 3 months I just pay the difference between $250 and however much their 780 costs and get a new one of those. Works for me.
Case- I really liked this case. As you can see I cheated on the cables of my power supply so I didn't really get to test it's full cable management abilities. (if anyone knows that this is bad, please let me know.) However I felt that it probably would have all fit. It seems to have nice air flow and installation of every part was very smooth. It also looks classy, with the exception of the plastic front. But for $30 I'm not complaining.
PSU- Should have gotten a modular, but this was $70 from tigers direct and that seemed a pretty nice price with the added benefit of potential SLI/overvolting. Looks great, tons of cables obviously but yeah.
Edit: Bought a TB drive and got a H110 for Christmas. (Yes, I actually managed to get the H110 in there, I can provide pictures if you would like.)