I wanted a gaming desktop, and couldn't find a prebuilt that was decent, so I ended up building my own. Didn't have any trouble with the build, my one thing is that the PSU isn't modular so it doesn't look as clean as I wish it would. And btw on the interior picture, the cord going through the drive bay on the bottom right connects the two panel fans if you were wondering. I'm not too crazy about the motherboard, but everything seems to be working fine except 1 or 2 of the USB 3.0 ports. I'm not going through an RMA over a couple of USB's.
I actually spent a good amount less than what PCPartPicker has listed.
I got about $150 in rebates and discounts, and was able to snag the case $45 off, and AC3 came with my GPU. So I used the savings to get some Green LED fans to match my other Razer peripherals. I have the 2013 Deathadder, a Goliathus control mousepad, and a pair of Chimaera's and I wanted the theme to flow through everything. Will be getting a matching keyboard soon.
Overall I am proud of it, it's a little ruff around the edges but I'll get that all sorted out. I appreciate constructive criticism and suggestions. Thanks!
P.S. - I didn't get an SSD because I'm waiting for the prices to drop so I can get a bigger one (around 500GB). Hopefully with time they will have more space and the price will go down. We'll see.