Named after Simon ("You know my name is Simon, and the things I draw come true..."), this is my first from-scratch build in about 10 years. A lot has changed, not the least of which is the size of the cpu coolers!
This is going to serve as my daily workstation & gaming machine. It'll enable everything from web design, audio & video editing, coding and compiling, to long solo gaming sessions as well as with friends all around the country.
My priority was performance, over storage and redundancy. I have a home built FreeNAS server for storage, with backups running off of that. If I lose a hard drive on this machine, I'm not terribly worried, as everything I'm concerned about will be kept on the NAS.