So this is my 2nd build ever. I have been out of the loop for near 10 years. My last build consisted of a 3.2 Pentium 4 HT with an ATI 9800XT which was top of the range at the time...
Things have changed so much since then so I spent 6 months getting up to speed and researching all the parts for my next build. I decided to wait a while when I knew Haswell was coming out along with a new socket / Motherboards, better performance as well as the new range of NVIDIA cards.
The idea behind this was to have something I could work / play with which would last me many years. I also wanted something relatively quiet hence the case choice and other parts. I went predominantly with ASUS / Corsair parts as both manufacturers provide top quality components and excellent warranties (Motherboard good for 5 years!).
Really pleased with the results, my GTX 780 chews through everything available while the system as a whole stays cool and quiet.
I haven't over clocked yet but will do soon and will update this post along with results.