Sorry for the low quality pics, all I had handy was my cell phone.
Anyways, I built this for gaming and general use. I don't plan to overclock. I already owned the headset, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and smaller monitor.
I've built a number of computers, but most were office workstations. I haven't built one in years and had a great time setting this one up and building it.
I wouldn't buy the motherboard, if I had to do it again. One of the RAM slots was bad in the first one, but Amazon replaced it quickly. The graphics card also was DOA, but the box it was in was really beat up, so I'm guessing it happened in shipping. Both were replaced, no issue.
Once the replacements came in, it worked without an issue.
I had a ton of problems with UPS's shipping, too, both with the original parts and the replacements.
As to Windows 8, I didn't have an OS to put on this box, so I decided to make the jump. I'm not a huge fan of the new Start menu, but it doesn't give me much trouble.
EDIT: I plan to upgrade to a SSD at some point in the future.
EDIT 2: Ran Prime95 for 30 minutes. CPU temp never broke 53C. Also ran FurMark's 1080p burn in test (15 minutes), the GPU temp stabilized at 80C. The burn-in score was 2639.