This PC is the result of an effort to build a fast, capable computer while attempting to save money in any way that wouldn't dramatically affect performance. I chose not to compromise on the GPU and CPU, while opting for more budget-oriented motherboard, RAM, and a cheap case.
Of note, I got the Seasonic PSU on sale from Newegg for $50, and I used the $50 saved in a spur-of-the-moment decision to add an SSD for the build. It was a great decision, as the system boots up incredibly fast!
The build has been a success. I'm able to play all of my PC games on max settings, and the system runs quiet and cool.
If I could do it all over again, I would probably opt for a larger case. Although the case looks great and has good ventilation, the video card was so large that I ran into some serious cable management issues. The video card was so close to the SDD that I had to relocate it, and I ended up screwing the SSD into the optical drive bay at an odd angle because I couldn't find anywhere better to put it.
Another small setback occurred when I couldn't get the computer to display on the 55" LG LED TV that I use as a monitor, so I had to go and buy a monitor with a VGA input to install windows. I returned the monitor to the store as soon as I was done using it... shame on me.
The sounds and graphics are fantastic, and everything runs through an HDMI cable routed to the back of my Yamaha RX-V375 stereo receiver.
Overall PASSMARK Performance Test 8.0 score 3862.3