I needed a new computer that could handle demanding games and be able to handle future, more demanding games, while also having a nice upgrade path. I have had previous experience with swapping parts out of computers, as you will se in the last photo (my old PC), but i've never built a PC from scratch. So after months of picking out parts and the holiday sales rolling around I finally got the chance to collect all the parts.
There's one pick of me pointing at the hard drive cage of the NZXT S340. I am pointing at it because the frame was bent out of the box. Probably due to NZXT's poor shipping foam (which breaks fairly easily).
And towards the completion of the build I had to hook up my old computer's ODD (which was screwed in and is simply impossible to get out because its a pre-built PC) to my new PC via Sata Port and then power on both systems to download the drivers for the new PC. Normally I would download the drivers off of the webpage because the disks may be out of date but I couldn't access the internet because I didn't have killer ethernet drivers installed yet.
All in all this was a very fun project.
(Update) Frames - (all tests at 1080p, not overclocked)
Metro Last Light Redux Average - 54.4 FPS Very High, Tesselation on Very High, No SSAO
Battlefield 4 Average (24 player map) - 79.8 FPS Very High, 4X Antialiasing, No Mantle API, but if you're interested in an amd gpu, then use it, it improves performance quite a bit. I didn't have time to do any Parcel Storm 64 player FPS tests, sorry :(
Unigine Valley Benchmark - High, 4X Antialiasing, 1080p, Direct3D11 Average FPS - 47.8 Min FPS - 20.2 Max FPS - 88.7 Score - 1999