Updated 03/2013 - New video card (660TI) and CPU (i7-3770k). Also added a 2TB storage drive. - The system should hold me until the next gen of CPUs/GPUs arrive. - OC'd to 4.4GHz w/out a significant increase in load temps.
I built this system as a hobby project in April 2012 looking for a "mid-budget" gaming system to run Skyrim and other assorted graphics-demanding games.
I thought I would upgrade to another system in a year, but as it approaches the 1-year anniversary, I'm finding it has not only kept up with the games that have been released, it has also kept most of it's value.
Changes: - I added the 200mm case fan a few months after the build. - I upgraded from the stock cooler to the Zalman cooler in early 2013 so I could OC a bit more.