DOB: 2012. Needed something that would tear through editing/rendering raw 1080p video files. This machine does the job. Also, goes without saying, but gaming is a breeze.
UPDATE: 6/16/16 Needed to start 4K video editing, so got a few upgrades:
Overclocking CPU to 4.2GHz- no upgrades necessary, Hyper 212 still keeps temps at reasonable level.
Main HD died- upgraded to Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Love this upgrade.
Added more RAM- 32GB G.Skill Z Series.
New GPU- Gigabyte 1070 G1, so far its been very cold, quiet, and FAST. I think there is literally 1mm of space between the card and the harddrive shelves...pretty tight squeeze but no problems.
Old Bluray writing drive died from use- got new LG writer that's kept up with the workload so far.
This thing now rips through 4K video easily. Also handles modern gaming like a champ, running most games at 1440p in the 60fps range.
First major upgrades in 4 years. Hoping this baby will last me another 4 years atleast.