It's not finished, but I couldn't wait to put it together. So here it is. Let me know what you think so far.
CPU- Picked it because I was on a trip to Dallas stopped at Microcenter and came across a deal that I couldn't say no to.
Cooler- Best reviews/price for performance that I could find. Love this thing. I might change the fans some day, but they aren't loud unless I'm really busy.
Motherboard- I got this in a combo with the i7 for $75. I was going to get the MSI GD65, but couldn't say no to the price.
Memory- Great memory. Need more. Came up as 1600 on the first post but made a quick change and everything is good.
Storage- Saved enough on the motherboard and Microcenter had a small rebate. Also have a 2TB drive that I grabbed out of my old rig.
Video Card- No price because I don't have it yet. This is the one I plan on getting, but looking really hard at the 7970. Built in Haswell/HD4600 is good enough to mess around with it and see what I can get this thing to do.
Case- Amazing case a little unorthodox, but great tio work in/on. Going to paint it down the road and add a couple more custom touches.
Power Supply- Found a great deal on Newegg with great reviews. Semi-modular is a nice change.
OS- Windows 7 64 ultimate/Linux mint15 cinnamon.
USES- I design custom parts using 3ds Max Design. This will be for when I bring my work home with me. I also intend to have this replace my console system for when I do have timke to pay a couple games now and then. Love playing FPS when I have a chance.