Gaming rig I built with a friend for himself. This is his first build with parts suggested by myself. My idea for the build was to take advantage of a few nice deals without making any compromise for performance. I think the result was pretty good.
My friend was especially concerned about having an upgrade path, and he got it with the 1150 socket. I think Haswell is worth a shot for anyone's first build or for an overdue upgrade. No overclocks for now, and probably not until games actually become demanding enough for it to be really necessary.