Just ordered the parts for this beast. I'll post pictures and stats when I put it together.
I have been really happy with my upgraded Sony Vaio Z133 laptop and I haven't really seen the need for a pc in the past ten years but as my current laptop is getting old but still works like a charm for most daily personal and business needs and as I plan to setup a permanent NAS server at home I decided to just invest some money and make a PC I can always upgrade with the day.
CPU : Steal.
Cooler: Not going to leak!
Motherboard: took some research but had to settle on this affordable beast.
Memory: Let's hope the rebate's come through! I was going to go with 16 but it was prices too cheap with the rebates so I took the unnecessary plunge.
Storage: Made sure I can fit up to 8 drives in future with raid friendly motherboard and roomy case. for now stuck to the bare minimum of 1 SSD and 1 3T.
Video: Had to settle for a 4 GB overclocked 770 as the price difference was noticeable. I look forward to playing GTA 5 and this should do the job!
Wireless: I Blame the incomplete motherboard (network should be built in all of them), had to get a separate Bluetooth stick too.
Case and fans: Big, roomy. decent build, lots of places to put fans (room for 9 fans, 8 120 and 1 200.. came with 2 and I bought 5 so do the math :P)
Power: Gold EVGA with 750 should be enough for some modest overclocking and future additions .. math says it needs minimum 500.
Optical: haven't used one in a few years... not sure why I added it.
Monitor, Mouse, and Keyboard: already have a bunch of them.
Overall I think I put it together at a reasonable price for the power (prices include all taxes, shipping, and yet to be received rebates!) As this is my first build ever (have not built it yet). I put a decent amount of research into it, and other than the over powered ram, I would love to hear what you think about my build.