This build was made to replace my current laptop, which has overheating issues while gaming. I use this machine mainly for gaming, obviously, but not hardcore gaming. The build was made by a friend of mine who knows a lot more than me on computer hardware, so I may not be aware of everything about this build.
Let's talk about the parts:
First, I had a compatibility issue between the motherboard and the CPU. The board wouldn't get past the CPU's initialization, so I had to borrow a CPU from my friend to let the PC boot and to flash the BIOS. Once the BIOS was updated, I put back my CPU in it's socket and everything worked fine from this moment.
The CPU was overclocked from 3.5 GHz to 4.6GHz and runs completely fine under maximum load (tested with OCCT 4.4.1). The highest temperature recorded on the hottest core during OCCT's test was 72°C and the coldest core's temperature was 70°C (for a test of 1 hour). At the end of the test, the CPU's general temperature dropped approximately to 35°C thanks to the Noctua CPU fan, which does a very good job in cooling the CPU. Highly recommended ;) Under a normal load during gaming, the CPU does not heat more than approximately 63°C (tested with 3 hours of Team Fortress 2 gameplay).
As for the GPU, I didn't do extensive tests yet. I tested the card with Unigine Valley 1.0 and there was absolutely no lag. I also did a similar test to Unigine's one with Tomb Raider (the one from March 2013) and Bioshock Infinite and there was also no lag at all. This is why I decided not to overclock the GPU even more than the default overclocking provided with this card. If you guys want more extensive data for the GPU, please suggest some tools I should do the tests with and I'll report back on the results.
The motherboard has great integrated sound. The output is clear and there is an automatic fade-out on sound that stops abruptly (like the pause button on Youtube or in your favorite music player). When using a microphone, the Realtek sound manager can effectively remove any and all background noises.
As for the rest of the parts, there isn't much to say on them. The case is indeed very silent. I only hear a slight wind sound and no whirring. The RAM and WD hard drive work, the SSD lets my PC boot very fast and the power supply has very nice cables that have braided membranes to help you manage your cables. The wireless card is pretty good too. Ping in online games doesn't seem to be affected by the fact I'm not using wired Internet. The monitor is good too and the Blu-ray writer was gifted to me, so that's why it cost me 0$ (in case you were wondering).
So this is it for the parts of my computer. If you want more info or would like some benchmark data I didn't do, just tell me in the comments with the tool(s) to use and I'll try to get this data and update the info on this build.