I was tired of my low-end consumer laptop and decided to take my gaming setup into my own hands. I was trying to get luxury on a relatively low budget. I really liked the Stryker and the timing just worked out perfectly for the 4670K. I did a lot of research, and for my use, ASRock looked to be the best value. The Extreme6 was the best I could afford. I felt like I got the Ballistix and the HIVE for good prices, and they looked (and have proved to be) reliable. I grabbed the Toshiba HDD because I was driving 3 hours to Microcenter anyways and it looked like a good deal for its size. I got Windows 7 because I don't like Windows 8. I'm not here to argue about it, and I can't give you reasons. I just don't like it :P.
The integrated graphics seem to be holding up pretty well on low settings, but I'm looking to buy either a 780 or both a 770 and a shield. I don't think it can be a true "gaming computer" until it has discrete graphics.