My first build, Mostly for gaming. Sorry for the blurry Pictures.
CPU: Great processor, fast, with quite a bit of overclocking potential. [$20 newegg gift card]
Cooler: One of the best air coolers you can buy. Keeps it chilly. [$5 Mail-in Rebate]
Mobo: Its cheap but does what I need. Sata 3, USB3, PCIe3, Overclocking.
Memory: DDR3-1600, No huge heatspreaders.
HD: The gold standard in hard drives, stores my stuff.
SSD: Got as christmas gift. Setup for intel RST, See below for speed improvement.
GPU: Factory overclocked, runs all my games at highest settings. Great price. All the GPUs I have owned have been AMD. (other than intel integrated) [$10 Mail-in Rebate]
Case: Big enough for anything, Comes with 3 120mm Fans. Front panel usb ports leave something to be desired (I broke one in less than a month, but was easily fixed with hot glue)
PSU: 700 Watts leaves plenty of room for upgrades, Modular would have been nice, but I got a great deal on it [$25 Mail-in rebate]
OD: Its a DVD drive, What more can I say?
OS: Windows 7 is in my opinion is the best version of windows to date. Windows 8 isn't bad, I just don't think it would be the best choice for a dual screen desktop
Speakers: Great sounding speakers, Dual inputs so I can plug in my iPad
Displays: Dual 20” 1600x900 displays. Will be upgrading sooner or later
Cost: $892.87 Rebates: $60.00 Total: $832.87
Boot Times (Measured from power button pressed to login screen up)
No SSD 1. 40.68 2. 35.23 3. 34.80 AVG: 36.9033333
With SSD 1. 28.50 2. 28.20 3. 28.13 AVG: 28.2766666
Firefox load times
No SSD 1. 3.70 2. 1.93 3. 2.53 4. 2.11 AVG: 2.5675
With SSD 1. 2.18 2. 1.96 3. 1.90 4. 1.86 AVG: 1.975
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 60fps
Counter Strike: Global Offensive 200-300 fps
Minecraft 1.7.4 60fps
Minecraft 1.6.4 120fps