Building my first gaming PC in 8 years after being strictly a laptop user during my time in college. Parts ordered on 4/19/2013. Total price paid was approximately $1170.81 for the parts listed below. Goal was to spend approximately $1000 without monitor and I think I got very close to that.
Pretty simple build. Tried to do my best with cable management but definitely ran into a couple quirks I couldn't deal with. Haven't had a chance to run anything yet except for Crysis 3, but it looks and runs great. Couldn't have built this machine without this website. Such a great resource with tons of valuable information when it comes to choosing components.
Will update with more information in the future as I spend more time with this machine.
4/27/2013 - Added 3DMark 11 Benchmark