I have used my old system since 2007 only ever making slight upgrades to everything when it couldn't quite run my old games reasonably, the specs of my last pc in its final form, was a 9950 phenom, 2gb of slow ram, and a 9800GTX, it was great getting me through my Call of Duty 2, 4 and original Far Cry days, however moving onto this generation of games it was lagging behind on everything, and load times were mind numbing!
Getting my 1st full time job in the summer has finally allowed me to create a build from scratch as my early Christmas present. Recently have began playing The War Z (zombie survival) and anxiously awaiting Far Cry 3!
I started out wanting the 3570k and a the GTX 670 and built around that, unfortunately i've wasted a few pounds getting 2133mhz ram which the motherboard scales down to 1600mhz.
The Solid state has a clean install of windows 7 professional, with the intention to upgrade to 8 when a service pack arrives. The CPU Cooler unfortunately hasn't arrived yet so i am stuck with the stock cooler, so no overclocking for now but it still runs great!
The case is a beauty, (more so on the inside than the out) it comes with 5 internal fans that keep my legs chilly, and the processor nice and cool, aswell as a nice design that allows for reasonable neatness, even though wasn't focusing on this aspect at all!
It eats up War Z on ultra and max 1680x1050 (monitor max) and will get back to you about Far Cry 3!
(will update with pics asap)