My son and I built this for my wife...I am a gaming widow now.
I had a great time and now I am hooked. Shopping parts for my next build. I need to learn how to overclock - the learning curve is huge for all this stuff.
Started with Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H mobo. It had a short and fried two video cards before we were able to troubleshoot it as the problem. Replaced it with an ASUS board. Will use the Gigabyte board for second build whenever it gets back from warranty repair. XFX was great about replacing the first video card, waiting on the second one to come back - bought another while waiting.
The WD HDD also went bad. While waiting on warranty repair i bought a Samsung 840 Pro SSD...wow! All my builds will have an SSD for now on, it is the only way to go. That thing rocks! Damn fast. Boot in less than 30 seconds. Huge speed boost. It is the only way to go. Looking to go 256g or 512g on next build.