-first pics are when the time I built it around, a month ago, i now have a different cpu cooler and some lights lol updates later-
Firstly, I bought the parts one by one starting early April since I cant buy it in one sitting. Its a hard long wait but Its worth it. Its mainly for photo editing, porno and gaming, got to kids that uses it for occasional youtube viewing as well.
I was swayed to go for AMD because of the price point. Im not a heavy gamer so I really need the higher end components. I can say that I stayed right in the middle. The 1k price listed isnt really that, since I pulled bunch of stuff from my older pc, like the SSD, monitor, RAM, HDD. It'll probably around 650ish. The GPU i got was so long it hits on the SSD holder. I bent it to make it fit, it looks sloppy lol but I really dont want to return the card since I got it for 170 and no **** was given that day.
The one regret I have is the case, I shoulda got the one with more cable management options. but overall Im happy. I didnt really wanted to go with the blue theme but it steered itself that way lol
I get 7.4 WME from 6.5 from my older pc. I play black ops 2 and get 120+ fps on ultra (i think) and Ultra on Metro 2033 and bf3 ,runs smooth both on 1080p.