So I started planning in march built it in late April and using it now, thank god no parts were DOA.
The purpose of this machine was gaming.
This was my first build, but it was rather frustrating with some happiness . I reused an HDD and built on carpet with no static band cause I aint scared. I got the optical drive for free and I already had Windows 7. The RAM was cheaper in Canada and I mainly used NCIX canada but I have to say purolator sucks at delivering.
When building people have said the mobo was flimsy, and it was but it was only annoying when installing the large pin connector forgot what it was called. People also said it doesn't fit in there case but it fit perfectly in the arc midi r2 because you install the stand offs yourself which I believe some cases have it pre installed.
I installed the CPU with no problem, I used stock thermal paste.
The PSU was rather nice but the molex adapters didn't fit with the cables in my case that connects to the fan controller so I can only control 1 right now with a maximum of 3, otherwise I have to control in BIOS.
When connecting the Power button on the front panel it didn't work in one of the connectors so I had to use another one located on the mother board
I broke the PCI express slot's removal tab, but I can still use something long to press it down.
So all in all I could of cable managed better but if I install the HDD cage with the case it makes it look neater. Everything is running fine but when playing games in border less or windowed it blinks whenever I left click the game and I don't know why.
Also I included pictures of my old white dust monster.