I use this computer to game, picture and video edit on, and study for school on (not a whole lot of that happens). I went with my components because i wanted the best experience for 1080p gaming while also being practical for other things.
also ended up with a pretty good typical but timeless black and blue colour scheme even down to the graphics card
3D Mark Firestrike score:11042-- http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/6870406
Edit: I decided that i was getting enough air flow. also considering that im not going to overclock it wont heat up that much more i decided to go with a more silent case. ( i went with the windowed version to showcase the components. i know it takes away a bit of the quietness of the case) The before case was the zalman z9+ and my new case is the define r5.
Edit: so my friend very generous gave me another 970 so now i have an sli rig so i decided to buy a monitor with more pixels so i went with this benq absolutely love it