I rarely use my old laptop on the go anymore and was due for an upgrade. I didn't want to pay the price for a laptop when I could build a pc that would outperform one of a similar price (if you can understand what I am trying to say). I am an Electrical Engineer, so this will be used for writing code, with some casual gaming on the side. I have not overclocked as of yet, but plan to in the future. I also have not had it under too much of a load, so I can't tell you what my temps are right now.
I just picked these parts up from Microcenter over the weekend and put it together. I had some other parts in mind but encountered some crazy deals when I got there that helped me upgrade a few things.
The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 was a pleasure to work with. Plenty of room but compact enough for great cable management. I like the (3) factory included 140mm fans with built in fan controller. Its a very sturdy, well built case. I also like the smoked window, because the blue from the additional fans isn't overpowering. This is a fantastic case.
The gigabyte ga-z87x-ud3h is a pretty nice motherboard, from what I've been able to tell so far. Setup was easy and the BIOS is easy to access and navigate. I had plans to go with a 3570k, but ended up getting this motherboard for $114.99 with the 4670k combo.
I had heard some great things about the samsung 840 series SSD's and was able to get $10 off a 120gb. Boot times are nothing and installing games on here is super fast.
That's all I have for now, but if you have any questions about the build, just let me know!