The experience was amazing and I had a blast learning and looking into different things. After 7+ years of never even touching an adequate gaming rig, this was an awesome thing for me, and I can only imagine the things I'll do on this rig after its built(porn). Thus, I will be naming my new child "The Dream". I'm definitely looking forward to what the future holds for this system as I do plan on upgrading it in around 3-5 years.
I will mention that unfortunately, due to last minute budget issues, I did have to make some last-minute changes. The hard drive wasn't originally Seagate(trash), no more dedicated sound card, and I won't actually be getting the SSD(I was originally ordering two, one being to freshen up my current PC for my sister to use, but unfortunately I will only be able to get one, and it'll go to her). The motherboard was also originally an MSI Z97 Gaming 7, but not only was it just a little too expensive, I also found out that MSI boards of that series have huge problems with flashing the BIOS. I'm a little sad that I can't keep to the black/red color scheme, but the Z97-A is still a great board from what I've seen.
If you happen to notice any glaring issues, please do mention them. Everything is currently being processed, but I'm still in an easy position where I can cancel/return anything. Everything should be in around March 3, and I'll update this thread when everything is set up and I have pics.
Special thanks to Sirenfal for not only providing advice, but also providing references and resources which put me on the right track when I was initially slightly confused as to what I was doing.
I hope you all like what you see, and have a nice day!
EDIT: Ayy lmao I finally got the first set of parts in. Here, have a picture of my glorious mug.
Edited by MasterFux, 23 February 2015 - 09:19 PM.