(Some things were changed from the time of me taking these pictures, and I'll point them out along the way.) ++(Some images failed to load apparently. There's about 9 others that didn't get posted. I'll fix that when I come home.) Prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar.
So, I built this PC with the intention of doing major photo work in Photoshop, along with high performance gaming whenever I find the time. Work and school eats up alot of your time, eh? :p
Quick rundown of the parts:
i7 4770k: Just needed good speed at a fair price. I would have gone with an 8350, but seeing the longevity of my old machine (With a 6 year old PENTIUM) I really couldn't say no to staying with Intel. Also because I think the box is pretty. ----At a modest 4.0ghz, I could probably push it a TAD further to 4.3, but unfortunately, I got a pretty bad chip in terms of overclocking.
Corsair h80i: I just wanted something that didn't take up a large amount of space, as I plan to upgrade my GPUs to the ever so handsome Kraken G10 from NZXT. Just wanted to be sure I had enough space to do so. What can I say? Keeps my i7 at a reasonable temperature at 100% load, but I'm usually pushing about an 85% load on a daily basis.
Gigabyte z87x-UD4H: What can I say? It's a motherboard. And a damn good one at that. Very stable, I've never seen board temps go above 28, and I like the red accents. Really helps tie the build together.
G.Skill Ripjaws X-Series: In the pictures, and in the parts list, you'll see I have two 8gb DIMMS. However, this is sort of a lie. One of those sticks was DOA. Cause blue screens, got a whackton of 100+ errors on Memtest, it was just a wreck. So I just have one stick in there for now. I load it up so fast it's not even funny. Poor little module. :(
840 EVO: Ohhh, baby, this may be my favorite part in the build. Photoshop flies on it, rendering flies on it, boot up times are basically nothing. Nothing but good things to say. If you need an SSD, PICK ONE OF THESE UP. You will not regret it.
Segate 2tb: Meh.
Gigabyte R9 280x2: (I'll note that I bought these when they were still at the $300 price point.) They fly. That's all I really need to say. Mine, unfortunately, do run a bit hot, but like I said, I'm getting G10's for them, so that'll be fixed soon.
So there's my build. The cable management has been slightly improved since the photos were taken, and other than the missing stick of RAM, this is my PC. -^