My first time building a computer. I realize that my cable management is horrible, but at least it's fully functional. The only issue I've had so far is, my computer seems to have trouble booting up. It's able to pass the BIOS perfectly fine, but when it enters POST, it shuts off. I've been able to mitigate this issue by plugging my monitor directly to the motherboard so I suspect there might be a slight incompatibility with my monitor and GTX 970. I'm currently using a 21.5" ASUS VS228H-P.
I have future plans to do a full custom liquid cooling solution, but it's probably not something I will be doing anytime soon.
The second, darker photo is truer to color, taken with my phone oddly enough. I might try to take a series of photos at different exposures and make an HDR image out of it with my DSLR.