Hello pcpartpicker friends. This is my 1st build in many years after a few pre-built machines. I'm tempted to OC, but I've have no experience doing so and I'm concerned about longevity as I want this machine to last me for quite a few years.
The build seemed pretty straight forward to me, with no real concerns. Although, I think the full tower case was too much space for the minimal amount of parts going into it. A mid-tower would have worked just fine.
The CPU seems to be running hotter than I expected, and NZXT Kraken x61 doesn't have updated software for the newer CPUs as of yet. I'm using this mainly for gaming and the performance there is really good. The 3DMark 11 Benchmark seems to mistake my CPU as a 5960k. I tried to stay around the 2500 price mark and I think it worked out well.
Update: 9/10/2014 11:16pm Adjustments made per suggestions and pic uploaded. Thanks all.
Update#2: 9/15/2014 4:18pm CAM Version 1.1.7 came out and I'm now able to control the fan speed on the NZKT Kraken x61. Lowered CPU temps by 8-10C while running Prime95 for 15min. This is great.