On a whim a couple days ago I strolled into NCIX and Canada Computers with my girlfriend to get pieces for my first solo PC build. It was nerve wracking at first, but everything went without a hitch. Only thing I had to re-position was the second fan on the D15. With the second 140mm fan on the heatsink to the right, the frame of the fan would rest against the ram. So had to re-position that to the rear. Looking forward to building more in the future. For the part list, the GPU, mechanical hard drive, and three monitors were used in my "Hobo Build". With how nice and quiet this PC is now, it's so weird hearing the mechanical drive. May spring for a Crucial M500 1 TB dump down the line so I won't have to listen to the mechanical, :p.
I'll have to throw more pictures on here of the finished product from within the case. Comments always welcome.
Update: December 18th, 2014
Over the weekend I received a $200 gift card to NCIX. I purchased an ASUS Strix GTX 980. Pictures of install and cable management will be up shortly. Need to route a new 6 and 8 pin to clean up the bends near the card.
Update: January 2nd, 2015
Uninstalled the three front fans, and rear fan for three 140 mm Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 fans. Installed two 140's in the front, and one in the rear. Case is deathly silent. The D15 fans spin at 650 rpm, the rest of the three case fans spin at about 450. 4790k is at 4.5 GHz @ 1.2v.
Update: July 15th, 2015
Received a pair of Sennheiser HD 650's, paired up with a Schiit Valhalla 2 headphone amplifier, and a Schiit Modi 2 Uber DAC. To round it off, I picked up a Modmic 4.0 muted uni-directional mic from NCIX to make this an overkill gaming headset to say the least. The HyperX Cloud was a really solid gaming headset, especially for its price point. However, listening to music is so much more enjoyable with these new cans. Makes listening to tracks I've listened to for ages like a new experience. The quality of the Modmic is also top notch.
Update: November 17th, 2015
Got my Christmas present roughly 4 weeks in advance. I am receiving a GTX 980 TI Strix OC within the end of the week. Last week I also picked up the cinema 4K LG 31MU97. Best Buy believe it or not had it on sale at $1,099 Canadian. The day I went in to pick it up, their network was dreadfully slow. So the salesman told me to come back tomorrow to finish the bill, and I'd get an additional $100 off the monitor. Yep, the monitor was sold for $999 Canadian. Opted in for a 4 year PSP just in case anything went wrong with it between now and almost the next half decade, :p. Truly a fantastic monitor. Updated photos of this build, and my girlfriends build coming in the near future.