I use this build for 1440p gaming, Photoshop, After Effects, Schoolwork and browsing the internet.
Part Choice Notes:
CPU: I purchased this CPU in early 2013 for $329 and it is a very solid processor.
CPU Cooler: I purchased this cooler mainly because of teksyndicate's review, and the fact that it competes with a H100. I bought another for my other build because of how nice it looks. Likely wlll get a Fractal Kelvin S24 on launch.
Motherboard: This is pretty much the best Z77 ITX overclocking motherboard and was bought at the time for a build in a prodigy. I fell in love with the evolv but can't find any mATX z77 boards and refuse to buy another processor when my 3770k is just fine with all the tasks I do.
Memory: This kit was on sale september of 2012 for $85. The cheapest 8gb kit was selling for $65, so I bought this one. It has become very useful as I get into the adobe creative suite.
Storage: I got this Seagate SSD for $150 last year. It's essentially a Corsair Neutron GTX in a seagate body. One has failed me so far so I do not recommend it, but the reads and writes are usually around 500 mb/s and seagate support has been solid.
GPU: I got this GPU for $500 in the beginning of november. Should be a huge upgrade from my GTX 760 but i find it has a lot of fps dips. Not the quietest but gigabyte definitely made a solid GPU with a mean factory OC.
Chassis: The EVOLV is my favourite chassis to date. Feels insanely solid and looks insanely good. It really speaks for itself. I've had some issues trying to install my second NF-A14 intake because the fan holes are not standard.
Fans: I bought all of my fans for the legendary noctua silence. These fans rewally aren't much more than a whisper and i quite like the looks.
PSU: Bought this for around $85 when I got my CPU. Very nice PSU although the cables are really fugly.
Silverstone LS01 is in the mail to light my PC up.