This build has signified a journey for myself that is beyond materialistic. This computer build started in the July of 2014. I had $1000 saved and I decided that I wanted to build myself a system BUT I had absolutely no clue about computers. Hell, I didn't even know what RAM was... I began doing research, lots of it... I had just recently graduated high school and was working my own business so I had plenty of time to kill. This computer began with an FX-6300 stock cooled and a Sapphire R9 270x dual-x in a Corsair 200R case. It was pretty good 1080p machine but I began to yearn for more power. The more power I wanted, the more I began to save and do research on how every component worked in as much detail as I could understand. I began piecing together powerful components, like the GTX 970 and the i5-4590. Each part took weeks/months of work to acquire because of the prices and the lack of time to work while working on my university studies. Well, 10 months later, to this day, this build has tripled in performance. I have gone from a single 1080p monitor to a single 4k monitor + 2x 1080p. Everything in this build was paid for by myself with hardwork and dedication and to me, signifies my growth in knowledge of computer hardware and in the past few months I have become A+ certified and now have a job in an IT Firm. I'm sure you guys didn't want to read a novel but this computer is such a symbol of growth for me and it is much more than just a machine! Please feel free to comment with questions regarding performance, components, etc.
EDIT: Added a Cryorig H7 after getting uncomfortable with my Corsair AIO liquid cooler and the possibility of it breaking... The build is much quieter and temps are great too! Now I can sleep comfortably at night! Also, got my last 2 white 6 pin power cables for my 2nd 970!
Edit v2 (06/20/15): Added a new Gigabyte wireless card with 802.11ac. Plasti-dip on GPU shroud to match the Black, white, red theme. Reequipped the H100i.
Edit v3 (6/30/15): Bought a Corsair K65 RGB keyboard and a matching Corsair M65 RGB mouse
Edit v4: (07/03/15): Added MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition Mobo
Edit v5: I have so many updates but forgot to add them. Added AOC G2460PG 144hz, G-Sync monitor on 3/15/16. Switched out the Zotac 970's for EVGA SSC ACX 2.0+ 970's. Added another SSD. Got a real desk.