My brother decided (after a PSU failure that resulted in a fried mobo and RAM) to give me his CPU, SSD, GPU, optical drive, and some fans at the family discount rate of $0.(He's upgrading to Skylake: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TstKf7) So, I decided, "What the hey! I'll build me a computer!" And that's what happened.
Never built anything before ("anything," meaning computer); thus, much youtube was watched in those days.
Bought some parts new, some used, some with an Amazon gift card I won (so I marked the parts purchased with a price of $0.00).
I tried my best with the cable management. (Any "pointers" would be much appreciated.) Also, you may notice my superbly professional quality and awesomely designed case modification. (I assumed I could make the H100i fit despite PartPicker's warning, and I DID! BOOM!)
Hope all you interneters, computerphiles, and data-heads like me ol' work. If not: oh well, she rules like a smooth sailing ship across the wine-dark sea as dawn rises, stretching out her rose-red fingers across the sandy shores of Pylos.
Updated 1/7/16: Added pics of stable OC stat, OS info, and Passmark PerformanceTest 8.0 Benchmark numbers.
Further updates: Added M.2 SSD, 8GB more RAM (dual channel from 2x 4GB sticks), EVGA Geforce GTX 780ti SSC with ACX in SLI (wouldn't let me add this in the parts list), and a new windowed case that actually houses the radiator inside. Will update pictures later.