This is an edited version of my first build which can be seen here; http://pcpartpicker.com/b/qcQ7YJ
After a lot of significant changes, such as a new motherboard, case, gpu, and a few other things, I decided it was time to just publish a whole new build outlining the changes that were made.
The biggest change that was made was to the overall size of the build. That required a new case, the Corsair Air 240; and a new motherboard, the micro-atx Asus Maximus VII Gene.
The case is basically just the little brother of the Air 540 so when it I saw it come out I knew I wanted it. Especially considering the enormous form factor of its predecessor. Corsair did a great job I think of downsizing the Air 540, and while it was difficult to work with all the components I wanted to put in there, it definitely gets the job done well. The dual-chamber design is still there and it really helps the build look really neat and polished.
Motherboard-wise, the Gene is everything I hoped for and more. It's sleek, full of awesome features, and has been crucial in making an all-around better gaming machine over my previous build.
When it came to the graphics card, ironically I sort of downgraded, but for a few reasons. One, the only difference now is that I have the reference design, meaning no factory overclock compared to the Superclocked ACX version I used to own. Two, the reference cooler is so much better looking in my opinion and with the stock cooler blowing out the back of the case, that will really come in handy when I finally am able to pull the trigger on purchasing another to put in SLI and actually be able to justify having an 850W power supply.
So basically when I decided to make the changes that I did, my thought process was essentially to build a more powerful gaming machine (which will happen when I get that second 780), but with a smaller foot print. I'm happy to say my new build is 40% smaller in size and MUCH much lighter so it won't be a pain in the *** to carry around to LAN parties. Overall I'm really happy with how everything turned out and any feedback is always welcome.