After 2 years and god-knows how many upgrades done to the rig, I finally managed to curb my upgrading urges(at least, for the year). Decided on a Black, white and Blue rig since I liked that color combination the most(and i'm too cheap to get pure white parts). All prices in SGD as i'm too lazy to convert everything to USD :P
Got a 2.3Ghz engineering sample instead of the retail unit, does pretty well for an old cpu, performance seems on par with an i5 6/7600k in games and to a ryzen 1600 in multithreaded tasks.
Pretty decent cooler that manages to cool my 2670 v2 well, load temps are typically at 55-60 degrees celsius.
The hynix SSD i have is actually the SL301, pretty good SSD for the price.
Great case from fractal design, very easy to work with and has lots of space for cable management.
Excellent PSU, not 200mm long as listed though.
It'll work for a generic X79 motherboard, but it just 'works'. no overclocking on the cpu or ram, couldn't set my ram to 1600mhz and stuck at 1333mhz despite having an option to do so in the BIOS. Very basic motherboard.