A few weeks after that change, I implemented two other upgrades to complete my ideal machine.
I replaced my Acer 24" LED HD monitor with an ASUS VG248QE to rid myself of screen tearing.
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Then I added a Cooler Master Seidon 240M CPU liquid cooler because I was unhappy with the stock Intel cooler that came with the i5-4690k. Also, I found tower heatsinks to be ugly, heavy, and a little impractical (for my Thermaltake case, that is).
I replaced the stock Cooler Master fans with Noctua NF-P12 PWM fans. Yes, they're ugly, but they are eerily silent, even at full speed.
So now my machine is pretty much my ideal machine. I do have to change the front intake fan and rear exhaust fan, but the current configuration has put a big smile on my face.
My next project is to put together a PC for my girlfriend. I am using parts from my previous build and parts that I ordered from NCIX and Canada Direct.
I can't wait to get started.