This build was for a HTPC/FIle Server/Gaming/VMs. I also built it as kind of a test/practice. The last time i did water cooling there were no closed loop systems and they were iffy at best so i wanted to try it out. I also had never done a SLI/Crossfire before so also kind of wanted to try that out. I will be replacing both 560s with a 7870 LE soon and will be using them for OC test rigs, and I am also planning on replacing the 3550p with a 3570k. I am just waiting to do that around when the Haswell processors come out in the hopes the price may drop a little. The 3550p is great for now as i do not really need to overclock just yet. I wanted this system to run as quiet as possible and look clean and more modern since it would be sitting next to my entertainment center at home. This case worked perfectly for that. It almost looks like an additional sub sitting next to the one for my surround sound. Everything came together quite smoothly, although i did have to take things out and move them around to make everything fit in this mini case. I already had the two Hitachi drives, and bought almost everything else at times when it was on sale. All together i spent about 900. In the end this system works great for everything i wanted to do with it. It is supper quiet (my dish network dvr is louder when its fans kick on!), it is a good contender for gaming (can run almost everything on high/ultra with at least 40 FPS pushed to my 1080p 50 inch tv), and it works great for my file server and running VMs with hyper-v in win 8 pro. For the gaming side, it is a great little consul replacement. I am using a xbox 360 controller with it to play on the tv.