Built this computer mostly for gaming on the couch, and also basic computing functionality. Wanted to build something AMD-based, but keep it cool inside. That Noctua heatsink combined with this case = nothing over 45C, ever. And yes, the Noctua D15 fits into this case with room. Would even have room for the top mounted fan if I tweaked the fan placement on the heatsink a bit. Haven't yet, but I haven't needed it yet either.
This thing is brutal. I mean, insanely brutal. Even when it's on full power, it's like a negligible amount of sound, and my very hot processor stays perfectly cool. I'll be keeping it for a very long time, and lots of computers.
Aside from RAM speed limitations, this board is exactly what I wanted. Also, the BIOS has a lot of options. Like a lot.
Don't think I can ever go back to having my OS on rotating media again. The difference is staggering.
First 2tb seagate arrived dead. Second one is fine.
Performance has been excellent, and certainly for the price. Very happy with this.
Would give this thing 6 stars if I could. Honestly, 10 if I could. All the room you could ever want, hot swappable drives, and wiring under the tray means everything looks crisp and clutter free. It's a dream to keep cool, even without filling up the massive quantity of fans it supports. I would buy three of them if I could.
No power switch. WTF? Other than that, it's been great so far.