First time I have cracked open a computer case since I updated a gateway processor and hard drive in the 1990's. The card is going to be swapped out for a 4gb 780 it was out of stock (but on the way now yay) and I will use this card for my sons build. The case is also his, I have a case that was given to me by a friend it's bigger and has a side window but he forgot to give me the hard drive clips so I got tired of waiting. I did not buy a cooler because as of now I am not doing any overclocking etc. I am researching a liquid cooling system and deciding if I want to do that or not. Once I settle on the cooling option I will definitely open it up! I had some of the parts, and some were given to be by friends so I realize I overbought some parts but I don't come into loads of cash often so hopefully this will keep me going for a while.