So, I've put this together to replace my RPi as a media client but also went for a good bit of storage with plenty of expandability. I've not added the 2TB green drive yet, it's still in my WD Mybook but once i look like i might need the storage I'll be cracking it open to add it in.
I'm going to be using it as a SAB/sickbeard/couchpotato server, with xbmc. I plan on adding a tv tuner eventually but might have to load windows on to ensure compatibility.
I chose Ubuntu as the OS, but I'm kinda regretting that now, really steep learning curve (for a total novice like me) and just finding it difficult to get everything tuned up and running the way I wanted.
In terms of the build itself, there were no major snags, but as you can see from one of the photo's above the clip on the I/O shield partially covered the HDMI jack, which I only noticed AFTER i had put everything in place and tied it up (rookie error), so that took a bit of rework.
I found cable management a real challenge with this case, the PSU sits right on top of the motherboard and the SATA connections, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and case LED wires all connect on the side of the Mobo which is beside the case fan, so I had to route most of the wires before I put the PSU in. This made it really challenging to figure out the best way to route the cables. I probably could have done much better and would appreciate any tips anyone has, feel free to leave a comment.
I'm putting this in from work so don't have access to the temps, but when i checked them, they were somewhere around 35C when idle, haven't run any more tests, but if you think I'll need to (because of poor cable management) then let me know.