So I was an avid computer enthusiast back when computers were just becoming a thing. Fast forward 15 years, and I've decided to give it a go, and put my prior knowledge to the test (after brushing up on YouTube of course: LTT, Paul's Hardware, Awesomesauce, etc.) and build a custom skylake rig using the core i5 6600K. Was definitely looking to Overclock, so I also figured on an AIO cooler and because I love corsair, the H80i GT was an easy choice.
When I saw a couple reviews of the 450D case, I was pretty taken by the radiator support, and what looked like ample cable management opportunities behind the motherboard. Unfortunately that isn't really the case (no pun intended). With the length of the tubing on the AIO cooler, the only real option to mount the rad in push/pull (was dead set on using both fans) was to remove one of the included 140 mm intake fans from the front of the case, and mount the rad there. I then repurposed the 140 fan and top mounted that as an additional intake fan right over the CPU.
Cable management behind the motherboard was a pain in the ***. Not enough tie down points, and not enough access to run cables over the top of the motherboard. Also, the front IO HD audio cables weren't quite long enough, and are running across the entire bottom of the mobo. Also, the HD audio and the cables for corsair link are the only cables in my build that aren't all black. I'll be addressing this shortly. Also, the only storage listed on my build list is the SSD because I had a 500 GB 2.5" hard drive, and a 1 TB 3.5" drive laying around, so those are also in this build, although not listed.
In closing, I love the dark colors in this build, I love the way it came out, and if I could change anything, it would be the case.
Pros: great airflow, great Overclocking capabilities, great look/speed Cons: the case, the case, the case. Everything else is on point lol.