First off, we spent about $950 buying everything at the time of purchase.
Problems encountered: We had to RMA the board because after about 5 boots it something somehow got completely fried and refused to turn on. Over the phone support from ASRock didn't help at all, so it went back to Newegg. The day after they received it, it was back here. We unfortunately did have to pay return shipping, but oh well. Everything seems tok be working now. EXCEPT the GPU. The GPU had a loud rattling noise that would happen every 2 seconds and would rattle for 1 second. Nothing blocking the fans, nothing hitting it, nothing that should have caused this. Normally he probably would've dealt with it, but since we had to RMA the board, we might as well also send the GPU back to NCIX, and we did. that actually hasn't arrived yet. It should be in tuesday, and I'll be installing it then. For now the dedicated graphics are enough.
The monitor was an Acer 23", but I think it got discontinued and thus no longer shows up on this site
Cable manage wasn't really a priority. He didn't want anything done but I insisted anyway, not going too overboard. The 912 doesn't have a windows so it's no big deal.
The front case fan on the HAF 912 if impossible to reach the motherboard to plug in, so it's just a wasted fan for now. I'll wait and see if their temps are that bad, and if they are, I'll move the front fan to the side panel for some better airflow.