I built this as my first PC for both Gaming and work (3D modeling).
I fought with my self the whole way on parts, what worked what didn't why is that so expensive and so on. but i'm happy with it! Takes everything I throw at it, BF4 at ultra looks silky smooth with fps on the 100+ side.
**5ghz Bench http://valid.x86.fr/37ckzn
**3dmark 11 p score - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8435813
**3dmark Firestrike Extreme Score - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2342630
Which brings me to the problem side of things. This case is great! Love the cable management, switched out the LEDs in the front for red ones, only problem? Unless you like drilling holes into your case, you have to mount the h80i on the side panel, because the only other location is the back of the case. H80i doesnt fit! Gotta make some holes haha! After that mounting it was easy, got less cooling out of it in this way, im sure its because of its location/upsidedown/ dang. But it still works!
Other than that not much else to say, besides make sure when you remove the PCIE brackets at the back, that its the ONLY location that part will go haha or else you end up with a whole bunch of holes! In blender rendering with my i7 4770k is only about 20secs slower than rendering with my gtx660 but it can handle far larger scenes because of it using 8gb of ram as opposed to the gtx 660's 2gb. Will upgrade eventually to a 780 4gb at some point but for now all is good. Rate comment flame me for paying way to much, hints tips and suggestions? go for it!