This was my first complete build after buying barebones PCs back in the 90s. My original build for this had a Cryorig air cooler but the thing was massive. Also, some of the mounting screws wouldn't thread properly so I couldn't mount it. I decided to RMA it and go with liquid cooling. I could have saved $20-$30 on the liquid cooler but wanted to start my build ASAP after having all the other parts. I'm pretty satisfied with the build so far. The case has some intricacies but overall things fit in it nicely. I'm happy with the GPU and CPU so far. Everything seems pretty clean as well (cabling, etc).
The Corsair Carbide 500R case is fairly roomy for a Mid-Tower. I found that the Cooler radiator would only fit if the hoses went towards the back of the case. This forced me to use some zip ties to stop the hose from hitting the rear exhaust fan. I would have liked it if there were more color options on the fans as the fan speed connector is proprietary. I'm sure I can buy some OEM stuff and figure it out.
Really happy with the motherboard. Super simple BIOS and overclocking is very easy as well. The same goes for the GPU.