Picked my parts with a couple of ideas in mind, I wanted reasonably low power consumption, I wanted it to run as quiet and efficiently and possible, and of course: HD gaming with high specs. This build has delivered.
One variation in my actual PC: the Seagate Hybrid drive is for my old PC, I took the Samsung 840 Pro SSD out of my old PC and put it in this one.
Only problem I ran into is in picture #4: the CPU Cooler is so big infiltrates the RAM area. The GSkill TridentZ ram is huge, it has a lot of cosmetic scaffolding which is admittedly nice looking, but it takes up a ton of space. Fortunately I am only using 2 of the 4 RAM slots. Regular ram would probably fit, but fancy RAM with huge cosmetic scaffolding doesn't.
It's definitely great. It keeps the CPU cool and it's quiet. Fan is detachable so that you can pick which direction air flows. One thing I didn't expect: it's huge. It actually infiltrates the RAM area, so if you're planning to fill all 4 RAM slots + this fan then it may not fit.
Some of the connectors were in weird, impractical places but I made it work. This is my first MOBO and build so I don't a basis for comparison if that's normal or not. The BIOS menu is pretty awesome, the only thing I found annoying is that it always boots from HD #1 and doesn't seem to be configurable, so you have to pay attention to which SATA port you plug your drive into.
It's perfectly good RAM. It looks cool but that's actually sort of a problem... because of all the cosmetic additions to make it look cool it can cause spatial problems. If I was planning to use it in all of my RAM slots it would have ran into my CPU cooler (Cooler Master Hyper 212 which is pretty common/highly rated) which would be annoying.
Make sure you got room in your case, but otherwise it works fantastic.
Plenty of room in the case. Easy to open, love the drive bays, comes with two fans inside the gays. Air flows through it nicely, plenty of wide open spaces.
The modular aspects make it so easy to power everything. It's quiet and effective.
No review seems to explicitly mention that this monitor doesn't have HDMI input. That was a real annoyance to me, I just assumed it would have HDMI since it supports 1080p resolution. Just make sure your graphics card has DVI/VGA and you're fine with that over HDMI, otherwise it's cheap and such which is nice.