The case isn't as bad as the price would make you assume. It's not the best for cable management, but does allow for an okay job of getting the cables out of the way. Also, I was expecting the temps to be higher, but seems there is good airflow and keeps the temps well with in acceptable ranges.
The other thing learned was SSD's are very much the way to go when doing a build. It's something I intend to add shortly.
Modular PSU's are amazing things. I'm sure they've been around for awhile, but I can't remember back in 99' ~ 02' seeing them around. Being able to cut out so much cable clutter is fantastic.
The video cards are massive. The last rig I built (I believe in 99' or 00') had a voodoo3 3000, and it would be eaten alive by the size of cards today.
The mechanical keyboard is amazing. I have a very hard time programming on anything else after using it for the past 4 months. The Razer Taipan is very nice as well; it's amazing how much this thing can be configured to the users liking.
My son and I have updated his rig with a new PC case--Corsair 540 Air, CPU cooler--Noctua NH D-14, hard drive with an SSD-- Toshiba - Q Series Pro 128GB, his PSU to a Nexus RX-1.1K (because he wants to get a 3rd 7950) and ram--Crucial BallisX low profile 16GB(I took his 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaw X and put them in my rig (which is visible in one of the pics): http://pcpartpicker.com/b/HwZ). It's a much quieter rig and has a less 'from the trailer park' look now.
I don't see Nexus offered in the PSU category, so I've left the previous PSU in the item list for now.
Not sure why pcpartpicker is choosing two different companies when I select the exact same ram module, but is what it is. I bought them both from Amazon.
I have nothing against people who reside in a trailer park.