It's been roughly 14 years since my last build, and while the technology has advanced the general basics of the build remain similar, much to my relief. I haven't run a PC since ~2008 but I recently decided now was the time to get back in. I spent a lot of time on this site researching, reading, choosing...and eventually settled with what you see. My goal wasn't top-end performance as gaming is not a high priority or motivation at this time. I have room for upgrades as needed if that itch returns.
I'm very happy with the look overall, I think the lights are sweet in the dark. I feel like I've done a decent job with cable management. Things were tight on the backside, but I was able to squeeze it all in.
I've done only some browsing at this point as I get everything changed up the way I prefer it, but still the overall speed is very noticeable and welcomed. The tower runs very quiet, just a whisper.
I've got to give a shout-out to user Godzlegend1 ( https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Godzlegend1) who's $400 guide was very helpful as in the end I essentially went with that with some minor adjustments. He was also very helpful on the few questions I had. Thanks again friend.