This pc was a graduation gift from my parents. They offered to get me a pc when I graduated college, and to maximize the funds they were willing to put in, I decided to build it myself. I knew that it would have to cover all of my computer needs. I wanted something that could handle gaming, as well as quickly and efficiently handle running the software needed to do my work. I often have multiple adobe programs running simultaneously, a task that my 7 year old laptop just couldn't handle any longer.
Installation went pretty swiftly and I had very few hiccups. I read up on the shortcomings of the case I had chosen, the InWin 904 mid tower. It only had 145mm of space for a heatsink, so I had some trouble finding the best choice. I wasn't ready to build a water-cooled system so I went with Noctua's NH-C14. It's pretty massive, but it did fit in the end (though it was a super close fit vertically), and both Noctua fans run almost silently. Even in sleep mode, my boyfriend's computer's noise overshadows mine while I'm working.
I did have a bit of trouble with cable management at the end of the build. I thought I'd done a nice job of routing all my wiring to the back of the case, but when it came time to put the second pane of glass on, it was a tight fit because I routed too many wires through the same hole in the case, creating a bulky area. In Win included a lot of cable management accessories in their case, including some really useful stick-on clips.
One gripe about the case. Neither of my drives wanted to connect to the 'hot swap' sata connectors that were pre-installed. I fiddled with them for a while, but ended up unscrewing and ditching them in the end. I still recommend the case, it looks slick as hell and even as a first-time builder I didn't really have any serious trouble with it. I'm looking forward to placing a few LEDs inside to compliment the lights already on my motherboard.