Hello everyone, before I describe my first build, I'd like to thank this site and all of the posts and information I found here that helped me a lot on this project. I didn't know anything about building a computer and was able to learn everything I needed to know here and online.
So originally I wanted to have a mATX build for the small form factor, but wanted it to pack a punch (so Mini-ITX wasn't an option). I was looking at the BitPheonix Prodigy, however after serious consideration, the orientation of the components and fan placement was absolutely horrible with that case for the mATX board (the mini-ITX layout was better designed). The fact that the fan exhaust is on the bottom, and the primary intake would be on the bottom as well was a big red-flag. Not to mention modding for side intake fans wouldn't be possible without having exterior mounted fans and the GPU exhaust would have been downward against the intake air (basically stalling air within the case). Since I weighed appearance equally and maybe even more so than performance, and I really only liked the appearance of the BitPheonix case (and I researched A LOT of cases), I decided to move on to a standard ATX build.
I was looking at the Corsair Carbide 540Air, especially since the white version had just been released and looked pretty sharp, but held off for a few days since it was so large. Within those few days, I saw Inwin's King Sized H-frame online and was interested in the other cases this company made. So I went over to their site and they just released the Inwin 904. I loved the clean aluminum look and shadowed glass side panels so I bit the bullet and decided to buy it. Granted the cooling isn't the best in this case (it only supports a 140mm, 90mm fan, and 120mm radiator which is in line with the 90mm fan), but I still gave it 5 stars since the looks are priceless.