I decided to put this build together in preparation for my HTC Vive pre-order. I left it as late as possible in an attempt to get decent prices.
I wanted a computer case that would be 'portable' so I could take the gear to demo the Vive/VR experience to other people. The Corsair C70 did the job as it has sturdy carry-handles on the top of the case.
I already had an existing copy of Windows 10 Pro x64 so used that on this build.
Unbelievably, the build powered on first time! No BIOS update required on first boot although I did update once I was in the Windows OS environment.
I took lots of pics so hopefully this will keep you happy.
Both the Steam VR demo test and Oculus Readiness tool passed with flying colours. I just tried The Division which came free with the GPU purchase and the game automatically set Graphics to High and/or Ultra. It runs very smoothly.
Notes: - I used stock cables so nothing fancy there. Cable management is okay but not perfect. Neat enough.
I replaced the internal rear fan with one SP120 fan. The other SP120 fan was installed at the front of the case to draw air in.
I kept the two stock fans that are attached to the hard-drive bays.
I didn't end up using the F12 fans. Perhaps add them later or replace the stock fans?
Issues: The bundled case screws were too short to attach to the H100i water cooled radiator. This was because of the C70 case has rubber gromits included in the top screw holes. I ended up using some spare HDD caddy screws that had a slightly longer thread. You need 8 of these.
Oh and this build is VERY quiet.