After 10 years, 2 Xbox 360s, and a PS3, I figured it was time to get back to my PC gaming roots. Also, I got to teach my girlfriend's 11 year old daughter a little bit of tech self-reliance. :)
I think the case looks great, but it's huge. You pretty much need a large desk for it. A regular test/bench case would probably have been a little more practical, but everyone who walks in the room comments on it. I like the layout, but the cabling that came with the power supply made it a tight fit.
I had intended to dual boot with Win8 and SteamOS, using the SSD as the primary drive and the HDD as mas storage (files, games, etc.). Unfortunately, I misunderstood the SteamOS disk requirements, so it's only Win 8. The Western Digital performs ok, but I probably should have just gotten a 1TB SSD instead, especially since the case makes it easy to switch the drives.
I skimped a little on the video card, figuring I'll upgrade it fairly soon anyway. Even so, it runs most of my games full bore, including Tomb Raider 2013, Titanfall, and Shadow of Mordor. Too bad Destiny is console only.
Next stop is liquid cooling. And while I'm engaged in wishful thinking, a Cross Desk to put it in.