I am a sucker for the Black/White color scheme in anything. I went with the NZXT H440 for the white contrast and sleek look. I use this PC almost exclusively for gaming. I lucked out as I had storage and peripherals from my previous build (Hand-me-down Alienware Aurora R3 from my Dad that I upgraded a little). This was my first build since I was around 10 years old when I threw together parts to Play America's Army back in the early 2000s. Had to wait for my GTX 1070 due to stock issues, but I used an XFX HD R7970 GHz Edition in the interim.
First thoughts during build: Case very well made but the large foam insert on the right panel left little room for bad cable management. Case features 4 included great NZXT fans (white fans with black housing). attached Fan hub that I did not use /yet/ because I read that they make the fans run @ 100% all the time, which I since found out on the new edition of the case the fans attached can be controlled from the motherboard header.
Being the first time in a long time, I found my self trying to be overly gentle and worried, though I know these components can withstand some punishment. Every sound or vibration when attaching wires worried me, lol. Applying the thermal paste for the first time was worrisome but It seemed I did a fine job as my Hyper 212x keeps the CPU pretty cool with a modest, very beginner 4.2 GHz overclock on the 6600k.
The computer posted and booted the first time w/o issues. What a relief. This is the first time I've ever seen a uEFI GUI BIOS. Complete with moving images to depict fan speed. Absolutely astonishing to me. I've been so used to keyboard only BIOS.
Once my GTX 1070 arrived my build was finally complete. Runs like a dream. Currently only gaming @ 1080p but with everything super sampled at 1440p (works well most of the time)
Final Thoughts: I built this computer to last me well into 4-5 years without having to touch it. However, I can easily upgrade GPU and invest in VR if the price ever comes down and be 100% fine. Overall I am very satisfied with the build, and it being my first build in over 10 years; I think it turned out great.