this new trend of a tidy complete mATX system is def my new style and im loving it. i began this whole project with the case first and then went black friday shopping online. i have a microcenter close by (25 min away) and picked up the processor for 250$, along with the motherboard for additional 40$ off (came out to $104 mobo). Corsair H100i is the way to go for a very clean build even if your not looking to overclock. mark my words... i WILL be overclocking lol!
The video card is NOT a Asus 970 Strix. I did go with this Asus card first because of its great cooling system but it did not fit in the 240. i dont care what u see online but the asus strix 970 will NOT fit in the air 240, such bummer. All this change when i noticed an aesthetically pleasing reference nvidia 970 blower style at best buy and i didnt hesitate to get it. what a gorgeous card inside this build, really stands out.