Just built this PC to be our HTPC, while also replacing my 5 year old laptop for light gaming and replacing my wife's laptop for graphic design. I am used to playing WoW on the lowest settings at 15 fps, so if I can get 40 fps on medium, I'll be ecstatic.
I got really lucky because I was able to use the Newegg Masterpass deal (from r/buildapcsales) before it closed to save a lot of money. I also found a open box deal on a 23" IPS monitor at Best Buy. I had purchased a different PSU, but the order got screwed up and instead of waiting, I just went to Best Buy and grabbed this one, it'll do for now.
I feel like I did a decent job at cable management for my first build. The Zalman was a PIA to install. The case is great with the 3 fans. I haven't really put it to the test yet tho to check out performance.