Disclaimer regarding the name: I was having a hard time thinking of a cool name, so I named the rig after the big snail from the movie Turbo since I just recently saw it with my son and he was my assistant in putting together the rig.
Primary uses of this machine: 3D Modeling, Image manipulation, web design, and gaming.
I may buy a 2nd GPU (if a second Galaxy GTX 780 HOF will even fit) as I've always wanted to try a SLI set up.
I'll also be buying 4 WD Red drives and aSynology DS412+. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JLE84C/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=
The last two pictures show a comparison of the new case to my old one, an Antec 900. I also show the web of cables in the last shot. The Antec was not all that cable friendly and my PSU is not modular at all. It is still a very serviceable machine though, but I'm looking to sell it.
I can say the DemciFlex Filters rock. Easy to put on and easy to clean, the entire set was a great bargain.
The Carbide 500R is super roomy and I love the ease of use when it comes to the cable management and the tool-less features of the HD installation. I do wish that you could hot-swap HDDs but oh well.
In an effort to get Positive airflow I did install an extra fan on the bottom. I originally had the case without it, but after doing some math, I deduced my CFM intake to outtake ratio was not good enough. I'm not counting the PSU since it's bottom facing and thus basically closed loop. The noise increase with the bottom fan is noticeable and I may end up taking it out again later.
I've not yet overclocked anything as I want to break the system in. I've also not yet done benchmark testing as I'm still rocking an older monitor. I want to do that when I buy a 2560 x 1440 capable IPS display. I have tinkered with the utilities that Corsair and Asus provide, but I can honestly say I'm no pro and don't have the best of ideas about what I'm doing with the applications other than mucking with fan speeds.
ONE NOTE: While the Galaxy GTX 780 HOF is amaziballs (technical term) I find that the pcb is not firmly attached to the fan shroud/heat sink assembly. It makes for a wobbly card that made me fear I'd break it during install. It also doesn't seat fully into the slot so it's flush and straight when putting the thumbscrews back on (love that feature of the 500r btw, no more screwdriver for pci slots). Would I get a different card instead? Probably not. This thing has been reviewed well by many sites. And one final thought on it, when you push that OC button on the outside of the card, be prepared to go to Ludicrous Speed, in that the fans go to max RPM and your case very well may fly away. :)
Update, September 5, 2014: The original GPU crapped out on me. I wasn't getting any picture on my monitor despite the fans and lights working on it, so I RMA'd it to Galaxy. They sent me a replacement card but slightly upgraded as it's the GTX 780 HOF+ which has a slightly higher GPU clock and a rockin' metal back plate that makes the card more rigid and sweeter looking.
Update, September 25, 2014: Bought Corsair K70 RGB Cherry MX Brown to replace the refunded original K70. Coming in the mail this week.
3D Future Mark test (with replacement GPU): http://www.3dmark.com/sd/2344466