This build was my first. I made this to run mostly eve, which most probably haven't heard about. Anyway, I had an Alienware 14 laptop that was able to run two clients at full res at once, but would run hot. So I made this to run this now and anything in the near future. I am a complete sap for looks, which drove more than a few choices. The speakers I already had, but they match, which is nice.
CPU Cooler: This was a pain. The back plate fits great. The flanges that allow the cooler to mount though, not so much, they were too far from the back plate. so much so that i had to bend them down with pliers and even then the screws barely made it into the threaded holes. It was a lot of effort where there really shouldn't be much.
Everything else: These work great. I haven't hooked up the disk HD yet, as I don't have a SATA cable for it, but everything else works. The MoBo power cable is a pain to get all the way in, literally causing the MoBo to show signs of cracking from the required force. I'm not sure if this is a symptom of these parts or just the ones I got, but that's what is was. 30+ pounds of force, and it still hasn't latched. It works though.
I'm very satisfied so far, all things considered! I should note that the fans are mostly for appearance, as well as the controller, which is not yet hooked up to them due to lack of converters. I am remedying this soon.
Edit: I did some quick benchmarking. I have no idea whether these are good numbers for the parts and all, but I figured I may as well share them.
Cloud Gate, 18001. Sky Diver, 19744. Fire Strike, 7025: http://www.3dmark.com/cg/2565086
I love the case. However. When removing the front panel, make sure that the door on the front is still taped down. When I removed mine, the latch that holds it closed broke as a result go the force required to remove the panel. I don't care too much, because the door will sit closed. It just wont latch. Just a heads up.
The PSU works great, and comes with all the cables you need. However, the 24-pin motherboard connector is too large, and therefore extremely difficult to fully plug in.
For the price, this is worth it even just for the keyboard. It works well, looks great, and isn't overly bright. The mouse also works very well, though I do have two small gripes with it. The LED lighting is nice, but you only get half of it from the perspective of using it, as some of the best ones are on the only part you cant see (the very front). The other thing is that the LEDs do not ever turn off. Even when the computer is powered down (yes, you can switch off the PSU, but that shouldn't be required). While not an issue for some, I find it very annoying, as my computer is only a few feet from my bed, and I have to either unplug the mouse or put a shirt over it to be able to sleep in a dark room.