A year worth of tinkering and upgrading various part has brought me to a conclusion on this build.
Used for mostly gaming but I am going to be expanding my horizons since I have the means to do it now. Got lazy with the cable management towards the end, I know it's messy.
If anybody has some tips on keeping the glass on these things free of particles, please let me know... it's driving me nuts.
If the prices seem high, it's because you have to pay taxes on internet orders in TN. With a few exceptions.
USB 3.0 slot is in a terrible spot. There is really no way to route the cable without it draping stupidly over something so I kept it out. Other than that, it's a pretty decent board.
When I boot up Sim 3 I get an annoying coil whine for a bit... not sure why. It does it with a couple other games but I can't honestly remember which ones, mostly older ones if I remember right.
I wasn't super fond of the blue led that came with it so I swapped it out for a white one.
Runs everything completely maxed out @1080p. Skyrim with 200+ mods and RealVision ENB Full @ constant 40-50fps outdoors and 60fps indoors.
There are a couple of small annoyances with this case. The upside down SSD, no room to put a led strip on the bottom front in front of the PSU shroud, the cable management bar thing getting in the way a couple times. Also pretty darn expensive.
Those are small things that are made up by the fact that this thing is really attractive, extremely spacious, and full of feature that a spoiled guy like me just has to have.
The cables on this thing are just completely unworkable. I don't know what they make these things out of but they are a nightmare in small spaces. I will definitely do more research next time before I pick up a PSU with flat cables.
Looks phenomenal. Only really got an IPS due to the fact that I like to watch videos laying down on my bed and my old monitor's viewing angles were less than acceptable.
Comfy but not as loud as I would like them to be on my PC.