The entire build went quite well. I went from all parts to assembled with Windows 8.1 installed in about two hours total, including some cable management.
I was a bit worried about the Thermaltake NiC C5 not fitting, as the Corsair 350D case says it accepts to 160mm and the cooler is 160mm. There is between 1/2"-1/4" of clearance between the NiC C5 and the window, so it just made it and functions well.
My boot is the SSD, with two additional drives: WD Black is for games and applications and WD Green is for media, such as photographs and music, as I don't use them all the time.
My room tends to get extremely hot, hence the five fans and massive cooler. Also, I'd like to overclock my system, so this route made sense.
For fan control I opted for an NZXT Sentry 2 Mix, which does the trick. With the Corsair fans, the Mix can't decrease voltage to where the fans would shut off, but even with all fans spinning in the system it is very quiet.
The system has not yet been overclocked, but I will update this when I do with data.
The Acer G246HLAbd is beautiful. It was not difficult setting up a custom profile for the colors of my choice. The lowest brightness setting is a bit too bright for me, but I have a light sensitivity, so take that with a grain of salt. Using f.lux with it is fantastic and highly recommended.
The biggest pain were the Corsair AF120s and SP120s, as the holes for screwing them into the case are not threaded. I found that by using an electric screwdriver for threading them prior to installation worked wonders.
NZXT HUE - The first HUE I received had working red and green LEDs, but the blue LEDs were non-functioning. The second they sent me has worked without a hitch and I love it. A short demo of my system using the HUE can be found here: Alizarin's HUE.
NiC C5 CPU Cooler - The fans are combined with a wire, so if you plug them into a MOBO fan header, only one will be controlled via BIOS and the other will spin at whatever speed you left the knob turned to. I turned the knob down to its lowest setting and that is still adequate to play any game I own or render videos. If this is a problem for you, you can rig your system to allow for control via Speedfan or the like.