UPDATE* NZXT Case finally came in. Rebuilt the system today and installed the Kraken x40 cooler. This case was def worth the wait. The last images are the new images.
Dont judge on the cable management just yet, since I know i will be swapping cases soon, I didnt want to waste my time or zip ties. For the items i marked as $0, are items I already had and did not purchase for this build.
This is technically my first build, i bought a used gaming PC about two years ago from ebay for $400, I did however swap cases so i did have a little experience of assembling a pc.
I do own a mac, so i will be doing most of my video/picture editing on it. But i prefer using a pc for excel/coding and gaming, and also need a PC to run certain simulation programs that compute many calculations.
I have not run into any difficulties yet. Only thing is adjusting myself to windows 8. Sometime in the near future I will run some benchmarks and post them.