I've always wanted to make a HTPC, as it gets tiring to always move my laptop to the TV whenever I want PC stuff on the big screen, but also because it's much more capable than a laptop, so I can use it for anything gaming/graphics heavy related. - As the title says, it's a HTPC and a powerful one, and with the X360 controller it will work well with couch-gaming, but normal gaming works too, with a great wireless mouse and perhaps the cheapest wireless mechanical keyboard that exists on the market, it's more than capable.
Only 'issues' I've run into is that it's a bit tricky to work with the case due to space constraints, as the motherboard is crammed with features/hardware, so it requires much fiddling to get everything in place (not easy with big hands), it takes some time. Also, the AX760i barely fits into the Prodigy; I had to 'force' it in to get it completely in place, but at least there's more than enough wattage for anything. The WD REDs are only there temporarily until I get a NAS for them, I plan to take the drive-cage out then for more air/space in the case.
It's an ongoing project, so it's not done yet; and that's the answer to what you're thinking: "So what about the CPU cooler?" I hope to make some liquid cooling solution for the CPU, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what to choose, as I don't want it to be too expensive.. But that's not all; I also plan to make custom sleeving for the cables and get some neat BitFenix Spectre Pro fans! Originally wanted the fans to be white, but I guess it might stand out too much in a black case...
Let me know what you think!