I wanted a decent PC for gaming but didn't want to break the bank with it. It's taken me a long time to finally get all the parts (the case I got 2 years ago with a great black Friday deal). So since then I've been tweaking my list and waiting for good deals on parts I wanted. I was torn between an AMD build and Intel but Intel won it for me. Since buying a lot of the parts, the prices of memory and GPUs have jumped up a lot so in the end I got a pretty decent machine for a good price.
This was very fun to make and it's been a while since I've put my own machine together so It was good to get back into it. The case is small and fit my mATX nicely but it was a pain at times to work in a small space, but with some thought I managed to get it all in there comfortably. Cable management is not as neat as I would like but not terrible. The CPU air cooler was very fiddly to fit and probably a bit overkill but I got a good deal on it and I love the look. I replaced the stock chassis fans that came with the case with some quieter ARCTIC ones to match the CPU cooler. The fan at the bottom brings in cool air in front of the CPU fan which sucks it in and the 140mm fan at the back to push all the hot air out.
Tested it with a few games mainly Star Wars Battlefront II and it plays like a dream. Overall I'm very happy with it and I loved that case from the moment I saw it so I'm glad I have managed to build a decent gaming machine in it.