I built this rig for my next extended trip overseas. I hauled around a full tower on my last trip and that was just terrible, so now I has this. Ok, so I used A LOT of EVGA parts on this build. I think just about every type of part they make. The reason for this is that the EVGA e-store was running a $100 off promo for what was essentially a bare bones kit with assembly required. I have been dying to use this case for a build since it came out and for $100 off the bundle I went for it. The discount is reflected in the prices of the mobo, case, optical drive, and CPU cooler (-$25 each). The VGA I bought on its own because I already own 2 and so far I love them both. Other than that it was just my personal preference on parts. As there is no built in wifi I had to install a mPCIE card to fill the gap which was a major pain routing the antenna wires. I didn't like the stock case fans so I replaced the with some Corsair SP120s. Also for those wondering about a PSU, the case comes with a custom 500W low profile PSU installed. No other PSU will fit in this case. Also the PSU has shorter cables to make managing them a bit easier. My only real gripe about the case is that to install any SSD or HDD you need 90 degree SATA cable for the case to actually close. EVGA only includes straight SATA cables with the case.
Overall this is probably most challenging build I've done to date. I'm not a guy with large hands but I struggle to believe that even small children couldn fit hands in this case. There is no cable routing behind the mobo tray, nor is there any room even if you wanted to. So most of my cable routing involved zip tying everything I could to the HDD cage. The CPU cooler was the most annoying part of this build as it liked to pop loose with just the slightest nudge. Overall I'd say don't use this cooler. It cools well, it's just a pain to install securely. The case is made to accommodate a 10.5 in graphics card. The GTX 780 is exactly 10.5 in, which made for a fun game trying shimmy it in at the end.
As challenging as it was, I had a lot of fun with this build and I couldn't be more satisfied with the end result. Also I got sick of people referencing the case with a soda can (EVGA did as well). So for size I threw in some pics with my Xbox 360 slim that I feel provide a better frame of reference.
I welcome all questions, comments, suggestions and outright insults below!!