I built this as a gaming/development pc. This being my first build, I found a company with a good reputation (EVGA) and decided to get as many parts from them as possible. I also really liked the design of the Hadron case because it had a side panel window, would fit on my desk, and could accommodate an optical drive. This thing is packed to the gills and I wouldn't have it any other way. Originally the build used a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, but I upgraded to 2x 250GB 850 EVOs in RAID 0 in February as I was running out of storage space on the 840.
The initial build cost for this was only $1215 but I quickly learned most slim slot-loading optical drives don't work with case because the eject button is on the wrong side and I needed to spring the exorbidant $50 for the EVGA approved drive.
I am also operating with the philosophy that I will put between $250 - $500 into the build every 3 - 6 months to keep it current and the current build price reflects the first 2 sets of upgrades (SSD's and Keyboard/monitor).
Much better than the stock cooler. It dropped my cpu idle temps by 10C and my load temps by 20C.
Looks awesome, supports fast RAM and overclocked processors, otherwise performs like any other mobo.
The case looks amazing and does a good job with airflow. I found that cable management was difficult due to the form factor, but many other mITX cases intended for performance builds are nearly double the size of this case, so I applaud EVGA for making such an amazingly small case.