So I've only ever had prebuilt machines, and I decided that I wanted to build my own! I knew I wanted the best of the best parts wise, since I wanted the system solely for gaming.
It took me probably about a month to decide on the case though. I wanted something not too big, with support for large parts, and an optical drive. I eventually decided on the Xigmatek Aquila.
I ran into some problems with fitting the cpu cooler (originally planned to go with a larger phanteks), and had trouble getting the pci cords plugged into the gpu at first. ( I had to plug them in, AND then plug it into the mobo.)
Cable management was pretty tricky with this case. I like smaller builds, but if I was to do it again, I might select something easier to work with, even if it meant using an AIO cooler instead of air.
Look the style and build. Negatives are the poor cable management and specs provided. ( no problem with graphics card, but be careful with psu or cpu cooler! )