This is my third build, my first mATX cube though, and one of the build guides and a completed build here were my inspiration. It's been about 6 years since my last build so after upgrading the CPU and switching to SSDs it was time for a complete rebuild. I use my PC every day for typical internet browsing, watching movies, listen to music, etc, but I also love gaming (mostly FPS, racing, and platform games) and use Photoshop to build huge panoramas.
This Gaming Cube has been a progression: upgrading my old PC with a better CPU and SSDs, switching from a 3x1 landscape monitor setup to a 5x1 portrait setup and buying new video cards, purchasing a stand for the monitors, building the Gaming Cube, eventually having to buy new video cards (again) and selling the other ones. All for a beautiful complete Gaming Cube for another few years to come... hopefully. I'm not sure my bank account can go through this again for a good while.
UPDATE: Been meaning to update this for a while. As of May 2016, I did a lot of research and took some good advice to switch to a large 4K monitor instead of 5 vertical monitors. I bought a Wasabi Mango UHD430 43" 4K monitor and it has been amazing. I replaced the 3 middle monitors with the UHD430 and still have 2 of the Dell 24" on each side for whatever extra work or programs I want to get out of the way.
It's fast, it's powerful, it runs cool and sips power, it overclocked wonderfully using AI Suite 3. Great all around... except that I overpaid for it.
Keeps my CPU super cool.
I'm not going to try comparing it to Arctic Silver 5 because I'd have to take my PC apart. But it's doing a great job and I may smear some on my video cards one day.
Great mobo in such a small package. Lots of fan connections to play with, makes it super easy to overclock, I've always trusted Asus quality. My only issue is that the two PCI-E slots are a little too close together for the 2 R9 390s I had, which is why I switched to the 980Ti's.
It's cheap, it's reliable, it looks pretty good in my case, there's a lot of it. Enough said.
One speedy SSD for my OS and programs. One for my games.
One older HDD for extra storage.
THE POWER!!! They run cooler than any video card I've seen and weren't that much more than the air cooled when I bought them.
I'm surprised how much you can actually fit inside this case. It's not exactly little. Shorter yes, wider yes, so it's like Winnie the Pooh; short, fat, and proud of that. 9 120mm fans, 1 200mm fan, 1 240mm radiator, and 2 120mm radiators are crammed into this and still running well. Amazing! Working in this is a breeze since all the sides and front can come off. I do wish it had room for an slim optical drive like the Fractal Node 804 but I've found I barely use one anymore so... I guess it works out.
I'm never getting anything but fully modular power supplies ever again. I hate having extra cables strewn about that I can't do anything with. Corsair is reliable.
It's a love/hate relationship. I love it because it works well and hate it every time there's and update that changes my settings.
Pulled from my last PC because I wasn't buying more when these work perfectly. They're quite and keep everything cold. The color could be better but oh well.
Beautiful color, tiny side bezels, great for Photoshop, pretty good for gaming. The bottom bezel could be thinner but my brain cancels it out once I get into whatever I'm doing.
My first clicky keyboard. It took a few weeks to get used to the sensitivity of MX red caps but I love it and won't go back to a standard keyboard. Plus I love having lots of buttons.
I've had it for about 6 years and it's wonderful. Now it works even better on my Glorious PC Gaming Race Extended mouse pad.
They're loud and sound great. The subwoofer still surprises me.