I've got one of these cases under the x-mas tree... this will be my first PC build. I've a wal-mart HP that I upgraded from 2.3ghz single core to dual core, maxed out at 4gb ddr2 and added a 500w psu and xfx 6870 dd (that was x-mas last year) and 22" 1080p viewsonic (b-day last year) Tired of playing bf3 on low and waiting 5min between maps, and because the Mrs is too generous - also under the tree is a phenom II 965 BE, asus m5a97 r2.0, 8gb of corsair xms3 ram, 300gb velociraptor ($53% off @newegg) - the c70 was 35% off +$20 rebate on sale via newegg - I wanted to get the best bang for my buck w/ my limited budget and must have spent 40 hours deciding what to purchase... came up with a platform that will have lots of room for upgrading should I want to in the future. Took me a whole weekend of surfing/reading reviews etc to choose just the case, and it was between the c70 and storm scout II - the c70 was out of my price range but the sale made it possible plus the scout II needed more fans anyway which was additional $. Might had peeked at the c70 when it came into work before I brought it home... really happy w/ it. Looking forward to getting it together. Hope to get an aftermarket cpu cooler (prolly a 212 evo - I specifically chose low profile ram to clear a big cooler) and turn it up to 4ghz(ish?) another 8gb of ram and some different fans/lighting in the future (Jan bday?
)... but even as is it'll be 2x the machine my HP is. Really appreciate this thread... it helped me make my decision and gave me lots of ideas. - Thanks & sorry for the book. (I'm verbose)