Man, does that ever look pleasant.
I finished my build last night, what a royal PIA. I think I used every curse word in all combinations possible. The Noctua just eats all that real estate in there so you have to do most of your connections before you mount it in the case, and heaven forbid you forget to do something. (front audio pannel, F*#&!, Forget to flip the power supply switch.. Moth34F&*$!!) One of the biggest *****es, was my Asus 760. The PCB near the SLI connection really should be cut 45 degrees as it kept hitting the side of the case.
All in all, I would hate to have to go back in there now that its all together. I dunno, for a second I was contemplating just using the AXP muscle since I cant return it anyway, deal with the noise and save $40 difference between the Noctua. In my cold basement, my idles temps were hovering around 30C, I wonder under load in my media cabinet how it will do...
Also this is my first (and last) MSI board. Just found it flaky. Kept just showing a blank screen with blinking cursor every other reboot (no bios logo screen) After flashing to the latest bios its seemed to have stopped, but I much rather one of Asus or Gigabyte. Also the stupid Power Led blinks on sleep, not sure if this is common across all makes as I never really used sleep unless it was a laptop. My Zotac Zbox didnt do it.