Long story short, decent case, could be improved by replacing more rivets with screws. Found that I couldn't take out the lower drive cage, only the upper one because it's riveted in. Cable management is pretty good, but then again considering the case is fatter/wider than most micro-ATX towers that's a given. If Fractal used more metal it'd make the case pretty solid - if only the front panel was formed out of aluminum.....
This is meant to be a budget-ish most bang for buck build for a friend that barely games but wants to stay competitive for at least 5 years (hence the 4th gen Haswell chip/board). We lucked out and managed to get our i7 via Intel's Retail Edge program for a mere $99, which formed the backbone of our system. Total net cost tax in is a tad under $700. We are using onboard graphics for now, but will probably upgrade when the mining craze dies down and people start en masse reselling their used cards. I didn't think we could do better. Sure it isn't well-rounded when it comes to graphics or storage capacity, but if should do everything he asks for and more. We are throwing in a few hard drives from his previous computer and possibly a Blu-Ray burner later on hence the extra SATA and power cables (along with the PCI-e connector tucked away on the back).Specs:
-2X8GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3-1866
-Intel 120GB 530-Series SSD
-Fractal Arc Mini
-Scythe Ninja 3