My system is pretty new so it would be hard to justify a total system overhaul. I do feel like my case outclasses the rest of my setup. As mentioned it was free For air cooling I think this case would be hard to beat but I would never pay $350-$400 for any computer case. I paid $60 for my CM 690. This case is definately marketed towards people with more money that me that being said I tend to agree with some of the reviews that I have read that say it is a solid concept that could use a little polish on the execution. The case is made of thick aluminum which I'm guessing is a large part of the high price tag. Cable management is doable but was a bit of a challenge. You can't really run much behind the motherboard and the middle fan bracket is pretty wide so getting all the cables around it was tough. I ended up running a lot of my cables behind the 5.25" bays and secured them with zip ties which worked pretty well. There were a few small annoyances that I encountered while building with this case. My 2-year old daughter already managed to break the power button. She loves bottons and switches and is definately threatening the life of my DVD-rom. I found her several times pushing the power button again and again and then it got stuck in the down position. When trying to get it to shift back in place the tiny prongs that hold the switch broke making the power button unusable. I have the reset button rigged up as a power botton and hopefully NZXT will get my a new power botton assembly. The front LED fans aren't totally consistant in color. The bottom fan is a uniform blue/blue-green color. The upper fan has two LEDs that are a blue/blue-green color and the upper two LEDs are more of a purple blue. It is subtile but I notice the little details. Also, the screw holes have a small steel reinforcing insert to prevent you from stipping the soft aluminum. I managed to somehow pop two of these out when installing screws. It didn't really impact anything but was a little frustrating. Also, NZXT kinda went cheap on the 5.25" to 3.5" bay sheild/adapter as it is the only plastic item in the entire case. Once again not a big deal. The paint job matches and I don't think anyone would notice but I was stratching my head wonder why they didn't match the materials in the rest of the case. For the pros I love the styling. Styling is all a matter of opinion and differs from person to person but the Khaos is one of my favorite cases when it comes to styling. I love the all metal construction. No plastic bits (except for the drive bay adapter). For an air cooling setup this case certainly delivers. I have read forums threads complaining about how their new Lian Li full tower ran hot and then getting the response that they are really made more for a water cooling setup than for air cooling. You definately don't have to worry about that with this case. I'm not sure how well it would do for watercooling but you might be able to mount a radiator on the middle bracket but the clearances would be tight. I don't plan to ever go to water cooling so I'm very pleased with the performance. I wasn't sure if I would like the two little luggage-style wheels under the front (I can post pictures later) but I have found them to be really useful. You can't see them when the case in on the floor and they make it much easier to move the case around. It is pretty heavy once everything is installed. I also really like that NZXT sperated the PSU from the motherboard area. It hides a lot of the cable clutter and keeps the heat away from the motherboard and video card area. A few other thoughts - This case does not have any tooless installation features. Everything is installed with screws. I don't mind as I don't move things around much and I like things to be nice and secure. Also, this case is huge! - but that is to be expected for a full tower case. If you look at the beauty shot photo it basically is as tall as the small filing cabinet in the background. My wife was rolling her eyes at how big the case is but she knows I like it so she hasn't harassed me too much about it. I think if NZXT could bring the price tag on this case down to the $200-$300 range and address a few other issues they would have a winner. With a price tag of $400 people expect perfection and any flaw is magnified. I'm at work right now but I'll get a few more pictures of the case up later. EDIT: Good greif this post got long - sorry I'll get more pictures and less text up soon.