Love it. Might have to build myself one of these.
Ok! My steambox!
Silverstone SG07 (there is now a follow up, the SG08)
600w powersupply and I *think* I got the USB 3 version... although I wired up to the USB 2 on the mobo because I wasn't 100% clear at the time of building. Has a switch on the back so you can have the mega fan on top run at either high or low speed.
Gigabyte z77n w/WIFI:
Ram was this, but you can probably get whatever you want on deal:
MSI Nvidia 660 OC Twin Frozr:
Now this existed in my big PC, bought with the premise of moving to this box at some point. Turns out to be almost a tragedy. Look at the second picture and you see a big heatpipe that runs across the top. That obscures the epic fan that sits across the top of the SG07. Thankfully, the bit it obscures you can unscrew and remove otherwise I'd be selling. Looking at the cards in this bracket, they all have heatpipes that stick out the top, so you takes your pick I think. The card itself is silent and beasts most games. Downloading Metro 2033 to see how having an i5 helps with it.
All in all, a dreamy system. Ran Skyrim and Deus Ex on max settings last night to test out Big Picture and controller. Stuck my hand over the top after a while and everything from the case felt cool. 660 vents felt cool too. This is with the mega case fan set to low as well, so the thing runs quietly. I got the Twin Frozr 660 over the 7850 as the 7850 doesn't perform so well with noise. Plus the extra Łage gave just the required extra performance to keep me happy.
Don't think there is a need for a custom CPU cooler, but if you are keen on one, this looks alright:
It wasn't too expensive to build, the case was a present when leaving my last job, M&D got me the RAM for xmas, and I sold my Dell laptop for Ł300 to fund the rest. Decided to grab all the bits from Micro Direct for a net Ł30 more than the links above as I could walk next door and pick them up, get started that evening!