I loved the Ocelot build on TS and was using that as the base for a new desktop build I've been wanting to put together.
My basic desire is for something that will run the pants off Lightroom and Photoshop and could also be used for some light gaming (short of Defense Grid on Steam I don't have a ton of time right now for gaming) no interest in OC the CPU.
My requirements are (in order of preference/importance):
1. Quiet - my current (and first build ever, has serious fan sound)
2. form factor - I don't need something with a dozen HD bays - I'm thinking of a boot SSD (120/240 or 2 120GBs in Raid0?) and then maybe two 3.5" drives for storage (it'll connect to a networked NAS with 12GB)
3. Aesthetics - It's always nice when it looks nice - but I'm more into a subtle look - no side windows no lighting
4. Cost-ish (I'm not terribly price sensitive as I seem to do a build every 5 years)
Set up is that its driving to two 24" Asus monitors that I'll be upgrading to 27" IPS Asus or the like in the near future (like the ones shown in the Ocelot build).
In regards to this last point, one of the things I wasn't so sure about on the Ocelot build was the N200 case - I'd been looking at the Fractal Arc Mini/Midi or the compact version of the R4 that they have but they either didn't support a dual fan cooler (do I even need one?) or, frankly, seemed a little dated (I love the R4 but it's straight up to big/heavy/overkill).
This is what I have so far for parts:
I'd love some expert opinions on what to change and especially if there is a case out there that you think I might be better off with instead of the CoolerMaster N200.