Originally Posted by aPanzerIV
Good job, I think you DEFINATLY spent to much money on your opticals and case though...
Hardly. Paying up for a nice case is definitely worth it, not just for airflow, but just because it's so much nicer to work with. Cable management is a lot nicer, it's sturdy, has quality parts, etc.
As for optical drives, you pay for what you get. That's a very nice drive, and Asus makes fantastic Mobos/monitors/optical drives.