The only input I would like from you guys is how decent is this build now? I honestly don't have a ton of knowledge when it comes to how capable the hardware actually is. I noticed the MB doesnt do USB 3.0 and what your opinions on that are. I also wondered if both sides of the coolmaster case open. Naturally i can tell from the pics that the one side opens for installation but couldn't tell if the other side opens up for cable management.
Any other input would be much appreciated.
It's a very decent, capable build. You could possibly shop around and get the price lowered a tad for similar quality products.
About USB 3.0, how many devices do you have that are 3.0? If you have a lot, then get a different mobo. If you have none, then don't worry about it. If you're thinking about the future, then get 3.0. For my own devices, I have none and don't really anticipate switching out all my devices to 3.0 in the near future.
I've never seen the case personally, but from the pictures, I see thumbscrews on both sides of the case, so I'd take a guess and say both side panels are removable.