Looks pretty good, even though I think it still has the LEDs but I guess if you chose it yourself you're content with them being there
I think it's mostly the red LED lights I can't stand, they make me feel like I'm in a bad eighties sci-fi movies. And it has a button to turn them off! And I like the two usb 3.0 ports on the front since my mb actually supports them. Which is nice.
I can't figure out if it has a button to turn the side lights off though.
Also do sound cards all have universally bad reviews? Good lord. I just need something that will do surround sound, I have no idea what to pick, everything I looked at included a ton of doom reviews.
The way systems are built these days, if you're not an audiophile, you don't even need an audiocard. Unless you're working the ladders and/or using your computer system as a sound system, just keep the money for other components. HI-DEF is the norm on mid to high end motherboards these days. Days when audio really dragged down the I/O are largely over, too.
If you're going to put that much money into the system, get the WD Black HDDs (they have the 5 year warranty). The SATA3 OEM 1TB drives can be found under $80. Run 2xRAID-0. Almost doubles the thoroughput.
As Kevyne mentioned you only need a dedicated soundcard if you have the audio equipment that can reproduce that fidelity - i.e. a sound card will be wasted on cheap $50 Logitech speakers (or something), but if you have $150-300+ worth of audiophile-grade headphones or speakers/monitors then you will be looking for a dedicated soundcard that can make full use of the potential.