Thanks for your feedback. I hope you have the time and inclination to answer a few questions. :)
Some reviews have mentioned the lack of a screwless retention mechanism on the hot-swap bays; is this true and if so, is this shortcoming fixed by the simple expedient of using a few thumbscrew case screws?
Also, I heard the top fans have dust covers on them, which may seem odd as they're exhaust, but are likely there to prevent debris from falling into the case. If you have no worries about this happening, might the material be removed from there and put on the PSU air intake?
Finally, the front fan - Cooler Master lists this as a 230mm (they also list the top and side fans as 200mm), a review I saw says the front fan is 220mm, and yet Amazon's "Frequently Bought Together" pairs it with two 200mm, though I'm not sure those are intended for the front. I don't like red and would much rather have a blue LED fan - or leave the red lights off. Have you any idea if a 200mm will actually fit?
Thanks for your time - and good luck with your build! Please post pics when you're done!
P.S. the rear fan is an exhaust (see Cooler Master's website) but in general fans always "scoop" air - they propel air from the scalloped, or concave, side of the blade. If the fan blades are for some reason not shaped this way, a good rule of thumb is that the air exits from the "back" - the side of the fan with the bracing and wiring.