Modders can just have a donation button or patreon to be financially supported. This is just a move from Valve to leach 75% of the creators work. Without any security measures people are already selling stolen mods. Mods just turned into DLC.
The order for the Fractal Design case is in. I had a crush on them since they came on the market.
For the memory i am thinking of buying the Kingston 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz. Some say that there isn't much to gain from higher capacity and speed outside of games. I am not using any heavy software right now. RAM is pretty much the easiest thing to upgrade, this will help keep the cost a bit lower.
Not going for small cases. I won't be moving it around for lan parties. The Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 looks clean and functional. It has the option to remove the hard drive trays so it must be able to fit the long video card.
That case has the option to mount a radiator. If the liquid cooling is of similar price to a good air radiator i will consider it.