This was a summer project of mine and it's my first PC build so I had to do it right no matter what the cost. It took me roughly 2 months to build. I had a mac for almost 5 years and it was time for an upgrade. I'm satisfied with the outcome I can't help but stare at it sometimes. I mean if I'm paying around 3k for it. It should at least look nice.
This case is absolutely fantastic. The power supply is hidden with the shroud design with a LED logo. The case made cable management easy. For example my 8 and 6 pin cables comes out of a hole at the end of the power supply shroud, and you can showcase your SSDs on top of it as a perk. The primary color has a matte black finish with a glossy red trim which gave it some texture. I wanted something minimal and clean as for as ecstatic goes and this case was perfect.
Everything went smoothly except when I found out they're were making new GPUs when a day before I bought a 980 Strix. After finding out I had to return it. So I waited another 3 weeks before I could pick up the new EVGA 980 ti card.
After buying the EVGA GeFroce GTx 980 ti super clock edition It didn't match my build. I had to custom paint it because it was bothering me. That green logo was awful on my build so I sanded the green color off and painted the primary color red. If you're paying 700 dollars for a card you should at least be able to have the option to change the RGB lighting to what ever color you want.
My thoughts of the whole build was a journey because I didn't know anything about PC's because I was a Mac guy. It was basically trail an error it took me roughly 3 hours to figure out the cable management. I spent hours watching youtube videos and now I can appreciate the pc concept a lot more.
If you guys have any questions about my build i'd be happy to answer them :]
ps. If you're a fan of Gurren Lagann you know why I chose the name