Upgraded my PC for the launch of GTA V - this was completed in January 2015, only just put pictures up now
My friends brother sold me his old CoolerMaster case for £20, which needed cleaning after 2+ years of use. The case should of had a normal door without the window, he purchased a black side with the window but never sprayed this - so this was my first job on the list after, followed by cleaning the case of dust and making use of the 3 fans in the case.
I spent about 12 months from getting the case to completing the build, I was on a monthly budget saving up for this and wanted it completed by January 2015 for GTA V, other games too but this was my goal.
I liked the idea of putting money away every month and spending a few hours each month sleeving cables or fitting small parts to the build like DVD drive, hard drives and fan controller.
I also changed my mind a lot during this time. I went from wanting an i7 CPU to and i5, then wanting 2 dvd drives to only one. I wanted a blue-ray drive but I don't have any as I stream all my movies, so there was no point.
I like having a project like this on the go - as in my room I have built in wardrobe there is space to store a PC case for me to work on when I have time, and not get dirty at the same time. Nice to have a side project like this to work on at times too.
I also purchased a replacement Standard USB Front Card from Cooler Master in Holland, this replacement card is now USB 3.0 as the previous version was only 2.0.