This build was a graduation/pre-wedding present to myself. Purpose of it is to handle games on the predator X34 on ultra-resolution. I chose the Manta due to (in my opinion) it's unique/cool design and superior airflow to other mITX cases.
Lesson Learned: One major challenge I had with this build was not realizing my dependency on USB 2.0 Headers. My motherboard, the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact, scored great in reviews, but I neglected to notice that it lacked a single USB 2.0 Header, which my NZXT Kraken and Hue+ both required. This was luckily fixed by getting a USB3.0 to USB2.0 converter cable and a USB Expansion Hub (NZXT Product). I had to forfeit my 2 front USB 3.0 ports, which I luckily wasn't planning to use anyway.
Other Hardware: My laptop is an Alienware 15R2 (i7 6820hk and 980m 8GB) --- I received this on a major discount and use it for mobile gaming. I'm using a Steelseries Rival (original) and a Logitech G710+ keyboard.
OTHER COMMENTS: I was nervous about buying the Acer X34 monitor, but I seemed to have lucked out. I have minimal backlight bleed and was able to reach the max overclock of 100hz without issue. I switched from a BenQ xl2720z 27" 144hz monitor and my jaw drops each time I play a game in 21:9 resolution. Really immersive and superior to 2 monitors for productivity.
NOTE - the pictures show the EVGA 650 G2 PSU --- I wound up returning this and getting the overkill 850 P2.