Original: Built to continue with my game art degree and improve 3D modeling and animation skills with a side-effect of gaming (iRacing, Hawken). This is upgrading from my 5 year old m15x laptop which has served me very well. Everything went together flawlessly. The CM V8 has 0mm to spare in the case, it was my biggest worry, but it closes up just fine. I think I got one of the last of these cases out there. I know you can find anything on the Internet, but if you want a case like this, all I can say is good luck. The lighting all looks amazing and is controllable with swtiches in the back, except for the blacklight spiral, so hardware visuals are solid, except for a bit of a wire mess in the bottom, but you win some you lose some. I just need to get some video software for the BD drive to work (suggestions welcome), and I know my monitor needs a friend, but that will have to wait.
Mk II Upgrades: ASUS Strix GTX 970 Corsair Dominator Platnium 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3 Corsair K70 RGB MX-Brown Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Corsair VOID SE RGB Cooler Master 80mm Blade Master fans CoolJag 80mm Programmable LED case fans Western Digital Black 2TB HDD