BBQ just seemed appropriate.
So, backstory.... my brother expressed interest in VR after using mine. I was thoroughly motivated by this, because he hasn't been able to game in years after a surgery mishap that left his right arm in a stroke-like state. As soon as I found out he could use VR, I went a little crazy and built him a floating desk along with a full VR setup. This is the outcome.
TLDR first, everything is working great, cool, and I loved working in this case despite the challenge.
You could say I'm a PHAN of Phanteks. I do probably 60-70% of my builds in them. Metallic Gear, being Phanteks, seemed like a good choice. The case is great quality, but IT WAS NOT EASY! As you might see in the pics, I did some heavy workarounds with the cables, finding interesting spots to zip tie things to grating and what not.
Also, I tried to pick up a nice little RGB fan set and came across the new Antecs Prizm line. The reason I went with these is solely because it's one of the few cheaper sets that are actually SATA fed, and run off of a single hub. It actually is a nice little kit, and the LEDs look better than they do in the pics. The fans are a little more audible than I'd like, but I expected that.
Quick note on the FOCUS PLAT+ line. I had to go with this because of the 140mm length; however, the cables have MASSIVE(!) inline caps that make them extremely hard to work with. The cable management isn't exactly what I wanted here, but I didn't have a lot of options considering the 24 pin inline caps were nearly the width of the case. I'm not sure why Seasonic went so crazy here, but it definitely was a complication.
Overall, very happy. He jumped right in as of the day of posting this, and I can't wait to meet up with him in VR.