The case has been chosen, and without further ado:
What could it be?
Appears to be safely packaged...
I think I got it all out.
Maybe you can tell by this?
IT'S A PARVUM S2.0!!
I requested that the mid-wall not have any holes so that I can get their placement just right the way I want them, and without any extras. Clean is fun.
Starting the assembly...
Back wall goes on.
Front and HD/SSD mount bracket
Top and power/usb
I originally requested black with grey accents, but Justin over at Parvum informed me that the grey would have to be custom ordered and instead suggested the frosted clear, which gives a grey appearance with the black. I liked that idea and decided to go with it. Justin got the order done and shipped out very quickly, as it arrived only 9 days after payment.
I'm very pleased with the case quality and design and I can't wait to start building and modding it (small mods of course because it is just gorgeous as it is). Huge thanks to Justin for his service and product.
The next major decision I have to make is on the motherboard. I'll likely use a z97 board, since they will be released in just a few days. I'll be able to re-use my Haswell 4770k, with the option to up grade to Broadwell when it comes out.
Initial thought with z97 is the ASUS Maximus VII Gene. I really like the mosfet blocks EK makes for the ASUS Maximus line of boards. On the other hand, I would have to do something to mask a lot of the red accents in order for it to work with the theme of the build. If I chose this board, I would likely watercool the RAM as well for a fully watercooled setup.
Second thought is the ASUS Gryphon with armor. The accent colors are subdued enough that they would just blend and I would not have to do anything to hide them. On the other side of things with this board, I would have to forego watercooling the mosfets (which in the end is not a huge deal... I just like the look of water going to everything). I would also likely skip watercooling the ram with this board.
What are your thoughts on the motherboard options?