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  1. The past few years I have completed one full tower (Corsair 800D) and three super tower (two Corsair 900D and one CaseLabs STH-10) builds. These builds have won their fair share of case modding contests at Dreamhack Austin, QuakeCon and most recently the Gigabyte Mod2Win event. Although these full size cases are excellent for building extreme rigs, they are difficult to move to the various LANs that I attend (Dreamhack Austin and QuakeCon). Their sheer size and weight are prohibitive for transporting easily. My latest build in a Corsair 900D case weighed in at just over 80 pounds! Many people have also commented that case modding is too expensive and requires too many specialized tools to fabricate the mods. Although some of the more extreme builds do utilize advanced tools (i.e. laser cutters, CNC machines, etc), it is possible to pull off a successful case mod with minimal tools. This build will be completed with normal hand tools, with the exception of a dremel for minor cutting. After carefully contemplating various designs, I have settled on the PC Master Race (PCMR) theme. The yellow, white and black theme goes perfectly with the Corsair color scheme of yellow and black. I have also decided to use a mid-tower case since it would be easier and lighter to transport. Instead of a full watercooled build consisting of reservoirs, pumps, radiators, fittings and tubing, I wanted to try an All-In-One (AIO) unit due to the simplicity in installation and lower overall cost. Corsair was gracious enough to sponsor me again for this new build and I look forward to highlighting their new Crystal 570X case and showcase a lot of their parts. Now let's get started with the components... Main Components: CSE: Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB ATX Mid-Tower MBD: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 CPU: Intel i7-7700K Kaby Lake AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance MEM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000MHz (4x8GB) GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 PSU: Corsair HX850i Platinum Modular SSD: 2 x 480GB Corsair Force MP500 M.2 SSD: 2 x 480GB Corsair Neutron XT SATA 3 HDD: 2TB Western Digital Black FAN: 6 x Corsair HD120 RGB LED High Performance 120mm PWM RGB: Corsair Lighting Node PRO Peripherals: MON: ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" 165Hz IPS KBD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical - Cherry MX Speed MSE: Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS MPD: Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS I will keep this build log updated as the assembly commences and it starts to take shape.