The rest of the hardware came in this past week so let's see what we've got rounding out this build.
For a GPU, there's the brand new MSI RADEON RX 580 ARMOR 4G OC.
I've also got some nice peripherals that I'm gonna try and match to the build.
The MSI INTERCEPTOR DS4200 GAMING KEYBOARD.
The MSI CLUTCH GM40 GAMING MOUSE.
And the MSI DS502 GAMING HEADSET.
So with all the hardware in, it's time to get cracking on this project.
The first thing I did was strip most of the case down and tape it all up. I'm wanting to keep the finish. It's the right color and looks pretty durable. I left some of the interior so I could measure a few things.
Then I marked out a "safe" cutting area. This is where my design is going.
Now to mark out the cases namesake.
Wait. That doesn't look right...
Ah, much better. Did I mention that I'm rolling the case onto its back? The front becomes the top and the top becomes the front and the layout is reversed. It'll take some work to make it functional, But I'm liking the flip.
I took a Dremel and made some notches I could slip a jigsaw blade into.
And then surgery.
I didn't really go for precision with the jigsaw because I didn't want the blade to grab and bend anything. This InWin is thick aluminum, but I didn't really want to chance it. I'll go in with a grinder and take the rest of the material out. That is after I go get a better grinder for the job.