Just needed something to tinker around with and somehow this case caught my attention. Saw several youtube clips of the case and how it's supposed to have an interesting airflow design that is further helped if you mount the GPU vertically. Few weeks later while the idea of the case still stuck on my mind I came across a listing for a used EVGA 1080ti FTW3. With that brushed metal front plate - what a great fit for the case's color and look!
It's my first time buying a used GPU and understandably I was quite reserved but the seller was very accommodative and the site we used acted as the escrow for the fund so I thought I could inspect and test the card without having to worry about losing my money. Upon arrival I ran the card through Heaven benchmark for an hour and temp peaked at 70c. Several games' benchmark also produced pretty good result and in line with similar tests I could find online.
All in all was having mixed feelings with the finished build predominantly with the case. It sure had an interesting premise with the design and I sure see improvement in my temps but I'd rate the case's build quality to still be inferior compared to phanteks and fractal cases that I've built on previously. I think Cooler Master could've done a better job with the precision of their thumbscrews. Also would've been great if they could engineer an on/off switch at the back (in fact the power plug on the case wasn't installed correctly so I had to fix this. Nothing too major and it was a very easy fix but again would've wished for less issue with my PC cases). My biggest pet peeve with the case was the ways they mount the SSD/HDD which doesn't feel snug and secure. Anyway, thanks again for reading my ramblings and as always, welcome any input/feedback for this build. Cheers!