Last year I did a mini refresh/upgrade on my old PC... to try and make it last another year or so. Give me time to save some money for a brand new build. Well... it's begun. So far I only have the case, Power supply and a 1TB SSD, I'll be ordering an All in one liquid cooler over the xmas break. Then as a temp measure, I'll be transferring my current PC into the new case... Whilst I make up my mind on final components. You see I was going to get a Ryzen 7 2700X, on an X470 chipset motherboard and 16GB of DDR32000mhz memory. Then AMD leaked that the new 3rd Generation Ryzen 3000 series would be out around March/April with a new X570 chipset to take advantage of new features. Whilst the 3xxx series of CPU's will work in the X470 boards, I wanted to wait... Otherwise I'd have ordered almost everything already... Just another few months... Hence swapping the motherboard into the new case. So here we go... PSU is an EVGA 650W fully modular 80+ gold certified unit. EVGA get very highly rated, and I tend to use Corsair in the past, so this is my first EVGA one. 650w should be more than enough to run the system, and leave me more than enough headroom to add extra drives and so forth. I struggled to find a case that was suitable... I didn't 'have' to have a glass side panel, but I wanted a decent full tower, with plenty of room for radiators and cooling. But it 'MUST' have a 5 1/4" bay for a bluray drive and either built in SD card reader & USB3 sockets.. or a second drive bay that could be used as a 3.5" bay for a card reader to be fitted. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a decent case that meets those requirements these days and doesn't cost £150. So after buying and returning several that 'claimed' to have features I needed but didn't... Like the one that had 2 front RGB fans and a glass side panel.. that had a flimsy plastic side panel and fake vents on the front... and no upper venting at all.. I settled on the Sharkoon BW9000. It's got everything I need, is modular too... so you can remove drive bays for better airflow. The tempered glass tinted side panel... Not really that bothered about it. Not going to be doing a load of lighting in there... I'd rather spend that RGB money of higher quality/faster components. Side panel off... First problem encountered... One of the little thumb screws that hold the glass in place was missing. Not a big deal, I can get a spares... and you'll understand later why I'm not going to return it for another. The middle 3.5 drive bay can be removed... allowing the one of the front 140mm fans to blow unimpeded into the case, the lower fan will cool the drives. (which will be at least one 1tb SSD and two 3TB mechanical ones). Side panel off, loads of room inside for full ATX boards the upper drive bay can be removed allowing one of the 140mm front fans to blow unimpeded into the case, the lower fan will cool the drives. All of the cages are tool less ones, unclip and pull them out, drives clip in place on rubber spring grommets... So those mechanical drives won't transfer vibration noise into the case. Top filter is magnetic, so slides right of for easy cleaning and access... the top plate has room for up to a 360mm radiator... I'll be fitting a 280mm one.IO ports are 2x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2 and Audio in/out. I may not even hook up the USB2 and audio as my audio outputs over TOSlink to a 7.1 amp in my office. I may actually look into replacing the USB 2 ports with more USB 3.1... As the motherboard I buy will probably have 2 USB 3 headers onboard, failing that I have a PCI-E USB 3 card I can reuse from my current system (as that has no USB 3 on the case at all). Power supply intake filter slides out quick and easy for cleaning. The 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD And installed in the case. Now for the reason I couldn't be bothered to return the case... All of these parts I purchased through Amazons Warehouse deals... and I saved a load of money. That SSD rrp is normally £200, but typically can be found around the £160-170 range... I paid £110 and I've literally just ordered a 2nd one this evening. So that's 2TB of SSD's for the new build and I'll also be adding a 500GB M.2 drive for the OS and essentials, but will buy that with the MB as I can't test it right now. In addition to the missing thumb screw on the glass panel, one of the rubber grommets on the rear of the case was missing. Now normally these retail around the £85-90 mark, I paid £55... and I've emailed the company to ask if they can send me the missing bits. Everything else was included, but the box had some minor damage... the case however was in perfect condition. I suspect that some one bought it, found it wasn't suitable for their needs and returned it. The PSU normally retails for around the £95-100 mark, I paid £80... and it's been tested and works fine. So in total I've saved between £120-160... Which was enough to pay for that second SSD. I'll update the thread as the build progresses.