Hi all! First up, a big thank you to all those involved in setting up this brilliant competition! I was really taken aback to see my design had been chosen to be in the top 5. It really is going to be a great experience having the chance to go up against some of the best modders and case builders around! [Fancy banner goes here in a bit...] Abstract: My aim for Vesper was to design a case that could both make use of the NUC's tiny dimensions, and be a welcome piece of decor within a living room. I've never been a fan of hiding away black, square boxes and would much rather have something that I'm proud to have on display. I initially wanted to go down the route of having the case primarily milled from aluminium, to act like a heatsink, but spiraling costs brought that one back down to Earth. I've decided to go with 3D printing instead as it allows me to experiment with organic, flowing shapes. To offset the modern, almost edgy "wings" I've decided to opt for a wooden central housing, mostly likely burr walnut. This adds some warmth and prevents things from becoming a little too flashy. So without further ado, let's get to the case! Renders: I can imagine many of you have seen most of these in the official announcement thread, so here they are in high res, plus a couple extra that weren't shown. Hardware: Now in the competition it said: So of course I went out and picked up a Nikon D3200 along with a Nikon AF-S VR MicroNikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Macro lens to go with it. I'd been thinking of popping for an entry level DSLR of my own (instead of borrowing a friend's D40) for quite some time now, this seemed like a good opportunity to jump in. Must say that despite being early days, I'm really loving it, I never knew just how addictive macro photography really is. Hopefully my new found camera glee hasn't spoiled the pictures My NUC kit arrived on Monday (RAM, SSD and WiFi) and on Tuesday (motherboard), set it all up today and took some snaps for ya. I'll have to get into a habit of resizing the hi-res shots now, seems the 24Mp pics are a bit much for ol' Imageshack (my personal favourites thanks to their lack of bandwidth caps and longevity). WiFi Module: 2GB Kingston RAM: 30GB mSATA SSD: All assembled together: Component sandwich! My cat Tali, she loves to come in and lounge around bits of tech. Best of luck to everybody taking part, this should be a lot of fun!