Welp, since I'm waiting on parts to finish up Spark, I figured I'd start on the next victim... Shinai is a weapon used for practice and competition in kendo representing a Japanese sword. The word "shinai" is derived from the verb shinau, meaning "to bend, to flex", and was originally short for shinai-take (flexible bamboo). Shinai is written with the kanji 竹刀, meaning "bamboo sword". Let's start with the patient, Antec's P380 It's really a nice case with a lot of room and good spots for cooling, but what sold me was the aluminum panel on the front. I like the look. First thing, time for some disassembly. There's a little too much stuff in here. The cages have to go. Luckily they're all screwed in, including the 5 1/4" bays. The top should have room for a 360mm rad with minimal modification. Same with the front. There's a nice touch where you can swap what side your I/O panel is on. I think I'll keep this functional. Think I'll keep the front intake grill and screen functional too, since I'm planning on this being my daily driver. There will definitely be some upgrades to the looks though. So what, you might ask, am I putting in this nice big case? Well, I'll tell you the plan so far... Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero. Very pretty. CPU: Intel i7 4790K Devil's Canyon. RAM: 16GB of 1866MHz Geil Veloce Enhance. The gold is growing on me. Drive: 480GB OCZ Vector 180 to start with. I'd like to come up with two more of these bad boys. PSU: Cooler Master V1200 Platinum. Yeah, yeah. Overkill, smoverkill. That's the loadout for now. But Gnome, why did you name your case after a bamboo sword??? To answer this, we need to start rapping. My name is Gnome, And I'm here to say, I hope you're having, A very nice day. Wait, not rapping. WRAPPING! Start with two, nice hunky pieces of aluminum. Or aluminium, whatever your flavor. Add in one large sheet of bamboo veneer. Slather them up with some glue. Once it's all dry, iron the heck out of it, and you wind up with... While I was waiting for the glue to dry before ironing, I managed to do some mock-ups as well. Now I have a nice little template for the back wall, floor, and PSU shroud, plus I can start to pull parts together for the loop. Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned!