I have always been a huge fan of Destiny, and also came over to the PC gaming side a few years prior. My first rig was a very intro level 970/4690k pairing, with a 550W power supply, so no real overclocking was performed. However, I am now older, albeit no too much wiser, but I'm a software developer now, and have a little money to spend on parts. With the (sketchy) release of the RTX series, and the grim future of imported PC part prices, I decided I would have a little fun and splurge on a tower build that could let me experience the world of 4k gaming on some decent hardware.
The main idea behind the cosmetics was to pay homage to one of my favorite moments in all gaming. When I was a sophomore in college, I was having a really rough time socially and emotionally. I tried many things to get out of my own head. But then I tried out this game I was hearing so much about. Of course I mean Destiny, and I immediately fell in love with it.
This tower is built to share a color scheme with the Arcadia Class Jumpship. The broken down scrapper ship you get as your first vehicle to travel the system. I was so stunned with how captivating the art was of finding the sun pouring in over the old worn metal of the ship, I don't think I ever got rid of it. It was my Serenity and I was content. Also, I play a warlock to this day, so I had to give it a nice little class emblem to add spice. The cutouts are backed by hot glue formed to shape to diffuse the light strips behind the the front panel. Its my first attempt to mod a case, so I left it very basic. I also own a cheap 3D printer, so I designed and printed the vented grates on the top front panels. I'm debating getting a HAKKE vinyl graphic to stick on the back or maybe a Vanguard logo to match the colors. Either way, just for some spice.
The Toshiba M.2 gives it lightning startup times, and the RTX 2080 lets me play Destiny 2 at max settings at 4k at 55-65 frames on average. Once we see what kind of performance RTX provides when games start patching in RTX features, I'll consider a beefy power supply/liquid cooling upgrade to push the most power out that I can.
Hope this was enjoyable for you all. I'm newer here as far as the community, so hey, glad to be here.