This is a variation of our MARS mini ITX system that was requested from us for Cpu magazine. They posted ot on a 4 page spread in last months issue and online at the following link: http://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/18963/aion-mars
As the article describes, my goal in building the MARS was to make a small form factor PC without sacrificing power. It can handle full size video cards and even support water cooling thanks to the amazing case from Phanteks! I chose to use the MSI 980ti because its a reference PCB and is very easy to watercool. If you haven't done water cooling or are looking into it, I cannot stress the quality of EKWB products enough. They're products work and look amazing.
If you like what the system you can always create and customize your own at http://www.aion-pc.com/
Thank you all!