Hello all, When it came time to replace my current machine I wanted something as small as possible while still having a full chipset and space to water cool. I have been a fan of Jonsbo case design since the MX2-B Rosewill case started being sold in the US. So I took a look there first and saw the D30 which looked like the perfect match. So let’s see how much I can fit in a D30 with some modification.... I am a few months in now and am getting close to the finish line, here is the progress so far: I started by ordering the case and figuring out how much room I really had. The goal is to fit a mATX board, a D5 pump, a 1000 watt or better power supply, and 2 radiators (1x240, 1x360). After measuring the case it looks like we are going to be tight. Tight enough that I ordered a junk mATX board of ebay to help me fit and measure (unfortunately didn’t haven’t an old matx of my own). Here it is with the junk board. If the pump and reservoir is going to fit the hard drive mount bracket must go. Unfortunately, it is riveted in and geometry locked. So it took some bending and drilling. After the bracket is out there is a tab still sticking out. Tried to get it with the hacksaw and that wasn’t working so I ended up cutting it off with some metal snips. And now it was time for a Distro plate I took a while but I got the measurements loaded into 3D and started designing the front and back of the distro plate. Finding a design that worked with the clearances took forever. It became apparent that I had no room for a 24 pin cable or a CPU cable so I had to mold a relief into the plate reducing the reservoir size and shape. Here are the finished designs with a pump head and integrated wire management. Next I printed the 2D out on paper at 1:1 to make sure everything fit. Also got a great deal on a mother board (looks like I am going Intel) and made sure that the 24 pin wires would line up to the new board. It was pretty challenging finding a place to have the distro plate machined (I don’t have the capability here) would love to hear if anyone knows of a place. After looking a while I found out that the local library has a CNC router at there makerspace I could use for free. I took their class and got certified to use their machine. Unfortunately the CAM program they use doesn't interface with 3D modeling software and I had to program it all by hand . After picking up some single flute end mills on amazon I was off to the races. As it turned out the library was pretty stingy on the hours I could actually use the machine and I had to go back several times. It was a pain and I hope to not have to go back. Made some O-rings for the plate and then it was time to test. Boy was I anxious, The first test failed and I realized I needed to clean the groove for the pump o-ring better and apply more torque. Then I got it to work, which was a great relief. Unfortunately this is the part in the story when I realized I wasn't going to finish anytime soon. Anyone else have that happen? Young kids and a career for both of us doesn't leave a lot of free time. Having purchased components already because of the tight clearances I figured I better put a machine together and make sure I didn't get any dudes before the return dates were up. So I bought a Noctua NH-D15 and another D30 case and put everything together in a temporary build. In case anyone is wondering the NH-D15 fits just fine with the side panel on. No clearance issues The screen mount will be the next thing to get done.