I have for now the better part of 3 months been trying to plan out what to do to re-build my gaming PC. It's about time to start logging it as work is now underway. A little story first, I build my first PC when I was 10, so I have 20+ years of hobby experience in building and using computers. I'm not a IT pro by any means, I work in a total different area of expertise as my daily job. I currently have 7 desktops and 3 laptops, all purpose builds for the tasks they need to do. This one is my primary PC, my gaming PC. I reside in Denmark, northern Europe, and here specialized hardware like the things I would like to use, usually cost more than other places and is hugely difficult to get your hands on, so I might not use the exact same components as you would, because I can't get them here or can't afford them. Because of that last fact, keep in mind I don't speak English natively, but it does help me I have lived in multiple countries and have a African wife who I'm speaking English with daily. This is not going to be a quick build, I do have a family with two little kids and a lot of things to attend to. The panda is my favorite animal, its starting to be quite rare, its usually calm and its neutral colored - that's going to be a bit of a theme here for this build, not overly much but a bit. Lets get on with it! The build so far looks like this, a full on mess, as parts are starting to get chosen, ordered and delivered. As you can kind of see in the picture, the PC is inside a closet, as I really hate noise and I want it locked away when I'm not home in case of theft (I have one time had a break in and now since then fortified my house, as I don't even want to tempt a thief ever again). It looks a bit like this: I'm an Sketchup addict, I admit that. So for months I have tried to plan out the build by spending many many hours drawing up parts. Now I have kind of given up and just order the things I know I want and hopefully my idea will come to life. This is the only parts im perfectly sure of how to fit in my case, the CPU block, the radiator, fans, motherboard and gpu. The rest will be figured out as they arrive. The parts as of now: Asus Maximus Code X Z370 motherboard Intel i5 8600K Der8auer Advanced Edition CPU 16 (2x8) GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2400MHz CL10 RAM Zotac Amp Extreme GTX 1070 graphics card Corsair Force MP500 120GB NVME SSD for boot 500 GB backup HDD for live recovery drive (in case I tinker too much and something wacks up) 1TB WD Black for games, 2,5inch drive (because its way quieter than the 3,5inch version and still really awesome) Corsair ML120 120mm fans (right now its a pair of 140 on my prolimatech cooler, but will of course be removed when I have the CPU block, I have a tower of Corsair ML fans laying around). Phanteks 120mm Halos Lux fan frames HW Labs Nemesis GTS 240 white radiator (not installed yet) EVGA SuperNova G2 750watt Gold PSU Koolance 702 coolant (not installed yet) All sorts of wire extensions to make it pretty. A panda sticker A blood spatter sticker Bamboo tape When I assembled it as of now in the temporary state, it hit pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/h929TW I have a pump, top and housing on the way in the mail from UK and a Alphacool reservoir from Germany also on the way. Fittings to be determined, same as tubes, block I want a heatkiller IV Pro but have not ordered it yet.