Hi Me and modding: I created my 1st mod and water cooling solution 26 years ago and this will be my 1st scratch build. Lets just say I'm motivated to get it right. The Planning stage! The cook book! My recipe for scratch building. Expectations, Purpose, Hardware, Design and a load of details! Expectations: (Updated 16. maj 2021) Imagine a PC case made of carbon fiber, where the shell can be removed by pressing two buttons and then opened by pulling the shell and the skeleton apart, this without having to remove cables ensuring immediate access to the system. The Shell is a unibody configuration. The skeleton is a component with several parts, the entire water cooling can be extracted for upgrading and testing by extracting one part of the skeleton. The water block can be connected to a quick connection bracket if the water block does not have the quick connection function. The GPU can be removed in the normal way. Soft tubes an integer part to make this work. The shell as a single piece was chosen for rigidity and to reduce the weight and complexity of the building. A stand-alone system for monitoring and control will be mounted on the water cooling section. Not a theme build unless minimalism counts as a theme. Low weight so its easy to transport. Time until its ready 12 - 16 months depending on imagination, resources and materials. Purpose: This enclosure will be made for a PC that will be moved relatively often. It’s not an open case design, because of the risks to the components. Its main purpose is to hold data that is in use on weekly basis, for long time data storage there is a NAS available. The design is chosen to be easy to upgrade, long term reusable (12-15 years thinking green maybe?) and for maximum flexibility in daily use. The PC’s hardware components are chosen to be all round capable as a gaming PC and a Work station for data recovery, rendering and video editing, flexibility being the key word. Hardware: The enclosure has to accommodate an ATX sized motherboard, the reason being the flexibility on a board of this size when adding other components. For virtualization of several RTOS on this one system, there has to be room for more than 1 GPU and an additional USB card. The case will be large enough for two full sized GPU’s 340 (L) mm by 150 (W) mm by 60 mm (H). Available space for radiators is a minimum 2*240 mm (in reality more like 2*290mm). The PSU can also be 230 mm in length with space for cables. NO RGB components unless my nephews force me with their built-in persistence. I am still researching materials, production methods and tools for the job and since I have next to no experience with scratch builds, especially not at this level, I have read a lot and watched a lot of videos on YouTube - I will add a list of my favorites. Design: Simplify design bring down complexity and then try to make it better. This is where I start.