This is a little project I hadn't foreseen making. I'm working on a follow up to MODZERO FORTY a version 2.0 sort of deal, I'd enjoyed planning it so much it's grown into a much bigger project. So, I soon found myself with the Hex Gear R40 dismantled (MOD040 being my main rig) and myself without a means to enjoy DOOM! I've always liked the Phanteks EVOLV chassis and had wanted to do a build in one for some time. I picked up the case and initially assembled my components with a no frills approach, it was simply meant to get the job done until the R40 returned. I went to bed that night my mind buzzing with ideas on how I could use parts I already had, add a new toy here and there and make something all that more special than the build I'd thrown together. ... ... ... I've been really impressed with the EVOLV, the stock front 200mm and rear 140mm fans are great bits of kit. I like the huge dust filter up front and how all the panels just pull off. In a matter of seconds you can have the case stripped to the frame. ... Around this time, Pascal was announced and whilst shocked (and gutted) at the UK price of the GTX 1080 I was already working out how I could get my hands on it. But then it struck me... I bought the GTX 980 on the day of release, I jumped in my car and drove 100 miles to OCUK and bought it for £399.99! It was the king of the hill for all but 6-7 months, the 980ti dropped and left it behind whilst the GTX 970 was released offering much of the performance for £100 less. Two years (ish) later and the 970 clearly hit that sweet spot in the market. If you can afford it, the 980Ti delivered on performance, but the 980... well, who cared anymore. So now I'm looking at the market and thinking, I can't afford the GTX 1080 and sooner rather than later the GTX 1080Ti will spank it. Wait for the GTX 1070, The 'Founders Edition' cooler looks awesome, get it, run it on air, enjoy the perf boast over the 980. When the 1080Ti drops, buy a second 1070, put them both on water in MODZERO FORTY TWO and enjoy pascal until the next dead scientist is assigned an architecture. MODZERO X is my little celebration to the 'founder edition'. The EVOLV has that awesome 200mm fan up front to pull in dust free air and that great 140mm in the back to clear the hot stuff. All I needed now was to add a little flair. ... This was all I needed for my CPU loop, a way to keep my adapted res in place and a home for the D5 pump I had left over from MODZERO OCTO. ... ... The EVOLV has the mounting options for dual 120/140 up front. Opting to keep the 200mm I was still able to make use of the 120mm mounting holes (needed a little modding to the 200mm fan to stop one of the screws from the bracket fouling the mount) making mounting the D5 a breeze, yeah, a D5 for a cpu loop is excessive but then again, so is a CPU LOOP.. plus.. I really like the EK REVO D5 TOP, it adds a fresh look to the time honored D5. I've only recently retired MODZERO FOUR, it was the first Parvum build to rock a GTX 980 and at the time one of only three PARVUM X1.0 VEER cases in the world. I still think it's one of the nicest Parvum builds to date (not that i'm biased.. haha). When working on MODZERO OCTO I had to partially dismantle MODZERO FOUR to make use of the 'modding cubes'. It hadn't been rebuilt and bills needed paying, so the hardware 'went' and the case was wrapped up and put away... But not all of it.. ... My goal is to have the build ready for the GTX1070 FE on day of release (JUNE 10TH), just like I did with the GTX 980 I'm gonna make the drive and pick up the card. I'm hoping to get it installed, final shots taken and the images uploaded the same night. So, erm... I've got 48 hours... J.