INTROHello everyone, i'm new here, i'm from Italy, this is my first post, but i have to say that i follow this forum since 2006! I'm a computer tech with a lot of passion in modding and i've made a lot of mods in the years, but I never had the time to share them on the internet, so from 2019 i decided to start to make MODs more professionally, and now i will post here my main project of my new personal computer! So the current project will concern my future new computer that I will assemble soon, I have been thinking about the realization of this mod for a long time, I bought the case in 2015 at a bargain price on ebay, and since then I have never managed to find the time to start with the mod, also, I still didn't need a new computer, because my glorious old i7 920 with 12GB of RAM do the job very well! HARDWARE & CASE The case chosen for this mod is an Alienware Aurora R4 dating back to 2012, why this choice? Well it's simple, just see my nickname , I'm a lover of science fiction and futuristic films, set in space, with aliens and spaceships, lasers, space tunnels, portals, etc. etc. and all this in the history of gaming in the computer world was represented by Alienware, which I personally have always admired for its products, as quality but above all as design, at unfortunately dream prices. So I always wanted this model of Alienware case, because since the first version I had fallen in love with it, with its design different from all the other houses of the time and that has inspired many other brands of case manufacturers in the years. Furthermore, I had already seen a nice modding project to make it truly unique and the fact of making a mod with this case makes it even more unique, thanks to the particularity and rarity of the case and the only few mods present with it. Having said that, I have always followed the modding scene worldwide, observing the evolution of styles over the years, and therefore I will try with this project to create something new and hopefully never seen before! As for the hardware features of the computer, let's say that it will depend a little on when the mod will be completed, but ideally these are the plans, considering that the computer will be used at 90% for gaming in 1080p 144 Hz ***Updated HW Specs of the final configuation 2020**** CPU: Intel i5 10600K MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 Vision D VGA: Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming OC RAM: 2x8GB DDR4 Kingston Predator RGB 4000 MHz PSU: 800W 80+ Tagan BZ PipeRock Storage: 500GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe (OS)+ 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe (Games)+ 1TB Hitachi 2.5" sata3 (data) Cooling: Barrow + Bykski + XSPC + custom liquid loop (below detailed setup) Detailed liquid cooling setup: 3 total radiator: - XSPC 240 low profile 20 mm - XSPC 120 low profile 20 mm - Bykski 240 standard 30 mm Tubing: hard PETG 16/12 mm Waterpump: Barrow CH 18W PWM CPU Waterblock: Barrow GPU Waterblock: Bykski Reservoir: Bykski 260 mm Virus style Fittings: Bykski + Barrow CH Coolant: EK Cryofuel acid green Fans: Alseye X12 (3 fans) + Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 + Scythe Kaze Flex slim PWM SPONSOR: HardWire - Custom cables maker In the next days i will post A LOT of picture of the worklog! This MOD was started in October 2019 and completed at the end of October 2020!