Hi, everyone, I have a new mod here. It will be called City of Light (more explanation on that later). This mod's "canvas" will be a Lian Li V2100 (old school style) which I acquired new for around USD 200. Thankfully it doesn't have the "Plus" package which I probably would've thrown out anyway. Also it only has the sound insulation on one panel, which is a 'plus' to me since I'll be cutting on it and won't have to tear it all off! Here's some links if you want to see what it looks like...though I imagine most of you are familiar with it: http://www.gideontech.com/content/articles/286/1 http://www.firingsquad.com/hw/4317/Lian-Li_V_PC-V2100_/_PC-V2100B_Full_Tower_Case/ City of Light will feature dual WC loops, silent operation, and a killer motherboard cover. I might throw in some home-built or modified waterblocks, too. This is a long term mod. I'll work on it most weekends but rarely during the week. I've already done some work, so my first several updates should be pretty regular. Please don't ever hesitate to ask questions or to make comments or give criticism. The interactive aspect is the whole reason I'm doing this log! It will focus equally on aesthetics, performance, and silence. I'm not a gamer, and this is not a gaming rig. It will primarily be used for playing with crypto, doing a lot of photo processing, and general office stuff. Being 'green' is kindof important to me, so where possible I want to use recycleable, ROHS compliant parts, avoid toxic coolants and paints (and have a toddler so it's safer that way). I will not cut a bunch of holes in the case b/c I will use it again; I learned from my previous Project Headrush...I mutilated that case and it's pretty much worthless for other configurations now. Components: Core i7 920 3GB Corsair DDR3 undecided Mobo undecided GPU(s) undecided SSD Cooling: Loop1: Thermochill PA120.2 D5 undecided CPU block Swissflow meter Loop2: undecided pump full mobo cooling gpu block(s) koolance flow meter BI Stealth 120.1 BI 80.2 possibly another Stealth 120.1 Planning on putting the PA 120.2 on the floor, a 120.1 in the front, the 80.2 in the back, and the optional other 120.1 up on the mobo tray: Previous mods: Project Headrush - still ongoing. Honestly, I never really finished it and plan to 'refurbish' and finish it after City of Light. Here's an older pic (still in progress): And a shot of my top shroud: Macbook Carbon - I finished this last winter. It's a homemade carbon fiber shell I made for my Apple Macbook (yes, real carbon fiber! ). I hope you all enjoy it!