Ended up not having as much time as I initially wanted today, but anyway, got some things done after all. Firstly, disassembled my graphics card. After removing the cooler and backplate I discovered a few things. First, the plate that connects to the heatpipes is rather large and pure cobber! But it was dirty and needed a good clean. After the cleaning I noticed the cobber have some small scratches, I guess it's from the manufacturing, because it's not visible they don't care. That means I will not use liquid metal and will rather go for a high quality paste, to fill out the little air pockets in the scratches. Then it was time to measure the thermal pads, so I can order some better ones and improve cooling a little. About 1.5mm. God I love this digital caliper! After that I took a look at the backplate... I really don't like the design, the whole space look with writing all over and the yellow lines, looks like a prop for the movie The Fifth Element... So I thought, hey, I wrapped the legs in vinyl, so still have a black un-used plastidip! So shot the backplate 4 layers of flat black, currently drying but looks much much better! Sorry for the bad pictures, only had my phone on me that time and paint drying is very very reflective so it screws up autofocus. By the way, before I painted the backplate, I test fitted the "new" graphic card, aka same card, without coolers on. Everything only fits in one way in this case, no room for anything. Specially the graphics cards size was an issue, but now it will just fit! A really really tight fit. Almost touches the rad. So the idea is in front of the heatsink there will be 2x Corsair ML120s on a bracket, controlled by the Zotac cards PWM controller, with some rubber dampers and digital LED frames from Phanteks, bassically I just designed my own card And also on the other side, I will mount 2x Corsair ML120s on a bracket, both to cool the GPU but also to help cool the VRM on the motherboard, controlled by the motherboard fan header. There is a PCI space before the 16x PCI on my motherboard, so with a little mod to the case it should just about fit. When I wait for paint to dry I tried out a few other things, I have some bamboo I want to incorporate somewhere in the build, because - pandas eat bamboo. Not sure where to put it yet, but wanted to see how good the glue is when glued to painted metal. Had a piece of my scrap Aerocool case laying around and damn, it's now stuck there! That glue is good! Let's see what will get the bamboo treatment later on... Lastly, unpacked my CableMod cables, and I'm so happy I went for it, they are soo nice! Ended up costing me about the same for cables as I originally payed for the PSU, but even if I had switched PSU it would not come with cables this nice. For some strange reason they are un-named when they come and you have to figure out what is what. I know that as soon as I have all parts I will assemble this thing quickly, so I sorted them and labeled them... I can see now this is not only a casemod, this is a full PC mod, not much I don't modify in some way... Stay tuned for more exciting stuff!