It is finally time for me to start my first modding project, feels very exciting. I have spent many months reading forums and reviews trying to decide on what case to base my build on. That case decision outlines all other hardware, specially my custom water loop components as the case defines the dimensions available. To make the project even more exciting and challenging I decided to not only do my first mod, but also to build my very first water cooled computer and go all in with full loop and hard lines. I hope I can inspire someone with this build, but happy as I finally found my passion – building and modding computers. Basic concept I wanted to create a computer that could pass only for a piece of furniture. First idea was to convert a 300mm wide kitchen cabinet that is part of my location built gaming desk, but abandoned that idea early. Instead the concept of a Scandinavian inspired design theme that would work as a design piece inspired by a furniture was born. Black, white and grey quickly formed the colour theme and strict and clean lines with light surfaces formed around the Scandinavian theme. Light wood was out of the loop from start This foundation has formed all my choices when picking components as well. Keep true to the theme, colours and concept. This theme also made it easy not to jump on the RGB train. This is an unsponsored project, except from my amazing girlfriend, that is my biggest sponsor. Sponsors I want to thank my sponsor that joined mid this project - be quiet! I'm both humble and proud. Thank you so much for your trust! Hardware Case: Be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 black Motherboard: ASUS Z270 ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO Processor: Intel Core i7 7700K 4,2GHz Socket 1151 Ram: G.Skill Trident Z Black/White DDR4 PC25600/3200MHz CL16 4x8GB PSU: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Founders edition 3M di-noc carbon fiber, black and white Water cooling components Radiator: Hardwarelabs Black Ice Nemesis Radiator GTS 420 X-Flow CPU waterblock: EKWB EK-FB ASUS M9H Monoblock – Nickel GPU waterblock: EKWB EK-FC1080 GTX Ti – Nickel Pump: EKWB EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM plexi Reservoir: Aquacomputer aqualis PRO 880 ml with nano coating and LED holder Fans for radiator: 3 x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM 140mm Fans for chassi: 4 x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM 140mm Fan for PSU cover: 1 x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM 140mm Fittings: Alphacool Eiszapfen 13mm HardTube compression fitting G1/4 deep black Pass through fittings: EKWB 13/10mm G1/4 black Tube: Alphacool HardTube 13/10mm PETG clear 80cm Product images Oliver the modder dog He will be joining me through the project. He is very meticulous about sniffing, drawling and adding fur on all components and surfaces. Very friendly and helpful!