Welcome To My Project Log ------------------------------- I am currently working on a new custom case to house my gaming PC. The main feature of the case will be the watercooling system. In the following log I hope to show the progress of the build from beginning to end and hopefully get a little help and advice along the way. I will begin with the specification I am using: CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (overclocked to 3.0Ghz) Motherboard - Asus Croshair nForce 590 SLi Memory - 2Gb (2x1Gb) OCZ Platinum DDR2 GPU - Nvidia BFG Geforce 8800 GTS OC2 320Mb PSU - 700watt Jeantech Modular HDD - Seagate Barracuda 160Gb SataII & Freecom 400Gb External Optical - Liteon Lightscribe DVDR/RW Monitor - 22' HP Widescreen 1650x1050 Mouse - Razor Deathadder The system as it is performs very well. The CPU is watercooled but the GPU has standard Air cooling so I am quite limited when it comes to overclocking it. However I have still been able to reach a 3DMark06 score of 10190. But with the new system I am going to be watercooling the GPU as well as the CPU so hopefully will be able to push that score a little higher still. Project Aims -------------- (1) To watercool at least both CPU & GPU. (2) To see an improvement to my current best 3dMark06 score solely buy increased overclocking as a result of better cooling. (3) To hide all wires from view when looking into the case. (4) To keep to a Green/Black/Silver colour scheme. The Case ---------- I have chosen to use a smaller case than I currently use to add abit more of a challenge to the build. It is also a very plain 'standard looking' case, which cost under £20. I have opted for a plain case so that I can modify it from the ground up the way I want it to look. Here are a couple of pictures of the case as brought, the Antec NSK4000 The Cooling ------------- I will be using a 1/2' loop to cool the CPU / GPU / HDD. The loop will include a BlackIce II GT Stealth 240 with 2x A.C Ryan 120mm Blackfire fans, a 250ml EK Multioption reservoir and an XSPC X20 HDD waterblock. However I haven't yet decided on which pump and waterblocks to use, there are so many new products about at the moment I am having a hard time choosing which ones will work best in my setup. I have been working on a sketchup version of roughly what I hope the finished case will look like. Its the first time I have used the program so its not perfect but you get the general idea. So thats the plan. First on the todo list is to get the case inner frame cut where needed and then to get it sprayed matt black. I hope to get this done in the next week so will be posting an update as soon as possible. Thanks for reading, please feel free to make comments good or bad along the way, Cheers.