I had posted this in another thread, that I was moving forward with a pretty big build with a fairly insane parts list. Insane in the fact how rapidly a thousand dollars disappears when you are buying top notch gear and then adding water cooling items to the build. Due to going with Caselabs S8 as my foundation, I am forced to wait for that to be built and shipped and spending the time waiting ordering gear. Having zero experience with water cooling I am doing a crash course in water cooling through Youtube.com :-P Thankfully, there are a few builds with the Caselabs S8 and I think I can do a cleaner and more compact job then what I have seen so far. I will start this log with a basic outline of the parts I have currently, some were bought when I decided to move ahead with this build last month. Fedex, UPS and USPS are gonna be busy for the next week or two. Items from current system moving over to new system. LG Blueray Player- USED Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79- USED Intel 3960X LGA2011- USED Corsair Dominator DDR3 2400 16 GB Items that have arrived or are arriving currently- NextDesk Terra Pro Medium Bamboo Finish Silver Gloss Frame Standard 63" Width Desktop Three Grommets CaseLabs Mercury S8 Case with Top Window Cover, Front Window Cover, Window Doors, and Solid Bay Covers, Black ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING GeForce 11GB OC Edition 2 EACH N82E16817151185 Seasonic Flagship PRIME TITANIUM 1000 SSR-1000TD 1000W 80+ Titanium Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V 135mm FDB Fan Super Quiet Power Supply 1 EACH N82E16832588529 Windows 10 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit) / USB Flash Drive Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM High Performance Edition - Twin Pack 7 EACH (Yup 14 fans :-P) 9SIAC8W4Z05668 EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block (Gold) 1 9SIAC8W4Z05816 EKWB EK-FC1080 GTX Strix GPU Water Block (Nickel) 2 EACH 9SIAC8W5EA1005 EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO Backplate AM4 LGA-115X 1 9SIAC8W5EA1197 EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO Mounting Plate AMD 1 EK-FC1080 GTX Strix Black Anodized Aluminum Backplate for EK-FC1080 GTX Series Water Blocks EK-FC1080-GTX-STRIX-BP 2 EACH Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Industry HPC Series 360mm AC-14252 3 EACH EK-RAM Monarch Module - Nickel (2pcs) EK-RAM-MON-MODULE-NK 2 EACH EK-D5 PWM G2 Motor (12V DC PWM Pump Motor) EK-D5-PWM-G2 1 Bitspower Premium D5 MOD Top G1/4" (Abrasive Silver / POM Version) BP-PD5MTPP-ASL 1 Bitspower Dual/Single D5 TOP Reservoir Adaptor (Clear Acrylic) BP-DSRAAC-CL 1 Mayhems X1 Coolant - 1 Liter - UV Blue MX1UVB1L 2 EACH Mayhems XT-1 UV Blue Coolant Concentrate - 250ml MXT1UVB250ML 1 LCD Temperature Display (White) V3 + G1/4" Plug Sensor XSPC-LCD-PLUG-WH-V3 2 EACH Thermaltake Pacific Fill Bottle A247153 1 Bitspower Flow Sensor - Clear/Black/Black Sparkle BP-FS-CLBKBS 1 Bitspower G1/4" Silver Shining Enhance Multi-Link For Acrylic Tube OD 12MM BP-EML 18 EACH Bitspower Premium G1/4" Silver Shining Stop Fitting BP-PRE-06 8 EACH Bitspower BP-MVV-SLSL Mini-Valve - Shining Silver With Silver Shining Handle BP-MVV-SLSL 1 Bitspower Non Chamfer PETG 12mm OD Tube Length 500mm BP-NCPLT12-L500 6 EACH Phobya 4Pin PWM to 4x 4Pin Fan Splitter PCB PH-1011223 5 EACH Silverstone CPF03 One-to-One PWM 30cm Extension Connector Cable CPF03 6 EACH CableMod ModFlex 4-pin Fan Cable Extension 60cm - Black CM-CAB-PFAN-60KK-R 4 EACH CableMod ModFlex 4-pin Fan Cable Extension 90cm - Black CM-CAB-PFAN-90KK-R 2 EACH Bitspower Silver Shining Enhance 90-Degree Dual Multi-Link Adapter BP-E90DML 8 EACH EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Water Block for Corsair Dominator Ram - Nickel EK-RAM-MON-X4-NP 2 EACH Bitspower Silver Shining Enhance Rotary 90-Degree Multi-Link Adapter BP-E90RML 8 Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 200 V2 - Clear Body & POM Version BP-WTZM200PV2-CLBK 1 Bitspower Premium D5 Pump Mounting Bracket - Matte Black BP-D5BT-MBK 1 Holy shit!! I knew I had ordered some items but until now had not actually looked over the entire list and the couple boxes stuffed with parts seems fairly small for the amount of money I have spent, LOL. The Caselabs S8 is a seriously kick ass frame to mount and hold all this gear, sadly, it is more of an workstation layout than an enthusiasts showcase style case. I went with the one that had the best airflow, most logical layout for the motherboard with easy access, for this the board will sit like it would in a test bench which is great for supported graphics cards and such but not necessarily the best layout for taking pictures of, I can live with that as there will be little or no RGB, not on the fans, the motherboard predates RGB and I am removing the 1080ti cooler assemblies with built in RGB. Classic simple looks and a kick ass water loop with some UV blue should be good enough. The fans, 14 of them, are all the High Performance SP120 Corsair and no RGB included. I was going to add in an Aquacomputer but figured more complexity with little added safety or functionality. All of these fans will run off the motherboard headers, 8 headers in all, and I will use software based fan control to tame these 2350 RPM fans. Nine of the fans are for running the three 3X120 radiators and the other five fans are for the front of the case to produce positive pressure and airflow over the motherboard. This setup should produce some stellar cooling performance and the parts selection should have a reasonably fast pc. I figure we have a couple folks still hanging around these parts that would love to do a custom water cooled build and those folks could learn from my experiences of being inexperienced at water cooling. When I started this the items I thought would kill me were the Next Desk Terra Pro, the Caselabs S8 and the two Asus Strix 1080ti. Going over purchase receipts I realize those little tiny hard line connectors have nearly added up to the cost of a GTX 1080 and I still will need more once I get into the actual build. The Bitspower pump assembly and GPU, RAM and CPU coolers are over the cost of another GTX 1080. I already had a few folks question why I am not buying into the new X299 or X399 setups that AMD and Intel are releasing currently. It is pretty simple in that I want to fry older hardware with this first build than brand spanking new parts. The other is that I do not see value from either company with these current offerings for my needs. I have a feeling my setup will benchmark up near the best of them outside heavily threaded benches like Ashes Of The Singularity or Cinebench. For most things the 3960X is a pretty good CPU and mine has always been an easy one to OC, on air it runs at 4.2GHZ in a hot environment. On water that soldered CPU should be able to get up near 4.5 GHZ or so.