UPDATE: So the EK d5 pump died the Monday of Thanksgiving week. The pump just quit mid game ( Witcher 3) , thankfully I was keeping an eye on the temps and shut the system down. Of course I RMA'ed the pump with performance PC's. The entire process took about 2 weeks. During that time I redid the bends, painted the fittings white and flushed all the blocks out. The monsoon bending tools tools were a life saver! A must have.
-So far I have played shadow of Mordor, Witcher 3, Mirrors Edge and Battlefield 1. They have all run beautifully, with the exception of BF1. Battlefield 1 has this weird flickering issue when you are running an SLI setup, so the fix was just to disable SLI. One 980ti was still enough to run BF1 in 4k.
-I ended up not doing any ssd upgrades during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. None of the deals I found really blew me away, and my wife really wanted a 4k tv instead.
-I haven't messed with any over-clocking yet , and I really don't need to. I will over -clock soon, because why else do you water cool.
OLD: This was my first hard tube water cooling build. The tube bending was so time consuming and a lot harder than you would think. I still have to redo a few of the lines, obviously they are not straight or beautiful, but I have run out of tubing. I decided to go ahead and post, but I will update it after I get some time to redo the lines. The silicon inner tube I ordered from XSPC sucked so hard, it broke apart in bends several times.
The build is meant for 4k gaming. I haven't had a chance to try it yet; but I expect the experience to be pretty good. I was really tired of the color black, so I tried to avoid using a lot of black, obviously some pieces could not be avoided. I really like gray and white, and I feel like the red pops out a bit more with these colors.
Inwin 303: I ordered the white case and painted the interior of it gray, I really liked that it had a tempered glass panel. The only part I didn't like about the case was that there was no cable management at all in the back of the case.
I chose to just get a Samsung 40 4k tv, instead of a monitor. I just felt like this was the best choice for the money right now. Honestly, I really like it and I am sitting about two and half feet from it.
I haven't overclocked anything yet, but I will update after I redo the bends.