This build was initially going to be a VR development machine, but it quickly grew out of hand when I discovered the Thermaltake Core-P5 case and decided to give custom watercooling a go. I decided to make a rig which was cooled to the point that I could really have fun with overclocking without worrying about temperatures or noise, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. I also wanted to leave myself room to expand into an GTX 1080 SLI configuration in the future.
As this was my first watercooling build, there were a few hiccups along the way. Make sure that when you order your fittings, they match the kind of tubing you are using! I bought compression fittings which did not match the rigid PETG tubing I was using, both in size and type. Make sure you use rigid acrylic fittings for rigid acrylic (duh).
When I bought my case, black was the only available colour and so I painted the case white to match the aesthetic I wanted. However, you can now buy a Snow white variation of the Core-P5 which saves you quite a bit of effort if you want a white theme. My chosen motherboard was also partially picked for aesthetic purposes (it matched).
The rig is currently running at 4.8ghz @ 1.38v and the GPU is running at 2100mhz clock/5500mhz memory but I'm still refining and tweaking my overclocking settings. I'd love to hit 5ghz stable for fun, but I'd be happy with 4.7-4.8ghz for daily use.