Originally Posted by opi
Jesus mary and jesus.... Dude if I knew where you lived I would be posting those pictures under a thread called "check out my new PC". I was thinking of doing some work on my case, but the thing is I heard to do a quality job like that it takes a while. And I only gots one case
Best advice I can give you is take time to gather ALL the major part upgrades and as much of the fittings/tubing/barbs or compression fittings as you think you'll need BEFORE starting your upgrade.
Take your time. Layout your loop(s) as best as you can without disassembling your system. You'll be surprised at how many times you think a part will fit a certain way only to find out it just won't do that. Better to discover that, make the necessary changes in your loop or design and retest before your system is in jigsaw pieces on the table.
You can also get a lot of chassis mods and fan changes done and only have to shutdown the system down and power it off for a few hours, not days. I know that for me, my builds start out one way in my head an morph as I go through the modding process. My NZXT is a perfect example of that. I've "rebuilt" the loops about five times to get them just right. For watercooling, do yourself a HUGE favor. Go to a home improvement store or discount hardware store and buy several feet (or meters) of cheap tubing that matches your inner and outer diameter of the tubing you buy for the finished loop. You can cut and adjust the cheap stuff until you are happy with the look and fit without sacrificing your expensive LRT tubing. You can even mark the cheap pieces with a marker (once you're happy with the fit) to identify where they go in the loop and use them as templates for the final cut pieces. Any hand painting, vinyl wrapping, etc. can all be done well before you tear the guts out and rebuild with the upgrades.