I've built about 5 custom computers of various specs between myself and my brother, my last rig was my first venture into liquid cooling and it went very well I think, and I'm pretty much hooked now ><, so I wanted to try my hand at building a custom case. The inspiration/ideas came from a lot of different sources but most notably the Thermaltake Level 10 style case and the various wall mounted rigs I've seen on this site and many others.
Anyway, the main "case" will be made of wood, the outside edges will be Tiger Maple and the inside panel where everything will be mounted will be Walnut, the wood choices are just from lots of furniture I've seen around and I really like the color contrast between the two woods. Everything will be mounted to the left side of the vertical panel and will be exposed, all the wires will be hidden between the front and rear panel to give a clean look. The tubing will be stainless steel and use EK hard-line fittings and most of the components used are EK.
Specs as of now:
Mobo: EVGA X99 Micro ATX w/ Custom WC Blocks
CPU: Intel I7 5820K w/ EK LTX Block
GPU: Zotac GTX980 w/ EK Waterblock
PSU: EVGA 750 G2
RAM: DDR4 3000 Hyper X
SSD: 2x Corsair Force GS 240gb
Rad: HW Labs SR-2 480mm
Fans: Blacknoise PL-1 900rpms (push/pull)
Pump: D5 Vario on an EK Top
Res: EK 250mm V3
As of now I'm still debating on WC the ram and Mobo (I've already got the Mobo block) but I'm worried it will make everything look to busy and kill the simplicity of the build. Overall I'm going for a modern look with the wood choices and the stainless and hopefully I can make the image in my head a reality! lol
A few quick sketchup drawings of the basic idea, and hopefully I can start on the case this weekend as I just got the last of the wood in today!
A basic layout of how everything is going to be positioned on the case:
Hopefully more to come this weekend!