After reading countless water cooling build logs over the last 18 months I decided it was about time I got wet myself and water cool my Prodigy gaming rig. I was going to put up a post so you guy's would tell me what to buy but decided against it. I'd rather jump in the deep end and learn the hard way! . And this heat wave we are having in Melbourne has been a great excuse to stay inside and build it this week. Specs are: i5 4670k Asrock Z87E-ITX 2x 4GB Corsair Vengance Sapphire R9 290 Silverstone Strider 550w Samsung 840 256GB SSD Click to view full size! My main reason for watercooling is to give me more gear to thinker with... and I really want to keep that 290 quiet, such a loud bastard when playing BF4. Last week I went ahead and order the following gear from PCCG: XSPC Raystrom CPU Block XSPC Razor 290x/290 Block XSPC AX240 Rad White XSPC AX120 Rad White XSPC Acrylic Res for D5 Alphacool VPP655 Single Primochill PrimoFlex 3/8 5/8 White Also got some Bistpower compressions off the forums. There's probably a bit too much XSPC on that list for some people's tastes, I didn't set out intending to use all their stuff. I liked the plain black style of their blocks and thought the white rads would look good in contrast to all the black in the case. I wanted a res that fit a D5 but didn't want a bay or tube res so that one was about it. Box 'o' goodies arrived Monday: Click to view full size! First thing I did was strip out the case, gotta love how easy it is to pull the Prodigy apart: Click to view full size! Drilled some holes in the bottom of the case to mount the reservoir, the ridge where the HDD cage mounts was in the way so I cut some rubber for the base of the res so it sits even: Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Got the res and rads mounted up. Played around with a few different spots for the rads but decided to put the 240 up front and the 120 in back. It'll mean I can keep positive pressure in the case and I have a plan for the top of the case... more on that to come. I just installed some Fractal Designs fans for the time being, still can't decide what fans to buy, these will probably be crap for the rads but atleast they're quiet. Click to view full size! Mounted up both the blocks. The GPU block was pretty fiddly for a first timer, hope I have it mounted well, don't fancy pulling everything apart to remount. Click to view full size! Put the mobo and gpu in and decided I wanted to test my 24 pin PSU jumper so plugged in all the LEDs that came with the XSPC gear. Still undecided on whether I'll keep those, might be a bit too much bling. Click to view full size! Ran all the tubing this morning. Pretty stoked with how the white tubing and rads look in the black case. The loop that joins the CPU block with the 120mm rad is a bit dumb but I couldn't figure out a better way to do it without kinking the tube. Might replace it with a stack of fittings eventually. Click to view full size! So next up is filling and leak testing, might have a crack tomorrow, kinda shitting myself about that part, fingers crossed no leaks!