Still working on the other projects, but a couple of purchases this week have me started on a new one as well. Time to build a nice box instead of ghettoing other things. This one will have P8Z77-I Asus ITX i7 3770k EVGA GTX 660 SC 2G Silverstone modular 450 SFX PSU 16GB GSKILL Ripjaws DDR 1600 Corsair H90 closed loop cooler 2 x Samsung 840 SSD in RAID 0 1 x 3TB Seagate SATA3 3'5" Its the purchase of the GPU, PSU and the H90 from clrobbo that has made this happen. Thanks mate I wanted to build a real gamer this time, but on a relatively low budget, and in a compact case. This combo of parts ticks all the boxes. I am going to buy the Asus board later this week, stick my 3770k, SSD's and 3TB, and 16GB RAM on it, then watercool the CPU. I am also going to isolate most of the GPU cooling to outside of the box. In keeping with my desire to build small things, I think the box is about 8.75 litres, though I am happy to be corrected. The CPU will be water cooled, the GPU will be air cooled. The box will be made of polished merbau, handcrafted for the job. I'll rout some nice edges onto the box too of course, and maybe try some inlays. I dont start this stuff without planning, but I have all the parts except for the board, and this build will definitely be finished within 2 weeks, so please bear with the renders I use for concept. If you dont want to see my renders, now is the time to click the 'back' button... The basic layout. The concept.140mm H90 at the front with a decent (not the corsair fan) PWM fan doing the pushing. The airflow from the fan is intended to cool the RAM and the big power daughterboard on the P8Z77-I motherboard. The fan on the PSU will act as the extractor fan. The GPU will be virtually independent thermally. I specifically wanted this kind of design, so that I could feed it with fresh air and vent it straight back out of the case. In this render, thats not really a 660. Its only a 560, the 660 fan is smaller and further back. It will do for concept purposes though, and the dimensions are similar. Its just easier to use someone elses model if you can find one that suits ok than make your own .. A view with the PSU removed. You can see the drives on the left. The SSDs will present no problems but it will be necessary to have right angled connectors on the 3.5" drive. The GPU takes the entire right (on this rear view) side. The radiator is directly in front of the RAM and VRM board, and airflow through the radiator should be sufficient to cool them and hopefully also create enough of a breeze to cool the HDD as well. The PSU sits over the board (it will be attached to a hinged lid), and its fan is the only extraction fan for the case. There is ample clearance from all parts, even the super tall dominator ram I have included in the render. Airflow should be pretty good I think. Also, when the hinged lid is lifted and the power supply swings away, access to all parts of the case will be good too. I havent bothered with a burner, if I need one I will use USB. I'll start getting some photos up as soon as I start cutting timber, and when I pick up the extra parts from clrobbo on Thursday.