This is my first time building a computer and what an experience this has been. I've slowly been buying and completing this build over the past year.
Reasons for decisions made- -I chose to go with as much corsair product as possible because I wanted to control everything through one software to minimize background usage. -I opted to use 4 reservoirs to fill up dead space in the case. I feel that just two reservoirs leaves too much emptiness. -64gb of ram simply because those pesky ram slots kept looking at me funny. - I broke down the draining process of this loop into two sections(front and back). In the back, each radiator has a drain port to release fluid from the rad and soft tubing running to it. In the front, due to limited space and the difficulty of hard tube bending, I opted to place a drain port on the bottom of each reservoir. This allows me to drain each reservoir individually in needed. -I tried to keep colors to a minimum with all wiring and other physical aspects since I'll be frequently changing colors with lighting. -Had to switch to Primochill rads because the Thermaltake rads were aluminum. (Luckily I caught that before hooking anything up to them).
Notes as a first time builder- -Hard tubing is a pain in the#$$, but with enough patience and PETG tubing anything is possible. -Remember to always check for o-rings on your fittings before screwing them in, a couple of my ek fittings did not have o-rings. -If possible watch someone else do whatever it is you're wanting to do before you try. I can't tell you the amount of time I spent watching JayzTwoCents and LinusTechTips before trying things for myself.
Benchmarks- Cinebench R20-5445