started in 2016 with a budget pre-built 500$, G3258/Gtx750, didn't want to spend alot since i was happy gaming on the PS4, and after the first upgrade i got the taste for doing it myself. Went from that to i5-6600k/Gtx970 later in that year.
it has been upgraded more times on watercooling parts then on actual pc components, i like the hobby and having a project to do, even if its just minor changes to the loop itself. I only play@3440x1440, so im still happy with the performance of the Gtx1080 and a bit disappointed with the 2080ti pricing to upgrade.
i dont really like going back from D5 to DDC but temps seem to be holding fine, the GPU is around 46º on "normal" ambient temps, lets see how they hold in the crazy 45º summer days. i could fit a D5 in the bottom of the case, but i didn't want tolose the symmetry of top/bottom 360 radiators https://i.imgur.com/nVYkKeT.jpg
reservoir is from Barrow ref LLO11 SDB V1 the pump is bought separate ref SPB17-T-V2, i like this version over the other from barrow or the Bykski versions.