Custom reservoir mount made out of brackets scavenged from Define S2s at work
As far as I know, only 1 or 2 other people have ever fit a 360 rad in a 350D
Had to file down the ram slot clips considerably as they contacted the GPU backplate
Even after being filed down there wasn't much clearance
SSD mounting solution
The rarely-seen res return line. I like how it wraps around the 24pin cable
My cat loves the warm exhaust coming out the top
After the CPU/motherboard upgrade
This took ten months of collecting parts and planning (including fully modelling it in SketchUp to check clearances), then a week to build. For months the system was stripped down to the bare necessities to keep the previous loop running while I prepared the final pieces. The old silver top Dominators are hard to find nowadays, but I always knew they were exactly what I needed. In the future I'm considering changing out the acrylic window for a tempered glass one, to fit inside the existing side panel.
I build custom PCs for a living, and have done thousands by this point. As a result of getting to play around with just about every component on the market and being surrounded by them every day, the novelty of having the best parts just doesn't appeal to me anymore. I took my time designing what I consider the "perfect" PC that doesn't need to change. Any time I upgrade a part, I try my best to retain the aesthetic. This is where the name "Project Eternity" originates from. Both because it took an eternity to get done, and now that it's finished I'd like it to stay looking like this forever. It's not the fastest or the flashiest - heck, the case is 8 years old at this point - but it's my labour of love and symbolises what I consider most important in a computer.
These pictures were taken when I was running a delidded 7700K @ 5GHz and an Asus Strix Z270G. About a year after this the motherboard died, so I upgraded to an i7 10700K and Asus Z490G Wifi motherboard. The system still looks essentially the same, the CPU and motherboard are just different now.
There's quite a bit of custom work:
Handmade sleeved cable extensions
Stainless steel PSU shroud w/ mount and weather stripping
DVD drive bay dremelled out to fit 360 rad (case does not support it natively, it's a tight fit)
Moved mounting position for 240 rad
Fill port on top of case
Frankensteined RGB LED strip controller for case lighting
Passthrough hole for HD Audio connector
Bottom RAM slot clips filed down for GPU backplate clearance
2.5" SSD mounts
Converted front USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 for a more stealth look
Will I ever change the case? Maybe, but the 350D is a case from the era I first got into computers that the 4000D and others got so close to bringing back, but all fell just short in my opinion. It will take a lot to make me change.