I've been wanting to do a matx custom watercooled build for a while now... there were definitely some scenarios which were more difficult than in my previous custom waterloop build in the atx phanteks evolv. The goals of this build though were... matx, watercooling, with a synthwave theme. The build currently has a ryzen 5 2600, this is a placeholder chip until zen 2 drops. When that happens I'll be replacing the 2600 with the 2700x successor.
Overall I'm happy with how the build turned out. I love the way the coolant/lights came together, and I wanted to use a lot of 90 degree fittings for a nice clean look. I've done custom loops in the past and used bends, but it was simply an aesthetic choice to try and use fittings for all the 90 degree bends. I wasn't able to do this 100% and had to make a few compromises, but for the most part I achieved the look I wanted. Theres a couple pipes I may change when I swap chips, mainly the one connecting my flow meter to the radiator, but for now I'm content.
Also just to mention, the lighting is much more blue/teal irl, in picture the lighting is more white looking
EDIT: Timelapse/build log https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C0lGWfvpiE