After about 20 years of custom builds, starting with air cooling, moving to soft tubing (before AIO's were a thing) and then on to a few PETG builds, I felt like it was time to try something a bit different.
This chrome plated brass tube was definitely more complex and challenging to work with but I enjoyed it all the way. It took me about a month or two to get all the water cooling parts I needed and another month to finally put it all together, and unfortunately when I was almost done I messed up one of the brass tubes by cutting it a few millimetres short and had to wait for a replacement. Lesson learned, even though they are expensive you should buy a couple extra.
My PC is always changing, nothing stays the same for more than a year. The second monitor was a bit overkill, and I should really downgrade to something that looks similar but is mainly just for browsing. The next upgrades will likely be 3080Ti and possibly a 9900KS (maybe not since this 8700K really rips >5Ghz after delidding).
PS: Prices are all in CAD before taxes and at the time of purchase, which in some cases was 2-3 years ago. I didn't build this all from scratch; some of these parts have been with me since my previous build.