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. My next upgrade probably won't be until 3080Ti comes out.
Prices are all in CAD before tax at time of purchase, which in some cases was in 2018 (e.g. 1080Ti) as I didn't build this all from scratch; some of these parts have been with me since my previous build. Therefore, the price in the parts list doesn't reflect what you could buy these parts for today.
EDIT May 2020: Changed mouse and keyboard to Logitech G915 and GPW.