Well, my ridiculously extravagant purchase of an unused Z490 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce motherboard has materialised. A gigantic package arrived and this thing is immense. I have a soft tubing loop (13/10), and I actually love the look of the soft tubing natural runs. The system will include my i9 10900KF, 32GB of HyperX, D5 Next pump and reservoir, an RTX 3080 in an Alphacool water block, and a 9x120mm external gigantic Alphacool radiator. I will be using a Core P3 case, which is a bit tight for this motherboard but I will make it work. I will post some photos as the build progresses.