I'm going to do my first open loop water cooling project with Cerberus X2 or X^2.
Well, I love one fact with Cerberus X (older model), which is that it is powder coated. I understood that Cerberus X2 might not be powder coated. Regardless, this is still not a deal breaker. I assume I could perhaps get it powder coated from another service, once I get my hands on it. As long as the metal quality is good enough to get a powder coating.
Also, another thing is, on the Cerberus X (older model), there is absolutely no room to route cables to the back. Just 5mm depth might fix that. I'm not sure, I don't know. But it would be super cool, if it was possible.