Work and some light gaming like Minecraft and Elite Dangerous. The price is way off due to the sound system but I haven't figured out how to remove the price on those.
I chose this case because I like the square shape and can hide the pump and wires in the back without squishing anything. I listed a Cryorig AIO CLC because there are no options for custom liquid parts and I think I will eventually switch back to CLC because they seem to be getting good enough these days.
The cooling is a Koolance block, MCP 350 pump, 240 thick EK and 280 regular radiator. The gpus are reference blowers because they don't seem to be as loud or hot as the gtx 580's and teslas they replaced especially when set to 94% power level.
Main drive and applications are on the Intel 750. Plenty of space at 400GB. The other 2.5" ssd and the various hdds are attached to the HBA and I use Storage Spaces.
Windows Storage Spaces won't play well with this arguably common HBA so even with three/four column mirrors they are sometimes slower than single direct attached drives or even iscsi.
The Icy Dock "ToughArmor" enclosures are one of my favorite pieces for builds and addons. They all fit in the optical bay and different models can hold: - 4 x 15mm SATA/SAS - 6 x 9.5mm SATA (the one I have in this build) - 8 x 7mm SATA That's right, you can put eight! 7mm ssd in one optical bay! I have a fan controller on the other optical bay.
Gigabyte motherboard was annoying for months before the latest bios because the Crucial SSDs had to be unplugged in order to boot. Only this particular ssd, other brand/model or hdd boots fine.
The power supply is adequate and nothing fancy. The mains is very clean and this machine is fed from a double-conversion ups anyway.
I always choose Dell ultrasharps and this build is no exception. The main screen is a 27" and three 24" are vertical and lumped together.
I have two pairs of kb/mouse depending on what I do. I'm addicted to the inertial scrolling of the g9x and the cherry red keyboard is for chats, games and browsing. I chose the Corsair model because the open key design and metal chassis makes it very easy to clean. When I'm snacking, this is the keyboard I use :)
For the long haul I use the newer lighter 303 and a code cherry clear regular keyboard to work. They are all 87 size to keep mouse closer for ergonomics.
In Elite Dangerous I use a Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS for mundane solo flight and exploration. When I need to fly with finesse I switch to CH Flightstick for left hand and Fighter stick on right plus pedals for analog-controlled six degrees of freedom.
Some may wonder why I have listed three headphones. Two are headsets for game chats: one closed back and one open back and the choice comes down to the noise level I have around me. The 363D comes with a little usb surround effect dac with the usual analog jacks that I can also plug the MMX 300 to. I use the 650D headphone in stereo plugged into the Benchmark for music.
The most important part of a computer build that is meant for actual prolonged use is of course the chair. I sit in a cute blue Herman Miller Embody chair when at this computer.
I notice there are racer-inspired chairs that are all the rage nowadays like the DX racer Maxomnics and such that sell for prices that are close to refurb or closeout Herman Miller and Steelcase models. To all you telecommute heroes, marathon gamers and twitch maven streamers I say this- spend the money on a real chair meant for health and posture!