Status: Active/in use
Well I got it all crammed into the case. I had to cut a hole for the GPU to fit in from the front. The normal power button I pulled out to fit the fan in the front of the case, so I sourced a push button on amazon. I took the plastic part of the button and glued the led onto it so it still lights up when the PC is on. But its fixed in place with glue. Still toying with the 1080ti its very temperamental vs other 1080ti cards Ive used... I did have a 10TB seagate HDD in the computer but the hdd came in contact with the GPU fans. I had to settle on something 20mm or thinner so I found this 2.5" seagate 5tb HDD to be the best alternative.
Also note in the pictures I, waiting on my 3rd 10" SATA cable... Amazon I guess thought it was ok to send me one 32" long...
Future plans: Upgrading the 1tb 840s to crucial 2tb drives. Swapping over to an asrock 370 board.
Update 1/23/2018: Was able to get the GPU and CPU a little more dialed in, and updated the benchmark picture. Also changed out the thermal compound for the GPU to Thermal Giz (helped out allot with temps) I have chosen to forgo the MB upgrade and look forward to the zen +/2 and a newer X470 boards. The 2TB SSDs are here but I haven't had time to reopen the case and swap them out. That might just wait till I swap to the X470 and zen +/2 I did swap out the SATA cable when I changed out the GPU TIM. Will update pictures with new upgrades down the road. I sold off my other computers/gutted them with the GPU prices so high and newer components coming out so this is currently my main rig as of writing.
I will note that the computer will start to howl under max load, but during normal gaming I lock the FPS to 60. aka the screens max refresh rate so it never sounds loud during normal game play. But I also use headsets for gaming. It maintains constant 60FPS and I've never had it dip with the exception of some really dumb stuff in GTA. I can push the CPU a bit higher but it does start to get some temp creep if under load for long periods of time so I found 3.4-3.6 to be the best middle ground.