This was a system built to ease the 3D and 2D design workload. Previously I had a AMD Phenom II 6 core which definitely showed it's age when editing 4K and trying to render 3D at 1080p. I could have gone for the 8 core and in hindsight, maybe I should have. Adobe Premiere has such old architecture underneath that honestly the 980 ti is being wasted. My old 780 would probably still do the job and even a 750ti would probably be fine. Until they update to support either SLI or actually utilize most of the gpu's potential, I would never recommend top tier cards for editing.
I use the 1TB SSD as my main "current project" drive, the 120GB ssds are recycled and used as "cache" drives for the design software, the 2TB is for storing temporary RAW footage and the m.2 is my OS drive.
I kept the radiator in that position: 1) Top would mean moving the fan and mashing the CPU cable (I've tried) 2) My office is 17C/62F for 10 hours a day. So heat is not even a factor. 3) I'll post a new photo of the fans switched to exhaust (didn't make a difference temperature wise)
I appreciate the feedback and constructive criticism. Thanks for taking a look at my build. New one up soon for my recycled 780s home gaming rig. :)