No, but I have an x99 (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/KyD8TW) build that has been rock-solid and I just kept with the upgraded platform. Again, the LGA 1151 platform is excellent and provides everything most gamers need. I just stuck with the x299 and spent a little more dough.
Thanks man. I appreciate the guidance. This Corsair box is tricky to work with since there is no room for an actual rear exhaust fan. As a work around, I set the bottom front to intake so it would blow on the GPU. I thought I would play around with putting the top front fan on exhaust to supplement the lack of options at the rear of the case and didn't think about the negative pressure situation I was creating.
All that said, the stock EVGA fans are loud and I have a couple of Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax fans coming today. I'm going to swap them out and play around with intake/exhaust options, including flipping the top front fan to intake.
Here's my question for you: Just for clarification, an ideal set up would be all-intake from the front and then relying completely on the rad fans for exhaust out the top? Doesn't this create a neutral pressure situation (2 120s as intake and 2 120s as exhaust) or do the intake fans on the GPU push me into positive territory.
Thanks man. I stuck with the 9900x just because I wanted to keep with the 299X mobo. I cannot justify this in any other than way than to say I was over-indulging. The 9900K and LGA1151 should serve you just fine and save you some dough.
I know this reply is way late, but there's no airflow issue. The Corsair H100i is set to exhaust. The design of this specific Nvidia Founder's Edition 1080 is also set to exhaust, pulling air in over the GPU and pushing it out the back of the system. If this was a card designed with multiple fans set to push air directly into the system, there would, indeed, be a tug-o-war. As it stands, the current set-up is tight between the H100i's fans and the GPU fan, but my temps for both the CPU and GPU have been nice and low to this day.
Yeah, it was grayed out when I searched it. I'll add it as custom.
Doh! I never thought about that. Before I went with the current ghetto approach, I looked for the bike pads that used to go on handlebar crossbars on BMX bikes. My local bike shop didn't carry them. I'll check out the noodle option. Thanks.