If you have no video card I think a 240mm AIO liquid cooler could replace the two 120mm case fans underneath where the video card goes, so I think it'd work; but I don't know for sure.
Yeah, no overclock. The 2080ti is a blower as well and I had to tweak fan speeds up to keep it cool enough.
No clue on the push/pull potential. Mine blows through the radiator and out of the case.
I crammed as much wiring as I could in front and around the PSU; that's pretty the only spaces free that are guaranteed not to be in the way of fans.
For the CPU Cooler, you just have to coil the water pipes around the block and then the fit is really tight. Also, I don't know if you noticed, but in the description I mention that I swapped out the MasterLiquid Lite 120 fan for a slim fan; it won't work otherwise.
No OC. Here are the temps under maximum load.. The AIO was very hard to fit, but it did fit with the slim fan.
Here are the temps after running y-cruncher for multi-threaded pi calculation. With a regular air cooler my temps were getting over 90 C and being throttled to prevent overheating. The liquid cooling keeps it around ~85 C under maximum stress with no throttling.
Fitting the tubes in the case was a task, but it can be seen in one of the pictures. The water cooling tubes are wrapped around the water block.
I don't remember what screws I used, tbh. I do know that the screws I used definitely came with some of the parts, be it the fan, cooler, case, or motherboard as I didn't have to attain any additional screws to build the machine. The cabling is as seen in the picture with the water block on the CPU; the water conduits just coiled around the block. It was a VERY tight fit.
Yup. Mostly when playing CS:GO which seems to be CPU bound :)
Definitely not a necessity. There's also three 3.5 bays for regular SSD if you want to use them; although the wiring is a bit trickier.
CM Storm QuickFire Stealth. Just added it to the build list.
I just needed the space. My old 3.5 SSD was 1tb and was packed full, so I knew I'd need at least 1tb and wanted the ability to add more space in the future if I want to use that other m.2 slot. Also, for that extra space I'd have to run RAID 0, which I just think is unnecessarily risky for my work computer; if anything I'd do RAID 1.
The video card was bought 2 years ago, it's from my old computer. I'm planning on waiting until the next generation nVidia cards are out before upgrading.
Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of probably the most important part of the cable management, and that was how I ran the cables underneath and around the video card. I had more issues with cables and fans there than I did around the CPU.
I'd take it apart and take pictures, but I don't want to put it back together again... maybe when I get a new video card :)