Thorson inherited a power supply and 1080ti from it's father. The X470 was purchased with Ryzen 2 in mind for the future.
I wanted to build a smaller, cooler looking system while splurging on storage and memory. The memory works at the maximum rated board speed of 3466 and without much playing supports slightly faster timings. The cpu clocks up to 4250mhz quite often even under multi core loads.
Build notes and errata: Might have been I that mentioned it. Had a pretty good time putting it together. I'm glad I didn't go smaller. The fans that came with the case were kind of awful, especially pushed against the giant cooler I used. I left top top one in place, but unplugged it, and replaced the other with a "Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2" and additionally added a pair of the same type of 140mm to the front of the case. I bought PWM fans and the system is actually able to manage them unlike the other fans I had. I'm pretty satisfied with the noise level, especially since my NAS is louder.. .gotta get that outta here. I'm very happy with the noise level on the cooler. The graphics card is definitely the loudest thing in the case under load, adding the 140mm fans really helped with that. There are perforations underneath it, and if one uses a SFF power supply you would probably get decent air flow from the bottom of the case. I however, used my full sized 750 watt passive one from my old box.
I was unable to get the fourth motherboard screw installed, and the board is pulling a bit from the top left corner. I need to take the cooler off, put in the last screw and then try to get it back on... I'll need to evaluate how possible it will actually be.
I moved the SSD from the back of the case to the front as it seemed a little plain down there empty. The front of the case is held on with pegs which you have to pull pretty hard to take off to access the front fans and filter.
I'll remove the top fan and probably tape off the top vent completely next time I take this thing apart as it's kind of pointless with the cooler I have. An LED strip might be in the cards as well.