Originally Posted by Swordsman83
what are the best components i can squeeze into ML08 ?
budget is not an issue.
Budget will not be your limiting factor, but the ability to cool it all and really, what temperatures you're willing to be comfortable with. Related to this issue is the size/height of the heatsink you can put in an ML08. Unless you get REALLY creative and gut out chunks of the internal space, liquid cooling is a non-option.
The RVZ01/ML07/FTZ01 all offer enough headroom to cram liquid cooling for the CPU, which makes it a lot easier to consider putting a Broadwell-E processor in the enclosure, and from there you could toss in up to 64GB of memory, the new GTX Titan whenever it comes out, however much SSD storage you want (up to however much physical space you can manage in the case), and call it a day.
Originally Posted by Clouded Sun
By the way, I tried to test my system by hooking up my motherboard and HDD to the power supply, but nothing happened. Is it normal?
The motherboard signals the PSU to turn on, so without that signal the system won't power up. You could short the two pins that are part of the front panel header to turn on the PC, or plug in a spare button (which you probably don't have).