Hi, everyone! Like Erasmuz, I joined the forum to chime in to the Metis Owners Club.
I built this rig back in October/November 2015. In anticipation of Fallout 4, I decided to put together a basic build with upgrade potential (rather than buy a new console, last PC I built was when Fallout 3 was released). My only three requirements were to fit my loose budget, play F4 better than a console and play it at actual 1080p, and have a high WAF. WAF was my primary issue, as this would be sitting out in the open in the living room (I have no room for a dedicated gaming desk and decades of console gaming has made me a couch gamer), so it had to look nice. When I showed her the Metis, my wife approved of the style. So I set about assembling parts.
This is what I ended up putting in my black Metis:
Silverstone 500W SFX-L
Intel Core i5 6500 w/stock cooler
8GB HyperX DDR4 2133
Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB R9 380 OC
120GB Patriot Blast SSD
salvaged 500GB WD HDD
It ran really well, and all buttoned up, CPU temps sit at ~30C idle and stay under 50C under load, and GPU sat right around ~70C under load. Benchmarks and actual gameplay averaged 40-50 FPS with drops down to ~30 FPS and jumps up to the 70s (which was all fine with me since I'm not gaming on a high refresh gaming monitor).
Sometime in January my Mac Mini PLEX server crapped out on me. Since I was unemployed at that time, building a new server/NAS was out of the question, so everything had to get moved over to the Metis. I built a custom drive rack from a small piece of plexiglass I had laying around (based on a concept I had seen online). After all the extra drives went in, CPU temps went up a bit to around 60C under load and the GPU started breaking 80C regularly (and thermal throttling sometimes), so I took the top plate of the case off and I've been running the rig topless. Now the CPU temps are back where they were initially, and the GPU temps now stay right around 60C under load. Until I can afford to buy a second Metis, I can't bring myself to cut into the top plate and 3D print a grille for it.