first post here, but not my first pc build.
case: Metis (obviously)
PSU: Silverstone SX 500-LG
MOBO: Asus Maximus VII Impact
CPU: Intel i5 4690k OC to 4.2ghz
Cooler: Corsair H60
RAM: 8 gigs of DDR3 Corsair Vengence 2400
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 240 gig
GPU: Asus GTX970 DirectCU mini
side cooling fan: Noctua NF-F12 IPPC 2000 pwm
monitor: LG Flatron W2361V from my previous PC
keyboard: Corsair K70 with CherryMX red switches (love this thing, so buttery smooth, will never go back to a cheapo keyboard again
Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB.
after I initially set it up, as I expected after reading several reviews of the case, it ran hot. running furmark the first time nearly burnt my hand putting it on top of the case. so I decided to mod it. however, I didn't want to go drilling holes in the top, so took a somewhat easier route. ordered a sheet of diamond mesh from MNPCTECH, cut it down to size, and put it in place of the lexan window. CPU idles at between 38-41c and gpu idles at 33-36c under load in while gaming, the CPU tops out at around 47c and the GPU hovers between 67-70c. If I crank up my fans to the max, the gpu hovers around 60c and the cpu around 40c. the sound doesn't bother me, since I game with a headset on.
here are some pics
first is initially how it was set up, and largely is the same minus the lexan window, and plus the noctua NF-F12
and finished with diamond mesh in place:
and my (finally) completed gaming rig:
this thing destroys everything I've thrown at it so far at 1080p.