^ Thanks, this is not a powerful rig but here are temperatures after a couple of tests (Valley, Superpositions and new Cinebench R20):
fan curves were set to silent mode during the tests.
I just saw your post, be aware of this 9900K, he is hot as hell.
You temperatures are very fine. I know the i9 9900k is very hot. I have ordered a delidded CPU for this reason (some shops sell pre-delidded and binned chips) and I wish I can fit my old thermalright silver arrow, which was an high end air cooler some years ago (more or less on par with the Noctua NH-D14). I think that without trying I would never know.
Oh, in that case, delided cpu probably shouldn't be a problem. Silver Arrow is a great cooler but I'm afraid it can't fit in Metis case. D14 is also huge but can fit.
The Silver Arrow is 7 mm wider and 3 mm taller than the D-14. Probably you are right but since I still have it home, i would try. I have also a spare thermalright venomous X but I don't know if it is enough to cool the i9 9900K.
I don't know... maybe you are right and I should buy something a little bigger like the Styx, which is compact micro atx case that can fit the silver arrow for sure plus one fan at the bottom and two on the top.
but everyone is saying my proposed rig will overheat and burn. I checked the TDP and if anything the 970 and 4790k are higher than what I'm proposing. Is it possibly that these giant coolers people use like D14's are actually starving airflow and making things hotter than they should be? Maybe it's the full size GPU's physically taking up more space than the 970 also stifling airflow?