Forgot to post the rest of the pics and final status!
Quick note, I discovered very quickly that the stress test I was using on the CPU was not a true stresser. Using the Prime95 Small FFTs was spiking temps to 110C+ before thermal throttle backed it down (I saw this in Autodesk Fusion360 rendering first), but on the other tests was totally fine at 60-70C on Blend and 80-85C on In-Place FTTs. So changed from 4.6GHz all cores to 4.4GHz with AVX offsets at -4 (4.0GHz), fixed it quite well. Dropped the full Small FFTs load from the 110C+ to 85C and the other tests to 55-65C max. Also gets to see 4.0GHz all cores instead of stock 3.8GHz. It just was too much heat at anything above 4.2, but even then was a little too much heat for the render times this will be doing so 4.0 all cores was decided and 4.4 in normal uses. Moving on!
Just $4500 in two components, no big deal -_-
Board mounted with alllll the RAM.
I'm gonna pretend I totally understood how to mount the radiator up top from the get go and I didn't stare at it for 15 minutes asking myself how to do it...
A bit of a tight fit, but I've had way worse, haha. The rad touches both the front (the 5.25" bay has small metal brackets on it that were kind of in the way) and the motherboard's rear I/O cover (the large triangle with PRIME on it), but with a little wiggling, it fits perfectly.
You may ask why I mounted the Corsair angle at 90*, but having it correctly oriented resulted in a bit of strain on the tubing that I didn't like much (and this doesn't have a side window, so won't be seen). Another angle you can see the rad touching the rear I/O cover. You can also see all the connectors for the Corsair H150i.
May I interest you in some wires? I cleaned these up and zipped them up after.
All buttoned up and looking pretty with that Titan RTX!
Here's a screencap of the RGBs running. I love all of them, both on the mobo and the RAM.
So that was about it for installation, I have some videos of the RGBs and stuff, but that's nothing new. Here's a bit of 970 Evo vs WD Gold 12TB, hahaha.
And instead of screencapping buttloads of benchmarks, I compiled all the scores in Notepad with barebones clocks and when I was done OC'ing and stable. Note: I had some much higher clocks that were semi-stable and would pass benches, but this is a production PC and I'm not going to send something semi-stable, so these scores are fully stable.
That's the following positions on the leaderboards (if I paid for it):
29th in 1080P Extreme 1X GPU (looks to be 2nd and 5th are LN2/chilled Titan RTXs and 7th is likely a liquid Titan RTX for comparison)
41st in 4K Optimized 1X GPU (1st is a LN2/chilled Titan RTX at 15388 :O )
17th in 8K Optimized 1X GPU (1st and 2nd are LN2/chilled Titan RTXs at 7106 and 6784)
88th in Fire Strike 1X GPU (only 7 other Titan RTXs higher)
100th+ in Time Spy 1X GPU (a semi-stable run got me about 60th, but not production stable)
27th in CPU (on official leaderboard, not even close on HWBOT's full list. 67th on HWBOT's 18-core list though, again, stable not max scores, I saw over 4700 on one run - about 48th place, but locked up shortly after)
Guess that sums it up!