Majority of parts sourced used from local market.
You went to some trouble to blank out the colored areas, but that's not exactly a window view of your interior. . . . Were those colors just too apparent through the mesh?
I took those heatsinks off the B450I & painted them — I'll find out later if that was a bad idea, but I'm having fun so far. Currently looking at the used 1070 Ti market. What did you spend for yours?
Yeah, I realized I would not be able to see the heat sinks afterwards. It was a waste of time, but I don't regret it. One of the only things I can think of that I don't like about MSI is their flagrant use of red and I was glad to be rid of it. The Zotac 1070ti was purchased for $200. I also picked a MSI 1070ti blower card with broken fan. I picked that one up for $120.00. It was throttling hard with the broken fan. Other than that, it works perfectly. You have to love how saturated the used GFX card market is.
Great job stuffing all that in such a case 😁
how's your temps on both load and idle?
I added a screen shot of of temperatures after 10 minutes of Prime 95 and Heaven Benchmark running together.