UPDATE!!: I accidentally deleted my first published build with it's comments. Thank you for your previous comments! I'll haze myself with several beers in atonement. UPDATE!!!
First time builder, certainly not the last time!! I had an absolute blast researching how to build a rig. This community, for the most part, is incredible. Thanks to anyone and everyone along the way that helped me and continues to help others.
Issues- Nothing major yet!
I really had to squeeze the H100i into place on the top of the case. The topmost heat sink on my MOBO got in the way and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to use it in this configuration. I really didn't want my fans to be on the outside, on top of the case. In the end, a lot of cursing, several attempts and years of playing Tetris, we got her in.
I had a hell of a time getting Corsair Link to recognize my H100i. Apparently this is an issue with 8.1 users due to the auto power management. Here are a few links to help you troubleshoot if you're having the same problem. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2900614 http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=122769
The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is the weight of the GPU. As you can see in the picture the back end is already dipping. Anything to be done about it?
I'll update after I run some stress tests and see what numbers come out!