I feel like I've got a robust system as it more than fills the roll of my ascendance into the PC master race (Lord Gaben be praised). It was also motivated in part by VR and a healthy tax return.
While pricey this was a pretty run of the mill build for a high end gaming PC. I thought I'd add custom water cooling to add a little challenge and so far it's paid off. I will say it is absolutely essential to test your loop with an external power supply before plugging things in. I used cheaper fittings that took a little tweaking to get them to seal just right, but after about a month now I've had no water problems.
There are no pictures of my cable management and the like for this is my dark secret. While The NZXT Phantom case made it super easy to route everything anywhere I needed, I was overwhelmed by excitement and did a horrendous mess of cable management. Everything's tied down, but it's crissin' and crossin' all over the backside of the mobo. Maybe I'll fix it someday when I can pull myself out of my exalted vidya.
Future upgrades may include a second 980ti and bigger SSDs as I want to go for triple 1440p monitor setup. One thing I do need to rectify is the cheap radiator I am using. While I have heard aluminium is better at transferring heat to air, I have also come to understand it does not play well with copper. I need to switch it out at some point to avoid particulates building up in my loop.