Finally, the pic of the final build:
A no-nonsense motherboard. No OC.
This is how 32GB of RAM look like. Stock clock & voltage. I couldn't find the low voltage Ballistix I bought for my system.
An obscene GPU.
Almost complete, still no SSD and a cable in the wrong place. Can you spot it?
Routing in the back.
This is with the Macho 120 installed and the 140mm outtake. I had to RMA a Macho rev. A because the mounting plate was BENT.
Another look at the inside. The Macho 120 fan is just a couple of millimeters from the first DDR3 slot, but there's no obstruction and there's a bit of margin to move the fan, higher on the heatsink and away from the RAM.
Final build, with no GTX.
Random impressions (in progress):
-The 780 GTX is incredibly silent in idle. Didn't expect this considering the beast it is.
-a good Speedfan setup for the CPU and case fan, together with the Seasonic PSU makes it an incredibly silent machine.
-please Seasonic, avoid to ship the PSU with those useless bags for modular cable and PSU. It's just a waste or resources and materials.
-the obsidian is a great chassis, but I don't see this huge difference with a Fractal Define R4 which is much cheaper. The lock mechanism of the door is way too cheap, the fan are just ok and there isn't a true vantage in using aluminum panels instead of steel. Also the design of the front IO panel is not so smart because cables and stuff obstruct the door opening. There's of course a lot of room for a top radiator, but I'd still prefer my Fractal Design Define (mini).