This build has transformed over a year, it started in a cooler master elite 110 case, and progressed to this. Along the way I upgraded from a i3 6300 to a i7 6700k, a gtx 960 to a gtx 1080. Went from stock cooler to water cooled. Added more fans and 2 SSD 240gb. Even though I technically started my htpc a year ago, today it is finished as I swapped out my ATX power supply to a Corsair SF600 SFX power supply.
Things to know when working with this case, power supply, gpu, etc... unless you get a blower form gpu, you will need a sfx psu, an atx psu will choke the critical airflow of the gpu. After switching my psu to the sfx corsair, my max temp dropped from 91c to 71c. And when it's not being pushed to its ceiling it still runs cooler on average. It was common before the switch to run at 81c while gaming under load, now it averages 60c on a normal game. Like i said, unless you choose a blower design gpu, you must have a sfx psu.
Also be warned, most sfx power supplies will come with cables that are quite short, no matter the brand. I made it work without getting customs, but just barely. I had to flip the psu upside down to make the main motherboard cable reach, I hope to get a sticker to cover the psu information side. Maybe down the road I will get longer calbes, but it works for now. I just had to get creative with the cable management. Unless you get longer cables you will have a fun time figuring how to lay them out.
I'm very satisfied with my build, it's a Frankenstein build of parts from past builds. I have the hue+ lights behind my tv for watching movies on to make it easier on the eyes in a dark room, but I used Velcro command strips so I can remove them and put them back in the case if I want. Tv is 4K, and the gtx 1080 runs fine, you just have to plug the right hdmi port to get 1440p at 60hz, the port vizio recommends for gaming, only allows 1440p at 30hz, it can do 4K 60hz fine, and 1080p, but it has to be on a non gaming hdmi port to achieve 1440p 60hz. I believe this applies to all new smart cast vizio tvs. Mouse and keyboard are wireless, and the keyboard is solar charged. The thermaltake Riing rgb fans are not as bright as other fans from corsair or nzxt, but I like it that way.
If you are a first time shopper most of the parts I bought are available on jet, combine that with discounts, and an ibottta account and you can bring the total price down by nearly 25%. Let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions on anything, I love tweaking it and learning more. This has definitely been a learning process over the years to get to this point.
Edit: added picture of psu sticker I made to cover up the psu information sticker. Now my build is complete. At least this build wasn't made in Britain.
Edit 2: Added pictures end of gallery of old atx psu and the distance between the psu and gpu for reference to the relative space of the sfx corsair sf600. I fixed gpu slump by using a Velcro tie on the far right to hold it up more in the new build.