So, renovating this build to be watercooled and still house everything was a total pain. Had to mod the case a bit, Dremel some holes on the back to mount the res/pump. I poked a hole into a radiator, so I had to replace that. Also originally set the cards in the 2nd and 3rd x16 slots, making the second 980ti a glorified PhysX card until I redid the layout...
Decided to go with a second 980ti and wait for the next generation of graphics cards while gaming at 1080p or even 1440p as a future upgrade. Got the card at a great deal as well, and the waterblocks were great prices too! On top of the new card and the watercooling components, I also went with a good deal on 32gb of DDR$ 3200MHz ram.
This system will still be an all-in-one workstation/gaming rig/ 24-7 entertainment rig. Future upgrades would be an m.2 nVME storage unit when those lower in price and a G-sync 1440p monitor (these will probably happen when needed, very happy with performance right now and only half filled on my storage so far).
- Edit 5/30/2016: I have sleeved the cables that are on the pump, and have put in cable combs to tidy up the cabling.
- Edit 6/3/2016: Tidied up the loop with some 90 and 45-degree fittings, and sleeved the temperature gauge wire that reads the temperature of the coolant coming off the GPU blocks.