I wanted to upgrade my main components while simultaneously downsizing my PC's footprint. This called for an exceptional case with just enough room for incredible components. ENTER THE FTZ01
(Thoughts are below in review)
All in all this build was a dream come true, and if you're on the fence about this build/case, then please take it from me; it is incredible. I'll try to upload pictures of the completed product later today!
UPDATE: For anyone interested in tackling this beast, there's a specific build order you should follow to avoid having to disassemble/assemble repeatedly:
1) Remove everything; GPU and PSU shrouds, Silverstone fans, take it all out.
2) Install Corsair fans in GPU bay with airflow set to INTAKE. There should be little arrows molded on the fan that tell you which way air goes, you want air going into the case! There will be enough clearance above these fans for a dual width GPU, and the Silverstone fans are needed for the AIO. Go ahead and route the fan cables along the power cable and zip tie them, connect to a fan splitter.
3) Install cooler mount underneath motherboard and tighten.
4) Install I/O shield first, then motherboard.
5) Install CPU, followed immediately by AIO (wouldn't want dust settling!).
6) Connect front panel connectors (On/Reset switches, LED, etc.)
7) Install RAM.
8) Install PSU into shroud, then into case. Route cables around PSU, do not plug in power cables yet.
9) Install SSD/HDD to GPU shroud.
10) Install GPU into shroud with PCIe Riser, then install GPU sag bracket and connect PSU power cables.
11) Place shroud back into case, slight force will be needed to line up screw holes/compress power cables (tight space!).
12) Connect everything else and cable manage, front port sound connecter can route underneath and around GPU shroud PCIe connector. AIO Pump to CPU fan header (on this mobo it's at the top right, left most header) and radiator fan to the adjacent header.
13) Mount AIO Radiator to case panel, then install fan on inside of case (ensure it is set to INTAKE, very important!).
14) Grab a beer!
i7-6700k. Ooooooh. This is an incredible piece of hardware. Oob 4ghz with a modest overclock to 4.4ghz, it's blazingly fast with all of my tasks. What blows me away most is that it doesn't pass 62C on a full gaming load. I'm serious; it doesn't get hot enough for fan rpms to increase, so it is unnoticeable as it tears through my workload.
H75. If you're going for this build, buy this. Buy twenty. The stock fans are incredible for GPU cooling, and the included Silverstone 15mm fans will service the radiator perfectly. They supply enough static pressure when mounted inside the case after the radiator (ie case wall > radiator > fan) to not restrict air flow or space. All you need to do to make it fit is gently twist the cables twice and then lower the assembly into the case and secure. My case doesn't bulge, and as stated before temps at load are a frosty 62C. Absolutely wonderful piece of gear.
An Asus z170i Pro Gaming serves as my mainboard. Not a whole lot to say, but the layout and orientation of the board was absolutely perfect for my hardware. Cables were easily tuckable and the cooler didn't collide with anything. Built in wifi is more reliable than my old TP-Link PCI adapter lol
16gb of G.skill Ripjaws V 3000mhz serve as my ram. Not a whole lot to say, short enough to not be a nuisance, and they look great. Best installed AFTER you plug in everything else, but BEFORE the PSU
Great SSD, but on sale I would pay another $100 for double the capacity
Expensive if not on sale, but a truly incredible drive
This is an absolute beast of a case, I can't think of enough wonderful things to say about this case. It's sleek, sexy, and has a few ingenious ways of mounting hardware within its confines. The GPU is mounted sideways in a holding shroud with a clever little support bracket to keep the back end from sagging. There's enough space below the hanging GPU for 25mm fans as well, which works so well with the case's passive cooling system. High static pressure fans pull fresh air in while simultaneously pushing hot air out of the innumerable vents. My GPU never passes 55C even on a full gaming load, it's absolutely insane. This setup is whisper quiet, I kid you not even with my monitor muted and the case less than a foot away I hear nothing. No drives, no fans, absolute silence. I am incredibly pleased!
I went with a 600w SFX PSU for this build, wanted to make sure I could supply enough juice for overclocks and this unit does very well. Fan is silent and I haven't had any issues with power dips or coil whine. The modular nature made cable management a breeze.