Got everything wired and plumbed.
It actually does look mostly empty still, lol.
The Thermaltake Core 9 isn't my favorite case given how huge it is. I prefer open cases, but since I had this sitting in the attic and it has a 5 1/4" opening (very rare these days) for the Aqua Controller, I decided to use it for this build. If I go hard tubing later, I'll definitely get a different case and I guess I don't really need to keep the display attached to the Aqua Controller, which will expand my selection quite a bit.
Cinebench 15 run is barely registering on the coolant temp graph:
The PSU definitely did notice the run however:
Core temps are much better now that the coolant is flowing in the right direction:
Guess I'm ready to drop in the 3090's next!