I've removed the green PCI-e adapter and moved my 970 onto the 2nd vertical m.2 connection. Benchmarks are unchanged. I've replaced my 960 512GB with a crucial P1000 for games storage and reused the silver EK heat spreader.
I replaced my old H110i GTX with a new H115i Platinum. Since this already came with two ML140 Fans I did the logical thing and added the two i already had. I have no idea is this was a "good" plan but, it seems to work fine.
After working all day on computers and computer related projects, it's really nice to go home and relax. I relax by building and playing with my PC. What I've posted here is a mix of poor judgement mixed with a lot of overtime pay.