Not so budget build
You have the zotac 1080 ti amp on your part's list. This is the 1080ti mini
ohh sorry my mistake i thought the one i selected was the mini
How does the card perform in terms of noise (fans/coil whine) while gaming?
bit hot as expected but few tweaks on the fan curve for an itx case came down to 65 to 75 degrees depending on the humidity or temperature in the room
why got a mini 1080 when u can fit a full size one ?
1080ti my psu is fully modular as you can see
oh i didnt even know that zotac released a mini 1080 ti , cool :D
How does the third drive cage fit (at all?) with the GPU?
sorry the 3rd drive cage won't work bro but I already have 3 drives using 2 cages planning to add one last more
I picked up a 304 for a closet server that at the time was also used for steam streaming to my desktop. I picked up a Zotac 1070 mini but since then I swapped internals so system with GPU is on my desk and the thin mini ITX system is in the 304 with a few HDDs. Worked out for me.
i do plan to buy a smaller psu when i got the money its really cramped inside and may be a liquid cool my gpu and cpu