I finally picked up a T3600. It's pretty cool. But loud! Should not be surprised but was a little. I was thinking of disconnecting the 3 fans - leaving the case open - but it seems like the psu is the loudest thing.
I can't close the lid anyway! The GPU cable is blocking the panel. If I'm going to get the panel on, I'm going to have to remove/crush the inside 'block' that I guess is supposed to hold the gpu tight.
I put in a 2060 and it crushes it in blender - top 8% of gpus. No bottlenecking for sure.
Boot up time takes way to long (compared to my old lenovo) - I'm guessing that has to do with the raid controller. Plenty for me to learn there. I may remove it until I need/want raid.
I'm really happy. Just wanted to say thanks GreenPC!