Originally Posted by madone550
However Sat afternoon it all came to a halt. I am in CT and have been out of power since then. So my build is now on hold till we can rejoin civilization.
Well, it's been awhile and I totally forgot to update this thread with progress.
Lots have changed since the original build. Originally i was trying to reuse as much as possible, old PSU, old case, etc BUT after getting a deal on a 2nd 560TI SC for SLI..that plan went out the window.
Latest build is listed below, upped the PSU, got a new case. Loving the 650D, and with the side mesh and 200mm, Vantec front HD cooler, internal 140 fan I am getting tons of airflow and the CPU is a nice 26C (at idle). I could probably get it lower, but I bought the CoolerMaster Hyper N520 cause it was all my old case could handle. I may upgrade to the Silver Arrow or the like at some point, but for now I will use what i have.
I have not ventured into the overclock realm yet... thinking about trying it over winter break. That being said the MB has been a dream to work with. Rock solid and truly has all the features I needed/wanted
I will post some more pics during break, but here is a before the 650D & After the 650D.