Originally Posted by Stasis
I'm "reviving" this thread to ask about your temps.
What were you seeing? Did you change anything/what are you seeing now? Have you begun OC'ing? etc.
Also curious about your cable management... have you changed anything?
I'm the guy who was close to ordering a very similar system but had the GTX 570 run out of stock... well, I just ordered last night. It'd be cool to compare and learn from any issues you had!
Glad you asked!
So, so far I've been loving it. You can check my sig for updated results, hehe. I have a modest OC on the already slightly factory-OC'd GPU, running just fine. My CPU is running at 4.3ghz 1.265v 24/7 stable, with pretty good temps! I'm seeing 30-35 idle - and only got to like 67 max after 12 hours of Prime95 Blending, which is pretty good I guess. I'm only using a Hyper 212 EVO with a PUSH config, and I might buy a second fan to make it Push/Pull to help slightly.
Also, I'm ordering a couple of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091
, to add to my case because I can.
In conclusion, I have pretty good results as you can see from the below photo. (CPU to 4.3ghz) Note however that the max temps are bit odd. At the 11 hour mark, the max temp was only 64celsius. From 11-12 hours though, the max temp went to high 60s. I guess that's just what happens after running a CPU 100% load for 12 hours straight, haha. So realistically the max temps are closer to mid 60s, than high 60s. And they'll never even get to this in normal operation. I've been playing Skyrim with everything maxed to the complete highest with 60 fps and my CPU never exceeds low 50s. (even with the 4.3ghz OC).
My GPU however idles at like 38celsius, and goes to 60celsius under load. I think it's normal for a GPU to run a bit hotter than a CPU, so I'm pretty sure it's fine. Heck, my old GPU in my older computer idles in the high 40s, and that card had like no power either haha.
Everything has been good! As you can see, I got some decent OC'ing done at respectable temps. I'm going to add a couple case fans and a pull fan to make my CPU cooler Push/Pull in about a week. That might lower things by a couple degrees, and it definitely can't hurt.
Final verdict: Very happy with the $1300 total
for everything including ridiculously high HDD and the $100 OS. I hope you have good luck with your build and my results gave you some kind of closure.