UPS should be delivering my UP4 board today.
I struggled between getting this board and the UP5, it was a really hard decision based mostly on my bank account. I'm still second guessing myself.
My rationale is that when Haswell comes around and I decide to go that route, I will want a higher tier board so why spend the money now. If I don't like what Haswell has to offer, then the plan is SB-e and I will need every penny I can scrounge up.
I've been playing around with Aquasuite, the controlling software for the AQ5. It seems to have a lot to offer and I've barely scratched the surface. I have enabled some software sensor readings from AIDA 64 to be read in Aquasuite, which is pretty cool. Now I need to figure out how to use sensor readings to implement fan and pump control, and I'm struggling a bit with that, as well as trying to combine the sensors all on one page for viewing. I know I will get there, and I'm excited at the possibilities for automagically controlling all the cooling.
So I need to drain the loop and start pulling the system apart and get ready for delivery of the UP4 so I can slap it on the tray and get that puppy fired up.
Hoping Windows/Office 2010 doesn't give me major grief. Also hoping that my blue 18 gauge wire will be here by Saturday, I will need that to match up with the b-magic sleeving so I can continue to build my wiring set and get rid of the fugly stock cables.
Lots to do.
Here's a quick shot of the front with the new black faceplate installed on the AQ5: