Howdy folks. Today I picked up a new HAF-XB to allow repurposing of a HAF-X case. Mostly just a guts-swap thus far.
This machine is primarily used as a hackintosh workstation for video editing. Doesn't mean it can't have some blinkenlights and bling, eh?
(10.9.2. Self-assembled patches, none of the tonymac junk).
An older GA-x58a-ud3r w/ a modestly overclocked i7-950 + 24GB ballistics tactical tracer running @~2000mhz.
Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB OC model.
Several crucial SSDs.
An aftermarket marvel yukon 88E8053 ethernet card for osx compatibility.
A new corsair RM750 power supply. (very quiet!)
It might be a week or two but I was planning on shortening + paracord sleeving the power supply cables as well as gutting out and replacing the stock 3.5 + 5 1/4 bays w/ something custom.
This thing has a 6 drive raid6 w/ highpoint 4320 that needs to find a home under the motherboard.
The h100i will get swapped for some EK cooling when I bother to get a new pump
Well; seems like in a HAF-XB w/ fans at 'quiet' speeds isn't sufficient to keep the nb/mosfet sinks decently cool on the ga-x58a-ud3r. Not a problem I experienced with either of my motherboards (have 2 of these things) in tower cases w/ top/back fans. +10-30c hotter in this case. Seems that this might need a creatively placed fan or shroud or some such.Edited by audiophil - 4/10/14 at 4:38pm