Yesterday morning I tried the machine to see if everything worked and if there was any errors so far in the assembly I had to fix.
And there was... Machine worked, except that I had to reset CMOS for some odd reason before I could get into BIOS. Also, two of the fans had dislodged themselves so had to plug them back in to get power.
Except for that I was extremely surprised about how little noise the thing makes, will not even call it noise. I have to stand pretty close to hear a very faint sound of air being pushed trough a fan. No buzz, no hum no nothing! That´s what passive PSU, 800RPM fans, best in class GPU cooler and SSDs do for you!
I´m not entirely sure why one of my fans spin a lot slower than it´s rated 800 RPM, but as long as it spins and the temps are good, I don´t really care so much.
EDIT: Now when I think about it, I think the slow spinning one is two 120mm fans on the same fan header, were the two others is one 120mm on it´s own header and two 80mm sharing another header (this mb have three fan outputs).
Just woke up and got a brilliant idea for yet another little mod:
Pulled off the IO label, as it´s a little too colourful for my taste.
Had some silver and black 3M Di-Noc carbon stickers laying around and ended up with this:
The black carbon is were the USB3 ports are, and also because I did not have enough silver (or black for that matter) to cover the whole piece.
Notice I decided to cover the PS/2 port, as I think the time for that plug have long passed.
Also, see I have changed all the screws in the top part to black ones, even used finger screws for the PCI cards and a black 120mm fan grill instead of the original chrome ones.
Looks a whole lot neater now imo...
I´m sorry if you had expected crazy mods like people who watercool or scratch build, I don´t see the need to reinvent I just want to improve. The finished "product" however will be a big difference to if I did not do anything though.
#over and out