I'm sorry that the pictures are so late guys, I was incredibly busy during the weekend. But I managed to get the rig up and running, and I decided to name her Vortex
for all the air cooling, and in my opinion it sounds quite cool as well. So, here are some pictures for you! There are not too many pictures of the actual building process and the finished product, but I'll try to take more pictures of the finished rig once I figure out how to set up lighting for better pictures. Also I'm not a professional photographer by any means, so bear with me.
Three nice boxes for me.
And the good stuff!
Everything taken out of the boxes.
And the chassis itself!
What a beauty it is.
Stripping the case down for building.
Setting the system up for a test boot.
Everything ready for boot + the chassis with new fans.
She is alive!
Starting to get everything inside.
Everything up and running!
There's still some more stuff left to do. The motherboard has only three connectors for case fans, so I'm running the system with three fans at the moment. I have two fan cable splitters on the way though, they should be here on Wednesday. Once I get all the fans working I think I'll start studying overclocking, and maybe get some moderate clocks going on on this system. I'm going to take my time and do my homework though, because I don't want to break anything.
I tested the CPU and GPU temperatures with AIDA64 and Furmark (by the way, are these good for overclocking stability testing or are there better ones available out there?). The average temperatures for CPU when running AIDA64 with fans set on auto were 52-55 °C depending on core. The GPU maxed at 82 °C with fans set on auto (maximum fan speed it was running at was 64%) when running Furmark Burn-In Benchmark in 1080p. What kind of overclocks should I expect while keeping the noise level and temperatures at bay?Edited by CasP3r - 10/30/13 at 3:33pm