Got some time to build this beast so I thought I'd post the pics and some thoughts...and again... IAM
planning on going WC (love the EK solution)
I added an extra exhaust fan to the case at the top to get rid of extra heat and added an intake fan to the bottom. Both this and the PSU's intake fan have had filters fitted as I want the dust to stay as far away as possible.
I also added a small 40mm fan to the Northbridge as I know there has been heat issues here. Better safe than sorry.
The build went ok but a few things have pissed me off. The main being Corsair's PSU being geared towards top mounters as ALL of the cables are the wrong way around. So rather than a neat line...there has to be annoying loops. Would it have hurt Corsair to include cables made for those of us who bottom mount our PSUs?
I think I've done a pretty decent job of the cable management but I would like to get a crimping kit as some of the leads are way to long.
All the software so far has went like a dream and I'm running some Vantage stuff to see how it performs before any tweaking.
I don't want to OC yet as I want to run it in but already I can see some mild stuff is in need. I'm an OC newbie so I'll go and have a look around here before. I've already done the easy CPU multiplier stuff just to get it to stock. It defaulted at 20x 133 so that took 2 second to get to how it should be. 24x. And I'll have to OC the ram as it's come in low for stock too. It's not showing as 1600.
The 3rd 285 will be going on ebay likely so I haven't fitted it yet. I will have to so I can sell it with confidence but I'm afraid I'll plug it in and not be able to remove it lol
Anywho...Vantage score is 25911 at 100% STOCK
with this setup (only 2 285s). I'll try and post it up. Seem ok?Edited by 3D Modeller - 5/31/09 at 5:24pm