Originally Posted by Mysticode
How are you pulling these watt calcuations? Thanks.
Also here is my build in my R4. Working to clean up the molex cables (not much room to hide them... ideas?)
I use a Kill-A-Watt meter and my UPS. I test under 4 settings. Idle CPU/GPU, 100% Load CPU only, 100% Load GPU Only and 100% Load CPU+GPU. Also I max out all fans and anything that uses power.
They way systems are now, it is by far more efficient than ever now.
You can keep the lower cage if you like, but remove the plastic sliders from the top and bottom.
SSD can be place behind mobo and HDD inside ODD bay. This way you have clear airflow.
Also it is good idea to add a bottom intake fan to add air flow towards GPU.
Molex is needed for the fan controller.