Lots of progress! Looking great. That went together extremely fast!
I was just as surprised on how fast it came together. Granted, some of the bits could have been more carefully constructed. But, its my first case.
So, I got everything together last night, leak tested it, and put in on my desk. Pushed the power button and it powered up...no post. After much fiddling, I tried holding down the reset button while it powered up and it powered down after 5 seconds. Totally confused I went to bed only to get up 5 minutes later realizing that I had the power switch set to always closed instead of always open. Same with the reset switch...Silly me.
you may have set a record for the briefest scratch build log of all time. Didn't even get past page 2!! lol:
I blame my inability to complete a project if it takes too long. It was the 3 day weekend that I took which really pushed the project forward. After pulling my system apart to take measurements and fit parts, I saw no point in delaying the project and putting my computer back together temporarily. I'm just too lazy for that.
I was also surprised how much faster it went because I bought a band saw. So many cuts to do and the new saw worked like a dream. I even wore out on of the blades.
Something that helps is I used to do a lot of remote control boat building from scratch. So, I got used to doing all the hard thought and planning before buying material. Most of my planning worked out, only made a few deviations that made the project better in the end.
Changed out the hardware to something a tad more modern about 2 months ago. So now it is running a i7-6700k and a r9-390x. The only problem is I'm received the Alphacool 390x block without the screws 3 weeks ago...Still waiting for them to ship me new ones.
I overclocked the CPU to 4.4ghz and didn't bother trying any higher as I leave my machine on constantly. Until I have the block, its pointless to run any temp tests since I have only the monoblock connected to 2 XSPC RX360s. I will overclock the 390x when I get those block screws.
Note: i ordered the Alphacool block before the EK one was announced. Go figure.