This is my daily driver. When picking the case I had this vision that I would put in a full size GPU such as the EVGA 970, but turns out the Intel HD 4600 is way more than I need for day to day usage at 1080p. I do not game no benefits for me. But if you did game, this would be a insane VERY SMALL rig if you just popped in a GTX 970.
( NOTE: There is still room to add to this build either a full size GTX 970 or 750ti + full size 3.5 inch HD. Lots of empty space)
- I have the CPU over clocked to 4.4GHz.. at 1.264 volts. I could not get 4.5GHz stable
- I have the Intel HD 4600 GPU overclocked to 1550 mhz.. this actually make a significant difference. Wow...
I have the 3 840 evos in RAID 0 and boot from here. This gets 1.6gb per second sequential reads and saturates the built in Intel SATA RAID capabilities. (IE, a 4th drive would still only get 1.6gb per second reads). 512k reads are in the 700mb / second range. These drives are just placed on the side of the case. I had to remove all cages to put in the water cooler.
The 2.5 inch 2tb drive just floats on top.
NOTE: I also swapped out the fan on the Silverstone power supply. It was the loudest part of the system. I replaced with a NB-BlackSilentPRO 80mm x 15mm. Huge difference