I'm finally considering this a complete build. This is basically an upgrade that spans 3 years in which I swapped out the PSU, CPU, motherboard, memory, and video card from a custom build that I purchased many years ago from a friend. I finally purchased an ssd, and moved the whole works into my shiny new Fractal Design R5. This is also my first go at some more polished cabling.
I added a third fan to the bottom middle of the case, right next to the power supply and under the video card. All three fans are connected to the case fan controller set at the medium setting. I've removed all the storage and optical drive cases which I read somewhere would aid in efficient cooling. Would it be advisable to move the bottom fan toward the front of the case or is good that it's blowing up against the video card?
As a casual enthusiast I've only just scratched the surface of custom building but I've had a lot fun with this one and learned a lot. The machine works great but I'm also not really a power user so I haven't tested its limits by any means. I welcome any feedback and suggestions. What are some good ways to test the performance of my build?