Gaming machine. Still waiting for GPU to arrive, so I put in two GTX 560 Ti in SLI.
I had some D12SL-12 fans left over from my last PC, and a 140mm fan from a Lian Li PC-Q08B. (I had swapped the 140 fan in my HTPC because I didn't want a bright blue fan light on my HTPC.) The last 4 photos show their installation.
The H80i fans are audible at 1200RPM, and quite noisy when they exceed 2000RPM. I limited them to quiet mode using Corsair's software, as I haven't OC'd the i5 yet.
I fired up the benchmarks in ARMA II, and saw 1-3 FPS increase over my previous build. I imagine the GTX 780 will make a big difference. Games that are CPU-bound like KSP are much smoother, so far.
I have a CyberPower UPS, and the PowerPanel software is reporting "299 Watts" of load while running prime95 small FFTs, with two LCD monitors plugged in. On idle, PowerPanel reports 210 Watts.
The low prices were due to really opportune Christmas sales at NCIX with manufacturer rebates and price-matching.
Not shown in Price List:
- 500GB HDD
- 2x1TB HDDs in software RAID0. Steam games are installed there.