For this workstation computer I used the discontinued and extremely discounted Xeon E5-2670 and built my system around it! They are each being cooled with their own Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 cooler. I went liquid cooling because i was not sure if there was enough clearance for fans with the dual CPU ATX Asus board i chose. I Installed Window 10 and VMWare with Mac OSX, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, C4D and a few games. I'm having issues with my USB 3.0, probably due to incorrect drivers or a conflict with the USB 3.1 card i installed. My OS is running on two 250 GB MSATA 840 EVO drives (came from my MSI laptop) in RAID 0 installed onto a PCI card. I then have 3 SSDs; One Refurbished OCZ 480GB DENEVA 2 Enterprise used as my gaming drive and scratch disk. one OCZ 256GB VERTEX 4 (from my old 17" Macbook Pro), and one Samsung 1TB 850 EVO (from my MSI laptop). Then the Pièce De Résistance is the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW DT for games and CUDA in adobe and 3D! The red display in the pictures is a screen from a 15" laptop set inside a metal picture frame being used as my system monitor screen to monitor temp and load.
I use Adobe and Adobe loves GPGPU processing so the more cuda cores the better. Although Adobe isn't running too great right now i hope future optimizations will allow it to take better advantage of my hardware. I didn't want to wish i had gotten the more powerful card for $200 more. And also GPGPU 3D rendering is a dream!
I ran the CPU's under load for 8 hours useing AIDA64 to stress test the CPUs with no problems! In the future i want to add LEDs inside the case and sleeved extensions.
These guys are whisper quiet. even inside a case with tempered glass on either side, all while keeping my 8 core Xeons under 58C under load 38C idle. The reviews where raving about this cooler and i now know why!!
Such a beautiful case the tempered glass allows for you to see inside, which i love to do from time to time. I didnt pay the $20 extra for the 10 color lights because i wanted to get something i could control through software.