My little beast
Started out as more of a workstation but then progressed into a gaming machine! Ultimate goal was quiet performance. It runs happily at 4.6ghz and the fans are always kept on the lowest profile so its near silent. The h80i does a great job of cooling and the Noctua fans are an aural improvement over stock fans and temps fare slightly better too. They are set up as intake push/pull with one of the stock h80i fans intaking from the side and the other exhausting. The smaller 80mm fan is around the cpu clock exhausting air towards the SP120L exhaust fan. The Crucial SSD is mounted down low and I drilled out the 5.25 inch bay as it restricted space inside, I have now mounted this underneath the case and made a new stand to cover it. I had to dremel a larger hole for the extra cabling but that was no biggie.
One thing to note with this case is, without the side bracket and the 5.25inch bay, it does flex quite a bit. This is not generally a problem but can cause the Mobo to short out if screwed too tightly. There is also 0 space for cable management. I covered the case cables with black tape and ran them under the mobo but cant do anything about the fan cabling!
Gaffer tape on the front is there to make sure air is forced in from all 4 sides of the rather than pushing any out. (saw this online somewhere and thought I would try it)
The Galax is a beast of a card although this is my second one that whines...will see if it makes a difference with the 3rd. All in quite pleased, will look into getting a plextor m6e when it comes down in price!
Thanks for looking, will get more pics in later