Alrighty, I built this computer to serve as a gaming PC for myself and family (especially in anticipation of Star Citizen!). As well as for other minor business applications with various Microsoft office products. And finally to use for college applications.
I have been piecing this computer together as parts have been purchased over the last few months. And now it is put together.
12/1/2013 However, the first run was not to be. My Motherboard is giving me the "d6" and that is pointing at the VGA card. Hopefully Customer Service at Sapphire can point me the right way or RMA the board.
12/2/2013 So I took the extension cables off the video card in a personal hunch and I was able to get the 280x to run in the second PCIx16 slot. Not ideal, but better than sending it back for another. Let the PC run all night idle and woke up with a solid 26C with fans running hard. I am very confident in this builds heat dissipation for intense multitasking.
12/10/2013 PC has been up and running in full for a little while now. It entirely was the fact that the extension cables were reducing the amount of juice needed to power the video card. I then could return the video card back to the top PCI slot and run drivers perfectly. I can run Rome Rotal War2's benchmark at the highest settings with 50fps average. And I can run the game all day long without bringing case fans out of silent. I had a slight issue getting the 4tb hdd online. And actually had to completely restart and format to stop windows 7 from populating the drive. Preventing me from formatting the drive toGBT to allow usage of the whole drive. I now have one last minor issue. The Zalman case has a 3 in one cage for 2.5 hdd and it is not providing enough power to any drive to bring it online. So I will have to once again resort wires. But it is a minor thing I have a thermal take black x hot swap peripheral anyways.
9/30/18 PC Still runs strong, still waiting for Star Citizen though. The Zalman case's hotswap case was never able to be resolved, so that is wasted space in the box. Right now I'm using to hold extra cable length. The SB1350 SoundBlaster card no longer works, so I'm using onboard audio from the Motherboard.