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After 5 years with my trusty i7 2600k, time to upgrade. I recycle some parts of my old pc, (fans, HDDs, PSU, cables)
Build went pretty smooth, one problem I encounterded, I could not pass the case USB3 cable through the hole to connect to the header. So I purchased an internal extension header and all good. https://www.moddiy.com/products/USB-3.0-20%252dPin-Internal-Header-Adapter-Cable-(Low-Profile-Connector).html
Coming from a Fractal Define R3, the S340elite is a nice upgrade, but cable management was a nightmare with 2ssd, 2Hdd, Hue+, nzxt internal usb hub and Phanteks cable extentions. I barely fit all the cables!
i7 running @ 4.8, nice and cool. Did not try 5ghz yet. G.Skill 3400 runnig @ 3500Mhz, stock voltages and timings.
The top mounted fan is conected to the GPU, love this. Fan is always off until I start gaming. Nice and quiet system, but not as quiet as the Fractal obviously. Back fan connected to Mb and using Fanxpert4
Might change the monitor for a 1440p g-sync soon and a M.2 boot drive.
One thing I found annoying is the LED on back IO cover of the motherboard is covered by the rear fan, I can only see the X of the Maximus IX. I guess the only way is to get a low profile fan.