This system was put together primarily to handle technical image processing workloads. Since this will be installed in a home office environment, I was looking for a very quiet machine. Multithreaded processor performance and low noise were the primary drivers for parts selection.
The parts went together without much trouble. The biggest confusion factor was sorting out the cables of Corsair modular power supply. While I was very impressed with the overall packaging of this Corsair power supply, the manual was of little use. It provided a parts list and basic specifications only. The modular outputs on the power supply were not labeled and I had to search the web to find a diagram which showed the pinouts of the PSU connectors. Most of the cables themselves were labeled with their function but it was unclear in some cases as to which port on the power supply they plugged into. (This was my first encounter with fully modular power supply.)
I am really impressed with the overall design and quality of the Deep Silence one case. About the only thing I could suggest is an improvement in this case is to increase the depth between the motherboard tray and the side cover. Because of the sound absorbing material on the inside of the cover, it is a very tight fit for some of the cables behind the motherboard.
Cable routing could've been done a little more neatly but with ample use of cable ties I was able to fit everything in. I will likely redo all of the cable routing when I change the CPU cooler.
Even with this temporary cooler, the system is extremely quiet. I have just started running some benchmarking and have found the cooling to be more than adequate. The processor has not gone above 47° C under load. (I am not yet OC'ing the CPU.) Under loaded conditions, the CPU fan has been running about 1500 RPM. I currently have the two front fans and the rear exhaust fan running off of the case's integrated fan controllers. I can barely hear the case fans running even when set to their highest speed.
I am currently running with a temporary cooler because I was unsure as to whether my first choice would fit the case. Now that everything is assembled, I can see that my first choice for a closed loop liquid cooling system should work out just fine. I will likely run with the temporary cooler for a few weeks before converting to liquid cooling.
About the only limitation I have left to work around for now is that I don't have a second set of USB 3.0 internal ports on the motherboard to use for my card reader. The Deep Silence one case has two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports recessed in the top cover. These are currently being driven from the only internal USB 3.0 header on the motherboard. It looks like I will have to get a short adapter cable for the card reader and route the cable out of the case to one of the external USB 3.0 ports.
EDIT: Updated temperatures with overclocking to 4.3 GHz. Temperature reading were taken at 28 C ambient for idle and 100% load running Prime95 for 6 hours.