Built this for a gentleman across the Atlantic, his specifications, not mine, but a beautiful machine when it came together. Plenty of room to grow on this system as well.
It says a H80 Corsair, but in the picture it is a zalman Cooler?
The Zalman was temporary...as a side note i had no problem fitting it to the LGA 2011 socket and it provided ample cooling for the CPU. Then again it is giant and made of copper...
The build seems a little bit up and down (Cheap storage, yet high-end quality PSU and CPU, Outrageous price on the GPU's, Etc) but seems like the build itself is good. I was looking at that case for a build myself. Looking at it, not much cable management options it seems?
Not really sure where the cheap storage comes in to play. Samsung has a great reputation and is quite reliable, which is all I ask from the mechanical drives in my systems. The solid state and 4GB of the RAM are used as caching for the Samsung drive. This kind of setup has outrageous performance and in using it I have found little difference between the Samsung drive used here and a Western Digital Black 2TB drive (which I use in my home system.) As per using such high quality components in certain areas while being more lenient in others - I mail a lot of my systems globally and even more domestically, with a few walking out of my store on foot. The last thing I want is to get these machines mailed back due to failure, which is a pure loss for me. I've found that using high end (not necessarily expensive but well made) cases, motherboards and especially power supplies to be critical in quality control. The rest of the components haven't seen high failure rates for going with less expensive choices and, if they do fail, are commonly replaceable by the end user...meaning I can send them a replacement component rather than pay for shipping the unit to and fro. The cable management on this unit's case is adequate, not superb...something easily made up for with a fully modular PSU. The price on the GPU's wasn't nearly that high when purchased, I think I recall paying $300 for the pair.
please comment on my new build :)
I love looking at your builds haha