Description

I had issues with determining the fan set-up and control with the fan headers included in the case. This was my first build so I was kind of learning along the way. Still have to go back and probably tweak the fan set-up. Replaced all of the stock case fans with NZXT. Not so impressed with those and should have ordered the Noctuas. Machine is running at 32-38C most of the time under moderate loading. I use the machine for 3D visualization and CAD work so the real test will happen when I start doing some heavy V-Ray rendering. Have not gone into over clocking yet.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build but you could probably urgently work on that CABLE MANAGEMENT

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is quite a boss of a first build. Good job.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

might wanna flip the rear fan for a bit more air to the radiator. also you just HAVE to oc that cpu. its made for it! tempratures are safe up to 75 degrees imo.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah I'd say with those front intakes best to keep as is, pull some heat from the VRM out the back :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, some intelligent OC is on my list. I'll be getting back into some V-Ray tasks soon and it will be necessary.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Serous workhorse right there, liking it a lot!

Hear you on the Noctua's, having tried a few other brands (not NZXT, so good to know cheers) I really can't bring myself to go with anything but nowadays...

Looks like you could really load this unit with some well cooled storage too :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: the Asus MB and EVGA gold power supply failed on this. Not sure what the exact diagnosis was but Asus repaired and returned. I did not have time to wait for the turnaround so I now have a gigabyte X99 board. Not the speeds I had with the other board. Waiting to build another one with the Asus MB.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do those cables up and your Asus MB might just survive this time around. -jk

I have the same Asus WS board and its been a workhorse. I hope your next build with it is more reliable.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

dat cable management tho. +1 for being a workstation with a quadro.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to wonder.. Why 400 on that GPU? I'm sure you could have done better for the price.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

One plug is plenty for a 5960X stock. Only a high end Xeon or serious overclocking needs both EPS headers. I used the board when building for a friend and I am probably going to get one for my next build.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right about the 3.1 comment. It was not too difficult to get here but I did notice that they seemed a little scarce. I'm not sure about the CPU power cable. I'll have to look into that. Good chance I overlooked something. Cross referencing all of the parts manuals was a chore for me as I am pretty inexperienced with building PCs. I have the bug now and I want to do more. Time, time time..and sleep.

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