Building and Design
For this build, we used the following components:
Processor - Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz
Cooler - Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Motherboard - ASRock X58 Extreme
RAM - 3x2GB Kingston HyperX 1600 Mhz Cas8
Graphics - Radeon HD 6970
SSD - OCZ Agility 60 GB x2 in RAID 0
HDD - 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 x2 in RAID 1
PSU - Cooler Master 1000W Silent Pro
Building inside the chassis was quite easy and straightforward. The chassis came with the motherboard standoffs already in.
The rubber grommets allowed for incredible cable management, and the hard drive tray system decreased the required number of SATA power cables, and made the management of the SATA data cables much easier. The chassis easily fit the Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, with room to spare.
The mounting system for the PCI/PCIe components is simple and sturdy. It uses a standard thumbscrew system that attaches onto a second removable metal panel that also attaches to the chassis via two thumbscrews. This provides excellent retention, but also easy access to components.
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