Another night of plodding along till it finally got to a stage where I could actually say "finished!"
HDDs, SSDs, DVDRW and Aerocool installed (will post again separately on aerocool setup), front panel connected and tidied up cabling on the other side
Drool time again...doubly so!
I noticed the first one I opened had an odd looking solder on the back, any need for concern?
Same spot on the second card which looks completely normal in comparison
I just like looking at em..
Cards are in...there shouldn't be any issue running the second one in PCIe x16 slot 4 right? Gives the first card room to breathe and running the second card in slot 3 puts it on the same PCIe channel as slot one, reducing both to x8 which I want to avoid doing and keep both on a x16 slot if possible.
Clearances to front USB port cables, clear's fans no worries but do you think there will be any heat issues?
Pretty much the finished build, tidied up a couple more cables afterwards but that's the system for now...plan to re-sleeve some of the cables white and with white heat shrink to finish it off, continue the white and black theme a bit more inside the case with red highlights provided by the mobo and ram.
Rear cable tidying
My remaining question with the graphics cards is regarding their extra power connections...neither the mobo, graphics card or PSU manuals give you any detailed info on what's required and both have differing plug setups. The cards both have two 6 pin sockets for extra power, the cards themselves come with the 6 pin to 2 molex connector leads off which I don't know if both need plugging in to provide full power. The PSU comes with 8 pin PCIe cables that have 6 pins together in one connector and another two pins sitting in their own connector alongside. The PSU manual says that 6 pins gives you 1000w capabilites and 8 1250w, I'm guessing if you used these that you'd plug the 6 pin part into the left socket and the remainging two into the first two pins on the right socket. Any one have an idea on this?
Cables that came with cards
Graphics card power sockets
Moved it to the study in preparation for it's maiden boot
Final pic for the night just because it looks so cool
Edited by Gagzila, 14 October 2011 - 06:43 AM.