We are all looking for a machine that is fast, good-looking, and quiet.
Therefore, it is exciting that the HDPlex H5 second-generation chassis has arrived.
This case has 8 heatpipes and large external heatsinks which allow for quiet passive cooling of up to a 95W TDP CPU. Another unusual and desirable option is for separate heat pipe cooling for the GPU as well up to 95W. This allows for the use of modern high-performance CPU and GPU combinations.
One of the goals of this build is to drive my new 4K monitor with 30 bit color for photographic editing at 60 Hz. This is provided by the Quadro card.
Here are the details of my build:
Case: HDPlex H5 second-generation with heat pipe cooling.
Monitor: NEC EA244UHD
CPU: Intel Skylake 6700 K, 91 W TDP
GPU: PNY Nvidia Quadro 620, 42 W max
Power supply: 160 W Adapter, 160W 19V supply.
System drive: Samsung M.2 NVMe 950 Pro SSD
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170MX mATX Gaming 5
Memory: 16 GB DDR4– G. Skill 2666
Asus PCE-AC 68 Wi-Fi card
I’m also excited to be using the new generation of Skylake processors and motherboards, as well as the latest superfast Samsung SSD.
The parts have arrived, and I’m starting assembly. So far I can report that the chassis is beautifully designed and fabricated. The parts are carefully packed.