I finally got around to taking pictures of my newest PC when I was measuring some dimensions. The PC is a few weeks old and hooked up in my living room to a 40" LCD at full HD resolution (1080p). I had to open my case to check some measurements for my next addition, a new cooler, so figured I'd get some quick pictures. Here are some specs so everyone has an idea of what they're looking at:Case:
Seasonic M12II 620W Bronze Certified Modular PSUCPU / Cooler:
Intel i5-3570K w/ stock coolerMotherboard:
Asus P8Z77-M ProRAM:
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)GPU:
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr III 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GBSSD:
Crucial M4 256GBDVD:
Sony 24X DVDRW/CDRW OEM
Most of the parts installed and getting ready to add the HDD tray and optical tray.
Trays installed and ready to go.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this PC. The cable management is tough in the case, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. After reseating the cooler a few days ago, my temps are very good: 27 idle / 55 under "gaming" load / 76 under full load (IBT). The system is very quiet and cannot be heard further than a meter away. My wife even noticed how much quieter it is than our DVR and consoles. I can play most, if not all games, on ultra settings with 4xMSAA at 1080p while maintaining excellent frame rates.
Like I stated earlier, I'm in the market for a new cooler and new case fans as one stock fan starts clicking after about an hour of use (no drops in temps, just annoying). The case fans are also 3-pin, which just annoys me :). I'm trying to decide between the Noctua NH-L12 (single 92mm fan) or Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B for the cooler. As for fans, I'm thinking 1200rpm Slipstreams (PWM), but I'm not sure yet.
Any suggestions / critiques are greatly appreciated.