Apologies for the delay, finally put everything together and I posted Pictures(there will be more) and Benchmarks on front page, but for those who don't want to go over there to look, here it is:
The whole thing took me a week plus to put together mainly because the PH-TC14PE installation was a nightmare, I just couldn't get the mounting working for me, sold the sink without the fans to a friend and got myself a Hyper 212 Evo which came in today:
I just put together this computer in the past week(was using a stock cooler until I got my Hyper 212 Push-Pull set up).
For detailed about every single item, here
I will list it here for those who don't want to look through that link:
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo(Push-Pull with Stock+Blademaster 120, Arctic Silver 5)
Memory: Corsair Vegenance LP 4X4G 16G DDR3-1600 CAS 9
GPU: Gigabyte N670 OC-2GD(1150 Mhz out of the box max boost, +92Mhz Kepler Boost)
Storage: SSD: Samsung 830 256GB
HDD: None atm
Optical: LG 24X DVD
Monitor: ASUS VG278H (27", 120Hz)
PSU: Seasonic X650 Gold (650W)
Case: Thor V2(230mm X3 + 140mm X1)
Here is a photo I took today, might took some more on weekend with better lighting(using a phone as camera atm).
As far as temperature goes(Ambient: 23C):
CPU: Real Temp during Prime 95 Torture Blend, 3.6Ghz & 1.14V.
GPU: Max of 51C(during Heaven 3.0 max benchmark, 3DMark 11 and Games are only reached 50C so far)
Airflow: 5 Case Fan, 2 CPU Fan:
CPU: Stock 120mm fan for Hyper 212 (82 CFM) Push, CM Blademaster 120 (76 CFM) Pull.(Push-Pull resulted in a 3-5C drop in max core temp)
3 Intake: 2X230mm Case Fan(front & side panel), 1X 140mm(Bottom, 74 CFM)
2 Exhaust: 1X230mm Case Fan(top), 1X140mm Case Fan(Rear)
Benchmarks(With no OC):
For reference, my fan profile for GPU.
For CPU I have the push-pull run at 12-1300 RPM during Idle, ASrock fan control will ramp both to 100%(1.9-2K) when CPU temp reaches the target of 55C.
So how does my system look? Am I prepared system wise for Ram/GPU/CPU OC?
Upgrades I am considering:
SLI(not maximizing my 120Hz monitor on demanding games such as BF3 atm)
PSU: Need more headroom for SLI & OCing, plus I can't get the route the CPU power cable from behind because the PSU plug-in is at the far left and the cable is too short for a full tower.
HDD: Thinking about getting a 3TB drive with good price/GB for mass storage & back-up, replacing my current 2TB external.
I have a 140mm fan I am considering superglue/double sided tape/mounting tape to the bottom of the HDD cage(bottom 5 vacated), it should be feeding air to the CPU/GPU.
Considering replacing the 230mm side panel with a 200mm CM Mega Flow
(NVM Megaflow have Sleeve Bearing which is bad for side panel, will be looking for a Ball bearing 200/230mm LED to replace my side panel fan), not sure if it is a upgrade CFM wise, but want a good LED fan on the side panel.