Last rig I owned/built was built 3yrs ago. Got rid of it about 2yrs ago. Anyhoozerz, figured I'd share it with my fellow geeks XD. Started with painting the case (HAF 932) matte black because I hate the shiny bare metal look. Think I looks cheap. And the photos pretty much show the progression of the whole build.
Finished it had additional 4Ghz of RAM in it that I don't think are in any of the photos.
Completed I had it OC'd to 4.1Ghz on nothing but air cooling. Passed a 24 hr burn in in Prime with zero flags. I was in the top ten on Overclock .net at the time for my i5 overclock time. Dunno bout now.
Additionally, I built a private server for the Aion game client with 3k connections capability with zero lag on 30Meg Cable. Also built and hosted the Joomla powered main web site and separate forums on the same rig. And used/played games on it myself all at the same time with no issues. Ever. Users never complained once about lag. And I was moving up the list fast of private servers for that game at the time. Thats another story though lol. Perhaps later XD.
You may view the build pics here .
And here are a few I'll throw up. Putting link to the lot of them due to file sizes.
Lastly is a link to a post by me on Overclock.net (user name Compile) of a PSU tray mod I made to allow for more air flow through the PSU. In the end reduced my core temps also by 2°c. That was cool. Lol........no pun n such.
You may view the mod pics here .
OC verification is in my siggy. Click it if you can't read it & it will take you to the CPUID validation page itself.
(Edit: sig didn't update. adding manually sry.)
Enjoy. Feel free to like/rep/share if you want.