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Soullessone21 July 29, 2012 04:48 PM

New Testing Rig
 
Got a new testing rig from my sponsors was supposed to go in a Prodigy but I waited forever for it so I could wait no longer and found this case in storage.
Thermaltake A30 Armor. Not my first choice in cases but a fun case to build with as it completely comes apart.

System Specs
-Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Micro itx mobo
-Intel i5 3570k
-8GB DDR3 1866 Corsair Vengeance red (found the ram OC's amazingly well as I had it running at 2000+ when I first started OCing the CPU and no BSOD's :D)
-2 OCZ SATA II SSD's 120GB Vertex Plus drives in Raid 0
-1 soon to be 3 1tb black WD data drives 1 drive for games, 1 drive in my system backup and the third is my wife's computer backup
-Blu-Ray player I found in a dead HP tower haha
-now for the good stuff, I use this tower to test GPU's so today I have in front for me 2 XXX GPU's :P a 7770 2gb ddr5 asus, a 670 asus CUII 2GB and a EVGA 680 2GB as well as my low end cards the 6670 the 7750, 630 and a 640.
-Thermaltake 850 watt PSU
-Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Well here's the 20 min build log and soon I will chop up some cables and try my luck at Sleeving.

Well it looks like photo upload is going super slow I will add pix soon hahaha


Bond007 July 29, 2012 06:20 PM

I wish someone would pay to build me a computer...lol. Enjoy it! Sounds good.

Dzzope July 30, 2012 12:50 AM

tut tut tut.. shame on you building on carpet when there is wood floor just next to you.. bad example for all the new builders.. :P


P.S. Strange case..
Though I loved my old one for the same reason as this one is interesting.. basically with a few thumb screws you could take the while back and mobo tray out and build on an open bench..
Was brilliant for testing stuff before I put it all in the case nice and neat.. Was also 100% aluminium. Which meant it was sturdy but half the weight of a steel case.

stoanee July 30, 2012 06:22 AM

Is front of case supposed to look pre disaster-ed? (bent)

Soullessone21 July 30, 2012 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dzzope (Post 645356)
tut tut tut.. shame on you building on carpet when there is wood floor just next to you.. bad example for all the new builders.. :P

I love testing risking it all on the carpet though, I have built over a few thousand computers in my time on that mat and have yet to have one die due to "discharge" though if it was a shag carpet I would agree 100% but this is a mat that for some reason as hard as I try will not make static.

Quote:

Originally Posted by stoanee (Post 645387)
Is front of case supposed to look pre disaster-ed? (bent)

Yah dont like that so much as I wanted to mod it to fit my 140mm intel water cooler in but I dont see that happening. the system does run great though. now we are just transferring all our data on my folding tower and my wifes gaming tower to our larger HDD's then we will have tons of SSD's and great components for sale :)


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