Currently just running PLEX and some encoding jobs. Had a lot of fun reading up on all these parts and making sure they would work together. Spent quite a while watching deals and did not pay all prices as listed here (especially the CPUs). Love the case! I love it so much i just bought another (white) one off of a guy from craigslist for the future.
Any questions please ask and I will answer as best as possible.
Great CPU especially if you can get your hands on 1 (or 2) for what I did (~$280 a piece) currently using two of these processors with task that use all cores. Specs say that it should be capable of boosting to 3.2GHz however I have only seen it go to a maximum clock of 2.5GHz.
Hyper 212 Evo. What more can you say. These are the best CPU coolers outside of water. Hands down. Including the 2 used in this build, I have installed and tested 5 different CPU/Uses/Builds with this cooler. It's amazing everytime. Keeps my core temps 55c and under, no matter the load.
Good board. Bios is not resplendent with features, but it has everything you would need in a server motherboard. Picked this board because 2 sockets and size. PLEASE NOTE: this is an ATX board but DOES NOT have all ATX mounting holes available. (This caused an issue mentioned in the case review)
Good SSD, makes every thing (boot, program launch, etc) faster as an SSD should.
Great drive! Awesome performance! Currently being used in a pool (behind drive bender) with its brethren (3 add'tl 6tb Toshiba drive) for a total pool size of ~24TB. Good read/write speeds as expected from a drive with a cache the size of this one. (150MB/s-200MB/s)
Amazing Case! Love it and will buy another one for the future, even if I don't need it right now, lol. This, again, was not purchased at retail price. Found it used on Amazon with all parts. I picked this case because of it's 3.5 drive capacity, it's lack of flashiness, it's noise reducing design and because I like the matte black outer aesthetic. Case comes with a 7 header 3 pin case fan controller(?). Drive bays are re configurable to suit any need. NOTE: because I bought it used, there were already MB standoffs in place for an ATX board. Because of this you'll notice a picture where a standoff is touching DIMM slot pins on the back of the board (the board did not have/use standard hole placement). This was later remedied by removing the standoff.
Beautiful PSU! perfectly powerful enough for what it is doing. TBH the box/packaging this thing came in was my favorite of the whole build. Sleek, clean, organized. In practical terms, because I could afford it on this build, I went with Full modular. Will every time if I can.
Good enough fans. Only reason these get 4 stars is because the wiring isn't shielded. Otherwise, these are great, quiet air movers.