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This is a workstaiton used for engineering design purposes. It spends the majority of time at full cpu load running various mechanical and electrical simulations. This build replaced a i7-4470k build and radically speed up simulation computer times in FEA and linear spice simulations. The W8100 card was reused from that old workstation but is still quick enough for our needs.
The i7-7820x puts out a considerable amount of heat especially if the process is avx instruction heavy. This is one CPU i'd advise water cooling if its to be used in an office. This is not a good processor for gaming but is fantastic for heavily threaded simulations.
I built a personal machine at the same time and ordered the same 400c case in black and swapped the removable panels from each to add a bit of contrast between the frame and panels.
The initial configuration had the fans pulling cold air in over the AIO radiator and into the case. Over a period of a few hours at full cpu this could heat soak the W8100 graphics card to over 88c even with 2 140mm and 1 120mm fan exhausting air at full power and cause it to throttle. We reversed the air flow such that the AIO radiator fans now pull air from inside the case and exhaust them out of the front. The case fans were also reversed to pull in outside air into the case. This configuration has proven to be the most effective at keeping the temperature inside the case not more than a few C above ambient.
The Corsair case is great and would recommend for anyone who wants a lower key highly functional case. I love the hinged door!
Fantastic for simulation. Runs Hot. Not a good CPU for gaming.
Handles the output of the i7-7820x easily. Corsair link seems to work well.
I also have good luck with ASUS motherboards for our workstations. So far this one has been great.
Noticeably quicker than our sata3 Samsung drives from the prior build. Boot times are silly fast.