My Cores idle between 34-40 C @ 3Ghz and the VREG Temperature idles @ 58 C.
Motherboard in, Ram in, PSU in ..
Barely fit the second fan on the heatsink.
Final results ... First off, here is my previous build:
That is how it was used (Except my 280 GTX isn't in there anymore as you can see). Wiring was a disaster, and here I was thinking my old Xaser II was amazing. -_-'
The Core i7..
Technically, if I wanted to, I guess I could've run the video card PCI plugs through the back but meh, it is still very clean! I absolutely love the ability to hide the cables, and having a modular PSU is definitely worth it.
My Thoughts on the Thermaltake Armor+
- Side hard drive mounting.
--- Plugs go through the back, so you can't even tell I have any hard drives in the computer.
- Definitely sturdy.
- Top 4 USB ports, Firewire and Audio.
- Removable motherboard tray, however, I did not use it because the Megahalems is too tall.
- Sliding Powersupply bracket, this allowed me to sneak the 8-plug ATX power cable underneath the PSU
- The extra mounts for fans/hard drives on the bottom of the case. As you can see, I mounted my fan controllers for my Heatsink fans in those spots, which make them very easily accessible.
- Front and rear fans are quite large. Not sure how much air they move, but I suspect it to help some.
- Screwless clips. Took me literally a few seconds to put in my DVD Burner and my 2 Hard Drives.
- Front doors .. wtf? I don't understand the purpose of them, and the magnets that hold them closed are pathetic that the doors may just open up by themselves.
- No handle. Top piece is just plastic, and with the weight of the case, it was quite the task picking it up from the bottom..
Overall, I am glad on every decision I have made for this build!