ASROCK Z87 INTEL EXTREME11/AC TEST BENCH
The ASRock is the best board we have ever used for testing purposes because there are just so many features included. the only feature that would have been nice to see here would have been the addition of a native PCIe M.2 slot, but then again, where would they put it? Once again, LEDs are courtesy of both Micron and Cooler Master as we described in the AMD Bench a page back. Many of the components are the same but you may notice our use of the single fan Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid CPU Cooler, rather than dual of the AMD system.
|PC CHASSIS:||Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 EATX|
|MOTHERBOARD:||ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac EATX MotherBoard|
|CPU:||Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad Core|
|CPU COOLER:||Cooler Master Seidon 120M|
|POWER SUPPLY:||Cooler Master V1000|
|SYSTEM COOLING:||Cooler Master 120mm Red and Green Fans|
|GRAPHICS CARD:||EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked with ACX Cooler|
|MEMORY:||Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer Memory|
|KEYBOARD:||CM Storm QuickFire XT – Limited Edition|
|MOUSE:||CM Storm Sentinel Advance 2|
|MOUSE PAD:||CM Storm Control-RX Large Gaming Mouse Pad|
|6x MOBILE RACK ||Icy Dock ToughArmor 6x SATA/SAS HDD/SSD|
|4x MOBILE RACK ||Icy Dock ToughArmor 4x SATA/SAS HDD/SSD|
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
The final part of the puzzle consists of assembling the four pieces of the 2 CM HAF Stacker 935 chassis’ that were used. It stands 4’8” high and is capable of standing higher as there is no limit to the number (or configuration) of HAF Stacker chassis’ you can stack.
This is a look at how we have it sitting on our desk in the office. W3 can tell you first hand that, once in place, it is not the best idea to try to move it as a single unit. It just might fall over, destroying an amazing build!