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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.

Intel Bench

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

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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.

TSSDR Test Bench Front1

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!

BEFORE CLEANUP

Finished product 3

AFTER CLEANUP

Office 1

Once again, we would like to thank Cooler Master, ASRock, Icy Dock and QNIX for supporting us in this build!  Click on a link of you like their products and show them your support!

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Now that is what I call a “tower” system. Good thing you don’t live in an earthquake-prone area!

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OMG, that is rediculous! hahaha

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I can’t wait to hear more about the AMD board. The Extreme 11a and HGSTs are amazing hardware. Thanks for helping me decide.

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