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    MotherboardASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX Intel MOBO
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X Desktop Processor
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hydro Copper P/N: 12G-P4-2999-KR
    Graphics Card #2EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hydro Copper P/N: 12G-P4-2999-KR
    MonitorASUS ROG PG278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms DisplayPort Ergonomic BackLit LED G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
    Storage #1Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G4R5 HHHL (CEM2.0) 400GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    Storage #2x2 Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) in RAID 0
    CPU CoolerEK-FB ASUS R5E Monoblock - Acetal+Nickel; Alphacool Full Copper Rads - two 480mm and two 240mm
    CaseCorsair's Obsidian Series® 900D Super Tower Case
    Power SupplyCORSAIR AX1500i CP-9020057-NA 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Titanium certified Full Modular
    Keyboard ASUS STRIX TACTIC PRO Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches
    Mouse Mionix Castor RGB Ergonomic Optical Gaming Mouse
    Headset Corsair Gaming VOID USB Gaming Headset Carbon (CA-9011130-NA)
    Mouse Pad RAZER Goliathus SPEED Edition Soft Mouse Pad - Extended
    OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | USB Flash Drive
    Accessory #1 TRACKIR 5 Pro Bundle: TrackIR 5 + TrackClip Pro
    Accessory #2 x12 be quiet! SILENT WINGS 2 PWM 120mm max.1500RPM/1 be quiet! SILENT WINGS 2 PWM 140mm max.1000RPM
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    A New 900D-type Case is On the Block


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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
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    Huge, impressive, expensive.

    I don't really like the layout of the drive cages and front intake fans. And they're not easily swappable.

    I don't like the rubber dampers on the PSU and HDD cages. These parts won't oscillate or rattle if everything is properly secured and functional, if they're wobbling off balance then noise levels are the least of your concerns. I vastly prefer the PSU have proper electrical ground on the metal chassis (and mobo standoffs), I expect HDDs and SDDs might have better odds of surviving electrical anomalies when they are also properly grounded onto a large mass of chassis metal. And only a fool wants multiple floating grounds when a single unified ground works more reliably. (Yes it's nitpicky neurotic hypernerd stuff, but my hardware is complex and it ain't cheap and many problems can be so very easily avoided.)

    I do like the sound suppression, though it will add some heat and more fans equals more noise so ... hard to judge the effectiveness (or limits) of the sound suppression. Won't do a lot of good if fans are mounted right under rads where they'll just push half their noise out of the chassis anyhow.

    I also like those nifty metal feet.

    This case has appeal but I think the Obsidian 850 or 900D already covers my sort of niche fairly well. If I wanted bigger and badder I would go for a proper "4U" server tower of the sort carried by SuperMicro, Dell, or HP - it would provide a lot more user-configurable modularity (or custom order specs) and the very best of the best chassis features, amenities, and capabilities at comparable cost (although I admit that few of them are available with all-black interiors).

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    ProcessorIntel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X Desktop Processor
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hydro Copper P/N: 12G-P4-2999-KR
    Graphics Card #2EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hydro Copper P/N: 12G-P4-2999-KR
    MonitorASUS ROG PG278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms DisplayPort Ergonomic BackLit LED G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
    Storage #1Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G4R5 HHHL (CEM2.0) 400GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    Storage #2x2 Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) in RAID 0
    CPU CoolerEK-FB ASUS R5E Monoblock - Acetal+Nickel; Alphacool Full Copper Rads - two 480mm and two 240mm
    CaseCorsair's Obsidian Series® 900D Super Tower Case
    Power SupplyCORSAIR AX1500i CP-9020057-NA 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Titanium certified Full Modular
    Keyboard ASUS STRIX TACTIC PRO Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches
    Mouse Mionix Castor RGB Ergonomic Optical Gaming Mouse
    Headset Corsair Gaming VOID USB Gaming Headset Carbon (CA-9011130-NA)
    Mouse Pad RAZER Goliathus SPEED Edition Soft Mouse Pad - Extended
    OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | USB Flash Drive
    Accessory #1 TRACKIR 5 Pro Bundle: TrackIR 5 + TrackClip Pro
    Accessory #2 x12 be quiet! SILENT WINGS 2 PWM 120mm max.1500RPM/1 be quiet! SILENT WINGS 2 PWM 140mm max.1000RPM
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    I prefer my 900D, though the NDS6 is only $200 USD compared to $335 USD for the 900D.

    Speaking of having SSD's actually touch the metal of the case to keep grounded, I have mine Velcroed to the side of the optical drive bay, but the right one is touching the metal inside-front of the case and the left one is touching the right one so they are both grounded, right?

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
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    SSDs and HDDs don't really need a chassis ground, they can be serviced entirely off the PSU. But if your PSU chassis has conductive contact to your metal PC chassis then anything else which has metal-to-metal contact to the chassis will also be electrically grounded.

    Very few consumer SSDs have any internal grounding, though. Many have a metal enclosure but there aren't any traces or wires or capacitors or anything inside the enclosure which connects it to a live electrical circuit - firmly securing these SSDs to a grounded chassis doesn't ground them.

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    MotherboardASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX Intel MOBO
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X Desktop Processor
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hydro Copper P/N: 12G-P4-2999-KR
    Graphics Card #2EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hydro Copper P/N: 12G-P4-2999-KR
    MonitorASUS ROG PG278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms DisplayPort Ergonomic BackLit LED G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
    Storage #1Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G4R5 HHHL (CEM2.0) 400GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    Storage #2x2 Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) in RAID 0
    CPU CoolerEK-FB ASUS R5E Monoblock - Acetal+Nickel; Alphacool Full Copper Rads - two 480mm and two 240mm
    CaseCorsair's Obsidian Series® 900D Super Tower Case
    Power SupplyCORSAIR AX1500i CP-9020057-NA 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Titanium certified Full Modular
    Keyboard ASUS STRIX TACTIC PRO Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches
    Mouse Mionix Castor RGB Ergonomic Optical Gaming Mouse
    Headset Corsair Gaming VOID USB Gaming Headset Carbon (CA-9011130-NA)
    Mouse Pad RAZER Goliathus SPEED Edition Soft Mouse Pad - Extended
    OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | USB Flash Drive
    Accessory #1 TRACKIR 5 Pro Bundle: TrackIR 5 + TrackClip Pro
    Accessory #2 x12 be quiet! SILENT WINGS 2 PWM 120mm max.1500RPM/1 be quiet! SILENT WINGS 2 PWM 140mm max.1000RPM
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    Right, I should have thought about my PSU already being in direct contact with the metal case.

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    Storage #1500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
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    This thing is a monster

    That thing is an absolute monster. To be honest, I find the design to be a lot less clean the Corsair 900D.

    I don't know, it just doesn't impress me when comparing it to something like the 900D or Phantom 820.

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    ehh

    I dont really see a reason to get this over a corsair 900D which is already huge itself, the last thing you'd want to do is get an even bigger case for no reason.
    imagine that thing under your desk...

    and lets be real, with the 50 or whatever drive "caddies" in this case, i mean.. why not just build a server, the woman in the
    video is talking about having dual cpu's and endless amounts of drives, should i just buy two 5960x's and a buttload of
    intel ssd's to shove in there? who is this case even for, you could never use all that space and those drive slots
    space could be relatively used by someone doing a custom watercooling loop, but still, the drive slots are rediculous.
    Last edited by blastashes; 11-28-2015 at 05:29 AM.

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