So, here are some of the pics I promised.
Firstly the new CPU, GPU and mobo....
These arrived a few days ago and now I'm just awaiting the RAM delivery. As you can see, I took the mobo and graphics card out of their boxes.... cos I figured 3 unopened boxes weren't all that interesting on their ownsomes.
Next up is the other hardware I'm putting in the box. Now some of you will think that I'm not going to get it all in there, but I have planned it all out and it'll fit/install very nicely.
The two larger items at top left: First is a 6 bay internal hot swap SSD caddy, and behind it is a USB front bay with 5 x USB3 ports, 2 x USB2 ports. The 3 items to the far right belong to my SoundBlaster XZR.
The others are:
2 x PCI 4x SATA3 cards, to be mounted on the PCIE to PCI adapter
1 x PCIE 5 x USB3 card w. 2 internals;
1 x PCIE video capture card;
2 x PCIE x 4 PCIE riser;
1 x PCIE x 2 20 pin USB3 adapter;
1 x PCIE IDE adapter;
2 x IDE to SATA adapters;
1 x PCIE to PCI x 2 adapter;
1 x Crucial 525GB M.2 SSD;
1 x PCIE riser expansion card x 4 USB3;
I x PCI Winfast TV tuner card [still undecided on it, though].
Theres's also 4 x 120/2 x 240GB SSDs; plus 2 x 525GB SSDs and 15 HDDs of varying sizes. Some of those HDDs are in fact IDE, as may be evident by the IDE converters in the pic. I thought 'why the hell not use 'em'. They've been packed away doing nothing for so long, and I have a big enough case to accommodate them, so why not.
Waste not want not, that's what they say.