Other than the standard hardware configuration we use for testing, we also installed a new Intel Skylake system into the In Win 805 for the photoshoot. The test system hardware is dated now and looks quite ugly, but it generates plenty of CPU and GPU heat making it suitable for testing.
For this build we went with the Intel Core i7-6700K processor, Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ motherboard, G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3400 16GB memory, Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850w power supply, Gainward GTX 980 Ti graphics card and the Silverstone Tundra Series TD02 liquid cooler. For storage the Samsung SSD 850 Evo 2TB and a pair of WD 4TB hard drives were installed.
First up we installed the Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850w, this 80 Plus Platinum power supply is super silent and features a modular design which helped create a clean install.
Next we popped in the Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ motherboard along with the G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3400 16GB memory and Intel Core i7-6700K processor. In Win had pre-installed six of the nine required stand-offs for the motherboard while we didn't need the I/O shield.
At this point we connected the 24-pin ATX power cable along with all the front panel connectivity options.
Next we threw in the storage, which included a 2TB SSD and 8TB of mechanical storage.
The hardest part of this build was installing the front fans and radiator. The only LED fans we had on hand were 140mm models and they weren't compatible with the 240mm radiator. To make this work we had to attach the fans to the removable fan bracket first and then attach the radiator.
This worked well enough, but getting the bracket back into place was a challenge.
Because the 140mm fans are as wide as the space they fit into, sliding the bracket back into place is a real challenge and can only be described as frustrating at best. Still, after a few choice words the bracket dropped into place and we were able to secure it using the supplied thumb screws.
With the water-block hooked up to the CPU we installed the Gainward GTX 980 Ti and connected all the necessary cables.
After some quick tidying up the tempered glass doors went back on and we sat back to admire what was a pretty slick looking gaming system. Unfortunately we only had blue LED fans on hand which admittedly does spoil the look. Red would have been preferable to get an idea of how great the 805 could look, so here are some shots courtesy of gdm.or.jp and hardware.info.
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