A test build was carried out to check the hardware for Project Hades. It’s always a good idea to do this before installing the parts in the case!
For testing purposes, the components were set up on the bench:
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming
- Memory: Kingston HyperX Savage 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
- Power supply: Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ gold modular
- CPU cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240
Assembly was straightforward, although it took some clever positioning of the CPU cooler radiator and fans to not put strain on the tubing.
The test build booted perfectly first time, and with no SSD connected, went straight into the UEFI/BIOS.
The CPU temperatures were great, and the BIOS made easy work of adjusting the fan curves and pump speed.