The computer is almost ready! See more pictures below of the process of putting everything together.
The computer will temporarily be housed in the 4U server chassis, while we work on making a top plate for the Husky. Who knew that a 4U server chassis is significantly cheaper (and significantly bigger) than a full size ATX case?
The ASUS Z9PA-D8 motherboard has dual LGA2011 slots to fit two E5-2660 Xeon processors. One huge advantage of this motherboard is that the heatsink mounting plate is integrated into the board.
The copper water cooling blocks from Swiftech are mounted. A little Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound helps transfer heat from the CPU dies and into the heatsink.
The lab was quite a mess while we were working!