I built this machine for gaming and it does the job very well!
Smart and simple, even the stock CPU cooler isn't that bad for the i5.
I love it! looks great for gaming.
are you planning to oc? you might want to replace the stock cooler.
nice build! That 780ti must be treating you well :0
It will be fully watercooled in another month. EK waterblocks with dual radiators (one on the side - 2x120mm and one on the back 2x80mm).
CPU should hit 4.8GHz without issue, hoping to push it over 5 if I can figure out the memory frequencies.
A very high end and well made (for the size) gaming PC. +1
One of the cleaner mini ITX builds that I have seen. Great job, I like the part choice and the cable management. +1
Of course it looks clean with no cables attached lol. But yes, nice parts, especially on the CPU at that price.
I was kinda joking :P
Only a couple of PSU cables in there, and they're easily hidden below the MB tray, thanks to the case design!
I was so confused as to why it looked so clean/simple. Then I realized all your pictures have the psu but no cables. Sly dawg you. Anyway, I am jealous. +1
Wicked little setup! Just remember to drop in a new cooler when you want to tinker with Overclocking.
+1 for the little guy.
P.S. What does "iddqd" mean? or did you just roll your finger over the keyboard :D
God mode in Doom :)
idk he might not get 144 fps on max settings...
Nice! The 250D has so much space compared to the Node 304 I'm trying to cram the same type of hardware in :)
My NAS is a node 304, I'll probably post that tonight or tomorrow. I want to retake pictures because I used my phone (shaky hands).
add a cpu cooler if your going to take advantage of that unlocked processor. other than that +1
Watercooling next month. EK waterblocks on CPU and graphics, 2 radiators. Hoping to push it over 5GHz!
Nice build. I really like the ITX form factor. Only thing I would add it a nice CPU cooler, like the NH-C14, NH-L12, or NH-L9i from Noctua.
I love the case. with the 780Ti, it looks like an old school radio or something!
I play LoL casually, but I've built this to handle all the next gen stuff. Never been able to play games on high because I always had to compromise. Now I can finally enjoy some performance!
I'll give you a 6 gun salute for this build. IDKFA
Damn I wish my mItx rig was this nice
+1 for League of Legends in the background.
Nice description....Why the hell isn't anybody saying stuff like that?
Everything is perfect in this build.
Nice choice for the parts. +1
In case you're going to upgrade anything, I recommend adding 1TB HDD and replacing the i5 with an i7-4770K beside a CPU cooler.
hes gaming, so there is no need for him to upgrade to the i7 4770k, he isnt being bottleknecked.
+1 from me, nice build!
A couple of years down the road is when he'd want to swap for more threads, once developers get the hand of using more than four threads (BF4 in some maps use up to six on certain setups).
As of right now, four beefy threads is more than enough.
A couple years down the road if games need more than 4 beefy threads, a 4770K is not going to cut it imo. That and they probably won't be sold anymore in favor of CPUs and chipsets that are DDR4 compatible.
I'll give ya that :P
The ROG motherboards are pretty good about updating CPU support. If future games start taking advantage of multi-core setups past the number 4, then yeah I'll get that taken care of.
As for the 1TB hdd, I'm waiting on solid state drive prices to drop at that level. I saw a 1TB for $350 on newegg just the other day, so once they hit $200 I'll probably add one to this build.