This is the build I have been waiting to do for quite a while. I wanted to do a very small form factor gaming build that would also accept an SLI configuration and water cooling. I think it turned out fantastic and am loving having 3 monitors.
It works fantastically as a LAN rig and the lighting looks incredible (hard to tell from the pictures, I tried)
The build went great, and barring some faulty RAM it was up and running the same night.
The cabling is not stellar but due to the fact this case is mATX and almost 40% smaller than a BitFenix Prodigy, I think I did alright.
I am very satisfied with the H60. A lot of people advise to just get a CM 212 plus, but Water cooling makes more sense in such a small case airflow-wise and the cooler is virtually silent, allowing me to almost hit 5 gHz on a $85 motherboard with little effort. Not to mention newegg had a combo between the two.
If you are planning on doing a build like this, I would highly recommend checking out Linus Sebastian's video on how to build in this case, he released that today so while I didn't get to use it, its a great video on what is a complicated build. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSOxvwbke9w
Going forward, I plan on adding an optical storage drive for mass storage (perhaps RAID two of them), swapping out the fans to silence the computer (it is somewhat loud during gaming as its 18" from my face) and definitely adding another 670 when I can afford it.
I already had already bought the mouse, keyboard and SSD for my laptop that I sold, and all the monitors I received through my work (yes I am 18, work from home, hold a management position) so this build cost just under $800 to build, detailed below.
i5-3570k: $189.99 H60: $49.99 MSI Z77MA: $84.99 Crucial RAM: $39.99 OCZ Vertex 4: $189.99 (already had) PNY GTX 670: $299.99 Silverstone SG09: $84.99 Corsair 600W: 39.99 NZXT lighting: $12.99 Asus wireless card: $19.99
Total: $783 W/ SSD: $973
I could not be happier with it! I welcome feedback as I am still relatively new when it comes to specialized gaming builds. If you guys want I can take it apart more and show the lower portion below the video card if you want, I cant do that while its on so I didn't do it initially.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$223.46||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid||$79.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155|
|Memory||Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$82.99||Newegg|
|Storage||OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" SSD||$399.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB|
|Case||Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower||$106.49||TigerDirect|
|Power Supply||Corsair 600W ATX12V||$37.99||Newegg|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0||$19.99|
|Keyboard||Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4||$49.99||Mac Mall|
|Mouse||Logitech G700 Wireless Laser||$82.98||SuperBiiz|
|Dell E22010 22" Monitor|
|Dell P190S 19" Monitor|
|NZXT Sleeved Blue LED Case Lighting - 1m||$12.80|
|Windows 7 Professional|
|V7 LED236W3R-8N 24" 75 Hz Monitor|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.8GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||26.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||59.0° C|