I wanted to build a small compact not too loud gaming machine so I could move it between rooms for gaming at a computer and gaming on my big tv.
I cut out the drive bay (well drilled the rivets out then removed) and mounted the radiator for the H60 right behind the fan the case comes with, and then mounted the fan that comes with the h60 behind it for a push / pull config.
All in all the build required a fair amount of planning for the cables and such. I also tried a configuration with a normal 3.5" hdd. Which will work I just don't need it now with the larger SSD.
This thing is about as fast as they come, without multi gpu's. Games on my 3 24" monitors great. I mostly play SCII, BF3, DIRT3 (on the TV) and a few others from time to time. The 7970 came with "GOLD" offer so I'll have some new games to check out soon.
I'm happy with how quite it is, on the silent profile it runs 25 C for the cpu at idle and I almost can't hear it at all.
DRAM Voltage is in theory supposed to be lower but I'm running it at the 2133 its rated at with the XMP profile without issue.
3dmark test was done without any overclocking. Running with the fans in silent the cpu only hits 67 C running at full tilt it doesn't go above 61 C
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$319.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid||$79.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150||$131.98||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133||$84.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" SSD||$431.89||NCIX US|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB|
|Case||Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower||$44.98||OutletPC|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake 600W ATX12V||$34.99||Microcenter|
|Optical Drive||LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer||$59.99||Microcenter|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit)||$145.79||Amazon|
|Mouse||Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser||$72.98||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||25.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||61.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1000MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1425MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|Performance Preset Score||P9005|