They say that good things come in small packages. Well this is my small package and, by golly, it is good! That came out wrong...
Anyways, this computer is my new baby. I decided to forgo the LEDs and big windows, and stick to a design that is much cleaner, and a bit more mature in my opinion. That said, just because I can't see inside my case, doesn't mean that there's stray cables every which way. I tried my best to manage the cables, but it's still not quite right to me. I'll deal with that later though.
Haven't benched anything yet, but I can play BF4 at 1440p on High/Ultra settings with 2xMSAA, so that's alright, I guess. I included my WEI score, for those who care about that sort of thing. :p
All the prices are filled in according to what I paid, not including shipping/taxes/etc. The SSD and SSHD were gifts from my mother and step-father respectively. As for the Sleeved Cable Kit, I saw it on Craigslist for $30, so I jumped on that. (Same guy had a Steelseries 6G|V2 for $40, so I picked that up for my other computer as well.)
Future upgrades include a possible R9 290 in the next couple of months (if the prices come down), and then watercooling everything.
So leave a comment. Tell me what you think, what you would've done differently, and so forth. Seriously, lay it on me.
P.S. I know the pictures aren't great, but my phone is next on the To-Upgrade list.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$355.00 CAD|
|CPU Cooler||Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM||$50.00 CAD|
|Motherboard||Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150||$210.00 CAD|
|Memory||G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400||$180.00 CAD|
|Storage||Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" SSD||$0.00 CAD|
|Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM||$210.00 CAD|
|Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM||$0.00 CAD|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB||$340.00 CAD|
|Case||Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower||$110.00 CAD|
|Power Supply||Corsair 860W ATX12V / EPS12V||$160.00 CAD|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00 CAD|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries 6GV/2||$65.00 CAD|
|Mouse||ROCCAT Kone XTD Wired Laser||$80.00 CAD|
|AKG K 240 MK II - Professional Semi Open Stereo Headphones||$180.00 CAD|
|Corsair Individually Sleeved Cable Kit||$30.00 CAD|
|X-Star 27inch 2560x1440 PLS LED Monitor||$300.00 CAD|
|Audio Technica AT2020 USB||$150.00 CAD|
|Cakewalk by Roland MA-15D Digital Stereo Micro Monitors||$80.00 CAD|
|Total (Canada):||$2500.00 CAD|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||68.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1100MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6400MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||39.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||69.0° C|