So i was browsing around in Microcenter and I got a killer deal on an open box Asus maximus impact for $120. I couldnt resist that so I decided it is time for a "quick" upgrade.
New Ram, new case, and new mobo later.. my pc is done.
Alot of these parts came from finding good sales and deals. need to get a new mechanical keyboard and my 2 monitors are gonna be switched out for a 29" 2560x1080 display. but so far, I love it.
Its fairly quiet for not being a "silent" case. I did search around a try to put only quiet fans in the case if possible. only has 3 fans: 120mm intake, 92mm exhaust, and 120mm on the radiator. For it being right beside me as sit at my desk, i can barely hear it at all.
I havent had a chance to overclock the CPU yet but I overclocked my just yet but i have overclocked the 780 and the idle temp sits right at 31 degrees Celsius and when gaming, I have seen it be as high as 81 degrees Celsius. The CPU idles at 29 degrees Celsius and at load, can be as high at 54 degrees Celsius.
The case is really fun to work with. I saw somebody post a build with the big brother of the case, the Inwin904, and cable management can be a little tricky but its not too bad.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$250.00|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid||$60.00|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus VI Impact Mini ITX LGA1150||$130.00|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866||$140.00|
|Storage||Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" SSD||$55.00|
|Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$120.00|
|Seagate 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM||$140.00|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked||$450.00|
|Case||Inwin 901 Mini ITX Tower||$130.00|
|Power Supply||Corsair 860W ATX12V / EPS12V||$115.00|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit)||$10.00|
|Date Published||May 23, 2014|