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Glass House

by maniac20101

211
31 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 25, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

941MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

81.0° C

Description

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.

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j9t11 2 Builds 10 points 13 months ago

Oh wow.. Thats one cool case! I love how the GEFORCE GTX leds come through the side panel! You have great cable management in that small case! Good job! Great part choices!

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

thanks!

plgdg 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Nice to see a unique case on here :)

SumanIV 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

I thought this case was complete ****. I was so wrong. Amazing build.

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

it was tricky to find the right components for compatibility to make sure everything fit ok. not many have built with this case so it was hard to go on previous peoples wisdom

FerAz 2 points 13 months ago

+1 Man i love this case, if the Inwin901 (Mid tower for me)could come with a proper Air ventilation on top,so that it could support 240mm radiator, it would be amazing and would make it hands down the "Best Case" easily.

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

some have put the 240mm rad in the big brother of this case.

zachar954 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Damn I want this case for my mITX build

LordOfTots 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I don't understand the down-votes here, this is quite the awesome SFF build!

Deano_Awesome 1 point 13 months ago

Looks awesome

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Great build, the case isn't for everyone but I do have to say it looks awesome, you did a great job my friend.

+1

Overall how do you like the case? I know you said cabling was tricky but how is the overall airflow?

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

its tricky with the cablemanagement but it can be done. i tried to get the best airflow/noise ratio. the gpu is better having the reference design so it shoots the air out the back rather than back into the case. overall, i wish there was more fan placement options but its not bad. definitely based more on aesthetics rather than functionality

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Completely agree, aesthetically the case is top notch but I was concerned with airflow when I saw the lack of fan placements so seems I was correct

All in all you did a great job!

pegotico 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

+1 nice case, you got it for a good price! How did you get the impact for such a low price?

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

it was an open box and then got an additional 20% off

GeorgeBD 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

You opened the box so you'd get a discount didn't you XD

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

This rig is the definition of stunning... VERY WELL DONE. What a great build.

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

thank you! took alot of time, planning, and obsession

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

That much is obvious.

dcmabry 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

very nice clean build love it!

canders 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Like that case.

Are they ever really 'done'? ;)

Alagamasha 1 point 13 months ago

100+

adampski 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I will give you double what you paid for that :-P +1

Akut 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Holy hot s#!% that's a nice case! Almost makes me regret my choice on the EVGA Hadron... almost. The case itself comes at a premium, but, again, absolutely beautiful.

I am seriously reconsidering the Hadron right now :P

GamerDeso 1 point 13 months ago

It looks like something I really want to lick. I like it!

TilarP 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Any pics of the backside? :P

oberon13 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

How did you mount the H75 to the backplate? i was thinking of adding water cooling to my 901 but don't see how you'd mount it...

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

there should be screws that mount it to the metal

leonccyiu 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

How did you get your ram to light up?

1138 1 point 2 days ago

Can you link what fans you used?

SAV1OUR -1 points 13 months ago

nice heatbox :P +1