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Glass House
by maniac20101
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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.

Details
Date PublishedMay 23, 2014
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle29.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load54.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate941MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load81.0° C
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j9t11 [1 Build] 9 points 4 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] [3 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

thanks!

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Nice to see a unique case on here :)

 
 
SumanIV [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

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

 
 
maniac20101 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 4 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 4 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] [3 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
zachar954 [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Damn I want this case for my mITX build

 
 
LordOfTots [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
Deano_Awesome 1 point 4 months ago

Looks awesome

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 4 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] [3 Builds] 1 point 4 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 4 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 point 4 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] [3 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
GeorgeBD [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

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

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
maniac20101 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

That much is obvious.

 
 
dcmabry [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

very nice clean build love it!

 
 
canders [6 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

Like that case.

Are they ever really 'done'? ;)

 
 
Alagamasha 1 point 4 months ago

100+

 
 
adampski [2 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
Akut [1 Build] 1 point 4 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 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
TilarP [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Any pics of the backside? :P

 
 
SAV1OUR 0 points 4 months ago

nice heatbox :P +1