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My second build. Sub 900!
by xxvolwarexx
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Description

Technically, this is my second build I've done for myself (helped/built many other people's rigs). I just got all the parts in a few days ago. I use it for mostly gaming and so far it has been unstoppable. I am planning on upgrading the CPU to an unlocked i5 4670k or an i7 4770k. And I may even add another GTX760 to run in SLI. I know the case isn't on par with what most people would call a gaming case, but I bought it intending to mod the crap out of it. I added another fan on the front (cut some metal and made it so that I have 2 front fans and 1 rear 92mm fan). The cable management is virtually nonexistent because the case is so small. Any comments, recommendations, etc is welcome.

Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle33.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.07Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle27.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load47.0° C
Comments
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SparkyOnPC 6 points 13 months ago

but I bought it intending to mod the crap out of it. lmfao nice build :)

 
 
DJTykko [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

The build overall looks great... That case look pretty sharp honestly.

I do give my standard recommendation for Micro ATX builds: Fully modular PSUs are your friend. Even a semi-modular becomes painful with cable management. With that said, your management is overall great for the space you have. The only thing that would scare me is what looks to be the EPS 8-pin cable running over top and dangerously close to the CPU cooler fan. You might try to tape it/tie it down to the PSU or something so it doesn't get a close shave when the tower gets jostled.

Great build!

 
 
xxvolwarexx [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

I really need to update these pics. But I actually did some more work and fixed up the cables :D but you have a good point. I'm too lazy to upload the new pic from my phone, but take my word for it ;)

 
 
DJTykko [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

No worries! Yeah I had the same issue with posting my build... Plugging my phone into my computer and uploading the photos is such a pain when I'm feeling lazy! Hahaha! That's why I posted the build first and then the photos like a day later.

 
 
fasterblue [2 Builds] 2 points 12 months ago

Nice build, love that case.

 
 
Resa69 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Awesome balanced build. +1

 
 
TNTrocks123 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

IMO i just dont like cases where the psu mount is on the top. If it falls off then ur whole computer is screwed. But good build

 
 
Matryoshka [2 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

I use one of those cases, and I just don't realistically see how that would happen in the first place.

It's kinda like closed loop liquid cooling. Sure, it's POSSIBLE that something may leak, but the odds of that happening are very, very, low.

About the build. It's really nice. I'm not going to sit here and tell you what you need and don't need, but 8Gb of RAM is typically the standard for just gaming purposes. At least you're future proofed.

 
 
Aspire7736 1 point 9 months ago

what is the case like, in terms of quality, cable management etc

 
 
xxvolwarexx [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Quality wise? Really great considering it was only 30 bucks when I got it. If you read my description, I modded it quite a bit so it's pretty different now. But the cable management is NOT for the faint of heart. It's do-able if you REALLY know what you are doing and you plan ahead with your parts, cabling, and in my case, mods.

Happy building!

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manirelli [Staff] [2 Builds] 3 points 13 months ago

Please keep it civil.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 13 months ago

What'd he say?