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This is my first mATX build, and when looking for cases I could not go past the look of the Aerocool DS Cube. I have always used a much larger full tower for most of my builds for expandability and easy of upgrades. As the PC was always mulit purpose e.g. work, gaming and multimedia.

But this time the build was for a single purpose gaming machine and though I decided to go with mATX I did not really want to compromise with any of the components as there will be very little to no room for expandability.

I did a bit of research on the case and found that for the components to fit in this case there would need to be a small amount of modding required to the case to take a full sized PSU and 240mm radiator. With a Dremel borrowed from work it made short work of the cutting required.

Most of what I planned to put in fit without too much trouble; some just would not fit at all. And the cable management is non-existent in this case.

For the GPU I was originally going to go with water cooled 980 Ti, but with the release of the 1080 being so close, I cancelled the order and placed a pre-order for the 1080 reference card. Kind of glade not to have had to try and mount another radiator in such a tight space. And cooling has not been a problem with the blower fan on the 1080.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

that's why im eeeasssy...(aaah aaah aaah) easy like sunday morniiing yeeeah...

(insert majestic horses hair flying through the breeze)

+1000 on the 1080

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Look at that Maximus GENE! :D

+10000....nth times for 1080! But i'll definitely will wait for other version of 10 series :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Im so Jelly

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been on a smaller form factor case kick also. I can totally relate.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No finished build picture? Also, what's with the random fan ring colors and led color?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I colour coded the fan rings Blue for intake and Red for exhaust. and the RGB lighting strip is setup to change colour depending on the temperature of the GPU and CPU

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Grats!