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My Overkill mITX for Dota 2

by monchee

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34 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 21, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 21, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

Build as of August 21, 2016.

Description and more photos coming soon! Schoolwork needs to be done. *sigh


Introduction:

What was originally planned as a budget G3258 build, turned out to be a messy beast, and now just another enthusiast mITX gaming PC, I can say that I'm almost at my end game.

This is my first ever computer that I built with my own hard earned cash. While it took a while to get the parts, it was definitely worth the wait. Patience is definitely a virtue, friends.


P.S. If you have any questions about the build and my experience building it, hit the comments section below!


F.A.Q:

Where did you get that Mercy wallpaper? From Artgerm at DeviantArt.


Edit 1: Added some photos. Potato quality, but some people were asking how it looks like inside. I'm a bit of a noob with cable management at the moment, but once I get a few upgrades (like a short cable kit for my PSU), I'll try to fix it and make /r/cablemanagement proud.

Edit 2: Added quick reviews of my parts. Planning to make it a bit more in-depth. At the moment, they're just words that pop out of my head. Also, a quick intro on what ended up to be my build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Does everything I want fast and smooth. Temperatures kept cool. Stream, record, play, browse, and listen to music all at the same time. No sweat.

Motherboard

Sleek and small. Not complicated to build on. Stable so far.

Memory

Great for the value. 'nuff said.

Storage

More than enough for what I need. Great price.

Video Card

Maxes out all the games I play on 1080p. But I'm a bit salty about NVIDIA's marketing on the VRAM though.

Case

Minimal aesthetics, easy to build on. Love the form factor. Refrigerator gaming.

Monitor

Great colors, small bezels.

Keyboard

Great minimal-looking keyboard. RGB is a plus.

Mouse

Love how it feels on my hand. RGB is a plus.

Headphones

Just because DOTA 2. Else, sound quality and microphone quality is a pass for me.

Comments Sorted by:

FACUNDO 13 Builds 4 points 28 months ago

Hey, could you upload internal pics of this build? It seems to be really good... :)

monchee submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Thanks! Photos coming up shortly.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I like the new pics :D

monchee submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Thanks fam, all for you! :D

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

:D

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

:D

breakerion 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Looks overall nice and way above average pc user, won't dare to say more due to the lack of description :p Enjoy!

monchee submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Thanks! What initially was a super budget build (originally going for a G3258), ended up to be completely overkill with the rate on how much I was able to save.

Received my second monitor this week so I was motivated to update my parts list. I just have a few assignments due and then I'll be able to take my time writing a comprehensive description on what came to be my build.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nice build/setup +1. Dat CPU doe

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks! What about dat CPU?

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Just feel its a bit overkill for dota

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Just a bit.

pwelch234 2 points 28 months ago

I always wanted a second monitor vertical like that.

Also schoolwork be damned

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Originally, it was supposed to be both horizontal. But since there was not enough space in my room, the monitors were too close to me making my neck hurt after only a few minutes of use.

Making it vertical is making me more productive so far.

Luckyboii 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

how is that xeon doing :p

monchee submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

The Xeon is great! I've done a lot of CPU intensive stuff like verious Adobe stuff and so far, it's been blowing my head away since my previous desktop was only a dual core i3-530.

I would like to say though, I plan to change my heatsink to a more quiet one. Not that the stock cooler is really loud or anything, I just want to see if I can make this PC more silent since the GTX 970's fans do not turn on unless I'm doing a graphically intensive task.

Luckyboii 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

cool bro , if u want to really spend money go corsair liquid cooling , or if u want air cooling 212 evo goodluck!

Alsteblieft 2 points 28 months ago

Where did you get that Mercy wallpaper?

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Hi! The Mercy wallpaper was made by Artgerm, one of the most popular artists over at DeviantArt.

Alsteblieft 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks! DeviantArt was the first place I looked but I couldn't find it.

monchee submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Been a fan of that Artgerm guy for a very long time!

mattravenmore 1 point 28 months ago

i'm liking the mercy wallpaper already, your setup looks simple and cool too!

monchee submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Thanks! It took me a very long time to save up and get to where I am now! Originally, it was planned to be a budget build. But here we are!

Kevin78150 1 point 27 months ago

Is the 970 worth it

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Not anymore with the new generation of GPUs that are out.

HaseoTTOD 1 point 24 months ago

Hello!! Did you have any problem with the PSU and the GPU mounting?

PS: the 2 monitors looks really nice!!

monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

What about it specifically? No problems for me, one thing is that some of the cables are bent to a point where I'm a bit uncomfortable about it. Else, all good after using it almost everyday for a year now.

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monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It comes with the Gigabyte motherboard.

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monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's okay. My environment isn't the optimal of standards so I can't really benchmark my system. It's okay on the day-to-day use.

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monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I just used the monitor mounts that came with the Dells. But I'm planning to get a dual monitor mount in the future.

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monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks!

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monchee submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

What do you mean? If you're asking about this PC, yes it's my PC.