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  This is my first build and I was able to purchase most of the parts on sale.  I love these parts and it is awesome to have built this myself.  Trevita is for all around use, as well as being capable of a pretty heavy workload.   
  CPU- I wanted an enthusiast CPU and Microcenter had a sale.  I overclocked my 5820K to 3.9 GHz without having to worry about voltage very much.
  Motherboard- After seeing this board used by Linus and Luke in Linus Tech Tips, I thought it was so cool.  A mini ITX board with support for a high end socket, I had to have it.  And again, Microcenter was having another sale lol.
  RAM- I love the heat spreaders on the Ripjaws 4 and I cannot complain with such solid performance.
  GPU- I am waiting for Arctic Island or Pascal to release, but in the meantime, I wanted a good performer for playing Fallout, Skyrim, and a few other decently tough to render games.  I did think getting the 4GB DDR5 version was very important, although all I have to compare it to is the reviews on Youtube haha.
  Case- The N200 was perfect for my build.  The case looks professional with its asymmetrical stripe on the front, provides very good air flow, and is a nice, relatively portable, size.  
  Storage- The HyperX Fury SSD's provide good value for money and look freaking awesome.  The Cloud 9 SSD was a black friday 2015 sale, and looks great too!  The Samsung 850 EVO floats between Trevita and my Vaio laptop, she's on her last leg, soon to be retired when the Acer Aspire R13 6500U comes in ( going back to school in the fall and wanted a convertible).  Last but not least, the WD Green 3TB is for mass storage for video and music.  Good deal on Amazon when I found it.
  PSU-  A gold certified power supply was a must and 600+ watts was perfect for a decent future-proof part.  This power supply comes with all black cables and black bundle sleeves.  Very good value at the time of purchase.
  Monitor- I has a Sharp 32" tv before, but it was so big I had to put my pc in front of the screen to make everything work.  I soon got tired of that setup and purchased this G257HL from Acer.  The 25" screen fits perfectly next to my pc and sports an HDMI input and a 1920x1080 IPS panel that looks truly beautiful compared to the old tv.  
  CPU Cooler-  The option were very limited for a 2011-3 narrow mount, especially since I did not want to use a water cooling loop.  Noctua does a fantastic job with their cooler and fans, and I really like the clean look of it.
  Keyboard- The Tournament Edition of the BlackWidow has a very nice clicky-ness to it, which I love to hear.  Razer designed these switches in house, but they are similar to the Cherry MX Blue switches.  The  feeling and sound is very nice and makes me  want to type much more than I usually do.
  Mouse-  The 502 is such a nice mouse, with one exception- the blue led.  Since then, Logitech has released a Spectrum version with RGB, which I will certainly get soon.  The scroll wheel is phenomenal and has a button to start or stop the free spin, very nice.  
  Corsair came to the rescue by having fans with purple leds.  This makes the perfect look I wanted, black and purple.
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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks like a great build! that is some good cabling in such a small case. As for the GPU, 4GB really comes into play in certain games. I know with Assassin's Creed, they tested it and got better FPS than the 2GB. GTA V is one also that could help with the 4GB. For Fallout 4, I've ran it on my GTX 960 with heavy graphical mods brought over from my 970s and it didn't have any issues running it on High/Ultra and maintaining 50+ FPS. Think you made a good choice for gpu until the new nvidias! :)

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the pictures I think that it would be best to rotate the CPU heat sink so the hot air is being exhausted out the back of the case...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It was just a personal preference to have it mounted that way. There is another fan and exhaust vent above the heatsink, as well as on the rear of the case.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Also the RAM modules on the motherboard are closest to the top of the case. The heatsink's 92mm fan would not fit flush with it mounted the other way :/

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok fe

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the ITX version though?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to get the Silverstone SG13, but I decided on the N200, in case I change my mind later I have the option. I know the pcie lane configuration is up to 40 on the cpu, I believe, and the motherboard does not have more than one 16x slot. It was really in case I changed the case later.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

28 PCIe lanes on the 5820k

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What temps do you get on the cpu with that cooler? I'm planning on the same combination.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Average use is about 36-38 degrees, and under load its about 50 on all cores. I hope this helps. *Note- I have not taken the temps after an extreme length of gaming, it was from the stress test.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Exactly what I needed to know.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I cant see it in the pictures so I thought I might ask you this. Does the CPU cooler overhang onto the RAM slots? and if so how bad is it?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen similar fans in that case before, hmmm... * has a flashback to my build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/b4r7YJ *, OH YEAH NOW I REMEMBER!