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                 Currently a work in progress!!

Always have had a desktop but never anything spectacular, most always had recycled office PC's. I wanted a computer that could run any game and multiple monitors but also something that wouldnt take up a lot of space. Mini-itx is perfect for this but the computer still weighs in at HEAVYY

Going for a white/Intel-Blue color scheme, originally planned for White/Gold colors but decided otherwise after receiving a faulty "Asus z87i-deluxe" motherboard that would not be honored for return or replacement. The MB was subbed out for a cheaper and newer Asrock Z97E-ITX. This board is phenomenal besides it not coming with an i/o shield. The newer board although not an extreme edition supports M.2, HDMI-IN, And a whole bunch of other features

Still in the process of adding complete water cooling, hopefully adding a cooling plate to the gtx 970 will solve the side panel not fitting.. and working on para cord cable sleeving

Future plans for wireless hdmi, and many places in the case must be cut

Motherbroad, Graphics Card, And Processor were bought week of release, hence the higher purchase price.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you get the side panel on the video card side?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It's verrrrrry close. The side panel can be placed on and tightened down (posted a pic). The vent holes line up with the card's fan but for it to be secured either new holes or a window would have to be cut.. I plan on switching to a water plate as soon as more are released, hopefully solving the tight fit..

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That could be a problem as most gpu water block manufactures don't usually regard the non-refrence cards.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

EK dont have it on the config so if all else fails he/she can use the ek thermosphere

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

As a fallback I believe the gtx 970 already has some water blocks that fit or can fit with slight modification.. The older ek670 can be used, or so I've read...I will say this card was a lot bigger than I thought

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

You are now aware that you said "hwite" out loud when you saw this build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

the mini itx version of this case is so well designed, why on earth did the mess up the matx so badly.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

That Zotac gpu looks really nice!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Greal build man! One thing I might add though: your power supply seems really expensive. For example, a 1000 watt 80+ GOLD rated power supply from EVGA will cost you the same price as the one in your build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback! :) yeah the psu i have was a little pricy. I had a hard time finding a fully modular psu within the size specs of this case. Hybrid mode is nice and I think I had a favoring towards the gold coloring at the time (now I don't care too much).

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, glad to help! Also, although they are pricy, SeaSonic power supplies are some of the best out there! Anyways, congrats on your build, I hope you enjoy it! :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, though I think the strix version of your GPU looks nicer, nice anyway!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a full atx case, so when I see nice mini itx builds like this, gotta tip my imaginary hat off to you. How's the airflow? Im gonna be building a rig for my brother and I want to make it a mini itx.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Tight spaces are so frustrating to work in, I've scraped so many knuckles lol. Airflow is actually really good if you set the fans up properly and have tidy cables. I also have a giant fan in the front as an exhaust. Not sure the size but it's in the parts list