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Built as a semi-portable, pocket-rocket, power house gaming PC. I tried to pick long-lasting parts which fit a black/red highlights theme.
Despite the small size, the 380T was surprisingly roomy to work in, with only the H60 being a little fiddly to wrestle into place with the tubing. The GTX 1070 gave me a little trouble too, literally just fitting into the case.
Overall the system performs well, but was a bit heavier than I was hoping for. It's still far more portable than a standard tower or square Mini-ITX setup however.
Mostly use my Nvidia SHIELD with USB-OTG adapter and just take my monitor downstairs to play now.
The GPU idle temperature is so high because the fans turn off entirely when below 60 degrees celcius.
I had planned to have this system until at least 2021 without any upgrades...
However - after Intel released two new chipsets in two years - I sold my Z170/6600K and upgraded to Z370/8600K.
Z370/8600K @ 4.5Ghz benchmark:
Fire Strike 1.1 Score: TBC
TimeSpy 1.0 Score: TBC
RAM XMPed to 3.2Ghz
Z370/8600K @ 4.1Ghz benchmark:
Fire Strike 1.1 Score: 15,523 (https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/25495658)
TimeSpy 1.0 Score: 6,212 (https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/25494953)
RAM XMPed to 3.2Ghz
Z170/6600K @ 4.2Ghz benchmark:
The boost from 4 to 6 cores was a huge boost for the i5 series chips and long overdue.
Extremely good cooling, easy to install. Sadly the pump is actually louder than all my other components, which is why it loses one star.
Good set of features for an ITX board:
With this bad boy I can always insta-lock the most recently released character on Overwatch, so an easy 5 stars.
Using two of these in RAID0 for some easy scratch storage and low-priority games.
Make an annoying ticking noise when they go into low power mode, but besides that they do the job.
This thing is a beast. Pricey in the opening few weeks of release, but with it's adaptive fans it's totally quiet until it hits 60 degrees C, and that doesn't happen until you really push it.
This fella is gonna last me a few years at least!
Surprisingly roomy, given it's small size, however the fact that the internal light is white instead of matching red is a little annoying.
The variable fan speed is really nice and lets you fine-tune whether you want to hear a pin drop or push your rig a bit harder.
I'd have liked also to see the side panels a bit more transparent as it's almost impossible to enjoy the glorious fans on my GPU.
Also, if you plan to use a full size PSU like I did (especially a fully modular one), expect to lose your 3,25" drive bays, there just isn't room.
Plenty of muscle for my needs and the fans are totally unnoticable in Hybrid mode, and the provided modular cables are both long and plentiful.
Just wish there were 6+2 cables with only one header on them, as they look a bit ugly with the spare hanging off.
My favorite version of Windows so far, too bad that Edge never really took off.
Screen is good quality for the price, design is nice and the OSD is simple and intuitive.
FreeSync works well with G-Sync, even though it's not been branded as "G-Sync Compatible".
Biggest disappointment are the speakers, which are below-average quality.
Very loud. Like 1920s typewriter loud. I expect a PLING sound after every 40 keys pressed. Besides that, it's good really nice reaction times, and is comfortable to type with.
The Chroma effect is super cool in Overwatch and with Project Aurora I'm enjoying the effects in a lot more games.
Looks very cool, and the 6 buttons are more comfortable than the cramped 12 of the regular Naga.
Little salty that the Hex v2 Chroma was released less than two months after I bought this one :(
UPDATE: After two years the mouse wheel has started to go on the fritz.