So I built this rig to fly.... Literally.
Found out unexpectedly I would be moving to Austria late 2015. So decided to build something small and take it with me as it was cheaper opposed to shipping or building a rig locally in Europe. The GPU support clip was also a reason behind this case (proof it can survive checked luggage).
Went for a black and grey scheme (with an added dash of red that came later). A 12cm Bitfenix LED strip behind the GPU.
Started with the EVGA 960 SSC AXC+ 4gb as it was the more affordable option at the time and could not fork out the extra $200 for the 970. That being said I waited it out and recently purchase a 1070 sc2 ICX which I'm extremely happy with completing the build
Build is almost completely silent when idle, All in all really fun to build in. Also considering adding a white LED on the CPU side and go for a light side dark side theme.
-CPU IDLE 28c -CPU LOAD 55c when overclocked to 4.2 with temps max 70c -GPU IDLE 35c -GPU LOAD 60c
It took three attempts till I was happy with cable management and internal appearance, which I'm sure I could continue to improve. -SSD/HDD covers are simply left over cardboard that came with some figures, cut to size to hide the back of the HDD and give it a cleaner look. -Shout out to robbiejmsn for the original idea behind the led strip and also Zapfhahn for your inspirational cable management. Cons: -Just dust build up on the CPU thought nothing an air compressor can not fix. -EVGA Z170 stinger had poor usb header and sata placement and no M.2 SSD, that being said has been a solid board.
Cheers and thanks for taking the time to read. constructive criticism, ideas welcome.
Edit: added additional short red SATA cables to reduce clutter though I'm not sure if like the look so please leave your thoughts.