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Decided on another ITX and after the subtle Inwin 901, decided to put the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv through its paces after recent review.
Case wise its a very spacious and fairy large ITX case built it using i5 4690K and took recent advantage of offers and grabbed an R9 280X cheap.
Based it around the typical Red and Black Theme though did leave the white Phanteks 200mm stock fan in place.
Decided to still use Liquid Cooling as purpose of this build is overclocking but opted to use Raijintek Triton Cooler instead of typical Coolermaster or Corsair options. Added bonus is you can expand this loop.
I have couple of things on my parts list that purely relate to items in picture, To get an idea on cost of PC itself I have not included prices for anything else.
They are a few braided cables, cable extensions, splitters in there, not on parts list as it starts getting ridiculous then but they aren't expensive and looking at anywhere from £3-£10 for them if you want them. Focus was mainly on major components.
Also opted for Z87 as we got quite a few of these recently for £55 and Z97 gives no real improvements as broadwell is not worth the upgrade especially from this processor and the Z97 version of this board is flawed.
But anyhow, no issues, ignore any errors when putting together parts list, everything fits perfect regardless of what is flagged by pcpartpicker.
Processor wise, in this instance this i5 is capable of running 24/7 at 5GHz at 1.297v (Z97 Extreme9) so dropped it in this little iTX board and have it running at 4.6v via bios at 1.25v. Fan profile set to 700RPM up until 60 Degrees but this chip stays around 55 most of time so fans don't kick in.
But anyhow, all in just for PC cost a little over £850, some prices have increased lately so parts list shows it little higher.
But this thing is literally silent even when gaming, benchmarking etc.