Description

I used to game on my MacBook Pro 2011 that I installed Windows on, but it's starting to give up on me. This build is mainly for gaming and also homework (mostly gaming). I've been planning this build for quite some time, probably 2 years now. As a 16 year old "Sneakerhead" living in a foreign country (Indonesian, currently living in New York) and likes to game, it's really hard to save money. My parents send me money every month. For some reason this month they sent some money for me to spend for the the next 3 months. The reason I've been planning this for 2 years is because I always fail to save money. Every time a new Jordan release, I drop my money on it. So when my parents send me the money that I will be spending for the next 3 months, I thought it was a good idea to use some of the money to build this PC (only the tower, peripherals not included) and save the rest for the next 3 months and try my best to spend it wisely (I'm not spoiled, if i finish the money before 3 months, they will not send more money). Doing this means I'll have to miss out on some sneakers that is releasing soon, which is not a good thing as a sneakerhead, but on the other hand, I don't want to miss out on upcoming games too.

This PC is doing great so far, it destroyed any game I threw at it. Worth every penny. I tried my best to manage the cables, the case is so small for me to hide the cables, so I just put them to the side and just make sure nothing blocks the air flow from the front to back (only the 24-pin power is in the way)

I know I didn't pay for any of this, but I tried to use the money really wisely, and I think I did a pretty good job.

Why an M-ITX build? to save space, I live in a dorm.

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build dude, I like small builds and this one is no exception!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty good, is the case pretty easy to use? I am planning on using it in my next build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is very easy to work with, it fits the longest graphics cards and fits a normal size power supply. If you don't have an optical drive, you can just hide the cables in the optical drive slot. If you happen to have an optical drive however, there are metal bars on the top of the case when you open the side panels, you can cable or zip tie the hanging cables on to it (the case comes with zip ties). :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! You would recommend it over the newer stackable version?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

My case is the Cooler Master Elite 130 as you can see. I'm not so sure which case are you talking about. Is this this the case you're talking about ?( http://us.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/haf-series/haf915r.html ) or this ?( http://us.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/haf-series/haf915f.html ). The stacker falls in the HAF series not the Elite series. I've never build in any of the stacker, but the HAF series is best known for its great airflow. I would actually recommend the Elite 130 over any m-ITX case (the corsair 250D and the Thermaltake Core V1 are the only exceptions).

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The keyboard is great! No number pad makes the form factor very compact, I never find myself needing one anyway and the RED switch feels great! The mouse pad is very solid, hardly noticed any flex, great build quality. It has 2 sides which has 2 different types of surfaces (Heavy-texture and High-speed). I've tried both sides for quite some time and I find the heavy-texture side more comfortable to use than the high-speed (and also, I'm too lazy to flip it).

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

No, unfortunately. I play FPS games most of the time (Battlefield 4 or CS:GO mostly). The games that I have that is not an FPS game is Grid 2, LoL, The Forest and I'm definitely picking up GTA 5 when it releases.