I've just completed my first build using the parts listed. Cable management is currently a bit of a disaster which I need to sort out.
The build is only an hour old, the only benchmark that I currently have is from Valley Benchmark 1.0 with a score of 2336 (CPU OC'd to 4.1 gHz)
I'll have more benchmarks and a proper write up in the next few days. Right now I'm just glad it's over and everything is (more or less) working correctly. More on this later.
Comments queries welcome!
I'll be using Crysis and GTA 4/5 for benchmarks, Skyrim and anything else that I think would be helpful.
For this price? GTAV perfectly playable with high/V. High settings? Delighted. (I play at 1680x1050)
a little tight for this case. However, I currently have the CPU at 4.1gHz. Temp is 28 Degrees C. (Although Case is open)
The RAM is positioned to the side of the case, right beside the 80mm fans.
I went for this MB due to the X-boost. Which has only worked once. I'm not sure what's gone wrong, I've tried to update the bios but have not been successful. My GPU driver is crashing and restarting a lot which is a pain but I suspect the MB is at fault.
It's 8 GB of RAM - cheap.
Does what it says. Not expensive and it's tiny (in terms of physical dimensions)
Fits in case nicely. Will have more benchmarks in the future. I suspect it's actually being bottle-necked by the 860k.
I can't comment on other cases of this size, and I've seen others done well but I found the cable management really difficult. This is my first build so I'm sure that's a factor.
Really high quality cables. They're actually too long for this case but in a full size case they'd be great.