Description

My regular tri-to-penta-yearly mid-range build. Keeping it portable so I can try some big picture action.

Everything fits pretty easily, with some caveats. Chose a shorter PSU (150mm) and recommend the short cable set. Not much room between the (low-profile) cooler and the PSU. Case fan on the side is right up against the cooler. Had to take out the two rear mounting screws from the fan to make it fit. Might take out the fan anyway depending on the temps. (Edit: did end up taking out the fan to make it quieter.)

Whole thing is pretty quiet, but still audible in a quiet room. Keeps same noise level under load.

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

I love this build, but why the Z87 with a locked CPU?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

thx! Honestly I didn't sweat it that much. I liked the features of the Z87E enough vs. other boards (though not too much out there). CPU was on sale and not much interest in o/c'ing so I grabbed it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

There are very few H87 boards out there right now to choose from. It always leaves the option to upgrade to an unlocked CPU and do some overclocking in the future! :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

because he probably won t overclock but he wantn s the latest socket from intel probably?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool little build for the budget buyer. I do like it!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! How are the temperatures in gaming?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure yet...but ran the Win7 benchmark thing and CPU got up to 64C

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely wasted money on the mobo.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

probably

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh I'm sorry I shouldve looked at previous comments, I didnt see your first explanation.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI z87i is much cheaper than asrock and with newegg combo.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the same case (with fewer components) and struggled with fitting everything in. You say the case fan on the right can be removed altogether?

I must try that.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

There are four screws that mount it to the back and bottom of the chassis. I took out the rear screws so it sort of leans out now.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I will definitely do that. The MOBO I used had a lot of inputs going in on the side of the side fan, so cable my cable management was all over the place!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I love Mini ITX builds. Though, I'd probably throw it across the room out of frustration trying to fit everything together in the case ;)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get that CPU cooler to fit on the mini-itx board without getting in the way or RAM or the GPU?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it fit just fine. Fits just under the PSU. RAM an GPU weren't an issue.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, nice job dude

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Which OS are you running ?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

win 7