Description

Objective: To create a eye candy machine

Time to build: 2 months, shopping around for deals. Contrary to the price quoted in the part list, I assembled this beauty for less than $1300. I shopped around for deals during thanksgiving and X-mas and bit by bit, added up the pieces.

Firstly, let me give credit where it's due - In Win has created a masterpiece with the In Win 805 Chassis. The case just blows you away with it's quality and looks. The tempered glass gives an exquisite look and everyone who has seen the case has just been mesmerised. Some folks complain about the lack of airflow in this baby, but I've added 5 fans and there's plenty of coolness to go around. CPU idles at 35C and no heating issues at all especially with those massive Corsair 140mm fans in the front.

I wanted a Hackintosh build, so all the parts I picked were ones that were guaranteed to work OOB. I didn't have the budget to go for an i-7 or a GTX Titan. I don't intend to overclock or play games on this PC. My objective was to have a dual boot Windows 10 and OSX El Capitan Machine and to use it mostly for work and some photo editing.

I have 2 SSD's on this - Samsung Evo 500 GB hosts Windows 10 and SanDisk Plus 120 GB OSX. I use a WD Black 3TB HDD as the storage (exFAT) so i can use my files on both Windows and Mac. InsanelyMac has some really great guides for hackintosh and TonyMac has a good guide for picking compatible parts.

Finally, the secret ingredient to making this machine look fantastic is the Deepcool LED's. The In Win logo on the case lights up automatically and i installed a couple of LED strips (Top and Bottom) and the effect is outstanding. The color combinations are simply great. I know some of you will be wondering why I didn't go for watercooling - Space issues and in my opinion I really liked the Cryorig C7 CPU fan. It's white, so matches with all the LED colors, Low Profile so doesn't stand out in the case.

Cable Management is a bit tricky, but plenty of room in the back of the case to get things organized.

Thoughts/Suggestions - Please share. If you have any questions for me, I'm happy to answer.

PS: The only component that is missing in the pictures is the G. Skill RAM sticks (RED Color), I installed them after I had already taken the pictures.

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

Why did you get a Z97 board with an I5-4460? And why a CX 500?

But I guess I'm ignoring that this is for eye candy, so good job for accomplishing what you set out for ;) though in terms of strict hardware, I think it's unbalanced a tad.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Z97 is one of the more stable MB's for hackintosh builds. Why CX 500? It was on sale and my system doesn't need anything over 500 W

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

People dislike it as it's not ideal for overclocking and gaming but since it doesn't appear that you are doing either one, then you'll be fine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Most amazing case worst hardware to look at

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I was on a budget here, bought the case after I had already purchased almost half of the components. Will upgrade slowly.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

can you put the ram in every other slot right for quad channel?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual-Channel, not quad.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If it was eye candy that you were going for, it certainly shows. You might want to get some cable combs, its a cheap way to make the extensions look really good.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great tip. I'm going to look for the combs. Thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Any recommendations for cable combs?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do not use link shorteners on our site.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, ill delete the comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

he got there first lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually think your build looks great, +1 for the "Inwin 805 RED ATX Case) My only question is how is the GTX 950 performing for you, I plan on building something similar for my little sister, but I've heard the GTX 950 is a revamped 750TI

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 950 SSC works great. I don't play any games so don't have any benchmarks but no issues at all and it's very silent. I've never even heard the fans spin up except when the system boots.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1, but do you have any intake fans installed? All I see are exhaust.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

that negative pressure

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, 2X120mm intake fans at the bottom of the case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Now I see them

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it was the best idea to spend more on the case than on the cpu and gpu.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I like the placement of the NZXT Sentry!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, lots of mixed reviews for the Sentrt, but I haven't seen any issues and it looks great..!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of these part choices are silly. Z97 and 4460? I know it was for eye-candy it's just kind of a waste to get weak hardware if your going to be spending alot of money! Other then that, it looks extremely good! Enjoy!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

m.2 power! you should have taken advantage of the m.2 slot

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Objective: To create a eye candy machine

Objective complete. +500XP.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You do realise that the front 140mm fans are facing as exhaust? I see no point in doing this as you are exhausting case air into a flat panel which will most likely just rebound back into the case, giving absolutely no cooling benefits, thus wasting those fans.

Seeing as that is done, I am curious whether your bottom 2 fans are placed as intake or exhaust...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

There are 2X120mm intake fans are at the bottom. The 140mm fans are for circulation only or as radiator fans, if you do chose to install one in the front panel .

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

You did not get what I was trying to say. I have done 2 builds in the 805 so I know how the fan slots are positioned in the case.

I am saying that the 140mm fans you have placed are facing the wrong way. It is blowing air from inside the case to a flat panel behind it which does nothing for the cooling. It would be wiser if you'd reverse the 140mm fans so they can circulate air in the front portion of the case (behind the In Win Logo) to the rear of the case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what you mean. I'll swear I've seen a couple of builds where they used the exact same corsair fans but with the direction I have them as well. Maybe it was just for aesthetics as the front of the fan looks better. Do you have any pics of the 805 builds? Would be great to see what you did with this case. Thanks again for your helpful comment

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 2 of those builds on my profile in my builds.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, does the "InWin" logo have it's own LEDs? Or is it being illuminated by your case fans?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, pics were taken before I installed 4 Ripjaws sticks (red color). Motherboard is a compatible hackintosh board, that's what I was aiming for.