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TLDR :

Only issues I had was with the case. Everything else worked smoothly. Some of the parts I got from my previous build, like the SSD and the speakers, DAC and headphones so I didn't really end spending whats on the list. To see how tiny and cute it is I put it next to the NZXT phantom full tower case in one of the pics.

Edit! TLDR : #pcmasterrace version

TRIGGER WARNING : CABLES NOT MANAGED, TREAD CAREFULLY

Please keep in mind I made some mistakes since I hadn't built a PC in 4 years or so things below might be my ineptitude. Also my old computer crashed so I literally built this in 4 hours to get it up and running. When I have more time I will go and do cable management. Things to note about this build :

  • The H75 cooler. The reason I got the slim scythe fans is because putting the two fat corsair fans with the water cooler thingy makes the inner fan cover the motherboards 24 pin connector. So I put a slim fan on one side and the corsair fatty fan on the other side. Now it leaves me enough room for the connector!

  • Motherboard was a tight fight. Not because of the screws but because of the back plate or the port guard thing whatever you wanna call it.

  • The way you secure your gpu is by simply pushing down a slit and putting a thumbscrew in it. One of the pics of the backside shows this. That was a bit annoying since I like securing my GPUS with a screw directly though the gpu plate but oh well. Works well enough. Plenty of room for the GPU though no problem runs really cool. !

  • Cannot use PSU's greater than 650 watts. Why? Cuz they are longer and cant fit at all. ( Unless you get fancy small psu's that are expensive. I just wanted to stick to corsair so I stuck with this one) 650 Watt psu's fit perfectly but due to cables sticking out of the PSU the hard drive cage had to be removed. You could make it work with really modular cables, ones that are slim and bendy but since I dont even plan on using the HDD I removed the cage and said Freckle it. I will just be adding a 1TB ssd for games and music and keep the 500 GB one for software and OS. The SSD slots are killer though and in a LAN build you dont want any moving parts anyways. I have a separate full tower shown in one of the pics that has 3 WD RED 4 TB and the one 4 TB WD green drive that I am using as a server of sorts.

  • Make sure to get the updated wifi drivers for the blutooth and wifi for the mobo, they improve the mobos wifi performance a lot ! I also got two simple antennas from amazon since the one that came with the mobo was eh ok.

Plz ask me questions I may not get to them right away but will answer them when I get more time !

With love,

LEX

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

What issues did you have with the case? I was thinking of making a dedicated LAN party computer using this.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Edited the post above to mention these! It will absolutely destroy any lan party!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! add some more photos :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Done. Only for you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank-you Sir!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I'm nitpicking, but the GPU you have listed is a reference 980Ti, but the one you have installed is an EVGA SC.

Would also like to know what issues you had with the case. Clearance for the GPU ? Issues with fan installation ?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC+ GAMING ACX 2.0+. I did not find the model in the part list so I just put the 980 TI in there. If you want an amazon link here it is : http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Installed-Backplate-Graphics-06G-P4-4995-KR/dp/B00YDAYOK0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457669771&sr=8-1&keywords=evga+980ti Edit: Also edited the post to mention issues.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dman that's a lot of power inside such a small case! Awesome job.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it maxes out Rleague at 144 fps, doesnt every dip below that. Recently I got a stable 50+ FPS on everything maxed and I mean literally everything maxed out on the Rise of the tomb raider. It was pretty awesome!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you reach 10° at idle?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk but the H75 and the fact that like pretty much every grill in the case is covered in fans is pretty nice. I've got good airflow figured out too. I attached a speed-fan screenshot when idle.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't possible unless you have your house freezing cold. Water cooled CPU's can't really get below ambient temp. They can get right around ambient at idle with a good cooler but not 15-25 degrees under.

Download HWinfo or HWmonitor instead of speedfan. I find HWinfo to be the best and far better than speedfan for monitoring your PC.

Also what is your house temp?

My h110i GT with a 6600k can't get close to that cool. That is with top of the line thermal paste and a cooler 2x as big as yours and 13 140mm fans in my system and a full size case so the airflow is much better. Now that my system is heavily OC'd my temps should be higher though. I'm at 4.8GHz and 1.38v. Are you planning on OCing the 6700k?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It was winter where I live. Im sure temps will go up in summer .

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why only a 5900 RPM hard drive? 7200 would have served you much better.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure he also has a 500GB SSD for a reason

All primary programs, apps, and games probably go in the SSD, while other smaller files go in the hard drive. There's nothing wrong with it not going as fast as RPM, he's fine as long as he doesn't use it for major apps. And a 7200 RPM 4 TB would cost more...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Really cool so far ! The 980Ti apparently doesn't even turn on the fan until it hits 60 and when it does it aggressively cools so I never break 75 usually. CPU even under load is extremely cool and usually idle its always between 10-17. I honestly dont know how its so hella cool but thats what speed fan says. I added a screenshot

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Daaaaaaaamn Lex, back at it again with the white computer builds.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You know me!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i have a great build Im going to put it on pcpartpicker give no description to the building process and provide little pictures and not reply to people's comments

WHY do people do this

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sry man I am replying now though ! it said I needed moderator approval for it to be posted so I didnt know when it was going to be posted!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

its ok +1 for build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How do those massive white desk speakers work?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The speakers are amazing but my answer will be 'depends'. They are studio monitors meaning they will not try to amp up the bass and do other "tricks" to make music sound good. They are high quality speakers with the emphasis on obtaining a flat frequency response. Basically, the goal with those monitors is to make music sound as truthful to the original as possible, hence pretty much all musicians use them to produce music. That being said if you pair them with a good DAC like the modi 2 uber you can pretty much customize the sound to whatever you want it to sound like. If you are just looking for speakers that sound musically good there are cheaper options out there but if you are looking for high fidelity audiophile grade speakers and want to get into producing music in the future cant get more value than the HS7's. Try googling studio monitors as computer speakers and youll find out more.

TLDR : A bit overkill for computer speakers but if you are looking for high fidelity clear sound and plan to get into producing music in the future these are it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the in depth review! Are you involved in music production? Or is that a future passion for you?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Future passion /current passion. Plus listening to music as the artist intended it to be is always a plus. :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Your hard drive is running at 95 F?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD does run a bit how...but what do you mean? I see all temps being normal.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. I didn't think hard drives get that hot, I thought it stayed a lot lower.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I just started building my 380t.

-Did you have a molex or SATA for powering your 3-speed fan connector? The corsair build log showed that I should have a molex. I didn't see it. One of the guys here with a 380t said they used the SATA.

-I also used the Asus z170i. I was not wise and got the H100i v2. Sucker is pushed right up where my 8-CPU should be. They both can not occupy the same space. I might need a thinner fan on that side.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a SATA controller. Sorry about the long response time. And yeah the big CPU controller is definitely a problem but you can probably fix that by getting slimmer fans instead of the fat ones corsair gives ya. I hope everything worked out for ya bud!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh hey, Man! Yeah, little bit of a lag on the response. No worries though. Finished it up that week and used the SATA. Everything worked very well.

Little snug where the cooler sits, so I did not use one of the screw to fix it in.

Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC.. oh my god im so hard looking at this thing. What speakers are those white ones? i wants them. xD

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yamaha Hs7 studio monitors and 400 watt HS8 subwoofer

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Done! Please dont be triggered by my trashy cable management I got no time !

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  • 47 months ago
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Thanks for your kind words man. Tax return checks doing work right here haha. Just for you I added even more pics. This time with speakers. :D

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