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This is my 4k tv connected pc that I use to play steam games. It was my first itx build (done in 2012.) I recently redid the cable management for the 3rd time, and I got the idea to hide the xbox 360 wireless receiver inside from someone else who posted here. Unfortunately, I don't have the original post of the person who came up with that idea, but props to the original creator (very clever idea!) Everything is pretty standard, the only customization I did was replace the h80i's stock fans with Noctuas because the thing sounded like a jet engine at times, the noctuas drop the sound by a few db's at full load so I'm very happy with it (haven't really benched the temps though, but I've heard good things about em so I trust it.)

I've managed to overclock the cpu at 4.3ghz with pretty good temps, I could go higher but it got a little too warm for my liking. Currently the cpu idles at around 30c and on load I think it was somewhere around 60c, so I'm very content with that. (though those benchmarks were prior to the Noctua swaps.)

Future: Seeing as how I just upgraded to the gtx 980 ti sometime last year, I am kind of wishing I had waited for the Pascal cards, but I'm still really happy with what I've got. Maybe another year or two down the line I'll put the 980ti in my main comp and swap out a better gpu since this is the only comp connected to a 4k display.

Other thoughts: This is totally a sleeper comp because the case has nothing flashy to show off the parts. I debadged the cooler master logo on the front panel (but there's this weird indent and shape on the actual grille thing, so you can see where the badge originally fit. One of these days I'll get something to cover that.)

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one clean little build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty nice itx build. What sort of performance do you get in 4k though?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't remember exactly, but I got either 23xx or 24xx on Unigine Heaven benches when my CPU was clocked a little bit higher before.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ;)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice...neat, tidy and tiny :) And LOVE the name. Well done.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat name for a neat build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to mention... the usb 2.0 port on the right of the front panel isn't connected to anything because I don't think there's a free port for it on the mobo. I originally took it off but it left an awkward hole so I put it back when I redid the cable management recently.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

According to your motherboard manual's page 24, you have a USB2 header right next to the power switch/reset switch/hdd led.

Oh, you have my +1. :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the liquid cooler h80i uses that header, also thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, forgot!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the bees knees

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That is one of the cleanest builds I've seen in a shoebox case. Well done! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you route the 360 receiver?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

There's a small opening where you screw in the graphics card on the back bracket. The usb is connected to the backside ports on the mobo, you have to route the cable in before the thumbscrews go back on the gpu bracket.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

is the Xbox receiver from the guts of an old 360? I have 3 old styles and a slim, Which one would work? Neat little build I like it!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, Ill have to check into this,

thanks man!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

nice flippin' cable management!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, congrats.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! I'm looking to make a similar one, but I'm needing space for 1xODD, 1x2.5" & 2xHDD along with the liquid cooler. Will there be space for these drives?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's gonna be extremely hard to fit all of that... I think you could easily do 1x ODD and maybe 1-2 2.5" mounted at the bottom... You might be able to cram a SSD on the side somewhere, but it really depends on how good you are with cable management because the space is extremely limited.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a clean build.

Thumbs up.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It could work, but IMHO it wouldn't be that noticeable. I just finished working with this case and the led wouldn't be all that visible unless it gets wrapped around the sides of the front fan. Just sayin