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Building a mini ITX budget machine that can be upgradable with the release of the new nVidia GTX Pascal cards (1080s?)

The motherboard is not considered a budget item but I'm planning to do incremental upgrades later so I got a high-end mobo. Planning to upgrade the CPU and GPU in the future.

I bought a used GTX from eBay. Going to replace it when Pascal nVidia GTX releases.

More mods are coming including water cooling and CPU OC.

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  • 45 months ago
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Need more Pics

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Done

  • 45 months ago
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Cool thanks

  • 45 months ago
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Man, you are doing the same thing I have planned: building with this case a decent rig that can be upgraded when new nvidias are released. Though I was debating 980 ti now bc they are starting to creep down in price. I suppose if I can hold off a little longer I might be able to see a significant drop in 980 ti or go for the pascal.

I guess I haven't researched enough though. What makes the mobo "pascal ready?"

  • 45 months ago
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Stoked about the 1080??? I just started building my 380t - also with the Asus z170i. Figure I can finish saving until May 27 and get the rest of it ready.

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.

  • 45 months ago
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You can connect fans to the fan connector controller of the case. Easily distinguishable. You can connect 3 fans that way. Then connect the molex power to the opposite connector of the case to power all three fans.

  • 45 months ago
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So my problem is that there is not molex power for the case. I've now learned that the Yellow 380T, or at least the one use in Corsair's video build log used molex, but the white and black commercial cases dropped the molex for SATA.

Last night I tried it and SATA worked fine.

Thanks for the response.

  • 43 months ago
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How is the ssd?

  • 43 months ago
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Can't say anything in particular. Works fine. That are reviews about it online if you Google/YouTube it.

  • 43 months ago
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It's works fine. No problems so far. Anything you want to know in particular?

  • 41 months ago
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Hi man.

I'm gonna use my Corsair VS 650 on my new i5-6500 and gtx 970.

It's gonna be fine? PSU can stay without any major flaws? Hope it is, 'cause I can't afford a new PSU..

  • 41 months ago
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Should be fine. I made another build recently and I bought 650W PSU with GTX 780.

  • 41 months ago
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Hope nothing goes wrong - i've ran a fx 8320 so i think I'll be fine

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  • 45 months ago
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At the moment I got a budget one. This one can be OC though. Waiting for the watercooler to arrive. In the future I might upgrade it.

  • 45 months ago
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No it can't, it's not a k skew. Edit: also questioning why you got that nice MOBO when you have a non OC chip?

  • 45 months ago
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If you have the right bios version you can overclock it

  • 45 months ago
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Didn't they patch that?

  • 45 months ago
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they can't as long as it's on the internet

  • 45 months ago
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Only if you update the bios

  • 41 months ago
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CPU upgraded to i7-6700K. Check this video I've uploaded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at9WrD-6O-I

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  • 45 months ago
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It can be OC with the right mobo/bios.

  • 45 months ago
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The build quality is not impressive but overall it is a good case for the price. I couldn't find much options in my area. I'm planning for some mods on the case later on.

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