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6/27/2017 EDIT: Re-purpose to work PC build, Removed/Swapped some components for semi-overhaul.

8/4/2017

System has been given away.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm rather fond of small builds like this. Bigger's not always better, and this is pretty close to the maximum amount of power you can possibly cram into that form factor. Great cable management, too. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

wow... you really packed a whole lot of stuff in there! awesome job, it looks so cool

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I am surprised by the amount of hardware you can fit in such a case

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Talk about using your space effectively.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

This is totally something I would do with an itx build. Great job with the cablemanagement and fitting that huge watercooler in there.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great. Power packed mini.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Glorious

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Just arrow up for the small form factor, cheers!! enjoy!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The zip-ties on the closed-loop cooler look awesome man.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have never seen a tidier 250D build. Well done!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you pick up sleeved cables for a windowless case?

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

At first I wasn't planning to use them but the main 24 + 8 power cables were stiff and hard route. Since these were from a previous build, it made it a lot easier to work on.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

alright

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like small form factor builds. My next one in like, 3-5 years will probably be small form.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for everyone's comments! Much appreciated!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Still looking for the SSD and HDD. This is an awesome build!

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

They are located in a chamber underneath the motherboard, next to the power supply in the 250D. Easily accessible via a removable panel on the back of the case.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean. I like it!

I wasn't aware Corsair's 250D offered 240 mm rad compatibility. And I can't believe the 6700K doesn't throttle until it hits 100 degrees. That's a lot of thermal headroom.

What are your noise levels like?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

System is almost inaudible from 1-2 ft away. During web browsing, listening to music, and watching videos/movies, it's almost whisper quiet as temp doesn't break 40c on the CPU/GPU. When gaming, the noise level does rise and its a bit more audible from the fan noise.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Wonderful. Congrats on a great build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So clean and compact +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see another tightly packed 250D, nice work getting it all to fit. I'm curious about the 80mm exhaust fans you've got in there, what brand/model are they, and what are they like noise wise? The 80x15mm ones in my 250D function ok but are currently too loud.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

In the picture, I was using 2 different types of fans. The one next to the GPU is a OEM Foxconn PWM 80x25 fan rated ~55CFM @ 41dBa, the one next to the Radiator OEM AVC 80x20 rated at ~55 @ 43dBa.

At the moment, I'm running 2 of the Foxconn running low as possible for no noise. I would not recommend theses fans if your'e looking for quietness.

Finding an 80mm fans 30CFM+ under ~20dBa is not an easy task but this might fit my bill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214049.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah cool, I though they looked like different widths. I ended up getting a pair of Noctua Redux 80mm 1800rpm fans for $13 AUD each. They only put out 17db at max speed and I've got them running with my front intake Noctua off a splitter at 60%. Only wish they came in black like the 140mm Noctua industrial fans.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the case? I'm seriously considering it.

Love this build I don't think it could possibly be cleaner

I wish the front panel of the case was made of a different material that was less of a fingerprint magnet

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is decent size but not to big. I enjoy the case as its has a smaller foot print then my previous case, the RV02.

It was a pain to route the wires and trying to keep everything tidy .

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the cpu cooler performing? Love the way it looks and good temps would be a plus lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooler is working great. Temps hold 75c under full load with an ambient of 20c.

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

The Intel ssd and the other hdds seem like a waste of money.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Please explain how the SSD plus HDD is spent unwisely? I'm always up for an explanation and/or recommendation....

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Your part list shows 4x 2tb old Sata drives for a 100$ each. And an Intel 240gb Intel ssd for like 700$. You spent 1,100 on storage. I could build a whole Watercooled, top of the line pc for that much.

Unless you need a year supply of games for being stationed on some submarine, thats just way too much. Plus the Intel is way over priced. Ssd benchmarks shoe Samsung being best bang for buck. Even their lower end Evo line. But you could have did a 1tb sshd and a 950 500gb m.2 pcie ssd for less and god way more performance. Even a regular Samsung 850 Evo or pro would have been good enough.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your explanation.

As most builds on PCPP, Part are listed at current selling price from major online retailers and B&M, This does not necessarily state the cost of parts when purchased by members (unless it was specifically stated by members). Prices of parts fluctuate quite a bit in any giving day.

If you have known, the Maximus VIII Impact does not have a M.2 slot for PCIE SSD, only a PCIE U.2 Connector. Purchasing a Samsung 950 M.2 NVME PCIE SSD would of been incompatible with this MB.

For my internal 2 x 2TB HDD Spinpoint M9T, These drives are setup for Raid 1 for redundancy. I see no need to improve speed as these old 2.5" laptop drives are used for storage and consume bery little power.

The 2 x 2TB external USB3 drives, What else does anyone use external drives for? Data back up redundancy, transfer files from one PC to another, and/or have data in-hand when going to to a different location.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Samsung evo ssd then.

You haven't explained what you need 4 tb of storage for tho. And I think the price still ends up being way too much. Like. What do you need to backup?

Also why didn't you do a 980 ti hybrid?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always been using Intel SSD as I have never had any issues or problems with them. I'm not stating Samsung drives are worst, it's just my personal preference and choice. I have yet to have an Intel SSD failed from personal to customer builds.

While running Raid 1 with 2 x 2TB drives, there is only 2TB of usable storage as the secondary HDD is an 1:1 image of the first drive. My storage consist of family photos, videos, and documents I have archived through the past 8 years.

I purchase the Gigabyte 980ti to last year, I believe it was sometime in Augest or September. There was not any hybrid 980ti around those time.

As I said before, PCPP prices are retail, it does not necessarily state what I actually paid for them.

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