I wanted to create a silent gaming build in a small form factor. The most important part of this build was selecting a chassis that allowed a large amount of airflow while still being relatively small. I decided on the Corsair AIR 240 because I could fit the Corsair H100i V2 in push/pull (currently just using push) configuration with 4 additional system fans on the top and bottom. The chambered design also allowed clean cable management for when you look inside the chassis window.

I decided on using only SSD drives to keep the build as quiet as possible. I'm using the Samsung 950 Pro 256GB as my boot drive and the Samsung 850 Evo 1TB as my storage drive for games. I also picked up the Intel Core i7-6700K for cheap from Intel Retail Edge (I work in retail).

I also wanted to stick with a red color scheme. This was also a deciding factor in purchasing the Corsair LPX DDR4 RAM, Gigabyte Gaming 5 mobo, and Corsair Air Series Quiet Edition system fans. The only part that is not red is the Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder's Edition, but I think I can make one exception.

My only major hurdle when completing this build was the lack of fan headers on the motherboard. Continuing the Corsair theme I went ahead and purchased the Corsair Link Commander Mini and Corsair RM750x. My experience with the Commander Mini has been awesome. The software allows for all the customization I could want and it's easy to use.

The only thing left that I'd like to do to complete this build is add an LED strip to the Commander Mini, replace the stock PSU cables with red individually wrapped cables, and add the NZXT IU01 to plug in my H100i V2 into an USB header.

That is all.

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  • 42 months ago
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So..where do I find a 6700k for $124.00

  • 42 months ago
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Work at a retailer that participates in Intel Retail Edge.