Description

It was time to replace my laptop that was a meek gaming machine. When I saw LinusTechTips build this I was inspired to do something very similar but more reasonably priced.

Everything is a tight fit but it works and stays surprisingly cool under pressure. The hottest it got was while running 3DMark's strike-force benchmark for 4K gaming and even then the GPU only broke 80C by a few degrees.

The Silverstone case is great it's very empty so you have lots of freedom within the given the space. However my reset button came busted but I've never had a PC with a dedicated reset button so I have no use for one.

I actually bought the 980 Ti directly from Nvidia so mine is not the EVGA one, however they are the exact same size and look nearly identical so I listed that one because PC partpicker does not have the other.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 10 points
  • -"reasonably priced"
  • -Spends £2000
  • -Mission Accomplished
  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

The one LinusTechTips built had an 18 core processor and titan x

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

precisely what they said ^^^

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  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Honestly, the 980 ti and 8 core processor is enough to upvote for, but the real reason im doing it is because of the name. Win!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice part choices. For the price of that SSD I personally would have gone for a 500 GB 850 EVO. I also noticed you do not have a hard drive for mass storage. Super jealous of the 980 Ti!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Very smart choice, the drive I choose was actually a little cheaper at the Micro Center I picked it up at than its listed for but c'est la vie, maybe if I upgrade one day I'll look into it. As for mass storage 512GB is plenty, I'm very tied to my cloud so everything is up there somewhere no need to pull it down to earth. I figure Bioshock Infinite with DLC and all is 23GB then that leaves space for about 18 similarly sized games which I doubt there will be in my future.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

+2 Excellent build and nice adventure time phrase :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

lol funny guy

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build and temps in that small little box. But that RAM... I feel like a build of this caliber needs some RAM bling.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything in mind?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

g skill ripjaws, corsair vengeance, some other cool looking ram with built in heat spreaders. They're usually not much more expensive. Although since this is such a compact build no one will be scoping your RAMs or anything so its fine with what it's got, I just personally dislike the exposed IC look on ram. It looks naked! haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

would a Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply fit along with r9 390 SOC? also be quiet! PURE ROCK 87.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! PCPartPicker is saying the 980 Ti doesn't fit in the SG13 and I noticed you don't have any pictures of the GPU in you the case. Does it fit?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll just fit. I recommend installing it before you get too far into the build. Needs to "wiggle" in.

10.51" > 10.47" - but it'll fit.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely fits, if you look at the length of the gpu it is only one millimeter longer than the case claims to support so I had no trouble at all

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

In the future you might want to upgrade the psu to something of a hight wattage and silver certified for more breathing room for the components and maybe you could add a really fast m.2 drive seeing as the Asrock X99E-ITX/ac supports ultra m.2 Any ways this build is AMAZING especially in such a small form factor.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey buddy, can you say wich Revision your cpu had, i building the Same System but with an i7-5960X(R3) i saw it to late that the board Supports only the i7-5960X(R2), my questions to you wich Revision your cpu had and wich BIOS u have installed... Nice greetings rob

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It says revision M0 I'm unsure if that's the number you're looking for.

Check here for the full spec sheet sort of...

Lemme know if that helps.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

it was an old bios on the board... i had almost the same setup as you. had only problems with the board .. so the board overheatet 3 times "lol" but i got the money back from amazon so i will switch to the evga micro2 hope i get more luck with that !

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I am still in the research phase working up to buying and building a machine for gaming. I noticed that it looks like your processor, video card, hard drive, cooler, and monitor all seem to be badass while your memory kinda seems run of the mill if not below what a lot of people would pick. I have been hearing and reading everywhere that memory is very very rarely the limiting factor in a computer build's performance. Do you think that the memory in yours is limiting your overall performance at all? Would upgrading it give a noticeable improvement at all (in your opinion)? for example if you upgraded to something like this (https://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15r)

note: I understand that 2133 is the only speed you can run without overclocking. is this why you chose it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

RAM is significantly slower than processor speeds, even the fastest RAM will limit the slowest of processors (A bit of an exaggeration lol, but you get the idea). So yeah I don't think that faster "gaming" RAM really makes much difference in performance.

When it comes to prime number calculations then maybe RAM speeds would matter. But because Windows by default sticks most of your memory pages on disk and severely under utilizes your actual RAM it hardly makes a difference.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thanks! Great build btw

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use to measure load temps? Seem pretty high for unless you used prime95 small fft

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I just checked Corsair Link's software and GeForce experience for the temps while playing Bioshock Infinite's and Mark3D graphics test at max settings. It's high for a large tower but no where near any danger zone for harming the electronics. I love the small form factor so much that it's worth the trade off.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious about your cooler. Do you think it's possible to do push pull with the amount of room you have if you had the best cable management?

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  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

So yeah, PC part picker didn't have the motherboard so I didn't know what the power consumption was. However from some calculations it can consume 100W at maximum load, so with the build all together that would put me at 520W which leaves a pretty small margin. Maybe could of had a larger gap here but alas here we are. lol

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You've convinced me, thanks very much :) , I think while I'm still so close to the purchase date I may return this one and upgrade. I shoulda looked closer at the 980Ti Specs..

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