Description

Hello everyone, before I describe my first build, I'd like to thank this site and all of the posts and information I found here that helped me a lot on this project. I didn't know anything about building a computer and was able to learn everything I needed to know here and online.

So originally I wanted to have a mATX build for the small form factor, but wanted it to pack a punch (so Mini-ITX wasn't an option). I was looking at the BitPheonix Prodigy, however after serious consideration, the orientation of the components and fan placement was absolutely horrible with that case for the mATX board (the mini-ITX layout was better designed). The fact that the fan exhaust is on the bottom, and the primary intake would be on the bottom as well was a big red-flag. Not to mention modding for side intake fans wouldn't be possible without having exterior mounted fans and the GPU exhaust would have been downward against the intake air (basically stalling air within the case). Since I weighed appearance equally and maybe even more so than performance, and I really only liked the appearance of the BitPheonix case (and I researched A LOT of cases), I decided to move on to a standard ATX build.

I was looking at the Corsair Carbide 540Air, especially since the white version had just been released and looked pretty sharp, but held off for a few days since it was so large. Within those few days, I saw Inwin's King Sized H-frame online and was interested in the other cases this company made. So I went over to their site and they just released the Inwin 904. I loved the clean aluminum look and shadowed glass side panels so I bit the bullet and decided to buy it. Granted the cooling isn't the best in this case (it only supports a 140mm, 90mm fan, and 120mm radiator which is in line with the 90mm fan), but I still gave it 5 stars since the looks are priceless.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice motherboard!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was hesitant are reading some of the reviews and many reports of DOAs but mine turned out to be perfect!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you going to fold on that computer when you are not using it? I mean, you do go to Stanford after all. 780ti puts up some nice PPD!

Looks like you had some fun with your build. ;-)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean by fold? And yes, it was fun but had some hiccups along the way! and what's PPD?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://folding.stanford.edu/

PPD is how you keep "score" in folding and a 780ti is the best single card folder right now.

http://www.overclock.net/f/370/team-competition

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful case man. my next buy is going to be the in win 904 case. looks super clean. +1 from me. you should check mine if you get a sec

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

No description -1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Love dat case !!!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the asus ips monitor for gaming ?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask about connectivity? Does the back mesh affect your ability to place cables e.g. HDMI cables or is there a way around it? Would you happen to have a picture of the back all connected? Thanks, Hyoo

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have a picture as I ended up taking this apart and customizing another case for an upgraded build. But the wires all route from the i/o panel (which you cannot see) down through a rectangular hole at the bottom of the aluminum backplate. Adding wires/usb/displayouts is simple if you don't use a watercooler that mounts onto the mesh plate (I did with the h80i). The tubing limits the movement of the backplate and makes it very tough to add more connections, but it is do-able. If you are aircooling, removing the backplate to add connections is easy

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

please i need help, I just bought tthis case and built it last night but it wont seem to power on : (.....i dont get it maybe im not plugging the case oanel wires to the mobo correctly, can you please send me a close up to how you did it? i really need this, or maybe tell me where you plugged them all.....thanks!!

great build btw

heres my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jonasbensimon/saved/9zY2FT

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the Xigmatek XAF-F1451 90.3 CFM 140mm?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the Xigmatek XAF-F1451 90.3 CFM 140mm?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to confirm if this quote about the Xigmatek XAF-F1451 case fan is true? "Round frame of 140mm fan could be installed on 120mm mounting holes."

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Spend $3000 in parts, but it doesn't have a name nor a description?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've been busy since school just started up again, I will be updating with a detailed build log and reviews of the components when I find time (soon)

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