Description

Built a small mITX rig for my girlfriend to play Rift, MTG and D&DO. I had most of the parts laying around as I previously had an i5-4690K and 980Ti in the case. The H105 with push-pull Corsair SP120 Quiet fans is way overkill and fyi, you can fit a much thicker radiator in there probably a 60mm, even with push-pull fans, there's so much room in the front of the case.

Part Reviews

CPU

Neat little CPU, haven't OC'd it yet, but I'm sure it will do well.

CPU Cooler

Nice cooler, pump isn't noisy, or at least I haven't noticed it. 38mm thick, so you can run super low speed fans and keep your OC'd CPU cool and your system quiet.

Motherboard

I love Asus motherboards, I've had a few, and a few other boards, as well, but the AI Suite software and the fan control software is the best by far. Excellent build quality and this board overclocks with the BIOS it shipped with (not sure which it is)

Memory

I will probably always use Corsair Vengeance LP(X) memory in my builds, it's good quality stuff, never received a bad stick and it's tiny so it stays out of the way in compact builds.

Storage

Excellent drive, only wish it was faster, it's SATA-based, it's at its limits.

Video Card

Love the STRIX series, wish I had held out for the 980Ti models (I have two in my rig), fan doesn't spin unless you need it to and when it does, you'll never hear it.

Case

Excellent case, plenty of room for watercooling (extra thick rad capability in the front) 140mm fans on top can move air out fast, keeps the system cool. I hate the hdd bays (only 3-2.5" bays?) because they're in a weird spot and the cables are hard to plug into the drives.

Power Supply

No Problems, fan doesn't spin in this system, pretty much ever. Dead silent.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

H105 on a Pentium? I had better damn well see some screenshots of that thing going past 5 GHz in the near future...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I haven't seen one past 4.8, not on LN2 or DICE

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, good pictures too! (despite the lack of GPU placement and statistics)
What thermal paste did you use?
Also, overkill cooling for pentium that might not OC, but at least you never need to worry about temperatures.
Earned a +1 from me (I love small builds. Nice use of an M.2 drive)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that's CLU. At least that's the only metallic TIM I've ever seen.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Well those pics are from the i5+980Ti build, so I excluded the GPU pics. The thermal paste is CLU, I forgot to add that, thanks for reminding me! Yes very overkill but you're right it'll never overheat. Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I truly love the Neutron as a mini itx case! I was wondering, where did you get your hands on the neutron? I have looked at multiple sources, and I cannot seem to find it in-stock. Perhaps you have had the case awhile, as you said you had most of the parts lying around. +1 From me brother!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's a nice little case. I bought it way back when it came out, from Newegg, I've had it for almost a year now I guess.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sucks I see this days after but I just got mine on newegg for black friday for $10!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You took some really great photos of (mostly) everything and I've been really enjoying looking at itx builds lately. +1.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Canon 50D.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahah, I want to know those temps on that Pentium! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't checked temps, but it's really hot in my gf's room, so it'll keep the cpu nice and cool no matter what.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Those photos bro!! There're amazing. And I really want to see the CPU speed with that cooler!! Your girlfriend is happy I think!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Canon 50D. Yeah she is happy and I plan to eventually OC it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The push/pull method in the radiator is almost useless, either go for push or pull next time, you don't need both

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It was originally cooling my i5-4690k @ 4.6GHz and there was tons of room, so I used the other 2 120mm fans on the rad and borrowed some 140mm fans for the top instead. I haven't checked temps, but it's really hot in my gf's room, so it'll keep the cpu nice and cool no matter what.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Lil budget rig she has now!+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah definitely, she likes it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks sooooo pro

+1!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I like to think I'm a little bit pro by now, been doing it since I was like 10 haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome. You're a pro