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Hey pcpartpicker,

This is my first try at a small form factor build, had some trouble putting it together mainly due to the cable management. The power cables connected to the GPU are way to long, so I'm trying to find if there are any shorter ones out there, but for now it works. Also the molex cables are way to many, just need one for the fan controller built into the case and will be replacing them with a sata power to molex. That will free up some space.

Reasons for parts: CPU - Wasn't going to overclock, fit the performance I was looking for in games so went with it.

MOBO - Liked the placement of the CPU socket, didn't need Wi-Fi like the other ITX boards out there. Also the idea of turning this into a media pc later on, so the extra sata ports are good.

GPU - Could of went with the GTX 760, which could handle most of my games, but REALLY wanted the 770.

PSU - Could choose from only a small selection of PSU, by the time I went to purchase, this was the only one still in stock locally.

Memory - Was the cheapest at the time

Storage - 1tb is really more than I need, have a 3tb NAS which hold all our pictures and videos, so could of went with a 500gb but that was only $10 difference. The SSD was more of a spontaneous buy, wasn't planning on buying it, nut had some cash left over and said "why not".

Case - This was the reason why I wanted to build in such small space. I just like the whole look of it. But it had some problems with it, first all the thumb screw are not thumb screws if I need a screw driver just to put them back on, also the HDD indicator light is way to bright, will probably just try to cover it up later.

So yeah had a good time build this PC, will be using this as a Programming/Gaming pc, as well as bringing it to Friend's LAN parties. I have some concerns with it, maybe some one could help, from the Monitor, it saying that the Motherboard is reaching 100 degrees Celsius at idle, I've opened up the case carefully tried to feel any major heat difference, around the board but seems to be the same temp as the rest of the case.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I applaud you on your good use of budget, but I've built into this case myself and you can do much better with the cables. Just get some zip ties and pull everything along the edges.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/N5W

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainboard at 115C? HWMonitor is either being screwy, or you have a barbecue going on

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yikes your cables! I'll vote up because it can be easily fixed.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd like to see you easily fix anything involving cables in a miniITX case with a non-modular PSU.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

No need to be rude, I did do a half *** job on the cable management, took another shot at it and made huge improvement over the first time I did it, now there is a direct line of sight from the front to back,.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I was simply stating that there is not much anyone can do in this scenario and that the cables can not be easily fixed. I was backing up your cable management.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice spaghetti monster ;)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice small footprint build. I would take care of those cables, though...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

the airflow is hurting with the cable madness but fixable, get yourself some twist ties and some zap straps and it will really tidy it up inside. the white Node case kind of looks like a microwave only not as good because it can't make pizza pockets

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The cables! You might have needed the fully modular.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments, guess I know what I'm doing for the next few hours.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

love the case!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking case. Thanks for posting. Enjoy.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Good pictures dude. They look really clean. Thumbs up!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I am really sad........... I WANT TO UP VOTE THIS LIKE A 100 TIMES.Back to reality this build is actually really OP. Believe me I could not have spend the money better myself. Clap Clap Clap Clap. Like everyone else the cable management is tough but not impossible. I would also steer your eyes towards the Noctua NH-L9i if you want to make your cpu just a little bit cooler considering the challenges to cool in a tiny case. However this is just my opinion as i just love to see my cpu cool.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I read the title wrong. At first I thought Wolfman_21 was an overt bigot, but then I realized that I got tricked by my brain because it chose to leave out the first and last words.