This is my gaming/photo editing build. It has been serving me well for years and it has been upgraded very regularly.
The build was in a Silverstone KL06 but when the Define Mini C TG went on sale, I had to have it. The KL06 is a great chassis for the price, but the Mini C TG is on a whole different level in my opinion. 140mm intakes vs 120mm, a full glass side panel, and better cable management. The quality alone of the Mini C is far beyond that of the KL06.
I spent hours on cable management once I got everything moved into the Mini C. It is by far the best my cables have been but it can always be better. There is alot going on cable wise: two 8 pin for CPU, one 6 pin for PCIe slots, 24 pin of course, 6+8 for GPU, two SATA for drives, and one molex for RGB strip.
Overall, I am super happy with how it turned out. Very quiet and more than enough power for me.
I run the CPU at 4.6GHz 24/7 with 1.275v. It has proved to be very stable and maxes out at 79C on the hottest core from stressing. The 1080 Ti runs at 2050MHz on the core and about 5870MHz on the mem with a max temp of 72C from Time Spy. Gaming typically yields in the low to mid 60s on the GPU and in the 50s to 60 (sometimes) for the CPU.
Obviously I am a Noctua fan (pun intended lol). My other build is running all Redux now but I actually do like the brown and have no plans on changing to Redux or Chromax in this build.
The HX1000i is complete overkill but the build was running 980 Ti SLI when I originally built it. Was still overkill but I wanted to not have to worry if I wanted to add anything. I obviously had no idea how effective and powerful Pascal would be lol.
The heat shrink tube on my D14 fan clips are to stop the clips from shorting out the GPU as they are touching a little.
Let me know what you think! Always looking for ways to improve!
This has been a great CPU. Keep mine OCd at 4.6GHz with 1.275v for 24/7 use. It games great and photo edits great. Will probably upgrade to 5960X, 6900K, or 6950X once I feel I could utilize the extra cores.
Love Noctua and love this cooler! I adding a 2nd P12 to the back for 3 fans total. It keeps my 5930K running at good temps even when overclocked to 4.6GHz
I can't say enough good about this mobo. I have one complaint that I will get out the way, the M.2 slot is only up to 10gbps, so not much faster than a 2.5 ssd. Other than that, this mobo is perfect! Great heatsinks on the VRM and PCH, dual 8 pin for the CPU, a 6 pin for the PCIE slots for stability, and its mATX so you can have a small build! My system has been stable and completely reliable. I will always have a workstation class mobo for my main rig after having this board. I also love that it is not over the top with bright colors or fancy lights.
Very impressed with this card! Runs cooler and quieter than I expected for a blower cooler. Glad it doesn't have that ugly green on it that is on the FE cards. Easily holds 60 frames on every game I have tried at 3440x1440 with max settings! was able to OC mine to 2050MHz on the core and 5870MHz on the memory.
The is by far the best quality case I have used! (I've owned Air 240, Jonsbo W2, Silverstone KL06, and Cougar QBX). The case layout out perfect with plenty of room for cable management and drives. Really like that it can support a big cooler and 140mm intake fans.
Really love this monitor. After a little calibration it puts off great colors and good contrast. Its a VA panel so no light bleed like the IPS panels are known for.