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Red and Black Mini ITX 1080ti

by zDelusion

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Date Published

April 3, 2017

Date Built

April 3, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.0GHz

Description

I was after my first "top of the line PC". I've always been more of a mid-range builder. In January I upgraded my gtx970 to a 1070 and that sparked it.

The goal with this build was to make no real comprises for performance and keep it as color consistent as possible without being an RGB lightfest, there is one strip at the top, but I use it for white light mostly to illuminate the other parts.

The build is used mostly for gaming (if I'm being honest, mostly for LoL, but I've been playing the Witcher 3 lately). I originally assembled most of these pieces back in early March. But decided to put in my Step-Up request for a 1080ti, because once you've spent 2k on parts, might as well spend the $300 to cap it off, and that processed much more quickly then I thought it would. So here I am. It's running great, the CPU OC's pretty easily to 5.0ghz at ~1.3v but I'm running it at stock currently because stock is overkill.

Firestrike Extreme: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12209607

Part Reviews

Motherboard

This board here is a beaut, the best z270 Mini-ITX. It's got all the important options and none of the BS. A rock solid OC'er, super easy to build on. Seriously, most Mini-ITX boards have stupid layouts for things like USB headers, the ASRock has everything in spots that make sense. The on board Wifi is very solid. The BIOS is well organized and easy to use. Highly recommended.

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Nuka_Cola 3 points 1 month ago

Dem basses make me excited

zDelusion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Haha, thanks! They're my other vice.

PolarBearsHD 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

GOSH! I love this build. +1

Feature pls.

zDelusion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks!

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Good job very well done +1

zDelusion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks!

zds388 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Sick Build! Also a big fan of the Bongo Bass. Obvious that you have excellent taste in gear.

zDelusion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks man! The Bongo is a tone monster. I love it.

Attune 2 points 1 month ago

Nice build!

Do you think you'd have been able to fit a 240/280mm radiator in that case with no issues?

zDelusion submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Yep. A 240mm would fit in the front, but I would have had to remove the 3.5" drive bays and this case ships with an amazing 200mm front case fan that moves serious air while being really quiet, I would have had to pull that out too. The h80i V2 isn't quite a good a 240, but it's much better then a normal 120. I have it in push/pull right now, you can't see in the pictures, but there is another Noctua fan on the top. At stock my temps are ~35 idle ~60 gaming and ~65 100% load.

Attune 1 point 1 month ago

Sorry, I should have been more specific, would you have been able to fit a 240/280mm radiator in the top of this case?

zDelusion submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Probably, I may need lower profile RAM. The h80i V2 is ultra thick so it is a bit deceptive when it comes to judging size.

Attune 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks for the replies, just wondering because I'm looking at building in that same case so trying to figure out what my options will be.

The h80i V2 is ultra thick

Yeah, I was thinking that's one beefy radiator, nevertheless, thanks for the help and nice build!

Sweans 1 point 13 days ago

i have the define mini c, is this case a lot smaller than the define mini c? cause i want something smaller that will support my 240mm rad

GDamien 1 point 8 days ago

Excellent build. Even if I hate Black/Red builds, I can still say this one is freaking badass. The only thing that bothers me is the green logo on the GPU... I do not know if you know that but you can turn it into white. Ed from TechSource has a tutorial on how to do that. Take a look : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kZrk692qzQ

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zDelusion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah the motherboard haha. Thanks man!

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