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Built this to replace my previous computer I built (back in 2007). It was an AMD 64x2 with 12gb ddr2. Actually was still running well until the motherboard went this summer.

Anyways.. the new build is a beast in a small form factor... exactly what I wanted.

My goal for this was to build an efficient lightroom picture processing pc (and be able to do some 3d rendering/gaming). My criterion was to have it be quiet, stable, and cool (temperature and looks!).

Love the case... made building a breeze. Clean lines, small footprint, and good enough room for my needs.

Using my old 9800gtx+ for now. Eventually I will upgrade the video card but for now it is fine.

Intel 730 SSD and i7-4790k combination is killer (also got an awesome deal on them with Intel employee pricing).

Cooler is prob overkill, but it keeps the chip at 25°c at idle and just under 60°c at load (intel burn test). And this is in corsairs quiet mode so I am very satisfied.

Hope you enjoy. I had a blast building it.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful setup man +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! I am loving it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome clean looking build. but jesus take that film of the top of the top panel, it looks ugly lol jk +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I know... but I dont want scratches! I will take it off soon :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

you work for intel?!?!?!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a wonderful price on the 4790K. +1

What GPU do you planning on upgrading to?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

My thought is to get a gtx 750 ti.. price is good and pretty good performance. Also they run pretty quiet/cool.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you even manage to get that CPU that cheap? Extortion?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel employee discount :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

An Intel employee that used an AMD processor?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That was 7 years ago... things have changed drastically.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

you take great photos of the parts theyre all bright , how did you take them photos with ?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Photography is my hobby. Currently I use a Nikon D7100 (these were taken with a nikon 35mm 1.8 lens).

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thx for replying , and no problem because you really take amazing photos

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for tons of photos

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

This turned out great, it's nice to see the progress in the pictures done so well too.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I remember when the 9800 GTX came out, it was such a beast! This is a phenomonal build you did. Really curious what games you play with that 9800 GTX.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice solid build. The exact same CPU is the last part I need for my build. Super jelly you were able to get it at that price! Ah, the benefits of employee discounts.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sweet build man, I'm looking into something pretty similar to this. Also, do you think you'd be able to use those fan slots near the graphics card side with this setup?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately nope. The mATX board goes to the edge of the case so the headers are in the way. IF you used a mini ITX you would have the clearance for more fans. I can tell you that with the h100i I'm literally running at 30 c (chip) while doing most tasks. So there is no issue. However my 9800 gtx+ is running at about 65-70c... but i think a new card is the answer there :) it was good for its time but it's a bit dated now!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much exactly what I'm planning to do. QUESTION! How'd you get the CPU power cable to go through its slot with the hard drive cage in? I don't think the hard drive cage has its own hole.

Also, do you miss having a cd drive?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

So I used a sata cd drive I had from my old computer to install the os. Honestly I don't think I will need it ever again tho!

And as far as the pc power cable is concerned I used the opening on the other side of the board. Not the one that goes where the hd bay is but where the other opening is. I can explain with photos if you need clarification.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, looking at the pictures again I see what you did. Very nice build. Thanks for replying.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! This would have been my other choice for the case, but I ended up getting the Fractal Design Node 804 instead. The 240 looks a little roomier, I don't think I would have managed a push-pull config on the H100i.