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Spontaneous Small Gaming Build

by intarray

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32 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 13, 2016

Date Built

July 9, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

Built this knowing we wanted the GTX 1080 but a small case. So this was the smallest thing that we could come up with and I'm pretty happy with the result. The graphics card "just" fits in the case. It was a bit tricky to maneuver it into place, but it does fit.

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KeenDreams 5 Builds 4 points 29 months ago

Power cubes unite! ᕦ( ᴼ ڡ ᴼ )ᕤ

Iron_Knickers 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

I didn't know that people spontaneously spent $1800 dollars on a computer, but props to you!

Good build, only a couple criticisms:

  1. Your PSU is overkill, (but a good investment for the future)
  2. I don't know how much ram you need, but 32 GB is a lot!
BLOOGa 1 point 29 months ago

Ya, he could do a 1080 SLI with that PSU.

ryanp83 32 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

many parts of this build are "overkill" but that is joy of building a custom gaming pc :-) Looks great! Please tell me you have a sick 1440p+ monitor?!

SirDodoDuck 2 points 29 months ago

Good Job on maxing out the RAM. I use the same case and was wondering what your thoughts on it are?

Robotfood 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

Have the same case and GPU, you still got a whole 18 mm of clearance under that front cover. Only really tricky part is getting the power plug in since its under the frame.

The EVGA partner cards also fit quite easily its only the big long ones (ASUS, Zotac, Gigabyte) and the fat MSI cards that can't fit in the case.

+1 though. Love the way the Core V1 looks.

pthastings 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

Love the form factor. Looks like the video card is more expensive than many builds all by itself. (That's not a criticism. Just a measure of awesomeness!) 32Gb is a lot of memory. You could virtualize a whole rack of servers. Very nice!

JheyoDELperu 2 points 29 months ago

i plan do something like that with an i5.. same case, lovely pc..praps! +1 allday.. and very clean photos.. #Salute from perú

HONDATUNING776 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Wow! That Gpu is huge for that case! Awesome little power house!

Caleb

odwillia 1 point 29 months ago

Nice job fitting that GPU in there!

ATXON 1 point 29 months ago

Otherwise known as: "How much power can I fit into a small space before it turns into a nuclear reaction?"

Awesome ITX build! +1

EngageDynamo 1 point 29 months ago

This case is huge compared to real ITX cases.

DDR4worx 2 points 29 months ago

Well it still is "real" but just spacy

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ATXON 1 point 29 months ago

Ayyyy!

ZeAtomicBomb 1 point 29 months ago

Bloody hell I'm suprised you fit the 1080 in there, let alone the whole system. The V1 has some great potential for a small form factor powerhouse, and it shows here. It's a shame you can't mount a liquid cooler bigger than 240mm, but that Frio cooler should do a great job. As Iron_Knickers has already mentioned, the PSU is completely overkill, but could be good if you plan to upgrade to a Broadwell-EP CPU such as the 6800K. The 32GBs of RAM is just plain stupid, but amazing at the same time. Great job on your build, easily one of the best Core V1 and GTX 1080 builds. +1 From me.

pegotico 2 Builds 3 points 29 months ago

It's a shame you can't mount a liquid cooler bigger than 240mm

You cannot.. A 240mm rad will not fit inside the V1. You can only use a 120 and 140mm liquid cooler.

The 32GBs of RAM is just plain stupid,

You sir are very rude

ZeAtomicBomb 1 point 29 months ago

Sorry, spelling mistake I meant 240mm or bigger

jesswainwright 1 point 29 months ago

One of the cleanest mini ITX builds ive seen. Good job

PurpleDragonX99 1 point 29 months ago

I live that storage

tymunn22 1 point 29 months ago

I am inspired nice build!

Design1stcode2nd 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Nice build, if gaming the RAM is overkill but you didn't specify usage so maybe it fits what you need. I like seeing these small form factor builds. How are your temps?

Kreuzer 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl and leds!

Miragemonk 1 point 29 months ago

I bought the white version of this case, then some googling lead me here for some ideas. I love this build! Other than the color I'm essentially duplicating this, with the exception of using a M2 SSD. I'll also be using my 980 until I get my mitts on a 1080. Cheers for posting it!

DimasAbiyogaM28 1 point 29 months ago

So its JUST fit ? Wow lucky on you mate, anyway it makes me gonna make one like yours so my mum can see if we actually can make a pc that has a small size.

My mom always thinks that pc has a big thing (which is a big case, mid tower)

With this i can travell. Wait.... How big is that ?

dm81 1 point 28 months ago

How are you liking the motherboard? Any issues, quirks, or comments on it? I'm trying to decide between this or an MSI board.

jmbrnt 1 point 27 months ago

I've been doing a lot of research on this case recently and yours is the first I've seen with a GTX1080 in it.

From that 1st photo, it looks as though the front panel isn't fitting in properly - is that in order to wedge that massive card in?

The manufacturer states 'up to 260mm' VGA cards are supported, but from PC Part Picker I can't find a single GTX1080 in that range, yours appears to be 267mm... Does that non-snug fit bother you?

TheGamingBible -1 points 29 months ago

Erm, you should have gone with Matx...

Robotfood 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Why?

mITX builds are great. I have one similar to this but with a 6600k. Love it to death.

TheGamingBible 1 point 29 months ago

Ok. That is your opinion, however, in my mind, micro ATX is a better buy.

Robotfood 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

What makes it a better buy is what I'm asking. Can't criticize their build without offering a reason. I do like mITX and that is indeed my opinion so I'm curious as to why you'd choose mATX over mITX.

TheGamingBible 1 point 29 months ago

Just the better value really... Other than that I cannot really think of anything.

Robotfood 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Cool, and that does make sense. Comparable motherboards are definitely cheaper in the larger form factors and do obviously have more opportunity for expansion. I think mITX is more of a niche thing which is what attracts people.

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