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I would like to start off by saying this is my second build and i enjoyed the purchasing of all the components and installing them. However, working with the inwin 901 can keep you a bit nervous throughout the build. It feels so fragile and any mistake could lead it either scratching or breaking. By no means is this a bad thing its just something to be aware of if you chose to build with this case. Its absolutely beautiful and i always get complemented on its aesthetics. One thing that seems to be true is cable management the inwin 901 could be a bit annoying there's not much room, definitely keep that in mind if your looking for a swift quick build then this case isn't for you. However, after you overcome that hump you will look back and say it was worth while.

The photos don't show a GPU because i have yet to receive it and i changed my mind many times as to what i want. As for the rest of the components I am very happy with the mini itx z170 pro gaming from ASUS. the on bored software that comes with it is a charm. You can control fan speeds and many other things. I've overclocked my i5 6600k from the stock 3.5 ghz to a 4.2 ghz at a core voltage of 1.25 v so far very stable and a maximum temperature of 45c however that is still without really exposing it to intense games such as Witcher or GTA 5.

I would highly recommended this build to anyone who loves aesthetics.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the lighting!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Led makes it look a hell of a lot better.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

gotta love those inwin cases, very nice

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great!

The photos don't show a GPU because i have yet to receive it and i changed my mind many times as to what i want.

honestly at this price range with a OC i5, you probably should change your mind again and get a 970 or 390. the 380 is a decent card but it's not a 'powerful' card, especially for a $1000+ build and how are you wanting to play W3 or GTA 5.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks vekspec, I have been trying to search for something that will future proof me at least for a few years, at the same time i don't want to spend over £200 because i'm not a hardcore gamer yet... although It seems that's impossible to future proof with all the new games and high specifications, GPU's always have to play catch up.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, the GPU is the most difficult part to truly settle down with for years to come. Your build looks great, no doubt. And I see you have a budget of 200 quid. that roughly equates to $280? At that budget, may I suggest a 380X. I'm not sure how much they are in Britain but here in the US they run around $250 and they lead a GTX 780 in Witcher 3. I think it would a be a great option for not going overboard on the GPU for your needs but still having one that can do well in most games for some time.

I wish you all the best in picking the best GPU. +1 for your build :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yea man i'v looked into it and and i even have it in my amazon account its only 25 pounds more than the 380 putting it exactly at 200. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=r9+380x.

what manufacturer do you recommend?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Hm, that's hard. They are all quite good manufs. Personally I like Sapphire for AMD chipsets. I think they are like EVGA on the Nvidia side. Meaning they don't make a GPU that's on the "other side". Their quality is quite good too. But you can't go wrong with any of them. I would personally stay away from companies like PowerColor or VisionTek. They are lesser known, although cheaper, and I cannot back up their quality. IMO I would rank them as: Sapphire > XFX > MSI > Gigabyte > ASUS > All others

:)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks man ill go for Sapphire i felt the same way.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree with the drop the 380 statement! I have a 380 4gb card and it completely kicks arse in 1080p. It can actually do 1440p at decent fps in most games ... including GTA V. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqYB90Y-F2w Just sayin'

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

feel free to disagree. but I still stand by my suggestion. For the parts he has, the price he spent and the fact that the builder is still on the fence on what card to get, the 970/390 would be a better choice for the games he play. I even suggested the 380x which is almost as good but still better than a 380 if one is tight on money.

i never said he had to drop it. I was only suggesting a better card if the builder still wasn't sure on what to get. Sure the 380 can "kick arse" at 1080p, but what FPS are you looking for? what settings? what's decent to you? If you feel Medium and 40 FPS is decent, go all out. For me if I'm spending that much money on a sweet setup, I would at least want a card to run 60 FPS on High/Ultra.

Cheers!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

"or me if I'm spending that much money on a sweet setup, I would at least want a card to run 60 FPS on High/Ultra."

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!

Do you have any $1k-$1.5k (With a little room for $1700) builds? I'm considering a DIY Newegg build that I saw today please feel free to let me know how you would grade the specs http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2291550. I apologize for the lengthy comment!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing I'm a little worried about is the motherboard. Doesn't seem like a high end gaming one. Maybe like a gaming 5 or gaming 7 like the one i have would be a better fit for the system and esp if you plan on overclocking the 4790k. Otherwise it looks good.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated! I will alter the Motherboard, this my first build going to purchase very soon I spare little to no expense for a Motherboard or gpu. Could you possibly link a more suitable MOBA for this build?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I'm on very high on all settings in GTA V and still getting a steady 60+ fps and 196+fps on CS:GO

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

even at 1080P, a 970/390 will blow a 380 out the water. For most games a 380 will do decently at 1080P, but for AAA games like Witcher 3, it just not powerful enough even at 1080P:

http://www.techspot.com/review/1006-the-witcher-3-benchmarks/page4.html

Ultra (1080P) 380=285: 28FPS 970/390: 43 FPS

Witcher 3 is unbelievable gentle on most CPUs but taxes the crap out of your GPU. if he wants to play at smooth FPS at 1080P, a 380 will most likely barely get there. Unless the builder is ok with Medium graphics, which IMO will do the game injustice :/

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, you are getting you information wrong. totally wrong. a 380 is NOT a 290. Absolutely NOT. a 380 is a refresh of the 285. the 390 is a refresh of the 290. a 380 =/= a 290. make sure you are stating accurate facts!

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

here's the question. i want to be able to play at medium-high settings for most games. ive heard its possible on a r9 380. I mean 1080p with decent fps. nothing super crazy but satisfying.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the fan speeds and temperatures? Does it get really loud? I have the same case and damn it gets so loud and hot under load.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Fan speeds are great around 500 to 800 rpm on all three. The temperature hardly ever goes over 48 degrees. One thing i have noticed is, it gets loud when the sleeves on the storage slots begin to rattle. i just tap the computer and it gets quiet, other than that its fairly quiet. What type of fans do you have? and are the situated for the bottom one to be intake and the rest exhaust.