Description

Joaquin... because it is a BitFenix case... Joaquin Phoneix? Get it? ...I thought it was clever :\

Gorgeous gaming rig, designed to be easy to take to LAN parties. It works great! Easy to carry, and not overly heavy.

The motherboard has a somewhat strange PCI-E layout. It would be difficult (but possible) to get 2 cards in there for SLI or Crossfire. I think I may swap for a liquid cooled next gen card for VR someday.

I didn't intend to use this beefy of a power supply, but the one I had ordered online came smashed to pieces. So as eager as I was, I just ran to a Best Buy and picked up the Corsair 750W as it was the best option they had.

Cable management is tricky in this small case. You'll definitely want to be minimal and use as few components as possible, as it gets crowded fast. Definitely use a modular or semi-modular PSU.

Air flow is strange. Because of the position of the PSU (front bottom), the bottom should act as the exhaust while intake can come from the rear and/or top. It comes with an included heat shield in case you mount SSDs on the bottom, but I decided to just put my SSD in the (non-window) side panel.

Overall the system runs great and cool, except when under heavy overclocking the graphics card gets hot - but that is to be expected as it is just fan cooled.

I can post more pics and answer any questions, just let me know!

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm confused...PSU in pics = 750W PSU in list = 850W

What has PCPP come to ?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just a mistake on the listing no need to get hyped up over it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol ik

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Good catch! Fixed.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

So NOICE Man +1 How's your gaming performance so far?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! I usually game on Ultra QHD (3440x1440). Smooth 60+ fps on everything EXCEPT when I got mod happy on Skyrim with ultra high res textures and ENB lighting & particle effects. I have to go down to 1080p for that.

Edit: 1920x1440 for modded Skyrim

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

QHD is actually 2560x1440. Just FYI. :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

¯_(ツ)_/¯ UWQHD then? UMWQOHDX?UltraMegaWideQuadOctaHighDefXTREME

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I believe it's HD (720p), Full HD (1080p), QHD (aka 2K), 4K

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, it seems pretty damn good for 1k-ish :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It helps that I can use a student edition of Windows 10.. I also got that ZOTAC GTX 970 for $266 on an Amazon warehouse deal.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I'm planning on building my first PC soon. But I'm looking to go high-end so I don't need to upgrade anything for a fairly long period of time. I'm also looking to go with a theme and get custom cables etc. It'll be expensive lol.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to see some more shots with the side-panel off, nice build overall!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll see what I can do later when I get home.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally got around to adding some new pics... I rearranged the internals for better space & cable management.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ! I love this case. Nice job on putting your corsair cooler the right way, I din't figured out how to do so