• Log In
  • Register



by SpotYS


Part List View full price breakdown


Date Published

Oct. 21, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


Where should I start... well this a build log, the last one for this build. PCPartPicker guys please update the site to allow build logs :)

I've used most of the parts from my first ITX amazing building experience with a Lazer3D LZ7 (a beauty), however, I've always dreamed with having an M1 and, many thanks to my hardware madness mate, got it as a present :D

My previous build: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/SpotYS/builds/#view=dKKBD3

From there I've updated only the cooling system and got an amazing promotion on the 1070 Ti. Using an LG 29UM68 21:9 60Hz and managed to get it to 75Hz with FreeSync active and no tearing so far, been lucky ready only as not everyone gets a good experience with this kind of "OC" on this monitor.

Coming from a 144Hz there is a slight difference however much prefer the colour accuracy from an IPS monitor and the ultra wide experience is amazing! It's a 1080p monitor true, but at 21:9 the pixel count is much higher than traditional 16:9, 1070 Ti can still blast everything completely max out, my most recent title is Shadow of the Tomb Raider and runs at constant 60fps (for the FPS count madness out there), but what counts here is because the FPS is constant and no dips don't have any issues and is smooth as smooth can be reducing a lot the difference to "high refresh rate". Anyways I play for fun not to count FPS and/or competitive/professional gaming (don't make my life income from it).

All prices were added manually to reflect the exact price paid for every single part, most of them purchased about one year ago and got some nice promotions.

The final touch on the M was an anti-vandal switch in black with a white led, no structural changes needed to the case, only to take two screws out to remove the original and ordered some gorgeous custom feet from Optimum Tech (M1 Element). These two small changes add a lot of design perfection to the case in my opinion.

As the final version of this build, took time to take some DSLR shoots, hope you all enjoy!

Comments Sorted by:

rarskies 3 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Gorgeous photos and super clean build! Really refreshing to see a minimalistic, well thought out, RGB-less rig. Looks like it'll do exactly what you need it to and not produce excess noise or take up more space than it needs to!

SpotYS submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! Exactly my objective here :) web browsing and watching videos is as silent as using a tablet and gaming nearly inaudible 30cm away from it. Need to measure in DB's with a proper mic but a phone had measurements about 12~15dBA idle and around 27~30dBA load 10cm away from the case.

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I'm always impressed with any build in the M1. Definitely looks like a challenge to build in.

Excellent work.

legendarypoet 13 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Definitely a worth while one!

SpotYS submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks, it is but all worthy, coming from an even smaller case made the M actually really easy to work with.

ThriftStoreRaider 9 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

This is getting featured. No doubt about it.

SpotYS submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for the support ;) Let's see if will be this time around hehe

legendarypoet 13 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

As always, +1 to a fellow M1 builder. Super clean work.

SpotYS submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago