Description

Decided to build my first computer with the money I saved over the summer. I think it turned out quite well, I've loved it so far and have run into no issues whatsoever.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works very well, no complaints thus far.

CPU Cooler

Originally had a fan and heatsink cooler, this water cooler works much better and keeps the CPU very cool

Motherboard

Great Mini ITX motherboard, only issue is that the RGB header on the motherboard is 3-pin rather than 4-pin, making it difficult to find RGB strips that work with the case.

Memory

Great ram, matched my color scheme

Storage

Extremely fast SSD, use it for Windows and a few games.

Storage

Works as intended, use it as storage for my game library and photos

Video Card

Wonderful GPU, haven't run into any issues thus far. Runs every game I have at 144+ fps (besides PUBG)

Case

Great case to build in, was a bit worried that a Mini ITX would be difficult but this proved to be quite easy.

Power Supply

Supplies adequate power to my build.

Case Fan

As the name suggests, this case fan is very quiet.

Monitor

Great 144hz monitor for the sale price, looks great (although be sure to coordinate the color display as it comes uncalibrated when shipped)

Keyboard

Got this from a friend, great mechanical keyboard that doesn't make too much noise. Only complaint is the high keys

Mouse

The mouse is very easy to customize and has a great infinite scrollwheel

Headphones

Paired with my amp from amazon, these sound great. Accurate noise tones and clear vocals.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

More photos please

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

On a personal level, I'm moving into dorms next spring and am afraid my current rig and peripherals won't fit too well inside the tiny space we're given. This truly reassures me with my issue since you seemingly fit you entire rig, peripherals, monitor, and everything else necessary to run a pretty solid build (better than mine lol). Nice setup and thanks for the confidence :) +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I appreciate the compliment! And yes, it fit even better than I thought it would :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice dorm build. Can you explain your speaker setup. They're connected to an interface, correct? I'm looking into getting a smaller set of speakers myself.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Actually the speakers aren't connected to the interface right now! I have them directly connected to the PC, while my headphones are connected to the amp.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey mate, I have a big question. How did you move (how would you move it) it inside your dorm room? I am looking for a mini ITX build and I know that this one case in particular is pretty big for a mini-ITX... Doesn't look like it'd fit inside a big backpack or a suitcase.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

So I actually just moved back from college, and this case was a bit difficult to bring home. However, my solution was to put it into a carry on suitcase that was large enough to fit it. I took out the GPU prior to moving and put it back into its original box, and stuffed the rest of the case with anti-static bubble wrap, as well as wrapping the outside of the case in the same material. My computer is working fine here at home, though I would be careful with transporting the carry on and ensuring that it doesn't get squished by other baggages in the overhead.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you swap out that cryorig cooler (on the table next to your comp) for the corsair? If so, were you not satisfied with the cryorig's performance?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually built the original PC into a much larger case, but it sadly didn't fit in my room. After switching to this smaller case, I decided to get an AIO cooler that would allow more space in the smaller case. The cryorig cooler was perfectly fine in terms of performance and I would purchase it again in a heartbeat if I was building in a bigger case.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Can a gtx 1070ti run that monitor at 1440p 144hz comfortably for AAA games and such? How long will it last you guys think? I have same cpu and gpu as you btw!

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll give it a try!

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, for the most part I run at 1080p.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say so, for the ease of transportation. If the college you decide to attend is within driving distance, then it doesn’t really matter what case you build in as you can drive with the computer. However, in my case, I have to fly to school and having such a small case was very convenient.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I don't play World of Tanks, though I can give you a benchmark if you'd like.

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