Description

My goal was to equip the GTX 980 along with a Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD, all in the Inwin 901 case. I got the i5-4690K from Micro Center on a July 4th sale, and then the rest happened!

This rig is for gaming and making some beats.

I wanted to try out a 140mm radiator for the AIO CPU cooler and fortunately the Kraken X41 fit nicely. It rests on two screws at the top of the rad, which I've tightened down with large washers to provide more support on the rear case grill.

I originally planned to use more UV reactive components, especially a Raijintek Triton with reactive coolant, but the tubes on the Raijintek kinked quite severely within the tight space of this case.

... more to come later (OC, benchmarks, etc.).

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  • 59 months ago
  • 7 points

Looks fire bro love the blue.

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Thats strange.. jhipster isnt here yet...

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That's odd. But I bet he was here, just forgot to mark his territory.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats strange.. jhipster isnt here yet...

probably his wife was around......

jhipster

are they changing names now... lol does it require a new pronunciation?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

when I immigrated.

oh... so you have been all over the world

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

So he can be different. and what if all along jipster was spanish or mexican and it was a h the whole time?!?!?!? HUH none the less I think the Jipster invasion has happened now.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

can't wait to see what you get out of the SM951, I am building with one now and wonder if it will work because so few out there. I love the way you hung the Rad out the back, nice move. you should put a 32 Chevy grill on it, lol. You storage config is awesome, pcie ssd and sata ssd to back i t up. Darkside is the best out there, good choice. Mighty powerful system in a tiny case. Nice job. Almost forgot, I can't make out the speakers. What are you running there?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The speakers are just decent, Edirol MA-15D on top of Audioengine DS2 angled stands.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Why do people buy dominator ram? With the money you save with 'normal' ram you can nearly get a 980ti instead of the 980

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

A lot of people rely on cas-latencies and the speed of ram (for example editing)... Whereas most ram gets either more speed or lower cas latencies, Dominator ram has the best of both worlds. Reason why a few people buy these ram sticks from what i see so far...

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah but the differ nice is so small. It's not worth the extra £100

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That and it's beautiful. If you want gamer-ey looking RAM you can get stuff from G.Skill of Kingston, but DomPlats are some of the only RAM that comes in silver, looks- classy is the best word, I suppose, and have LEDs on them.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Can't go wrong with RAM LEDs. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

The LEDs make the build. Beautiful

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I love powerful mITXs! Yours looks great and that case is gorgeous!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great rig! I don't mind the rad being mounted on the outside. Makes it look serious. Were the cables tough to tame in that chassis?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I use space directly behind the PSU and again in one of the unused HDD slots.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How were you able to connect the radiator on the outside? Do the tubes disconnect?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The grill comes off, and there's already a space to fit the tubes. The pump fits through the 92mm fan opening. No need to disconnect any tubes.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the blacklight + UV parts its very sexy

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

SEXY.

everything but the hp monitor :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I know the monitor is low-end but I'm waiting for the release of this: ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 144hz IPS and G-SYNC

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

loving the case!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build , I especially like the case!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the temps under load when the tempered glass is on or do you leave the glass off most of the time?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

monster middle

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work around with the rad! This build is definitely a nice snug fit with everything.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the performance of the M.2? My motherboard has room for one and i was interested in it

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

In perfect conditions, SM951 Series SSD's can have over 2 gigabyte per second read speeds, according to samsung. Do you have a Z97 Chipset or an X99 Chipset on your motherboard?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Looking to get a 128 GB version of that SSD for my upcoming build. GG on featured BTW. +1!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a really nice build, I love ITX builds.

Could you please post some benches of that SM951 SSD? It's a fantastic M.2 chip from what I've been hearing.

Do you have any warranty on it, seeing as it's an OEM product?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that M.2 SSD treating ya? btw fantastic build +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Zero problems since I last logged in 9 months ago.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build man! You should take a photo of the build while the glass panel is on, the pc looks gorgeous that way when the leds light up through the glass panel :)

Hows the temperature with that GPU?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't notice any fan noise and haven't had any heat problems.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This build kicks the shizz up a notch for me, I just started a much similar build Im gon begin to post, but damn bruh that is sick-McNasty lookin, good job.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You deserve a prize for the phrase "sick-McNasty" ...

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you complete the cable management at the back with the 140mm fan?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I think its on the outside because of the tubes being too long

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So many ppl complain about tht sht. Dremel or Ext Mnt

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks, I didn't notice the feature :)