Description

Wanted to update to a new desktop PC. Built my last computer in 2008 and have been using a laptop throughout college. Waited for Skylake, the Msi 980 Ti and Asus ROG MITX board to release. Very happy with the build so far.

Pros: -Super fast, no issues with games at 4k so far, but haven't tested many new title games -Runs fairly cool, H100i GTX barely fit in the case, but manage to get it in there with removal of the bottom rad bracket in the corsair 250d -Very quiet, so far the only coil whine from the system has been during 3D mark testing and that is when the card is really pushed, but I think the source may be the ax760 and not the card. Fans are quite as well. -VIII Impact includes great HD audio card, WiFi, Bluetooth and plenty of usb 3.0/3.1 ports and a usb c port. Cons: -No friggin usb 2.0 headers on the motherboard!!! WHYYY!!! cannot connect corsair link usb cable from the pump to the board, but does not matter much as I can just monitor the pump through the CPU fan header. -Every thing was a tight fit and had to really work to get everything in the case -Case paint is easy to chip

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Is beautiful and full of power. Congrats!

Caroline.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, all top notch parts. How do you like your monitor? When using a 4K monitor can you surf the net and use office at the native resolution or do you have to zoom/enlarge to be able to see text okay?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is amazing, especially for the price! Text scales well and in windows I believe there is a setting that can adjust text to your liking. So far I've been coding in MATLAB, plenty of web surfing and pdf reading all with no issues on reading text.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice 4K little build again good job on the part choice. A PC is all about planning and waiting for the part you want to make it the exact way you want. They is no need to rush. Looks great!!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I always love seeing clean mini-ITX builds

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is it that the UK hasn't got Mini ITX Skylake boards yet? I cri evry time......

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really getting convinced that mini-itx builds can be as lovely as full tower build. bit of jealousy, bit of envy, and a bit of cash, I might just make my own...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Let us know about the games! I dont wanna buy a 4k monitor with my 980ti until I hear back from people XD

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I like. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done! There's something about mini builds that i appreciate way more than standard builds. Probably has something to do with the sheer bull**** you have to encounter to complete the task at hand. I digress, +1. How are you liking skylake and how well does it perform?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know if the M.2 port on the bottom of the mobo is accessible from below if the power supply is temporarily uninstalled, or would you need to uninstall the mobo to change the M.2 drive?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no M.2 on the VIII Impact board, but there is a U.2 connector between the sound card and the ethernet/usb3.1/usb-c port.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, nice build

I really want to do a similar build to yours but am worried about temps in that small case going with the i7 6700k and 980 ti

Could you tell me your temps under load and idle with the aftermarket cooler lol deciding to go reference or aftermarket.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Max I've seen my GPU at is 79C while running Warthunder at max settings and getting ~600fps. The CPU has not topped 55C-70C under stress . I'm extremely impressed with the builds' results thus far and look forward to playing Fallout 4 Tuesday! I do a lot of Matlab intensive work and occasional video/photo editing. Render times are super quick. The MSI 980 Ti 6GB gaming card is also very quite as the fans don't run when the card is idle. There is a bit of coil whine from the PSU and the card under it's heaviest loads, but that is to be expected from almost every system. -Best!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I'm getting ready to build a very similar system, thanks for sharing! For mounting the H100i, it looks from the pictures that you're using the wrong mounting holes. From what I've read/seen you should use the slots slightly above the fan holes to mount the radiator. This should let you reinstall the bottom brace.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a shot as I would like for it to be installed properly.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I am curious did you use the fan header ext with this board for your fans?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't end up needing to as there are fan headers that come off the h100i water pump for the radiator fans.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oooh, thxs!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. I was just wondering if makdaddy advice worked with the cooler and keeping the bottom plate on?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Came to see if you had to remove the bottom rad bracket as well. Corsair really needs to update their specs for the 250D not mention the 100i GTX/V2 doesn't fit as intended. The GTX/V2 increased the depth a few extra mm which makes this a pain to fit now.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When Installing your H100 GTX did you install the mobo first then the rad or other way around?

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a tight fit, barely thought the H100i GTX would make it!

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