Description

This PC is just about packing as much power as I feasibly can using last generation parts in the smallest case possible. Other requirements and desires were lowering temperatures and reducing noise wherever possible, even if it is for small gains (with exception to the GPU). The reason of using the smallest case is because I have frequent travel requirements associated with my occupation.

CPU was left to stock speeds and undervolted using manual mode at 1.170v . With this, temperatures went from:

De-lidded i7-4790k @ 4.4GHz UV'd to 1.170v :

*Stress Test w/x264: 87C -> 75C

*Gaming: 81C -> 66C

*Idle: 45C -> 35C

GPU is still with reference cooler, and runs pretty hot:

GTX Titan X:

*Stress Test: 83C

*Gaming: 83C

*Idle: 37C

It was priced at 400GBP by my friend due to him upgrading to the GTX 1080 :)

Boost clocks maintained post 10 mins are 1177 MHz with ASIC score of 75.9%.

Little noise in idle in a silent room, just the sound of flowing air. The SF600 is the noisiest at idle due to the presence of coil whine, however the fan itself when it spins is very quiet. EDIT: RMA'd and got a replacement SF600 which was had no coil whine whatsoever and is pretty much silent.

At load, the noisiest component is the GPU.

Cables sourced from Icemodz.eu

For use with CAD, Matlab (large datasets), ArcGIS, and for 144Hz 1080p gaming.

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

great price on the titan X

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Yes it does ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

haha Matt.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

What? XD

I couldn't resist
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, but well your 13...... I guess that is the part that made it even more funny

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Well, then you should see the kids in my school...

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

oh middle school

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job. Mini powerhouse pc

Thumbs up

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Fan of Mini Itx powerhouses! +1 from me

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This is spectacularly beautiful

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like this mobo. It looks cheaply made but it also looks bad a** lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice looking build! Have you thought about putting an exhaust fan? I bet it would really improve thermals

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I have tried it. It didn't really improve thermals at only a 1-2C reduction. However, the noise trade-off was really not worth it at all. It would become the loudest fan in the system, and it would have been even louder than the GPU fan at load. I haven't tried putting two fans on the CPU header and running the two fans in push-pull. However, it may be a future possibility...

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

lovely little beast you have there :) question: where did you buy the screws for your gpu backplate ? i had to stick mine on with double sided tape bc i couldn't find these screws anywhere

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ebay. They're "M2.5x8mm Countersunk Head Allen Hex Socket Screws DIN 7991". Other screw heads are fine, but I like Allen screws better since they prevent you from over-tightening and thus causing damage to the PCB. Plus, the screw attachments are better since they make the backplate have better contact with the RAM modules. They do make some difference, as now they chips run 3C cooler (verified by my thermal camera).

Of course, this is assuming that you are using the stock reference cooler. If not, the screws came with the EK backplate, at the other end of the box.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much, i really need to search ebay more then bc i only found M3 screws everywhere. yes i have a stock cooler so the included screws sadly didn't fit

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1. I'd put my Titan in your NCASE any day.

What? You started it XD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the fact that you downvolted the cpu, you just gave the community an awesome idea of how to reduce temperatures if we want to maintain stock speed. Do you think this is possible on i5-4460?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure since the i5-4460 is a locked chip. I think that you can only change voltage on K-series CPUs. The only other ways I can think of reducing temps with locked CPUs are de-lidding (upto 10C+ in temp reduction) or disabling Turbo Boost :/

If you go de-lid route, you should check this out, I used their tool for my de-lidding.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the information. Well done mate

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes ! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • -1 points

You couldn't wait one day...

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  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Reportedkappa

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  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Maybekappa

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