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Just wanted to add some better pics......

After playing with water cooling, I soon realized that ATX cases just weren't for me. It felt like my back would break from just moving the case around. I yearned for another ITX case. Something similar to my fortress mini, but even better looking. The Inwin 901 filled the gap in my heart.

CPU- Reused part. It has lots of battle marks from being in so many sockets....

CPU Cooler- Good performance and I knew it would fit. Best of all it saved me from buying two fans and I could use a better looking led fan on it.

MB- Very cheap, just needed something to last me until the Asus Impact XII came out.

Memory- Nice flashing lights, got it during a sale.

SSD- Cheap

Video Card- Just had to get a card with reference cooler for the sexy green lights. I actually got a Nvidia branded reference 770, but this one has a freaking 93% asic quality o.0. I'll test the Nvidia one when it comes....

Everything else- reused.

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 8 points

No Dog -1. Jks good Bui=ld +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

You have to wait some time to get the impack xii, haha The impact vii is the next in line.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I know D: such a painfully long wait until Q3.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he meant it as a joke. XII is 12 and VII is 7, which is the next one out. =\

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

= =oops

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been wanting to build with this case since I saw it go on sale. Very well executed. Looks Great.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

No dog. Disappointment is real

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Unique build! It's original yet the parts are balanced and it looks good +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler looks beautiful through the window... maybe you should try to make the Geforce GTX logo blue to match the rest of the setup.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually going to change the fan to a Enermax Vegas ;p

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Fancy... :P

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the case? I eyed it when I was looking for a new case but decided not to get it.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it, easily one of the most elegant cases I've ever had.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

There were complaints on a few reviews regarding cable management...how do you feel about it's CM?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not that bad.... You can stuff most of the psu cables into the space in front of the psu... The other cables you can stuff in the back. It was a bit of a nightmare to get the back flat to close it though, but definitely worth your time.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a beautiful case and build, but don't you find the LEDs distracting?

What do you think of those speakers?

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I think LEDs can be distracting if placed right in your face, but the case is on the side so.... :D. The speakers are good for music and stuff, but if you want need something with lots of power you're going to have to look elsewhere. I personally bought them for their aesthetics.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, I was looking at those but wound up with some larger Poineers. I was considering using the Pioneers for my TV and grabbing these anyway but maybe I'll stick to the plan

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You sure did get a great deal on those SSDs.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! love the LED effects! Really love that case, planning to use that on my next mITX build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The led fan looks amaze balls in that case

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice/

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

is the led on that 9 key dead or is it ok

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah,K70 with blue LEDs definitely has issues with dead LEDs. This is actually my second one. I had the first one RMAed. I'm at 6 dead LEDs on this one. My friend's black one works fine.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

if i were a sandwich id be Jeli! but nice build btw

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

want that case +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I was wondering if you had any problems with your motherboard as I have the same one, there is only 1x4pin male connector for fans, how did you overcome this or do you only have 1 fan installed?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :P Mine had 2x4 pin connector for fans. Noctua was kind enough to provide a y PWM fan splitter so I was able to use that to connect the system fans, thus resulting in 3 total PWM fans.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

So awesome (+1), but a shame the CPU cooler fan hides the the RAM module leds...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! What did you with the CPU cooler? Do you buy the Noctua and take the top fan off? I'm thinking of one but if one has lights that would be bonus :) Thanks

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup, I changed it to a enermax fan I had laying around. The fans the noctua came with were rather bland, but perfect for the back exhaust and front intake.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you replace the smaller fan underneath?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, The small fan obstructed the ram slots so I had to remove it

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, interesting. So only top fan is going? I'm getting this cooler , mini itx, currently sorting out - so it works fine just with the top fan on? I'm thinking the same - the A1 slot of RAM wont fit with the little fan, can't find many builds or videos though.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup, it does get pretty hot with only the top fan, but simply changing the CPU max in power management to 99% lowered the temps to sub 70s under prime 95, otherwise it reached temperatures of 80-90. The bottom fan definitely will prevent you from installing ram in the A1 slot.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to get the same video card you have listed here, but I kinda don't want the PNY logo that's pictured in the amazon listing. Did you get it from another site besides amazon or does it just not come with the PNY logo?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

PNY has multiple variations of the 770. I got mine from Amazon Warehouse Deals. If you want the exact same one the ASIN is B00DZ35XWY. It doesn't have any PNY logo on it since it has the reference cooler. If you don't trust PNY, you can get the NVIDIA branded 770 from BestBuy which is the one I currently use.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build you have there, +1. But please excuse the question - is that a 90mm or a 92mm fan in the rear? According to the inwin-website it only supports a 90mm fan, but the noctuas are 92mm. Will that still work or is that a 90mm fan from another brand?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It`s 92, they probably just rounded it. So just look for 92mm fans and they'll work fine.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

92's and 90's fit the same mount, as well as 93's i believe!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Talk about eye candy...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

excellent speaker choice, sir. +1 for it all. how do they sound? because I know Harman Kardon makes good stuff

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

They sound really nice, but certainly aren't the best bang for buck if you're into that. That being said I don't think there's anything that is as aesthetically pleasing as them at this price point.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Soundsticks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kind of funny that you mention ATX cases about breaking your back, but went with one of the heavier Mini ITX out there. ;) In all seriousness though, a very beautiful build that keeps it's elegance without going over the top.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man i love it

i was looking at using this case with the xeon and the noctuas, with a windforce 970 since it seems decent temp wise for non reference

i might steal your led fan idea!

did you find the appolish or the vegas fans looked better?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Personally I like the Vegas duo better since its magenta ;), but I probably wouldn't choose the blue appolish anymore since I kinda felt it didn't fit with the elegant aesthetics. Also non-reference cards may cause higher than ideal temperatures. My friend has his with a HOF 770 and it gets really hot.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is that CPU for gaming, i'm debating if I should get the Xenon or the i7 4790k but I dont plan on overclocking.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Whichever one is cheaper. You're mostly going to be bottlenecked by the GPU anyways.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Well i guess you just proved that you can get great looks and it be very balanced.. Awesome build. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I just built in this case and I'm having a lot of trouble with noise. Was there any noise issues you encountered when building in the 901?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I had a HDD in there. Had to remove it because it was too annoying. There's almost no noise dampening material anywhere. :/ I still love it though.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking of finding another way to mount the hdd on dampeners.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How is Xeon for gaming, is it good???

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

That is a solid and very eye pleasing build. Well done.

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