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by kdong1996

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Date Published

June 12, 2014

Date Built

June 10, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.9 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

Description

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 Sorted by:

AintScurr 8 points 59 months ago

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

istealunderwear 9 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

FreeFireXI 3 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

= =oops

Gimerse 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

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

asura_ 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

No dog. Disappointment is real

candy 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Thank you!

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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.

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Fancy... :P

atomicruns 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

atomicruns 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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.

Displaced 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

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

What do you think of those speakers?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

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.

Displaced 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

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

Jesperroni 1 point 59 months ago

You sure did get a great deal on those SSDs.

ichiriki 5 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

whatdafeck 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

very nice/

FlimFlamPhlegm 1 point 59 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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.

guitargod1174 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

zachar954 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

want that case +1

Robotmutt 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

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?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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.

PiersJEC 1 point 58 months ago

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

FWH 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

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.

FWH 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Did you replace the smaller fan underneath?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

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

FWH 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

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.

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

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.

thewizkid95 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

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?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 56 months ago

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.

KalWadin 1 point 56 months ago

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?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

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

oberon13 3 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

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

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 54 months ago

Talk about eye candy...

AceBalthazar 4 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

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

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

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.

woodyscroll 1 point 54 months ago

+1 for Soundsticks!

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

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.

johnttam 1 point 52 months ago

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?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

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.

stevengibsonXD 1 point 52 months ago

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.

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

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

ztaft 3 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

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

Nottheopps 1 point 49 months ago

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?

kdong1996 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 49 months ago

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.

Nottheopps 1 point 49 months ago

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

Watchful 0 points 59 months ago

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

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