Description

I have this little guy in my Entertainment Center hooked up to 4K TV and Receiver. It sits along side my PS4, Xbox One and Wii U which will be getting jealous soon :) When i first built this machine it was primarily going to be only a HTPC but just recently i decided to do a big upgrade and try the world of PC gaming. So far the experience is great.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

why did you not go with an aftermarket cooler? In that small space it will get rid of so much heat

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I will probably get one soon. Maybe one of the Liquid ones.

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

That motherboard is so fetch, I want. For gaming the i7 and 16 gigs is a bit overkill, but if you do video rendering or 3D modelling as hobbies, you're covered for sure. And that video card is beast.

  • 62 months ago
  • 8 points

Stop trying to make fetch happen, its not going to happen

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the exact same thing as soon as I saw that word... lol. Funny movie.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah i had pre-ordered the board when it was announced and had to wait some time for it. I also use it as a HTPC and probably some 4K content in the future.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

why the mini itx?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

When you haul a full size ATX build to a couple LAN parties that view starts to change. It's the main reason why I switched to mini itx.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this in my entertainment center which i have connected to my 70in 4k tv. I mainly wanted it to fit inside the stand. I added a new picture of my TV setup.

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't know why I found this so funny.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Because it's true lol. (I'm kidding)

It's true though for most people.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Why the i7 and 16gb of ram if it is for gaming?

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Because it's probably not literally -only- going to be used for gaming and 16GB of RAM can be utilized easily for ramcaches and freedom in general usage.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Well that's what comments are for, along with descriptions too.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Do people in 2015 really have to explain that they use "gaming" computers for more than just games?

I think "Gaming PC" means gaming capable computer, not "console replacement literally limited to only playing games on". Maybe this needs to be added to some kind of FAQ or something and on top of that many games themselves rely on the CPU for many things.

World of Warcraft is a mostly CPU limited game for instance.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

No need to be rude. HA. That's why there is a thing called having a description. That is what this website is for; to show your build, explain the reasoning and why you chose specific parts, and for people to ask questions. Obviously there are games that rely on the CPU more so than GPU. Minecraft, DayZ, Arma, CS:GO..etc. But i ask because there is roughly a 3fps difference in games with the i7 4790K vs i5 4690K. And he doesn't have his prices edited or at least at the time it was first posted, so maybe he just got a deal or even as a gift. And maybe he does some rendering and such.. most builds i've seen mention if so. We don't know, that's why i asked. That is one of the many reasons why there is a comment section.. for people to ask those questions.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still new to this site and I can't figure out how to make what i paid show up on the completed build to match the pricing on my inventory. I got a lot of my parts on sale and i also had some disposable income to get some of the higher end parts ;) I paid closer to $1200 for my build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

RAM is pretty cheap right now. Why not max it out while you can before it eventually goes super expensive from DDR4 taking over. I maxed my machine out to 16gb as well for same reason you mentioned; ramcache and virtual machines.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I use this equally to watch movies hooked up to my 70in 4k tv so i want to have the resources for 4k content and because i got a good deal on the parts :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, you watch scorpion too!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have any trouble fitting the gigabyte g1 gaming into this case?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you asking about my GTX 970? It fit easily.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I only now saw your reply, thank you for it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

hey hows the computer going? lookinging to go a same form of computer

i5 4690 - $295 Nvidia GTX 970 gigabyte G1 - $505 Gigabyte H97N-WIFI MOBO - $148 Kingston HyperX 240G - already own Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB -$68 G skill 8gb kit 1600 - $83 Coolermaster Elite 130 - $58 Corsair RM550 - $149 total $1306

what temps do you get with the standard cooling?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

So far so good. I havent had any issues with the stock heatsink/fan. i've been able to play witcher 3 and other demanding games without any issues. Eventually i want to upgrade to liquid cooling. One thing i do suggest is that you get a modular PSU for this case because i have a regular one and there's just so many cables to cram in :)

Temps are around 47 C when i was just doing normal browsing, i loaded up a game MK X and it went as high as 70 C.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the reply how is it for noise ? and did it stick around 70 C much? or go over it ?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only heard the fan a few times while gaming. When watching HD movies or any other activity its pretty quiet. It's been a while since i monitored the speeds. I'll try it out tonight and get back to you.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

cool much appreciated and if u check temps under full load and see its average it would be majorly appreciated gonna be building my comp in a few weeks cant wait to upgrade and get rid of this big tower :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So i ran a bluray rip (30gb) file while i played Witcher 3 at the same time with high settings and the highest the temps went up was 70c. If you have a better way to fully test the temps let me know.

[comment deleted]
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build has been featured on the pilot episode of my show, Save My Rig. http://youtu.be/gvb5uGn0xOQ

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just so you know, link shorteners aren't allowed on this site. Even from YouTube.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa, didn't realized someone would take interest my build to make a video. You mentioned the cable mess, but that photo was before i organized it and before i got the new graphics card in there. That photo wasn't showed on your video. Also, i have the Blu-ray burner in there for movies, this also serves as my HTPC. I have this hooked up to my entertainment center (4K HDTV/Receiver). Thanks for the mention and good luck with the show!

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your CPU temperatures with the stock fan?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems to run fine. was at 47 C when i was just doing normal browsing, i loaded up a game MK X and it went as high as 70 C. I haven't had any issues.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How was cable management with that psu?

[comment deleted]
[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted]