Description

I use this for League of Legends, Fortnite, Borderlands 2 and Battlefield 1. After I bricked my old Asus B350-F motherboard by updating the bios, I've switched to mini-itx. Somewhat disappointed in the corsair 380T because I thought that the case would be a lot smaller and not much window area to show off my build. I bought my GPU, case and processor off of Kijiji and so far, they are running well.

Part Reviews

CPU

Stutter free and low cpu utilization. Although it decreased my fps (5-10 avg) a little bit when I upgraded from my i3, I noticed that games stuttered a lot less. OC'ed to 3.9 GHz.

CPU Cooler

Insane value. For the price, you get rgb fans + a 240mm aio. Fans are a little loud out of the box but when I set the fan curve, it's a little more bearable.

Motherboard

I've heard that MSI has really bad customer service with their motherboards so I bought the in store replacement plan from Memory Express. This motherboard lacks a lot of features compared to my previous ATX motherboards but it makes up for it in it's SFF. I wish it had USB-C and another fan header though. :(

Memory

Overclocked to 2666 Mhz and I added RGB heatsinks on top of it for $20. Sadly, the RGB isn't controllable and it just randomly cycles. I wish I had bought faster RAM, but this was the cheapest ram available in early 2018.

Storage

Fast and the Samsung Magician software is great.

Storage

On paper, this should be blazing fast but in real world, the only noticeable difference compared to the 850 EVO is the file transfer speeds. I got this for a really good deal though and I was running out of space on my 850 anyways.

Video Card

I love the quiet fans on this beast. The temps are extremely good and the fans almost never ramp up. The RGB on this could be a little better but it's better than none.

Case

When I saw a local ad on Kijiji for this case, I was really surprised that such a rare and expensive case was being sold for so cheap. When I built everything inside though, I was slightly disappointed in the size and weight of this. Cooling is really nice inside this case with mesh dust filters everywhere but this results in more noise. I'd sacrifice thermals for acoustics. In the end, I only brought this to 1 LAN party but it sure looked impressive.

Power Supply

600W is the sweet spot for gaming PCs and it provides me future upgrade options. The fan is inaudible and the cables look nice and are long.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build ... honestly if you are looking to get rid of that case I will happily purchase it from you.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gonna say the same thing haha

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on selling it for $150 CAD but I can't help but feel bad for the person I bought it from. He really lost a valuable artifact.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

gove mu yeour cais i giove 45 ceants