Description

This machine is designed to be a mid-range workstation/gaming PC.

Building within the mini-ITX Corsair 380T was not as bad as I thought it would be. Had trouble figuring out how the fans worked (there is a fan controller, front fan and rear fan), but aside from that, it was a smooth process. One thing I'd recommend is a modular PSU instead of the cheap one that I got. It's worth the extra money not to have to deal with excess cables.

It looks like I bought the latest version of 3DMark (Advanced), which has four settings. Here they are:

Cloud Gate (extreme): 25527 Sky Diver (high performance): 25261 Fire Strike (lower performance): 9713 Ice Storm (low/entry level): 156269

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah I agree with the powersupply bit, One thing I wouldn't do would be cheap out on the PSU. Also how is this case for you? I like the look of it but I sm worried that any heat produced within wont be dispatched properly since there will be alot of cables lying around.

Great Build +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

That PSU isn't one of the typical cheap $20 ones, it's a very decent one so I would be fine with his selection

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The rest of the great components deserve to be feed better power than that PSU provides. Would you put a $1000 on the line for specs like this? : http://www.overclock.net/t/1500086/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-430-500-500b-600b-psu

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

just a question is the EVGA 850 watt 80 plus gold a good psu?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Which one in particular? Link...

EDIT: If you are asking about the 850 G2... Ya solid unit.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you...I love any and all +1's in life.

Regarding the power supply, yeah, I definitely jumped at the deal Newegg was having and should have thought about getting a modular unit. The more you know!

I love the case! Sure, there are gripes to be had (plastic, expensive, not the quietest) but I enjoy the look, portability, and overall build qualoty. Cable management is a challenge, given that there is not a lot of places to hide cables away like you would in a larger case. But note that the front and sides are all mesh. Airflow may be a concern (and rightfully so in a small-form case like this) but dissipation doesn't seem to be an issue, at least for me. I'm not overclocking, either, so I'm not too worried about heat building up in the case. Need to run more tests to be sure.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I know it's a little late, but you can take the top of the case off for better cable management; there is even a little slot to slide cables through.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i wonder where you found that out. cough ltt cough

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm thinking of doing a Micro ATX build but for the case I am going to go with the Corsair Air 240 as it is esentially the same as it's bigger brother the air 540. The air 240 is great for Cable Management and can also support 2-way SLI if needed.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great case. I'd even go so far as to say I'd recommend that Air over my case, as I think it's a more polished, mature product. Still there was something intangible about the 380T that I couldn't pass up.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the 380T is a great case. Personally I just like the 240 better :).

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management in this case is great, unless you dont utilize it, you wont have a bunch of cables getting in the way of your air flow. Take a look at my build. This case probably has more air flow than many larger cases.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

that psu would usually sits around $40~$55 and he just got it with sale and rebate I think that is why it is like $20. Also if it's evga, you don't worry about it lol I mean evga has price premiums but I think they are qualified to ask for as they have tight QC unlike corsair who just sends out broken stuff although they do send you replacement parts

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

are you using the built in wifi on that bored if so how is it ?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So, there is a small card that first gets plugged into the motherboard. From there, you attach two thin cables to the IO shield, where you can then attach the twin antennas. Sounds simple, right?

The two cables snap into connection points on the wifi card that are slightly bigger than a pinhead. I swear, after connecting them, they got loose like five ties. I had to keep re-attaching them. I wouldn't call it a dealbreaker, but it was certainly annoying at the time.

Performance-wise, they seem to work just fine. I've since switched to using an ethernet cable, so I haven't gotten around to running a benchmark on it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow this build is actually really good. The people who say the PSU is bad have no clue what they're talking about. That PSU will do fine.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is fine, but I get what they're saying. There is a lot of excess cables I'd like to hide away somewhere, but can't. But other than that, EVGA is a brand I trust, and I got a good deal on it for good measure! Thanks for backing me up!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

The picture of this under the Christmas tree makes me feel so happy, as if I got it for Christmas myself. Thanks for the beautiful imagery, as getting this under a Christmas tree would be the greatest thing in the world for me, and the picture is the next best thing!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you considering getting the bitfenix prodigy as well? Because those two cases are very similar.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Mid range my foot. This is high end. I mean, sure, it oe not have quad classified 980's or whatever, but that would be flat out ludicrous.

Basically my point is that this is high end, just not ludicrously so.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Its def in the high end sect but how he classifies it doesn't matter. It doesn't take away anything from the quality of this Post IMHO.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a very high compliment! It felt weird calling it "high-end" when I've seen some truly high-end builds on PCPartPicker. My part list didn't feel that exotic or unusual (although I did go over my budget of $1,000) so I guess I felt safer calling it mid-range? Haha, good to know that the community appreciates the rig!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

At least in what I have seen, a system with 8gb ram, an fx-8350+ or a i5-4460+ combined with a gtx "70 class" gpu+ (or equivalent radeon card) are considered high end by most.

Mid-range is more like 8gb ram, a fx-6300+ or a i3-4150+ combined with a gtx "50 class" gpu+ (or equivalent radeon card).

Remember, this is on the same scale as shudder dual core celeron PCs and such horrible things, so high end is not impossible to achieve for someone not spending a fortune. :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh thanks for letting me know.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice pc builder nice graphic card so what games you play?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly strategy, RPG and first-person shooters. Off the top of my head, the games I've started but not yet completed are:

Shadowrun Returns Shadow Warrior Blood Dragon (it's a Far Cry 3 expansion) Papers Please Metro 2033

So, this card is overkill for most of those games. But, I plan on picking up the new Dragon Age: Inquistion once the price comes down a bit. I hope this lasts me for few years!

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

you neeed fast coputer you need make a nice parts show a requieriement for DRAGON AGE IQUISITION A PUT THIS IN THE LINK A COMPARE FOR YOU PC AND PICKING NEW PARTS IS NESESARY for you nice gamming

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, Dragon Age Inquisition is next on my list!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build, I love smaller builds with high-end specs like this one. Ultra-portable, wireless...this is the ultimate LAN party build! In such a tight build, a modular PSU would help but you can always zip tie the excess to minimize the mess. Otherwise there's nothing wrong with the one you chose.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. The additional cables do suck...in such a small form factor, there are only so many nooks and crannies to tuck them away. Thank you for your feedback! I'll keep the modular-ness in mind in the future.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, you probably should have at least gone for the Bronze efficiency version of that EVGA PSU. Or maybe even a modular one, for a case that small.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right. I got nothing to say other than it was $20! IF I were to do it again, I'd get a semi or fully modular PSU.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love the look of that case, especially with the white led fan in front. Great portability with the handle and such, and even will play nice with high end games. Kind of jealous actually.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Mid-range PC ??? O_o

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I just didn't want to call it high-end considering all the truly high-end parts you see around here.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaaaaaahhhh now i see :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

STORM TROOPER -Let me see your identification. OBI WAN -You don't need to see his identification. STORM TROOPER -We don't need to see his identification. OBI WAN -These aren't the droids you're looking for. STORM TROOPER -These aren't the droids we're looking for... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=532j-186xEQ LOL! It does look like a Storm Trooper! Well done.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an even better name...damn, why didn't I think of that?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend that SSD? How have you liked it?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Cossair 380T for $75?:O

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

can it run fortnite and if it can how many fps has it?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it is? I don't know...after lurking on PCPartPicker for so long, you consider SLI, GTX 980's, dual/triple monitor setups with 6-core Intel chips to be "high-end", you know?

I guess I've lost touch with reality!

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