Description

Built mainly for gaming and audio production. Previous machine was a 2007 MacBook Pro which served its purpose. The parts were picked with OSX/hackintosh compatibility in mind.

Overclocked CPU to 4.7, GPU is at 2.05.

Battlefield 1, all settings Ultra, 1440p, some AA on ~110 fps.

I could not be happier with the monitor. It's very sturdy, no dead pixels, great price. I can't complain about the picture either. It also has that professional look to it which I prefer over other "gaming" models. I was originally debating whether to get a 1080p monitor in order to guarantee 144 fps in current games, but I'm glad I didn't considering a monitor generally lasts much longer than PC components in terms of becoming obsolete.

I went with 16 gigs of RAM since 32 is still a bit overkill. I don't do much video editing so I put the money toward faster low latency RAM.

I opted for a SATA SSD over M.2 PCIe. The benefits of eliminating a HDD's seek time in terms of responsiveness is all i really wanted, load times are perfectly fine with SATA given my needs. I couldn't justify the extra cash.

Originally I purchased a Zotac normal AMP edition, however, it came dead on arrival. I went with the Gigabyte as a replacement and have had no issues whatsoever.

The case is fantastic. It's a little cramped at the bottom where the fans meet the motherboard. It may make it a challenge for SLI in the future with a big card, but that's really my only complaint. Airflow seems good. One of my favorite features is how easy it is to open it up. The tempered glass window has a release button on the top that just makes things so simple. The other panel on the side has two screws that can be twisted with your thumbs, no tools required.

Temps posted are a bit low due to freezing cold apartment.

All in all, I'm completely happy about this build.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same monitor. Love it. I like your build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

First inexpensive inwin case?? Its beautifull

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey how is the case? is it good for cable management and airflow?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management could be better, but if you're planning on a small GPU and a miniATX board, you should be golden. A problem I ran into was plugging cables into my SSD and HDD. The mounts are way too restrictive so I had to get creative and turn the SSD on its side and mount the other HDD on the metal-facing side of the case. Airflow is good. The design is pretty open and straight-forward so air flows easily and fan choice is simple. There's also a dust catcher that slides out from underneath that I find to be a nice touch.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your opinion so far of the wacky three-fan setup on the Gigabyte GTX-1080 card?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a pretty quiet card. I would measure it a bit more scientifically if I had some of my sound hardware nearby, but overall I forget it's there- I hear the case fan plugged into my PSU first, my 3 Noctua Industrials on my CPU second, my GPU fans third. It seems to do a decent job at cooling as well.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

InWin 303. How about this guy perform? He doesnt have any airflow from front does it?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, I'm planning to get the same gpu, you got any tips or adice I need to know from this gpu? Thanks (there isn't any reviews so that's why I'm asking)

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, what do you mean by "cans"?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha, I forgot I had that in the pic. I have Audio-Technica ATH-M50 monitor headphones that I added Antlion Audio's ModMic to. http://www.modmic.com/collections/frontpage/products/modmic-4-0-omni-directional I love this mic, basically you add a magnet to the side of the headphones and stick the mic to it. It's simple and allows you to convert whatever headphones you want. It can detach if needed.