if you only used a 240x120 rad, would you not have to mod the case?
Cool, I used the NH-L9i on my portable rig (using a tu-100), and it worked well enough, just not enough thermal overhead for any overclock. I was just wondering how they compared.
Hows the CPU cooler working out?
your just cheating. USE THE 100!!
It was on this site before, though i don't know if they still make it
Tu-100 is the best ITX case. I have one that i want to mod out at some point, this is just giving me ideas!
no, but it works better then stock
I went with the FX-8320 as more and more games and apps are using multi-threading, I figured for future use it would be the better option. If you were looking for a i5-k build, I can certainly make another list. Memory for 8GB is spot on as I was trying to allow for system growth; and Price/GB, this kit was the best option. I never saw any bad reviews of the PSU, so I put it in there.
You can swap parts as you see fit, I never intend for my builds to be the end-all-be-all master list; just a guide for users to work off of.
For the cost, the FX-6300 is IMO better then a Pentium/i3. I can make a version with one if you want. Memory for 8GB is spot on as I was trying to allow for system growth; and Price/GB, this kit was the best option. I was tossing the idea of using a 750ti, but the MoBo only supports crossfire, so I put the AMD card in for growth options. I never saw any bad reviews of the PSU, so I put it in there.
I saw other builds with larger then recommended cards in that case, so I figured it would have fit. the main reason the card is that big is the shroud that hangs over the edge of the cooler.
I didn't have to modify anything, but the front panel cables are right there so they had to be pushed back and up to get the card in, and removing it is a pain. Their are now better cards then the Zotac 970, so I would suggest them then the card I used (either an ITX 970 or a R9 Nano).
That is just awesome.... wow
only question, why a 240rad for the GPUs and a 480rad for the cpu? what kind of overclocking are you doing on this thing?
You are the real MPV
Yeah, I figured it was somewhere between the two. Its just upsetting that their is a lack of 21:9 1440p benchmarks
Ahh, great! That helps me get an idea of what to expect.
Hey, nice build.
I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?
What frame-rates are you getting on the 3440x1440? I'm serious looking at a build with similar specs and want to know what I'm getting into
I was wondering if i was the only one that was equally impressed with the Rubiks cubes
wasn't it for all of us tu-100 owners?
Mmmmm.... this looks nice. I like the smallness of it.
I plan on doing a 2xSLI (970) build in it myself. I was planning on air cooling it, so my question is how are the temps with the 2 cards in there? Also, do you think the cable management would be easier without the rad up front?
ahh, i used a Lian Li tu100b for my case since it has a carry handle. working pretty well
That's interesting. I am guessing that its because of the 3.5GB thing with the 970's? I have been trying to look-up benchmarks for ultrawides, but their are surprisingly few.
Nice build. You say you travel with the rig, have you flown with it? Is the watercooler cool with TSA?
I am using MSI Afterburner. I then lowered the power limit to 98% and it has been working just fine.
This is true.
I am going to also cut the hole at the bottom for airflow like you did. I really like the SSD mount on the panel there, really slick idea.
The CPU cooler handles it like a champ. That temp was from a CPU benchmark i ran and was the highest temp recorded, the average temp was about 70.
I have tweaked the fan settings to be always on to get better airflow, and now hovers in the high-60's while gaming. The GPU is a different story.
yeah, i would suggest getting the asus 970 as it has a blower fan, which should get better temps
That was the plan.
It is a tight fit for most of it, but it wasn't too bad. If you are doing a SFF build like this one, you are going to have to keep a plan of attack in mind when you start building. You won't be able to access some pins on the MoBo with the PSU in, so you have to think it through.
I love the HTPC build
Just built a rig like this with the Zotac. I regret not having the flat cables
I've been flip-flopping on the Asus MoBo and M.2 drive, plus better audio chipset I believe. I think I just settled on a 2x ssd raid 0 setup as a default for now.
I will take your word on the cable management. From everything I've seen, its going to be tight. That's why I'm going to grab a set of short cables, should help some.
I don't mind it being loud, I'm coming from using a laptop that sounds like a jet every-time it boots. Also, its going to be used as a HTPC some of the time, and should be distant enough to dull the sound
I am looking to do a similar build soon. Link
Any helpful tips on fitting the GPU into the case?
no no, that really helps! I've been debating over what case to use and was just wondering how it was building in it.
love the build. was looking at this case for my next build.
Is it really big or is it just the right size
Yeah, I was debating that. I was thinking of grabbing a e3-1240v3 for the multithreading. The case is pretty small and the PSU is a little weak for OC'ing anyway.
system isn't just for gaming, its for VMs and server work as well. That's why I went with the larger capacity and faster ram over the 1600 8gb standard.
The MSI 770 4gb is the best GPU you can fit in that case without cutting a hole in the frame
Not really an ultimate build, but my current dream build
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yes it can. I was going through the Overclock.net SG05/06 page and there are a few builds with ATX PSUs, but you have to forgo using a optical drive and probably have to watercool the cpu.
excellent points, you win this time Joby419!
Would still not go with a water-loop though on a non-OC chip. Aftermarket air-cooler would have been just fine
Can we put an ITX into an ATX Case?
Hey, just wondering how well does your GPU fit in the case?
I was thinking of using a MSI 280x and I think its just shorter then yours.
I would like to see how this comes out. I'm looking at this case for my build as well and having a good screen to go with it would be awesome.
Wait, where did you put the mSATA drive? I thought the WiFi card took up the mSATA port on that board...
If not, the I am going to switch the mobo on my build!
Sorry, You are right, the Titan's are grayed out.
Though i think their are some slight database errors as I saw some 770's and 780's that popped up still