Description

After "lugging" my PC back from a LAN party over at a friends house, I was debating for months whether to move from an Intel 3770k to Skylake platform, and decided to take the plunge. I also felt this would be a good opportunity for me to scale down and create a mini gaming machine so I can take it over to my mates.

I wanted to re-use some of the components from the old build, so I decided to keep the H100i, RM750 and GTX 970, and move it across.

Overall, I'm very happy with the build. Tried to keep it as neat and tidy as possible given the space limitations Mini ITX brings. The fan controller on the Maximus Impact was a godsend, and the top rail for mounting a dual rad on the Enthoo Evolv ITX was a really welcome edition as well as the support for larger PSUs.

Who knows, in the future I may add some RGB LED lights like the NZXT Hue+. If I do, I'll be sure to add the pictures.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build!! Always nice to see people upgrading their PC's and not just completely rebuilding! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Didn't want to go completely over extreme if there was no need to!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

What are those fans? They look oddly awesome. +1 for dat case doh

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude. They are the EKWB Vardar F2-120 @ 1450 RPM.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-ek-vardar-f2-120-1450rpm-high-static-pressure-fan

The pictures are slightly out of date on the scan website though, the black sleeving does go all the way to the motor which is great :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice! DId not know EK made case fans. You learn new things everyday...

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great. Did you notice any improvement over a 3770k

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I did actually. To be honest, not as much as what I expected in gaming, but in synthetic benchmarks it is performing well. Just touching 1000+ in Cinebench.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool deal. The changes in technology are neat.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!!! Great pictures, what camera did you use?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Galaxy S6 Edge :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha *******! Proof you don't need a DSLR these days anymore. I mean honestly, all a DSLR would do is make a larger file that would ultimately get downsized by most sites anyway. Who needs a damn 20MB picture file if you're not even printing these things out?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm wondering, how the hell does the H100i not interfere with the VRM module of the ASUS board?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The h100i is a 240mm rad, it fis tightly with the VRM module. Forget about a 280mm rad tho.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That Corsair pump does not look like the ones on Amazon. Is it an older model, or did you mod it?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You're correct, it's an older model. Still works perfectly!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)