Description

I built this computer to handle photo and video editing as well as gaming. I moved to Windows from Mac because, as much as I love Mac software (OSX and its tools are better than Windows), I couldn't handle not having a video card any more, and I didn't want an all-in-one.

But I wanted a computer that was portable and small, that I could move around easily, whether to bring to LAN parties, or just move into the living room to game with friends. I was initially planning on going for the RVZ02 case for this build, but, as of 3 weeks after I've built this computer, it still hasn't come into stock. While waiting for it to come into stock, I found this case. It's 3.5 times larger than the RVZ02, but it's gorgeous and very portable and durable. So I'm very happy with my 380t.

I did suffer about three weeks of misery trying to troubleshoot it, though. The problem? The ASRock motherboard has its voltage settings incorrectly set by default. I was getting BSODs every hour. It was ridiculous. Thankfully, after lots of hair-pulling, techsupport on reddit provided the answer: set the voltage settings manually in the bios. That solved the problem because ASRock set their voltage up incorrectly. Way to go, ASRock /s.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Cheap, small, and keeps my overclocked 6600K very cool. I've overclocked it to 4.2GHz, and it still barely gets above 50*C.

Motherboard

Worst motherboard ever. I thought I got a defective motherboard at first because it was so bad; I got it replaced for the same model, and still the same problems. BSODs every hour.

After three weeks of obsession, I found the problem: the voltage settings are incorrect by default. I put them in manually, and voila, no more problems.

Also, the wifi antennas are very loose. I had to go to the hardware store to get some extra washers so they wouldn't flop around.

Very dissapointed.

Video Card

A great cost-effective card. Very happy with it.

Case

Larger than I would like (my case has a lot of empty space), but gorgeous, with lots of airflow. Durable and portable, too!

Power Supply

I love the SFX-L power supply format. It's tiny, great for small builds. Frees up a lot of space. And the fanless settings under low load are wonderful and make for a very quiet computer. But when it does come under load, the 120mm fan works quietly and efficiently.

This power supply was great for overclocking.

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Love this build, you should post more pictures.

I used the same MB in my build and I have the same crappy loose wifi attennas. It pissed me off as well, I see i'm not alone...lol. I left it as-is for now since I don't really use wifi on my desktop but i think im going to try with two pliers (one to hold the inside metal and another to tighten from the outside.

Only thing I might have done differently is gone with the Xeon e3 since you are doing editing... but the 6600k is probably faster in most things.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Since I got this partly as a LAN-party computer, I'll need the wifi antennas connected well, so that was a priority for me. If you just use it as a desktop though, yeah, no need.

I was thinking of a Xeon or an 6700k to make the editing go faster. I decided against the Xeon because it would be worse for gaming and the i7 because I wouldn't have been able to afford a decent video card with it :P

I'll be sure to post more photos, then! I just need to get the cable management under control before I do. Right now... it's a bit of a mess.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take more pictures this week, then! (need to do some cable management first)

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you feel about the SSD? What are you putting on it, does it hold everything you need? Are you satisfied with the R/W?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it. It's mostly photos, videos, and games on it. Going to get an XHDD for more photos and videos soon. I take a lot.

I could have paid more for a faster SSD, but I'm happy with the speed.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the case +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the same memory only 4x4

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good RAM!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It is indeed!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome case, sucks to hear your motherboard wasn't functioning correctly, I honestly don't trust ASRock in general, I'd rather stick to Gygabyte or Asus. Awesome build!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I was originally planning on getting a Gigabyte or MSI motherboard, but neither of them had released an ITX motherboard at the time I was doing my build (Gigabyte has since released theirs, but neither MSI nor Asus has yet).

I'm glad you like the case though! I'm really happy with it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take more and post them this week!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the GPU? Would you recommend powercolor?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good. Runs cool at stock speeds. I haven't tried overclocking it so I can't comment on that.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, more photos please

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the GPU holding up? Any coil whine or outrageous temps?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing so far! Temps are low and haven't had any coil whine.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How long ago was the case $60? Sweet build

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

For a case that looks like a futuristic toaster and is the price of a fancy restaurant, it works.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have got a 390

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you still have this case in 2017 ?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I still have this case in 2018!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you be willing to sell the Case (if you aren't using it anymore) ?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Do we all live in this???

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

We do!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm, what song could that be?

I'm thinking it's a Beatles' song. Oh, I know! it's this one!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh, that's a great idea. Thanks!

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