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This was my first mITX build as well as my first use of an Nvidia GPU. Extremely happy with how it turned out.

I have the additional fans in the specs wrong, only just noticed, it is in fact 2x 120mm + 1x 140mm

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  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Daaaang, you have a 980 in there?! drools

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Really good build. That MSI logo LED looks so pretty through the glass!

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice hardware! +1 but i think you have plenty of space to improve your cable management. You can take a look at my build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you're right, I did okay up until I put the GPU in, at that point I got a bit lazy, I'll sort it out one day.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, that's a nice PC you got there. You used a really nice GPU too. But why the stock cooler? Can't do much with those

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Could just be he ran out of money. It's not like he absolutely has to overclock right now, he'd probably be just fine for a good while w/ the stock speed on his CPU.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally planned to use a Corsair H110 but in the end decided to leave it since I don't plan to overclock right now, I will possibly buy one in the future though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

only the h100i will fit inside the 250d, very nice build btw!!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

How on earth did the GPU fit with that huge PCB and heatpipes? Still, great build!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It just fits, I have to squash the power cables down a bit else the panel doesn't fit on, also I can't fit in the optical drive which I bought, worth the compromise though, that card is a beast.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build. But why not have some fun and add a water cooler and overclock. +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

If that case has good airflow its time for a mini waterloop/h100.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

How hot does it get with stock cooling on that 4790k?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

When idling it's around 47°C, I haven't done any stress testing but I think it gets to around 80°C under load, don't take my word on that though, like I said I haven't done any proper monitoring.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Well could've been worse, I guess I will have to go with the H100i in my build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck to ya, let me know when it's done!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure thing; I was originally planning to go with a Xeon E3 1231v3 that turbos to 3.8GHz which I can overclock by messing with the base clock to get probably 4.0GHz, but I might just forget about getting the Maximus VII Impact and stick with the old Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe and just get a better processor.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, how is that PSU? Have you tried to overclock your CPU? Thanks

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Graphics card fit well? Not touch the top of the case or the plexi? I want to buy a GTX980 too into this case!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for taking so long to reply, I haven't been on here for a while.

The card itself doesn't touch the top of the case but you have to bend the power cables at pretty much a 90 degree angle, and they do still push on the case. So it does fit, but is a bit tight!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

So, did you replace the screws on the CPU Power Daughter card heat sinks with longer screws to mount it to the case? Or do you only need to use the two free mounting holes?

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  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

GabeN does not approve...

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I laughed way harder than I should have after seeing it. GG M8

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I just want to make it clear that I got that game for free and I haven't played on the xbox for ages, I completes 1 game and haven't switched it on since, massive waste of money haha