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Intel Midrange Build

by Narukin



Date Published

Nov. 19, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


Prices are in SGD.

I'm loving the case in this build! Lots of space for this sexy mini ITX build. I had one spare LED strip not listed. It really completed the case, lighting it up in sync with strix.

Non intensive games are running just fine >60fps always on 1080p. -Dota 2, Skyrim, Overwatch, WoW (High settings)

Optane memory was easy to install on a fresh build. Thou there was a small hiccup where i'll explain below. My steps: 1. Install Windows on HDD 2. Install Optane Driver/Software (Intel Rapid Storage Technology or Intel RST for short) 3. Shutdown and Install Optane Module 4. Change BIOS to use Intel RST (Advanced mode --> Advanced --> SATA Mode Selection --> Intel RST Premium) 5. Change BIOS to not launch CSM (Advanced mode --> Boot --> CSM --> Launch CSM --> Disabled) 6. Boot into Windows and enable Optane from Intel RST 7. Restart

Hiccup - I formatted and partitioned my drive before installing Optane and got the error - 'The last partition on your system drive cannot be resized, which is required to enable Intel Optane memory'. Optane required a few free MBs to RAID itself properly with the hard disk. My suggestion is to format/partition your hard disk first with at least 1gb of un-allocated space to spare. You can extend your partition to fully use up the space after successfully enabling Optane.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Perfect RAM clearance in this build! Does not come with thermal compound.


The heat spreader for M.2 modules are sweet! Covers up the ugly Optane i've got on it. I've got some gripes with where the audio and case fan headers are but the gap right below on the fractal case saved my cable management. Do note that while there is only 1 case fan header, a 3 pin --> 3 pin & 2pin splitter is included in the box.


This is the most amazing case I've worked with so far. Jays2Cents has already done an amazing review of it and I completely agree with the little things he mentioned.

Comments Sorted by:

NotSoMini 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

great pics - i wish all builds had pics this good

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CornDawg57 2 points 16 months ago

Prices are in SGD.

Prices are in Singapore Dollars...

Narukin submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks =)

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