Description

Overall goal was to have a small, quiet PC which is also capable for gaming.

Most important factors were power efficiency and silent operation, with a clean, elegant finished look.

PSU: Completely modular, delivering over 90% energy efficiency, and the fan doesn't even need to spin under low to medium loads, therefore noise levels are also maintained.

CPU: Powerful, great performance / watt ratio.

CPU Cooler: Keeps the CPU cool even under heavy load, very silent operation, and provides a great and clean look to the overall build.

Motherboard: Reliable, color sheme matches with the PSU. Having an m.2 connector.

VGA: Decided to pick the GTX960 due to it's relatively low power consumption. It's also powerful enough to play most games in high / ultra settings (FHD resolution). Wanted to have a 4GB version as many recent games requires more than 2GB VRAM. Gigabyte also implemented a semi passive fan design, so the fans will remain off under a set loading or temperature.

Case: Personal favorite :) Small, high quality, elegant, clean design. Cable management could have been better though.

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Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 5 points

Gosh Cryorig's coolers are the best looking ones imo. +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a nice combo! I like the case.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 I love that range of cases. How're the temps with that GPU?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! GPU temp is allright, it sticks around 60°C under gaming. Didn't run any stress test yet though.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and awesome looking case!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean and looks nice. Easy +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! Would this build work well with pes 2016 and dota 2 at the highest settings?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Didn't try specifically those yet, but for instance it could run Far Cry 4 in ultra settings around 60 FPS without any problem.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The case has fan built in, why do you still build with CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

if you're gaming at 1080p, yes

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, 1080P only, thanks! One more question, do I need to buy a fan if using this case? It has a fan built in already.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

The case indeed comes with a preinstalled fan, but it doesn not support PWM. I have replaced it with a Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition to keep the noise level as low as possible.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, so just replace the pre-installed one though.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you guys for all the positive feedback!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How has the 6500 performed for you? I'm considering getting it over the 4690k, do you think it's worth it?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall I'm very satisfied with it. They are quite similar in terms of real world performance. The main difference is that the 4690k has clock multiplier unlocked, thus it can be overclocked while the 6500 doesn't but it is having lower power consumption. You can choose depends on your needs.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the case :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

great looking pc case i need some info is the i5 6500 better i5 4690k with the gtx960 for my english

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

All 960 cards have that feature it's not gigabyte alone

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

what are your temps like for gaming? Any Airflow Concerns? Thanks for sharing!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad I'd say - even after a few hours of gaming, the CPU is around 55 °C, and the GPU sticks at 60°C - The case is getting noticably warm though (especially the top of it, but nothing serious.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I'm starting to buy my parts for my build hoping mine turns out as nice looking as yours!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Bro I'm designing my build right now (first one ever), and most of the components I picked are pretty much exactly like yours! Except cause I'm in Canada, I'm paying about a third more for everything. Stupid low Canadian dollar! Great picks though! How's your system so far?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the 3.5 hd?

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

Why buy M.2 when that could of been traded for a 390/970?

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

That M.2 is dirt cheap, better off buying a decent M.2 drive..

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What's wrong with the one he has now O_O

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

LOOOOOOOOOL MY BAD I didn't even read it properly, you could say I skimped on reading your comment ;) Honestly most people say on here, change the power supply, its gonna blow up your house etc so my eyes basically fked up xD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it was misread as "i recommend you not skimping on the power supply"