Mini-ITX Entry-Level Gaming Rig
This is my 6th build, Purity. (I'm addicted!). Designed to easily achieve 1080p Gaming at above 60fps on ultra settings. I also colour-schemed the build to be white/black, so that the aesthetics are a plus as well. This is my 6th PC build.
The building process went quite smoothly, with the only issues being the CPU cooler having no cover and therefore its pre-applied thermal paste was covered in dust (Had to wipe it off and use some of my EKWB thermal paste from a previous build). As it was my first time using sleeved cables i was quite surprised when they were a lot more stiff than I expected. The OS and all software installed with no errors whatsoever. I peeled off the cpu cooler's stickers to make it fit in with the build more.
I also tested the PC on 3DMark Firestrike, screenshots of the score are added to the images. The Custom SSD cover was lasercut out of 3mm acrylic at my school, and got it for free (Awesome teacher).
A final note; The name k1rby on the SSD Cover is not related to the pink Nintendo character, its a nickname.
Thanks for taking a look at my build!
Amazing CPU for the price. This little dual core with hyper threading is perfect for budget skylake builds, and handles pretty much everything I've thrown at it. Worth Getting.
Good Cooler, Does its job. only slightly better than the stock intel one, but looks nicer. Only 3 stars because of packaging, I had to reapply my own thermal paste as it came full of dust. Mounting system isn't the best either.
Perfect budget itx mobo with a black - yes black pcb and not a horrible brown. USB 3.0 and good port placement means I'm happy.
Awesome RAM, WHITE LEDS OMG
It works, temperatures are good, get it
This thing is so fast - PC boots in under 17 seconds, great for my OS and a few games.
Does its job, reliable, works well.
This card... wow. I OC'd this thing to 1400MHz easily, and it is a monster. Amazing backplate too!!!
One of the best ITX cases out there... Phanteks never disappoint.
Cable management was awesome, and airflow is good too.
Very cheap psu with black cables - not ketchup and mustard!
Does its job very well in my ITX build.
Wireless Network Adapter
Does its job, obvs slower than ethernet but can play online games with it happily.
Nice fan, good accessories, hard to screw in but got there eventually.