This is a build for a friend's wedding gift from his fiancée. I planned this a few months back and slowly picked up the parts. I honestly didn't realize I picked the exact same parts for the build that some reviewers also used in their builds... great minds I suppose? The RAM seems like an odd choice, but I had a single 8GB dimm NIB still from a previous promo and I had no idea what to do with it, so I just bought another single 8GB dimm and paired it. The PSU is also overkill I know, however the G2 from EVGA based on SuperFLOWER is a SUPERB PSU at it's price, and with all the extra wattage it will run cool and make use of the ECO mode (silent fan) more. I also delidded the CPU and used Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra between die and IHT, then applied MX4 for waterblock/pump to IHT.
I just found out that I will be holding on to it for a little while before it's gifted, so I plan on making new cables from scratch for the PSU 24pin, CPU, and VGA so they look a little better.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$189.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$94.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150||$109.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$69.91 USD||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$145.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX||$705.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Case||Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower||$89.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$112.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master R4-MFJR-07FK-R1 110.0 CFM 200mm||$18.98||NCIX|
|Total (United States):||$1518.85 USD|
|Date Published||May 27, 2014|
|Date Built||May 25, 2014|