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My lil' guy (mini itx)

by jase10

Description

So basically the idea behind this was a powerful gaming living room pc. I had purchased a new 65" 4k display and wanted a powerhouse that i could push to its limit. The best itx chassis i could find to fit the beastly 1080 (and still have decent breathing room) was the Evolv itx. WONDERFUL chassis.

I do SERIOUS gaming on this lil guy...4k max EVERRRRYTHING (well not everything but yeah). It's almost saddening because i rarely turn on my ps4 now :/

It also feels weird that this build is actually more powerful than my full tower main build. I thought size matters.

Special thanks to Controller Companion. Allows for full pc control with the Xbox one controller. Very dope.

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Omgukk 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Looks awesome. A bit overkill with the PSU but it looks seeet!

+1

Selicos 2 points 24 months ago

Controller companion is excellent for mapping any application to a controller.

PatricusOrion 1 point 24 months ago

Looks great! I love mitx builds. Good job!

local_memelord 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

are you sure that 1080 never caught fire?

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

shockingly nope lol. gpu temps are real low under load

Jonnodawg 1 point 24 months ago

I really want to do a Mini ITX build and but still have the grunt to run around 1440p. This gives me ideas for my build! Does your GPU get a bit hot due to not having much clearance for airflow?

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Nope. I get low temps even under load (probably due to the amount of static pressure airflow thx to the ml140s). ALSO (I should have stated this in my description), the psu shroud of the evolv itx has a vent. So even though it appears that airflow is heavily restricted..its actually not as the gpu actually sits lower than it looks.

Xehanub 1 point 24 months ago

It looks great!

My build is similar, everything was setup yesterday.

Got another AIO cooler though CM Nepton 120XL (its a push pull fan config. but I'm only using one fan, for push)

Could you tell me your average CPU temps under lower (default clocks, if possible)

I'm getting 65-72C under load, and around 35C at idle. I think I might have messed up something when mounting the cooler.

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I just played infinite warfare, redout and wwe 2k17. and my average cpu temp under load was consistently 29-40c max. gpu was consistently 60-67 under load max. Also, when i game..my fans go in crazy high mode so maybe that also plays a part. my cpu temps when idle are random. One min its mid 30s and the next its 52c back down to low 20s. I hear that random spikes are an issue with the 7700k when it hasn't been delidded.

Xehanub 1 point 24 months ago

Nice temps there! Thanks for the info. Also, how are you connecting all the fans ? Did you get a hub or Y-splitters?

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Sorry for the late reply, was on a lil vacay. I'm using Y-splitters but you want to make sure you don't overpower

Cranial_Nerve 1 point 24 months ago

Love the pics brah.

EndTheFed 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I'm all about your case, lol.

Nice build! Well done!

Solt1987 1 point 24 months ago

It's almost the exact build I'm about to start right down to the fans lol but I was looking at putting in a asus strix 1080ti but being 1.25 cm thicker just wanted to ask if you thought it would fit in

Velocity1 1 point 24 months ago

Will the strix gtx 1080 be able to breath with that case?? is there any problem or is it in a good condition??

I am trying to know because I'm planning to build in that case too with the strix gtx 1070

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Actually the 1080 will work. It's the 1080 TI strix that wont

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Sorry for the late reply but the strix gtx 1080 will not be good with this case. its the reason why I have now upgraded to a matx chassis

rbosio 1 point 23 months ago

I love all the consoles!

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks!!!

Amp4Life 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

How is the hybrid drive from Seagate working for you? I was thinking about getting it for game storage.

jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Absolutely reliable. I'd recommend it

Lyrix 1 point 23 months ago

1+! great build! wow!

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jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Nope. I actually forgot to mention that i purchased the antennas separately. its a Highfine 6dBi rp-sma antenna. its on amazon for cheap. I wasn't feeling the one that came with the strix mobo. It felt like "baggage".

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jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Well I've replaced the chassis now but when i was using the mini itx chassis...the airflow was perfect. The GPU had ample breathing room although its hard to see through pics

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jase10 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

thanks! I actually had a xbox 360 and ps3 as well chilling there but gave em away to have room for this build