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UPDATE - 1/15/2016 (More pics coming soon) I ended up going with the XFX R9 390. I got it for $304 with $30 rebate from Newegg. I also mount an extra 90mm fan inside the case along with Silverstone fan hub controller.

On the side notes, I've noticed those corsairs fans are becoming way too loud. I tried to adjust the fan speed in the BIOS but it hasn't improved much. The stock fan that came with the H60 hydro runs betwen 3000-4600rpms. I'm planning to go with Noctuas for the next upgrade.


My main focus of this build is to get the best out of my budget without sacrifice performance. Some of the parts I bought as used. The purpose of this build is for Graphic Design, and some light gaming. I'm not planning to over-cloking.

Processor: I was going to get the E3-1231 v3 at first, but then one of my friend was selling his 4790K at the same price, so I opted for the i7 instead.

Mobo: Again, I decided to go with an H97i for a better price, since I'm not planning to OC, there is no reason to buy Z97.

VGA: I'm planning to upgrade to a different PSU (EVGA G2) and better GPU at the end of this year, potentially GTX 980 or the R9 390.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 13 points

Can't stop myself from loving the case

  • 54 months ago
  • 8 points

When I first saw this case, I was like "I WILL GET THIS" haha

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Only problem is the price...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not as bad as the corsair 780t

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks like the picture is for the 904 Plus... but the model and price are for the 703.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

That link gets you an Inwin 703. Just called Walmart. Tried to get them to sell me the case in the picture (904 plus - not even this build's case) for $65. Didn't work.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Try reading it again. It couldn't say FREE Shipping clearer. However, the picture doesn't match the model number. I'm afraid Srtpower is correct.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd replace the PSU before you put a better GPU in there. The Corsair Cx are not very good PSUs.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Agree, I'm planning to upgrade to a different PSU as well. Potentially the EVGA G2

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Good choice.

Anything Antec, XFX, Seasonic, EVGA (G2,B2,GS) is recommended.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

cooler master v series has great reviews from jonnyguru.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

But they are overpriced and not a good deal.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

theyre at similar price points and wattage compared to everything else. how are they overpriced? cm v 750 watt at $99. the only cheaper option i see is evga supernova nex g1 750 watt at $90. (legitimately curious so I can be sure I know what PSUs to recommend to people)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the list im looking at btw. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#W=700,1600&e=4,5,6&m=11,14,39,50,52,57,63,71,101,331,337,441,448&p=1,2&sort=a9&page=1

let me know if I'm missing out on some good power supplies in this rough filter.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, but very overpriced. You can get the exact same quality unit cheaper elsewhere.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless you ABSOLUTELY NEED the Corsair Link capability the RMi has. :D

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow!

This build is really nice! +1

For your future - upgrading your GPU, I would recommend an R9 390 - it is cheaper than the 980 but has better performance!

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

In >1080p, but in FHD it's about the same, with the 980 getting a bit more performance in gaming.

  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

The 980 is more expensive, thus making the 390 a more suitable choice.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm leaning toward the 390, better price and more VRAM (future proof). I'm waiting patiently for the price drop a bit on the XFX version. I just wish some vendors would put the LED on the sides :( like they did for the 290

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Do it yourself mh7850, and by the way ROG2000 there's no reason to go off.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice case, which led strip did you end up using to light it up.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, best price on the ATX version!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I used the deepcool light strip from newegg.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a sweet case! I never get tired of seeing that thing being used.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

that is the wrong pic. The case you can get at that link is actually the 703. not the 904 or 901.It would have been awesome if it was indeed the 904 because its worth 250 dollars :/

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

oh damn, if that was the right pic, itd be a great deal

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

You LED placement is amazing. Lighting = Aesthetics. I've seen some gorgeous build come with this case. If i ever scrounge up the cash/justification for a second comp, i'll be using this one.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I actually look at some of the builds on this case before I purchased the lights. There are two strips, I'm saving one in case the other one die :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

this case makes me happy :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

"insert heart emoji"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

This case is beautiful. Unfortunately, even for the full ATX version, the case provides limited airflow so keep this mind when selecting a GPU or you'll be faced with a loud PC with high GPU temps...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I was able to fit 2*120mm fans. The case produces around 60 db from my meter reading. I'm thinking about going full water cooling CPU and GPU in the future..

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a beautiful case

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Merci :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

The case though! So SEXY!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

"includes heart emoji"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess i'm the only one that dislikes the case :( nice build though :D +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I respect your opinions, thank you for the +1 :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

My goodness, it's beautiful. Everytime I see that case I'm awestruck. Well done, my good man.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, much-appreciated man :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

A very nice Pc build, can't wait to see the updated version!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I cant wait either :D

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, but I do have some remarks on what I might have changed. I love the case, but it kinda goes against your performance idea when you could have saved like $70 for a better GPU or more RAM, which could be useful for you. The liquid cooling is also probably overkill if you're not going to OC. I mean, it will get better temps, but the stock cooler will do the job. Everything else looks pretty great, though. Also, getting the 4790K for $250 and the GT 740 for free managed to get you a pretty beast build overall for the price.

The SSD is pretty sweet, too, but you'll probably want more storage in the future with a 1TB Barracuda HDD or something.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

The case doesn't give me a lot of options for cooling, only one 120mm on the front and one 90mm on the back. With that being said, I simply wanted all the parts to have a stable temp, and aesthetic (I agree it's overkill lol). I'm open for OC in the future but not for now. I'm saving some money toward the end of this year to get another stick of ram, upgrading to the 390, and def the 1TB. I might swap out for a 500 GB SSD that I have on my laptop.

Thanks a lot for the suggestions :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

absolutely beauftiful build. agree with others, drop the CX psu, EVGA G2 is my go to psu, one of the best ranked.

question though, did you name this after the 918 Spyder? :)

anyways +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad someone finally see it. My absolute favorite car is Porsche and the 918 is just a masterpiece. Cant wait to get the G2 and the 390 xD

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm actually going to swap my psu in my second build for a G2. Something is up with the Seasonic. Windows keeps restarting randomly :(

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah that's unfortunate, is the seasonic still under warranty?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

yea but i found the issue, not the seasonic, it was the overclock, I wasn't providing enough voltage to it. bumped it up to 1.25v, so far ran GTA V for 2 hours, no crash :)

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably could've got a GTX 750 or R7 260X/360 for pennies more. :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone for the 750 but I wanted to save money toward the 390, so I decided to use what I had :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, you already owned the 740 in question? Smart choice to use it then. Although, you might achieve only slightly worse performance by simply using your Intel IGP...

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

At first sight a theme song began to play in my head So Fresh So Clean, "Ain't nobody dope as me I'm dressed so fresh so clean (So fresh and so clean clean)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PbJM438eic

Everything just looks so beautiful. This is a really nice budget build, btw how did you get the case so cheap?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That song is DOPE, I was lucky to get a good deal off an auction on Ebay. I'm glad you like the build :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

btw the actual price is around 1000$ don't fall for it

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

We can all agree that Inwin Cases are sexy.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

ngon :v

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks anh :d

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, brah!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Any thoughts on a 980ti??

PSSSssss: You posted the wrong motherboard....
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if I want to get 980ti, since it's way over my budget but we'll see. Thanks, just fixed it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

other parts are great but consider upgrading the GPU?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I'm planning to get a new graphic card toward the end of this year.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case! Like other people have said, drop that PSU, I'd suggest a EVGA B2 or something nice from seasonic. Also I know you said light gaming but that GPU is pretty bad, id suggest a GTX 950.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I vote 380 for just a bit more cash. It is significantly better.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm choosing between GTX980 and R9 390 :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

390 all the way.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

390x performs better than the 980 for less price, in America anyway. (First reply on built PC :D)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah, this is my first time I posted something on here, and also the first time that my build is being featured :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The 390 is supposed to be similar to a 970.The 390X is the competitor to the 980.

  • 54 months ago
  • -1 points

980 ti for life!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say its fine for for light gaming, I'm using a APU and its been enough for heavy gaming.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hiya! Which LEDs are you using? Nice build :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using the deepcool light strip from Newegg :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that's a pretty case. Nice build.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a very clean case and build, does the case have a 5.25" drive?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it does, it does have a hidden bay for optical drive, but it only fits the compact one.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, absolutely love that case. Great job.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, much appreciated

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving that case, the light blue theme complements it nicely. I have the EVGA G2 and I recommend it, it's an excellent unit. I also got the 850 EVO (although I got the 500GB) on sale and it's been a good SSD.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I got the 250 EVO for a good price, otherwise I would have gone with the 500 instead xD

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Really Good quiality Build. With that processor and GPU nothing that that cant handle. Very intense build.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if this is sarcasm or not, but thanks haha

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't xD

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

1738

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I see what you did there :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price, that case is freakin gorgeous! +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome looking build...what lighting strip are you using? Also, where did you find that case for $97?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I was lucky to found the case off an auction on Ebay, I'm using Deepcool lighting strip from Newegg

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! I better save this case for future builds. How did you get the Evo 850 for $65? that's a decent price!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it from a friend for a good deal, I actually got the i7 and the ssd for $330 xD

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful case, and I'm not going to criticize that GPU, it's the cheapest 4GB card around, makes sense. But, you spent money on a decent liquid cooler and aren't going to Overclock? That's a little odd. you also should have gotten dual channel RAM.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Being a m-itx case doesn't leave me with a lot of cooling options, that's the main reason why I decided to go with an aio. I'm open about overclocking but not for now, we'll see what the future will hold. I'm going to upgrade the ram, gpu, and the psu later this year :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

When I saw the picture on the front page, I was all like, "Uhg, another $6,000 build showing off their money." But when I saw the part list I was like screaming "Yes! A good build!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried my best to get the best out of my small budget, i'm glad you like the build. Thank you

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to hate on this so bad with the graphics card and CPU difference, but you simply cannot.

1) You know what you are doing and have selected brilliant parts for exactly what you need.

2) That case is amazing.

3) Area code title? Nice to see someone else from the area whose knowledge is respectable!

+1.1 [because I never give less than 1.1]

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I tried to get the best out of my budget. I'm planning to upgrade the GPU in the future. The number on the title simply refers to the Porsche 918 Spyder, one of my absolute favorite car atm :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

love it! I think that is my favorite case currently on the market. so classy looking. +1 congrats

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. It's one of my favorite case as well :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Ken :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

In Win have some downsides, but makes anything look galactic beautiful, I cannot drool more for something like this, congrats and Enjoy your new Pc, cherish it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, much appreciated :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice choice of case and parts. Glad to see Cooling mounted internally.

Looks almost as good as mine :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I'll have to go check out your build now :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is so awesome! But how is cable management? The PSU cables looks very thight and almost no space for routing the 24 pin cable to the mobo...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is not too bad, as long as you know what you doing. Since there are tempered glasses on both side, just have to be careful not breaking the glass. I actually have the extension for the 24 pin cable, I could have extended more if I want, but I decided to keep it that way simply for aesthetic :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW where did you get that price on the ssd?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a good deal from my friend :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Swap out the gpu its horrendus

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, it's still good for the time being. I'm going to get 390 at the end of this year

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like a $1000 build. Good job

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

the 901's flaws and restrictions be damned, every time I see this case I want to do a build in it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, the hardest part was to fit the aio inside the case, it was a pain to work on. but I just love the case :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasted case on ****** hardware

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right, I wish I have more money :(

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I am IN LOVE with your computer case, good sir! :):):):)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad you liked it, Thank you ;)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the h97 mobo overclock

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe you can through bios update

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

bios update as far as i know is not required

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't agree with putting an i7 with such a weak gpu. You'd have been better served getting a cheaper processer and like a 770 or something, man.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing the case needs to be beautiful is that future upgrade...A 980!!

Just so you know in the Inwin 918 a lot of gpu's don't fit from both the NVIDIA and AMD side.The ASUS,MSI cards defiantly won't fit.The gigabyte ones will.But the one that will look best imo is a referance 980!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the look build is solid but the GPU has no price on here for some reason and 8GB of ram is not good for a workstation. My only 2 cents.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't put the price on the GPU because I already have the card. I agree, I'm going to upgrade to 16 GB RAM later this year. :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Slapping Sapphires Tri-X R9 Fury GPU into this case would be one of the sexiest decisions ever, since I think in this one rare situation having the power connectors halfway on the card would be the better decision. Especially since it color matches with your Mobo.

You should consider that strongly.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take it in consideration, just wish they would come with a backplate for the price :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It does come with a backplate, it just covers the PCB which is half the length of the card :L

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you manage to mount the radiator internally? I have the same case and cooler but can only seem to mount it outside of the metal backplate.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, quick question. If I buy everything you have listed here, my computer would work, or would I need to buy something more to it? I know I need monitor, keyboard and mouse but Im asking for more stuff from the inside of the PC. Also I see it has online one storage. Would it be possbile to add another storage like this one?

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that power supply okay with the 390 + i7 because that's what I'm buying aswell

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the MB support OC?

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Definitely get the 390 over the 980, if you are doing anything above 1080p, for the 8GB of VRAM. Also, you should have gone with a Z97 for around the same price. I have a 3770K and an H60, and the default boost is 3.9GHz, but with the cooler it auto OCs to 4.2GHz. I DID NOT CHANGE ANY CPU OC SETTINGS. I am guessing you will be adding another 8GB stick of DRAM in the near future, since graphic design likes 16 or more to run fast (in >1080p). I will also assume you have external storage.

Besides these changes, I +1 this build for the CPU, Cooler, RAM, & Case.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for your suggestions, I was looking for Z97i but couldn't find a good price off anywhere, so I went for the H97 instead. As for the GPU, I'm leaning toward the 390, I might get one if I can find a deal on Labor day. 16 GB is a must have for me so another 8GB will be on my list next. :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool! I definitely recommend the 390, and will probably pick one up to replace my 290 (Windforce for Windforce).

I have seen some Z97s for around the same price (maybe $10 more) and your CPU would get a 10% boost. Again, you already have a decent build (except for the 740 but I see you already owned it) and it is working fine for you right now.

I have seen the 390 for about $310, maybe there will be a $280 deal going on, IDFK, but either way, have fun and +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure most R9-390s are triple slot cards?? They wont fit in this case. You're better off getting a R9-380 or 970. Sweet build man, absolutely beautiful!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I'll have to do more research on it, cause from what I've seen the XFX 390 should fit

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Except for the Strix and Lightning, they are almost all dual slot.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Most are as much as 2.5 slot which will fit snugly enough with room for some circulation. I had a triple slot R9 290 in same case and temps were around 65-68 when under any load such as gaming which was PCS+ version, its was 2.5 slot but ran nice and cool surprisingly.

The only issue with case and large graphics is the front placement of the 120mm.

You just need a decent card that runs cool, XFX isn't one I'm afraid. Sapphire is about your best bet, nitro is 2.5 slot, fits with decent temps. Windforce version of R9 390 is not so good, they ditched the triple fan for some unknown reason and it is noisy as hell. Sapphire Nitro R9 390 would be best pick of the bunch

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a really helpful insights, thank you. My only concern with the Nitro is that it doesn't have the backplate cover. What do you think of Asus Strix?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've read somewhere that said that I can update bios on the H97i and make it overclockable?

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Interesting... I suppose if that doesn't work you can ask a friend to write (or yourself) a custom BIOS to overclock. If I had the money, I would do that to a 2699v3 and a custom watercooling radiator.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to look into that. I would love to do a custom water-cooling on mine, wonder if I could extend the h60, add another radiator, and liquid for the GPU..

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right! I'm thinking about going cpu+gpu water cooling in the future

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you man, this is my first time posted something on here, and first time getting featured on the front page as well. :D

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  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

The GT740 is the one that i already have, I'm planning to upgrade the GPU later this year.