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Small, portable and silent BEAST

by skyli

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10 Comments

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Date Published

Dec. 6, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6 GHz

Description

I'll make it for my every day pc. This will be my first pc build and also the first build that i was able to chose all the parts i want :) Some parts came this week and some come next. I hope these parts will work out well and fit. (especially the large cpu cooler but it should fit) I tried to make this pc as powerful and silent as possible. (the cpu, the gpu and the psu cooler can all work in passive mode ). I hope building it will be fun :)

PROGRESS

Still waiting for the cpu cooler, the case fan and the PSU for being in stock.

Parts and why i've chosed them

Case: love in first sight :D and still lasts (was a bit pricey for a case but this was the best for me).

Video card: love in first sight (becouse of the color scheme and the OWL design ^) 30cm length fits to the case although the specification says 29cm.

CPU: i don't need i7 for games, i found this cpu good in price and power

Cpu Cooler: This Arctric Freezer i32 looked the best to me. Had great reviews, is completely silent/passive but with the fan on, it has a great cooling potencial too. And the cooler limit is 15cm for the case and it's exactly 15cm in height. So i chosed it for silence and power, but also the price is awesome.

Motherboard: I had to change it becouse first I wanted the MSI Z97 Gaming AC but it had too small cpu cooler space and i just found my dream cooler(the i32). The color is back and red.

Storage: This ssd seemed to be the fastest.

Power Supply: 650W for 0db :) this cooler is also semi passive. Small and fits the case.

Case fan: becouse it's larger, more silent at 19db and also has red leds just like the factory one. (which is told to be a bit noisy). (I might also change the back cooler if it will be noisy.)

Memory: good value and color (red).

Part Reviews

Memory

They look great and was cheap :)

Video Card

Lovely design :) promises 0db for browsing and movies.

Comments Sorted by:

YesImMonkey 1 point 41 months ago

I was considering this case, do you feel that it is worth it?

skyli submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I still find it looking awesome :) I think it was worth for me. I like that it's a bit portable and it should have a good air flow too. I still did not build it, the case is still empty. It has comprise like: maximum cooler size is 15cm high, but it looks so nice :)

Snowball2 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Twice the price of a normal Mini-ITX case, but it has really high airflow(even without extra fans) and really portable with sturdy handle, if you love and constantly go to your friends for lan parties.

skyli submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

and it supports 30cm long vga-s! :)

skyli submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Do you think changing the front fan to a big one (20-23cm) or to two 12cm one would be better? I want to make it more silent than the default (i still did nt try it as i have no psu) and also to cool that semi-passive cpu cooler more effectively. Two fans would look like eyes of the owl and one would look like just huge :D

daiweizhu@me.com 1 point 40 months ago

I've just got the exact same combination (Asus R9 390 + corsair T380) from newegg.

But dude.... this GPU doesn't fit into this case. ( I know "fit full length GPU" from the product intro sounds you can fit everything in)

Ordered another CM elite 130 and is going to return the T380 ( I got it at $80 and is eligible for 30$ rebate, FUUUUUCCC...)

skyli submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

You can fit! I was able! Just remove the front plastic, insert gpu, and put back the plastic :) fits so nice for me, let me upload some new pictures :))

daiweizhu@me.com 1 point 40 months ago

Wow! So after removing the blocking plastic bolt it actually fit perfectly(how's the cooling of gpu like? I remember it would made the front side of GPU "kissing" the front plastic)

My stuff is now running inside the elite 130. Wondering if I should put it back into t130. T380 is definitely of much better build quality.

ire_chicago 1 point 40 months ago

Hi, I wonder how does that MegaFlow 200 case fan work? Quieter than the factory one? I remember I saw it somewhere that MegaFlow 200 is a little bit thicker for 380T, did you trim it in order to fit?

skyli submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

OH i'll modify the build. I did not buy that one, people said it's loud. I ordered 3 enermax Lepa BOL.QUIET-s which said to be very silent! I'll modify now :)