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Rise and shine ...

by FatCharlie

1 Comment


Date Published

Dec. 2, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 31, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C


After several attempts I finally decided to build a new PC in december 2017. I already owned the InWin 901 Mini ITX Case which I buyed in 2015. It was really time to send my old Core 2 Duo E8400 paired with a MSI N460GTX Cyclone to retirement. Due to the high graphics card prices I first stuck with my MSI GPU and waited for the end of the mining boom. Also hoping for declining prices of the current generation. I found some similar builds that uses a Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 which mentioned, that it should fit seamlessly. So I decided to go with an Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 Ti Advanced with equal dimensions which fits precisly. Furthermore I made a little modification and created a small cover for a lightstrip at the top of the case to hide the strip.

What to say, the temps are very good. In idle I get graphics card temps around 30 degrees Celsius. While playing games I achieve around 54 degrees Celsius. Despite gaming the whole system is very quiet and cool, considering it's a Mini ITX build with high end components. Because of the small form factor the assembly was quite hair-raising but in the end I'm very proud for overcoming that challenge and finishing my setup. I mostly play over TV using a Xbox One Elite Controller and Philips Hue Lightbars for an Ambilight Effect. Which looks really cool.

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Houndour 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Phenom result. Seeing all those components so flush is both satisfying and anxiety building but knowing the temps are nominal really is a relief. Nice work!