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Dark Nova (Ultimate Mini-ITX Build)

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Norway / Tromsø
System Name Dark Nova
Processor Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.5 GHz OC
Motherboard Asus Maximux VII Impact
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz (2X4GB) CL9 @ 2000 MHz OC
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB
Storage SSD: Corsair Force Series F120 S-ATA II 2.5" 120 GB. HDD: Western Digital Black 3 TB 64 MB Cache
Display(s) Dell Professional P2214H
Case Rosewill Legacy U2-B-Window Black (Jonsbo U2)
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX Impact II
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse
Keyboard Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
Software Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0: 4395.
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Specs:
Computer Case: Rosewill Legacy U2-B-Window Black (Jonsbo U2).Motherboard: ASUS Maximux VII Impact.PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular.CPU: Intel Core i5-4690k.CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler*.GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini 4 GB.RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz (2X4GB) CL9*.SSD: Corsair Force Series F120, 120 GB, 2.5 inch, S-ATA II*.HDD: Western Digital Black 3 TB 64 MB Cache S-ATA III.Keyboard: Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810.Mouse: Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse.Mousepad: Corsair Gaming MM200 Small Cloth Gaming Mouse Mat*.OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Norwegian (64-Bit).Screen (For traveling to): Dell Professional P2214H*.Studio Speakers: Audio Pro Addon T12 (Black).Headphone: Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H7 (Wired & Wireless).There are some few things here with a * that needs to be upgraded.

Mods:
I have added a white NZXT LED light (white & 1m) into the case.But i had to put some blue tape on the PSU to mount the controller card for the LED light. I will soon remove the blue tape and replace it with a black tape so it will looks better.

I have decided to upgrade my old computer to something much better, newer and to something smaller in a Mini-ITX format. I will be writing about it under here. The main reason i decided to go for a Mini-ITX build this time is to be able to take it with me when i’m traveling to my friends and family and at the same time have it as my main computer at home. And it’s to save some space on my computer desk.The computer case is only 331 mm (Height) x 208 mm (Width) x 233 mm (Depth) in size, so i can fit it into the most smaller hand baggages.I have somewhat figured out what my computer is going to be called this time. The name will be ‘Dark Nova’. But i might change the name in the future if i find a better suited name for the computer. If you have a tips or an idea on what i can call it, then just leave me a comment here on what you think it should be called.The computer looks great on the pictures doesn’t it?As you can see, it’s pretty up-to-date with the new Motherboard, Processor, Graphic Card, Power Supply and so on.I updated my 2x 1 TB normal harddrives to one 3 TB harddrive (in mid March 2015) as my plan is to only use one normal harddrive in my computer to save weight and space. That harddrive is not placed under the Graphic Card, but on the front on the inside of the computer case.I will also update my SSD to a Samsung 960 PRO 512GB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD later (or something better) as i can use one directly on the motherboard and will also update my memory to a faster DDR3 2400 MHz CAS10 RAM with 16 GB of memory from Corsair later.My setup is aiming to be wireless to. My keyboard, mouse, headphones are all wireless. And hopefully i will have a wireless power to my computer and screen and wireless display signal to my screen somewhere in the future to :-D.
 
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nice build, the case somehow remind me of lian li style
 
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Location
Norway / Tromsø
System Name Dark Nova
Processor Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.5 GHz OC
Motherboard Asus Maximux VII Impact
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz (2X4GB) CL9 @ 2000 MHz OC
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB
Storage SSD: Corsair Force Series F120 S-ATA II 2.5" 120 GB. HDD: Western Digital Black 3 TB 64 MB Cache
Display(s) Dell Professional P2214H
Case Rosewill Legacy U2-B-Window Black (Jonsbo U2)
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX Impact II
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse
Keyboard Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
Software Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0: 4395.
nice build, the case somehow remind me of lian li style
Thank you. Yeah, the Lian-Li case that is in the same size and that looks kinda similar is the Lian-Li Q33. However, that case is double in price of what the Jonsbo U2 case is at.
 
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Storage Sandisk Extreme 120gb SSD, Toshiba 128gb SSD
Display(s) Samsung 22" LED 1080p
Case Cooler Master HAF 932
Audio Device(s) on board realtek hd audio
Power Supply Cosair TX850w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows 8.1
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark Vantage 42000+
i love the way you make it so clean with that limited space. :toast:
 
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Location
Norway / Tromsø
System Name Dark Nova
Processor Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.5 GHz OC
Motherboard Asus Maximux VII Impact
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz (2X4GB) CL9 @ 2000 MHz OC
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB
Storage SSD: Corsair Force Series F120 S-ATA II 2.5" 120 GB. HDD: Western Digital Black 3 TB 64 MB Cache
Display(s) Dell Professional P2214H
Case Rosewill Legacy U2-B-Window Black (Jonsbo U2)
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX Impact II
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse
Keyboard Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
Software Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0: 4395.
i love the way you make it so clean with that limited space. :toast:
Yeah, believe me when i say it. The case was a pain in the ass to get so clean and stuffs. It's so small that if i would do one little mistake, i had to disassemble 80% of the computer just to fix that thing, lol.

The cable management was the worst part.
 
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