As an aside, ITXGamer seems to have some good focused reviews of mini-ITX gaming systems. If I were to do this again I’d probably use the Coolermaster Elite 120 with a traditional ATX (not the smaller SFX) PSU like the fanless Seasonic X460. And if I were going mineral cooled, I’d slam a Kingwin 1000 Watt monster with a GTX-690 card and see how it worked 🙂

  • Coolermaster Elite 120 Advanced Case
  • Kingwin 1000W
  • ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
  • Intel Core i5 3570K Processor
  • GTX 690. This is a single board which has a pair of GTX 680s
  • Noctua NH-L12 (there is only 60mm of clearance), but I would use a slim 120mm fan rather than just the 92mm one.
  • Samsung 840 Pro x 2 in RAID 0.

This is an incredibly powerful rig in a tiny chassis that should be as fast as the P8Z77-V Deluxe system we put together but in literally a chassis 1/4 the size. The main issue is cooling which I would handle with mineral oil as it is much more efficient cooling.

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