Well, time has flown by and my PC has started to show signs of age as it was built back in 2009. Like many of you I was waiting on Intel to come out with Ivy Bridge before I updated my personal system.
So say goodbye to my 2009 creation. The Intel X58 platform has worked great over the past three years, but it is time to move on to some more power efficient and smaller. I've done loud, Lighted, big, water cooled and pretty much everything you can imagine with the exception of small. The goal of this project was to go small!
I've spent the past month gathering parts to build a Mini ITX system that would be able to run the Intel Core i7-3770K processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card. I also wanted to run water cooling and be able to fit all this inside a Mini-ITX chassis. My part list after doing my research was a bit pricy, but this build will be epic:
Intel Ivy Bridge CPU - 3770K
ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe mini-ITX Z77 Motherboard
Cubitek Mini-ICE ITX case
Kingston HyperX 480 GB SSD
CoolIT Eco II 140 Liquid Cooler (thanks to Maingear
Samsung 8x DVD Burner
Notebook Optical Drive Adapter
Corsair AX 650W Gold PSU
All the parts are here and I'm going to be building this up over the weekend if all goes as planned. I got some launch articles to do for next week that just arrived today though... so much to do!