For our final installment, JJ put together a bunch of components for a mini-ITX Haswell build and took us through his build process. The motherboard itself is a Z87-I Deluxe, an upcoming mini-ITX Z87 board from ASUS. Also in the video you'll see JJ install ASUS' mini-ITX optimized GeForce GTX 670 DC Mini card. Finally, the chassis is pretty cool - it's the Lian Li PC-Q30.



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  • BlueReason - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - link

    You can't say "nut." A nut is a hard shelled seed produced by a plant, which are unable to use computers. That's like looking at a bag of walnuts, and claiming a black dude robbed those nuts from you. Actually no, both our posts were gibberish. Reply
  • UltraTech79 - Saturday, June 22, 2013 - link

    "In practice". Look at you trying to sound like you know what you're talking about while spewing pseudo-intellectual bs. Reply
  • apinkel - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    I tend to just check out the case and components when they arrive, occasionally checking out the included manuals as necessary. So I usually don't get much out of these detailed builds. But I did enjoy this one. Probably because I'm really looking forward to Haswell. Mini ITX or not. Reply
  • Uxi - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Is that a 21:9 monitor? What is the default resolution? Reply
  • sherlockwing - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    2560X1080. Reply
  • babgvant - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    It's worth mentioning that the Noctua HSF used in this build is actually not rated for the TDP of the "K" CPU selected.

    Given the 120mm fan in the case it probably won't be an issue, but something that should have been noted to ensure reproducibility of the results.
  • Sm0kes - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Good call. Also, it's a bit surprising that they didn't go with one of Noctua's larger coolers (especially with a K series part). One of the huge differentiators of Asus's Mini-ITX boards is the layout. From my extensive research It accommodates a wider array of HSF options.

    This is coming from someone who has an ASrock z77e-itx and can't use anything from Noctua due to poor capacitor placement.

    Also, someone has to say it -- that case is fugly.
  • JBVertexx - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    fugly +1 Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Personal taste is what it is. I don't like it well enough to buy one, but I like it. Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    Seems that is more CPU problem than heatsink. The same heatsink can cool a 95w Sandy Bridge but can't cool a 84w Haswell.

    Intel really needs to work on the heat/lid issue. It was bad enough on Ivy but much worse now on haswell.

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