Originally Posted by kandiman
Sorry to see you go Rektifying was very interested to see how the heatsink mod would of worked out. Good luck on your itx build I am sure it will be much powerful than the alpha
Hey thanks man. That is the only thing I am going to miss out on. Having my uncle clone the heatsinks with copper stock.
My new iTX build will really only be "graphically" more powerful being I am carrying over the i5 4690T and still using DDR3 1600. The GTX 960 4GB will be a pretty big jump though from the 860m I guess.
I LOVE the case I went with though. I have wanted it since I seen it a couple years ago and knew that when I built my next PC that it was going to be in that case. I'm iTX all the way too. I would never SLI and I just like the form factor. One PCEe slot and two ram slots is all I need.
The main reason I am doing this is because I wanted a more custom build and some extra graphics power. My case will last "forever" and my PSU "should" last a long time. Being I decided against Skylake and am using my existing i5, I went cheap on my motherboard and ram kinda. The Gigabyte Q87 board I went with is actually pretty nice, just nothing over the top and I was able to pick it up for $60 new in box. I like that it is blacked out, built with extended life components, and has a mSATA port on the top of it. Pretty much everyone has never even heard of / seen this board. I could find zero reviews or YouTube videos on it. This is because Q87 is more so a business chipset. It is literally H87 with vPro and a couple other features. It is kind of funny because I just realized that the 4690T supports vPro and the other extra features that Q87 offers, so its actually a perfect match for my CPU. I don't really know what vPro and all these other "business" features are but I will have them. lol
The part I am going to like the most is customization. After I have it all up and running I want to customize it. I definitely think I want to add some type of window, which is part of why I chose the motherboard, ram, and PSU that I did. Everything matches up and is blacked out / has Black PCB.Edited by Rektifying - 2/1/16 at 7:56am