I would just like to open by saying thanks for looking and I hope you will appreciate that I'm not a professional modder; I'm someone just getting into it!
My plan is to strip the awesome looking InWin 901 of the unnecessary inner parts and use only what is needed. The more space made the better as water cooling inside this case will be tight as it's not officially designed to house a custom loop (correct me if I'm wrong?)
The overall design is of course based around the World of Warcraft Alliance theme as not only am I an avid lover of WoW, but my partner is too and aside for using this PC to test graphics cards, she will be using it in the evenings to play WoW!
ASUS Republic of Gamers
CoolForce by Nanoxia
The parts being used to complete this system:
Case - InWin 901 ITX chassis
CPU - Intel Core i7 6700k
Mobo - ASUS Z170 Maximus Impact VIII
GPU - ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX
Memory - Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz
Cooling - Custom CPU Watercooling Loop
Storage - TBC
PSU - bequiet! Straight Power 10 600w
For storage, I will be using Crucial SSDs, but I'm currently unsure of which ones to put in and use yet! The water cooling will come via CoolForce (Nanoxia) and Mayhems; Mayhems will be providing me with all the amazing fluid I need and CoolForce have provided me every fitting I am going to need to create this pocket rocket WoW system.
I didn't want to go "overkill" with this build as it's primary function is to play World of Warcraft and let's be honest, it's hardly super intensive at 1080p which it will be played at; this makes the ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX and Z170 Maximus Impact VIII the perfect combination here! I really cannot appreciate ASUS enough for providing the parts to make this build/test bench happen! Although the GPU won't be put under water (obvious reasons), the Intel i7 6700k will be.
Not only will I be doing a small VLOG series of my progress, but ill be updating the forums as frequently as possible too!
Thanks for looking, I really appreciate it!
Build VLOG Video #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynr7CRWGPU8
Build VLOG Video #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6nz2xTB44M
Build VLOG Video #3 - TBC
Build VLOG Video #4 - TBC
Build VLOG Video #5 - TBC
So since today was hot, I got the InWin 901 washed and prepped for a layer or 2 of primer!
1st coat done, awaiting a soft dry time of 1hr (20 mins is touch dry) as it's really hot outside today!
Since I started priming early on in the hot day, it allowed enough time for the primer to dry and allow me to start putting the blue metallic finish on the exterior of the chassis.
If it dries like it looks, the finish will be superb (only time will tell)
Edited by gavbon - 8/28/16 at 7:46am