Compact Gaming

What we’re looking at today is a build almost using entirely EVGA components.

  • EVGA Z97 Stinger
  • EVGA mITX CPU Cooler
  • EVGA GTX 760 SC
  • EVGA 500W Gold
  • EVGA Hadron Air
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    These components paired with the Intel Core i5-4690K, and 16GB of DDR3 memory – this made a very nice powerful and portable LAN machine.  

    With the side panel off, we can see the clean cable routing for the mechanical drives, as well as for the GPU. Sadly the last black cable that I was waiting for on this build never arrived; so a black/red ATX 24 pin was used instead.

    From this angle we can see a little of the power supply hidden beneath the GPU, and the memory poking out between the CPU cooler and the HDD’s.

     

    Full Specs

  • Intel Core i5-4690K
  • EVGA Z97 Stinger
  • 16GB HyperX Fury 1866MHz
  • EVGA mITX CPU Cooler
  • EVGA GTX 760 SC
  • Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
  • WD Red 3TB
  • WD Red 3TB
  • EVGA 500W Gold
  • EVGA Hadron Air
  • Overclocking

    While overclocking the system, I managed to get a validated 4.8GHz out of the EVGA board and CPU cooler. From what I’ve experienced with other 4690K’s – this chip won the lottery big time in order to get these kind of speeds from an ITX air cooler.

    Validated: 4.8GHz @ 1.352V

    A Closer Look

    Let’s take a look at some closer shots of the cables. Below you will see close ups of the mechanical drives, and then the GPU.

    Lastly, here is a close up of the case badging.