To kickoff BrianVoo.com, I’ll be building a Haswell Mini-ITX Gaming PC. I’ll be assembling all of the components below on camera so you’ll be able to check out the entire process.
This will be my first “proper” rig since my old Core2Duo with a Palit ATI 4850, circa 2007, I think. I skipped 2 whole generations, although I do have a MSI GE620DX with Sandy Bridge.
However personally I feel, laptops don’t count because it comes in a box pre-assembled. Where’s the fun in that? This Mini-ITX would also be my first Small Form Factor (SFF) build, always wanted to build one, so here’s what will power games like Battlefield 4 for the next year or so.
It does not have spectacular hardware like a Titan, i7-4770k or a pro level (or larger) SSD. But hey, I’m on a budget, burning my own hard earned cash into this expensive hobby and I think it’s well worth spending the money.
Haswell also is pretty new, I hope this build is as stable as I imagine it to be. I plan to overclock as I’ve read the Noctua NH-D14 keeps processors really cool which is why I went for that instead of a water cooling solution similar to what Corsair has to offer.
I’ll go into detail on how I picked out these individual parts after it’s assembled, because I can’t wait any longer. Stay tuned for the full details!