Mid-Bud Gaming PC mATX

Hi guys,

I'm a really noob in terms of build systems (actually this is my first one), and I need guidance of the experts with my final choose. My doubts/questions are:

1) Is this build going to have heat issues considering the small case and the horse(pony) power
2) Am I missing something on parts
3) The power supply is enough
4) The case will fit all this parts :S?

I'm really obsessed with the mATX, want to keep my office in a minimalistic ambient and not buy a refrigerator full of night club colors :no: and no money to buy a Lin case...

- ASUS Maximus VI GENE DDR3 1600 Intel Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard
- Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K
- Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support
- Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
- Intel RTS2011LC Liquid-Cooling Kit
- Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW
- ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 Graphics Cards R9280X-DC2T-3GD5
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL

Thanks in advance for all the wisdom!! TH rocks!
Adrian B.
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  1. That's a good system, I have a mATX build very similar to that.

    But, you say "mid-bud". As in mid budget? If so, what amount exactly? Is the above build right about where you want to be budget wise?
  2. Yes mid budget.... well... between $1k and $1.2k without peripherals, and is in my Amazon cart ready to just click on buy.... but my main concern is the heat... friends tell me that is a microwave and my investment is going directly to the trash... I don't believe it... also... the mobo fits on the case? still confused about differences between micro ATX mini iTX mini ATX and all the flavors of M and I !
  3. anyone? :(
  4. Best answer
    That motherboard will not fit in that case. You want the maximus vi impact, not the gene.

    Micro ATX and mini ITX are completely different sizes, mini ITX being even smaller than microATX.

    I love small builds too. I have chosen a MicroATX case and love it!
  5. Thanks! almost screw it!... is there any "performance" difference between impact and gene for my intentions?
  6. No performance difference at all. It's one of the best mini-ITX boards out right now. Make sure you post some pictures after you've built it!

    I'd recommend looking for a modular PSU though. It will really help with the airflow in the case.
  7. Yup! for sure I'll post some pics! Im going for this PSU

    Not sure 750w is too much... for a R9 280x (and the devil keeps telling me R9 290x) and the i5
  8. Ahh... and finally I bought the GENE... 4x Slots for DDR3, Impact only have 2x... Hope to find a small cool case for mATX.
  9. Check out the Silverstone Sugo sg09. O went with it and love it so far.
    The rest looks good.
  10. Awesome! thanks Pr3di! This is a beauty...

    Well... Im set... will post some pics when it's completed.

    Jimthenagual, tigerg Pr3di thanks guys! you rock!
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