Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 250D Black Aluminum Mini ITX
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Intel Z87 Chipset Mini ITX
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4Ghz LGA 1150 Quad-Core HD 4400
VGA: Asus nVidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 PCI-e 3.0
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133Mhz
Storage 1: Samsung 840 Series 500GB Sata 6Ghz SSD
Storage 2: Seagate Momentus HDD 500GB 7200RPM Sata 6Ghz
PSU: OCZ ZT Series 650W Full Modular 80+
Heatsink: Corsair Hydro Series H100i 240mm Dual Fan CPU Water Cooling
Optical: Asus Blu-Ray Burner 24x
ACC 1: 2 x Red Corsair Air Series AF120 120MM Silent Fan
ACC 2: BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fluid Bearing Fan
ACC 3: 10 x 12in Cool White LEDs Strips
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit
The Amaranth Signature PC is a small Mini ITX based system. The Amaranth packs the most power per square inch we've built into a PC so far. Intense gaming, dual monitor views and audio/video editing are some of the tasks performed marvelously by the Amaranth. This PC's case has been installed with the most LEDs strips that we've put on a PC before, 10 in total.
Other PC facts:
· Builder(s): Andrés Hernández
· Ver 0.7 Finished date - Saturday, February 22, 2014.
· Ver 1.0 Last Modification Date - Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Hints for building a similar PC:
The Corsair 250D case makes installing pretty easy, but treading the LEDs and making them functional was tricky. We used 3-pin fan connectors to make breakaways for the LEDs so when maintenance time comes, one can easily detach them to remove the panels.
Installing a 200mm limits available space on a case. Make sure you properly take measurements or you might not be able to fit a PC part. We almost ordered an 11inch graphics card that wasn't going to fit, lucky for us we double checked.
It's the first time we used white LEDs on a PC. This changes the focus to the true color of your PC parts rather than the color of the LEDs.