Evolv ITX Air

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Evolv ITX Air

Built on a budget with mostly used and discarded parts. Case and cable kit are the only parts that were bought new.
Fell in love with this case when I spotted it on reddit a few years ago, and while I think it is a great case, it has very poor airflow. I have modded it slightly to improve airflow: Front panel is spaced out ~1cm, and I cut a hole in the bottom for an additional 140mm fan. This fan also has a dust filter.
Lighting is a simple white led strip on the bottom of the case, with a toggle switch added on the rear of the case.
I use a Zalman 6 channel fan controller for the fans as they are all 3-pin and the motherboard only controls pwm fans.
The shiny aluminium brackets on the Dominators had to be removed for them to fit under the D14.
I've been happy with the build, and it stays relatively quiet due to the noctua fans and 0db modes on the gpu and psu.
Pictures were taken with a GoPro Hero 2 HD, so that's the reason for the over the top fisheye effect and the somewhat mediocre image quality.
Color(s): Black Red White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Color
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 175.00
Intel - Core i7 3770K
Socket: LGA 1155
Cores: 4
Motherboard
ASUS - P8Z77-I DELUXE
Chipset: Z77
CPU Socket: LGA 1155
Size: Mini-ITX
Graphics
MSI - GTX 980 Gaming 4G
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980
Storage
$ 78.98
Samsung - SM841
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 128 GB
Storage
$ 36.88
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop (WD10EZEX)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 202.94
Corsair - RM650x
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 211.92
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv (Red/Black)
Type: Micro-ATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 19.99
Noctua - NF-P14 FLX (Brown)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 19.99
Noctua - NF-P14 FLX (Brown)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 29.99
Phanteks - PH-F200SP BLACK
Size: 200 mm
Cooling
$ 109.95
Noctua - NH-D14
Type: Air Cooler
Monitor
BenQ - G2420HD
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TFT
Refresh Rate: 50 Hz
Keyboard
$ 189.74
Logitech - G710+
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
Logitech - G9
Interface: Wired
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