i7-3770K Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe 8GB Samsung 30nm 128GB Crucial M4 SSD Corsair AX650 Noctua NH-D14 w/ dual Thermalright TY-140s Abee Acubic T20R The Case I was looking for a mini-ITX case that had a very clean and minimal look and would accommodate a full size CPU cooler and full length GPU. I've used many large cases over the years (my last case was a Lian-Li V2100B) and wanted to downsize since I never fully utilize them. I always seemed to have plans to go SLI or add a bunch of hard drives and just never got around to it. I came across the Abee while looking for info on Windy cases that I had seen posted from time to time. The T20R had the exact layout and minimal styling that I was looking for. I checked several websites and was dismayed to see that these cases are really difficult to find outside of Japan. I found a number of buying services that would order the case locally in Japan and then ship to the US and ultimately settled on a site called Flutterscape. There is a user named Chuwa there who sells Abee cases. These cases are pretty expensive and shipping them is also expensive, but they arrive pretty quickly. Flutterscape works like this. You place your order on the website. The seller buys your item and ships it to Flutterscape. Flutterscape checks the item to make sure it is correct and then they ship it to you. The seller gets paid once Flutterscape sends the item. It took 7 days to receive the case from the day I ordered. The Build I managed to get in on the Microcenter $289 deal for the i7-3770k when they placed it for order on the website accidentally on launch day. Although I had to wait a month before it was delivered, I was glad that Microcenter decided to honor the order. After reading a bunch of reviews I decided that I was going to use the Thermalright Silver Arrow. The newer SB-E version is slightly wider than the original model so I set out to find the original. I finally found an ebay seller listing a new SA and I jumped on it. When I finally received it, it was the SB-E version....crap. I was afraid the SB-E version might hit the bottom of the PSU or slightly cover the PCI-E slot so I sent it back. I ordered the Noctua NH-D14 to replace it and got two TY-140 PWM fans to replace the Noctuas. I read that they were quieter than the stock Noctuas and I wanted PWM fans. The Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe was one of the first mini-ITX boards I saw that had a layout that could take a large CPU cooler without blocking the PCI-E slot. That feature coupled with the DIGI+VRM daughterboard sold me on the P8Z77-I. After a couple of weeks of testing the highest stable overclock I have gotten is 4.5Ghz. I'm pretty happy with this, my original goal was to try and get 4.7, but this chip isn't having it. I'm currently getting 4.5 stable with the following settings: i7-3770k SR0PL MALAY Offset = .095 LLC = High With these settings the voltage bounces from 1.280 to 1.304 depending on load. Temps at peak (IBT and small FFT AVX in P95) range from 87-91C. 4.4 is stable with a .045 offset, so it's taking quite a bit more to jump to 4.5. This seems to be my wall. I'm planning to add a 680 or 670 next. I'm kind of leaning towards the 670 since I only use a single monitor.