Ultimate MITX/MATX Championships-Round 2

Hey there my small-form-factor brethren!

Here are the 4 contestants for the 2nd round of the UMC! Make sure to take a good look at all of the contestants info, specs, and pictures! Also remember you can get a second look on my Instagram page @mitxlove!

Voting starts today, Friday March 4th, and will be open all the way until the end of Sunday March 6th so don’t wait up and vote soon!

Remember you guys are allowed to vote both on here and on Instagram! Each vote counts! To vote on this page simply scroll to the bottom and vote in the poll box!

*Note – I have decided that after 4 rounds of the UMC, I will ask the 4 winners to come back and compete in a champions round!! Keep an eye out for that!

Without further ado..

List of contestants:

1. Bill and his Thermaltake V1

2. Sam and his Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

3. Landon and his Corsair Air 240

4. Antster and his custom GTX-S


1.Bill and his Thermaltake v1


“This all started a little over a year ago when I decided I needed a new PC. My last build was about 15 years ago, so I was a little out of the loop. I wanted to have a small form factor build that was unlike anything I’d seen before. It feels like a small feat of engineering to cram as much power into as small an area as possible. So, I went with the Thermaltake Core V1 as it was the coolest case I saw and I definitely wanted to be able to admire my work through a windowed side panel. Needless to say, I started on the low end of things with the Intel G3258 paired with the EVGA GTX 750ti. It’s been an exciting, ever evolving upgrade process since that start.”


Intel Core i5-4690K
ASUS Z87I-DELUXE Motherboard
ARCTIC Freezer 13 Limited Edition
2x80mm Noctua NF-R8 Redux-1800 PWM
Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
WD Green 1GB
EVGA 650w GQ 80+ GOLD
NZXT Blue Sleeved LED Kit







2.Sam and his Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX


“After a long hiatus of not having a gaming PC, I built this machine to fill a void in my gaming that was left when my Dell XPS died. I had been exclusively playing on PS4, but I really started to miss PC gaming, and as I began to work on my website I just felt that need grow more and more. It will be used as my main computer, but the big focus will be to record gameplay to use for video game reviews on my website (www.violentcolor.com). I consider the build mostly finished, but still have cable sleeving and some small cleanup to do. I am entertaining the possibility of a custom water cooling loop, but might end up switching cases for that to happen.”


Asus Maximus VIII Impact
Intel 6600K
Gigabyte 970 Xtreme Gaming OC Edition
Corsair H100i GTX
G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3000MHz
 XFX XTR 550
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB, HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200

Thermaltake Riing RBG 140mm (x3)






3.Landon and his Corsair Air 240


“Ever since I started to get into computers and the tech world, I have always wanted a badass custom PC. However being about 14 years old at the time, I definitely didn’t have the funds. But after recently getting back into the PC community and researching like hell, I bit the bullet and built this beast. Is it the fastest? No. Is it perfect? No. But I built it with my own two hands and the limited tools that I have. I am very proud of it, especially considering it’s my first venture into liquid cooling.”


Corsair Carbide Air 240
-Inside of chassis custom painted white
-Fan grills custom painted orange
-“Linus Tech Tips” front badge
-Removed side window
ASUS Z97M-PLUS motherboard
-Custom plasti-dipped white
– Heatsinks painted white
Intel i5 4690k @ 4.3ghz
16GB 1866mhz Kingston HyperX Fury memory
Corsair RM650 power supply
– Icemodz white and orange sleeved extensions
960GB Crucial SSD
EKWB Supremacy EVO Nickel Plexi CPU Block
– Custom painted white
– Hardware plasti-dipped white
EKWB FC980 Copper Acetal GPU Block
– Plasti-dipped white
EKWB Coolstream XT120 Radiator
Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS White Radiator
3 Fractal Design HP120 Fans
Barrow 135mm Pump Top/Res combo
– Brackets plasti-dipped white
Alphacool Liang DDC Pump
– Heatsink fins ground down and painted white
– White sleeved cables
Primochill 3/8″ x 1/2″ PETG Tubing
Monsoon White Hardline Economy Compression Fittings
NoName Ball Valve
XSPC Black Chrome Male to Male fitting
Barrow Clear 3-Way fitting
Barrow Clear Plug
Mayhems Pastel Orange Coolant
V1Tech Orange and White Nvidia Claw Backplate
eBay white LED strip
Icemodz sleeved front panel extensions






4.Antster and his custom GTX-S


“This is “GTX-S” – scratch built for NVIDIA contest of compact gaming PC in 2013. The goal – to build a computer-based mITX motherboard and GeForce GTX graphics card. The winner of the category, in which I participated, is the participant whose computer has the smallest sum of the sizes. Dates have been very tight. I learned about the competition for 2 weeks before the end. I won the competition with a score of 50 centimeters on the sum of the three sides! (185mm*188mm*127mm)”


Intel Core i7-3770K
Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
Kingston 4Gb KVR16N11/4 PC-12800
MSI NV N650-1GD5/OCV1 (This is the smallest GeForce GTX that I could find in 2013)
Linkword LW-6 430Wt
DeepCool THETA 15 PWM
GlacialStars IceWind 6015 (5 pcs)
Materials – black acryl and steel.


Antster-1 best 1

antster-2 best 2


anster-inside 3


Vote for your favorite build in the poll below! Don’t forget to take another look and vote on my Instagram page @mitxlove



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