Ultimate MITX/MATX Championships – Round 3

Hey there and welcome to the 3rd round of the UMC!
This round we have some great competition that I’m sure you guys will enjoy!

Make sure to take your time and check out all of the details before deciding on your favorite and voting in the poll down at the bottom of the page! Also remember that you can vote on Instagram as well by following the instructions on the contest posts!

1st place winner will win their choice of either $20 Steam or Amazon credit!
1st place winner will be invited to compete in the Champions Round for a grand prize!
(Champions Round will be a special round after round 4 where the 4 winners of those first 4 rounds will compete against another; prize for champions round is tbd!)


List of contestants:
1.Juan & his EVGA Hadron Air
2.Taylor & his Caselabs S3
3.Jerome & his Jonsbo U2
4.Justin & his Fractal Design Define S Nano

1. Juan & his  EVGA Hadron Air “Tyrion”

“Here’s my tiny/mighty (hence the name) budget fps gaming and video editing setup. I had an Enthoo Evolv Pro, but just wasn’t content. Fell in love with a couple of Hadron builds posted by mitxlove and used them as inspiration. It’s not as hard to build in, as people make it out to be. Hope you like it!”

Intel i5 4690K 3.5GHz
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1150
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5″
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM
MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit)
EVGA Hadron Mini ITX Tower Case w/500W



2.Taylor & his Caselabs S3 “Jinora”


“This has been a long time build. I originally started with a large tower and realized that I wanted something small.  I fought my way from case to case until I found the Caselabs S3 and bought it.  This current rig is my 3rd mobo and cpu combo that I have run in it.  The last one I was running a Titan X and 5820k inside and was haveing a lot of issues with everything running stable, tore it all apart and sold everything (almost).  I had always wanted a Lightning card from MSI and I new this was my chance to get one.  I got the card and fell inlove.  Once I got the 980ti and 6700k it was the struggle to figure out if I wanted to go with the color of the mobo (red and grey) or go with the yellow sceme.  After that it was a journey to find paint and fans to make everything click.”

i7 6700k
Cryorig H7
Asus Maximus VIII Impact
G Skill Trident Z 16GB
MSI 980ti Lightning
Seasonic X Series 650w
Ensourced Cables
Akasa Viper Fans
Samsung 850 Evo 250Gb – OS
Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb – Storage
Caselabs S3 custom painted




3. Jerome & his Jonsbo U2 “Tenspeed”


“Tenspeed originally had 3x Thermaltake Riing 120mm’s for fans to represent the Amory Wars character’s head and wheels, but somehow I grew out of it and eventually just opted to go for an all-black build with a minimalistic and clean look. I am still patiently waiting for Kaby Lake and Pascal (hopefully GPU fits inside the case) to futureproof but nevertheless the build right now should be a console-killer that can do more than just play games but also perform productive tasks. Tenspeed is the heart and soul (and eyecandy) of my man-cave.”

Intel i5-4460
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC
Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz DDR3‎
Seagate Desktop Barracuda 1TB SATA 64MB 7200RPM
AData Premier Pro SP600
Cooler Master G550M 550W
Enermax ETS-T40F-BK
Deepcool GF120 GAMER STORM 4x
Jonsbo U2


4. Justin & his  Fractal Design Define S Nano


“This is my first build. The plan was to build a small modest PC for my Obutto sim rig but ended up getting much better quality parts. I mostly use this for Assetto Corsa drifting and a little The Division here and there. Hope you guys like it!”

i5-6600k (OC’d to 4.6ghz)
Asus ROG Maximus Impact VIII
Corsair H115i CPU cooler
G.Skill TridentZ 16gb DDR4-3200
Samsung 850 Evo SSD (250GB)
WD Blue 5200rpm (2TB)
EVGA 980 ti hybrid (OC’d to ~1.5ghz)
EVGA 650 GS power supply
(3)Fractal Venturi HP-14 for front rad and bottom intake
Fractal Venturi HP-12 for rear rad and HF-14 for top exhaust
Fractal Design Define S Nano

Please vote for your favorite below and don’t forget that you can also vote on Instagram by following the instructions on the UMC rd.3 post!
Thanks to everyone for participating!




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