The Amaranth

Parts

  • 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

Accessories

  • 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

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit

 

Version 0.7 Pictures

Version 1.0 Pictures

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

Paul Bangdiwala

Bandi Tech, 570 Calle César González, San Juan, PR 00926, USA