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Tyrion PC Build

by lucasmalacas

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32 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 24, 2016

Date Built

July 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.3GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

Smallest PC that I can build with no compromises mini ITX gaming and developer build.

FurMark burn in test (one cpu fan off): Time: 15 min. Max Temperature: 76 C Fan: 70%

Part Reviews

CPU

Saved $100 by getting i5 instead of i7. For gaming use it's more than enough. Given the small build, I can't do a lot of overclocking because nice and big fans won't fit in the case thus the locked version.

CPU Cooler

PC will be on top of the desk right in front of my face so got this low noise cooler. Nothing fancy because there's not a lot of headroom in the small case. Fan is quiet and I can't hear any noise at all.

Motherboard

Fully packed for such a small Motherboard. WiFi AC and bluetooth will save you at least couple of $tens so factor that in when buying this. M.2 slot is a welcome addition because I want to save as much space as possible in this small case.

Memory

Just straightforward memory. Didn't need to get low profile since I have a small fan anyways but I'm no fan of fancy RAMs anyways. 2133 mhz speed to match the max clock of the Motherboard.

Storage

Spent ton of time choosing between this and 950 NVME since the Motherboard supports it. In the end 250 GB of 950 Pro is just too little space for me vs. 500 GB of this on the same price. Reviews also saying difference is unnoticeable and 950 is actually slower because PCIE boots slower.

Video Card

First 1070 that I could buy and available on Amazon. People recommend blower cards for small builds but I haven't had problems with it so far but given I'm only gaming on 1080p which is peanuts resolution for this card. Seeing 60s temperature after an hour of gaming. Card does look good with nice back plate too. No length/width issue with Node 202.

Case

Star of the build. You really have to want a small build if you're getting this case. It is difficult to build in specially if you care about cable management. It doesn't have a window so nobody would see those nasty cables but personally it would bother me knowing that I have a mess inside the case even if I don't see it.

Power Supply

My build is rated 298 watts so which is around 66% load for this PSU. No overclocking for me but you might want to get higher wattage if you plan to do so. Wires are covered in black plastic which is ok but would preferred the sleeved cables.

Comments Sorted by:

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

ITX is probably my favorite factor because you can cram all of that power on such a small board.

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Agreed, it does add a challenge to your build.

Tosua 2 points 12 months ago

+1 because of the name

Just wondering, is tyrian little man small, or big???

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks, Tyrion is a midget in the Game of Thrones TV series.

marseryy 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

"And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow."

Anyways very nice build, +1

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks.

airc0n 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

nice build! I did cringe when I saw the motherboard on the carpet :O

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Oh it can cause a lot of static. Good good to know, good thing I got away with it!

nakaman 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I'm glad too I did that with an x99 mobo

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What is wrong with that? I really don't know.

SmartWolf 2 points 12 months ago

Makes me giggle a little inside.

+1 for ITX.

Isn't that a 950 on the bottom side of MOBO?

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

It's an 850 pro. The name is facing the motherboard.

teoulas 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Nice one! What about noise? How noisy does it get under full load?

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I have to put my head against the case to hear it. Although room is very open with a lot of background noise. Definitely not an issue for me as of now.

jesswainwright 2 points 12 months ago

Really want to do a Node 202 build now. Great job man. also +1 for the G.O.T. reference.

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yes starting to see this as a trend now. It's definitely a minimalist build. And the way parts now are super cool and ultra low TDP's it's really not hard to build a beast mini ITX.

incognietis 2 points 11 months ago

Ok so i'm planning on building a very very similar build sometime around September. I saw that your GPU temp is 70, do you think that would be much higher on 1440p? Also, How would you recommend the fans to be configured? What i've heard is if you want to use two fans, you must then remove the GPU support bracket. Would you recommend using two fans? and if so, should air be flowing in or out? Thanks.

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Everything equal, it would definitely be higher temp than me with 1080p.

My fan setup is 2 static pressure fans taking air from outside the case. You don't want it the other way around because then your gpu fan will be working against it. I recommend watching Jayz2cents video on youtube about his Node 202 build.

Yes you have to remove the gpu support bracket if you want 2 fans in it.

Also, only 1 of my 2 static pressure fans are working right now. Still waiting for my fan splitter cable to come. I'll update temps after I installed that.

joetargetman 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Is it a requirement to have a splitter cable in this build? I'm looking to do exactly the same build and wasn't ware i'd need to split the cable

mvnjpy 2 points 11 months ago

Can you push the 1070 to the max with this build? Nice build btw! Also, could you still fit a 3.5" hard drive into this?

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

No space for a 3.5".

Haven't tried pushing my 1070 to max, I only have 1080p monitor so far so everything I throw at it is peanut. I'm happy to have that problem though :)

tom.spiers 1 point 12 months ago

Very nice build +1

I can't see in the photos but have you put any fans in the GPU chamber?

SHOCKOPS 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Pic no. 5.

tom.spiers 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks total didn't see it

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Yep although that is showing fans blowing hot air out. I did switch it out to blow air inside when I installed the 1070.

Boyles 1 point 12 months ago

I am planning on building a pc with the same GPU and CPU. What has your experience been like so far?

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

No problems so far. Gaming performance I've been playing XCOM 2 for hours and my max temp are 64c for CPU and 69c for GPU. Frame rates hitting 100.

In hindsight, I would get the i7 6700 not because I need it but just because i7 sounds better lol. But seriously for $80 more for something I would be using hopefully the next 5 years. But all in all I'm not left wanting anything with my current usages.

Boyles 2 points 12 months ago

I was also thinking of getting the I7 6700 because I'd like to try streaming and making YouTube content, and like you said, it will probably be pretty good for years to come. Thanks for the response!

alcoloz 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Very nice build. Going for a nearly similar build, the stock cooler not good enough? Noisy? Noctua cooler good? No probs with usb3 with the cooler?

lucasmalacas submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I didn't test stock cooler I installed Noctua right away. No problem with Noctua so far specially that I have locked CPU.

No problems with my USB3 neither. It's kind of bending on the cable because of the fans but everything working good so far.

cugabuh 1 point 7 months ago

I'm planning a similar build in the Fractal 202. Your temps don't seem too bad. Are you using this standing vertically or horizontally? I want to build a bedroom PC gaming console, but I've been reading conflicting opinions on whether a non-blower GPU works with this build.

Hopefully a few Corsair SP120s in the GPU chamber and a good aftermarket CPU cooler will alleviate concerns?

Tuliptown 1 point 2 months ago

Great job on wire management. This is my benchmark build and I hope to do it justice. Thanks for the picks and info.

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