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Hello everyone, this is my second build using a mini ITX form factor. (The first one was a very stupid build. Skip that OK..)

Compared to the first build, this one is very fun indeed. It's easy, fast, and you don't have to worry much about clearance. Here's the recipe and why :

NZXT Manta - It is a big huge case for mITX, many people dislike it. I personally don't have any problem with a big case for that tiny 17x17 cm motherboard, also the ASUS STRIX GTX 1070 won't fit on many mITX cases. Besides, look at em rainbows. My fans, cooler, video card, even that motherboard has light on it. Shame if it just covered up in a black windowless box.

Intel Core i7 6700K - Love it. OC'd to 4.6 Ghz with little overclocking knowledge (I'm using that 4.6 GHz option in UEFI, that's all).

Corsair H100i V2 - Doing reeaally good job at keeping my CPU as cool as possible. It's silent, has a software for adjusting everything from pump speed, fan speed, and another fan-related settings.

ASUS STRIX GTX1070-O8G-GAMING - It's really a HUGE card. Dang just look at it compared to my good old GeForce 4. Oh and performance wise, don't ask. Its a very good top-end OC'd card, but also surprisingly cool. And the LEDs. RAINBOW LEDS.

Gigabyte GA-Z170N-GAMING 5 - It's good and rich featured motherboard with good overclocking stability. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB - just average DDR4 memory.

Kingston Savage 240 GB - Have this for a while, and unlike any other Manta build, this SSD is not upside down when installed inside the case.

Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB M.2 - That Kingston Savage SSD is enough for me, but it's tempting to use the M.2 slot in the motherboard. I'm not using expensive NVMe cards, just an ordinary EVO SSD will do just fine for me.

Corsair CS650M - Just average modular PSU, it's very silent and just have enough to power all of the components.

Thermaltake Riing RGB - Fan with RAINBOW LEDs. WOW. This fan is super silent and very good at keeping my H100i v2 cool (I'm not using the stock fan provided by corsair, I'm using it in the front instead). The only downside is the controller is a physical button so i have to open my case to adjust the speed, light, and mode. Oh and the fan also using a 5-pin connector, which means you can't plug it straight in to the motherboard. I purchased 3 of these (3-fans, 1 controller pack) to light up the case.

Overall it is a very good, very easy, and the most beautiful PC I've ever built (so far I just built 3 PCs so yeah..) The Manta does a good job at hiding cables, the components really shines in rainbows. Yeay _^

(Sorry if my english is bad btw)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow. I just got the NZXT Manta and ASUS 1070 OC ordered. I was worried the ASUS 1070 would not fit and might overheat but it sounds like you have had no issues! 60 C under load is fantastic...I am excited.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah the Manta is a fantastic case with very good airflow.. Strix is a huge card for sure, but actually you can use longer card than that (about 3.5 cm more) as long as only 2 slots wide. Bigger card like the Zotac 1070 AMP EXTREME will NOT fit because its 2.5 slot wide.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi buddy!!! I really like small cases and im in love with this one, but i want to know if the GPU has enough airflow and the radiator can cool down the CPU where it is... So, may I ask for GPU and CPU temps under full load?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean in full load but when you play for a long time like 2h, because if the temps you put at the left were in full load after playing for a while, its amazing

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Currently I'm only playing the witcher 3, CPU max 69 C (avg. 62) and GPU max 75 C (avg 70). Using performance mode on both H100i and asus GPUtweak II. Ambient is around 23 C.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bud, btw 23c ambient? where are you from ahahah

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

and also a thing, your cpu temperatures would get much cooler if you buy corsair sp120 for the rad or just put the stock ones and for LED buy a strip, cuz that thermaltake fans look good but... they have 20cfm airflow less than the corsair ones ;P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm from indonesia.. Yes even the stock fans from the H100i have more airflow & pressure than the thermaltake.. But i put it above the case because of the lighting.. Next time I open the case I will move the rad to the front and use 2 sp120 fans.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously sometimes i come back to see your build man... its so sexy bro O.O

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank youu :)