Description

This was my daily driver for 3 years and I've moved on to a Fractal Node 202. The RVZ01 will remain in my possession as a backup PC.

Part Reviews

CPU

For 250CAD I have nothing to complain about. I don't care about overclocking and this CPU handled all my games very well.

Motherboard

Not a popular model so it's hard to get support on forums since it's hard to find other users in the first place.

I found out the hard way that the M.2 slot on the bottom doesn't recognize older SATA M.2 drives. Only newer PCIe drives are supported.

Video Card

I don't regularly use this PC anymore so I just needed something that can at least run modern games, even at low settings. That's why I bought a cheap US$99 GPU.

Dishonored 2 and Hitman 2 both ran at 50+ fps at 1080p on low settings.

Case

Probably the easiest possible SFF case to built in (but it's also relatively thick as a result). Comes with two case fans which helps a LOT.

Power Supply

Is adequate for even high end GPUs like the GTX1070 but that limits the number of drives it can power. So far I haven't been able to run more than one M.2 or 2.5" drive alongside one 3.5" HDD.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man! Someone rocking an older keyboard than my G110! Love the compact design of that case, almost reminds me of the Raven. Great setup for parts! +1

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol wow... idk how I missed that. Shows how much I'm into the mATX/ITX market.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using the same monitor currently

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! How are you liking it?

I bought my P2416d on a whim because it was just under 400 after tax and shipping. The USB hub is nice, as is the super high resolution. I do regret not holding out for a 27", since I have to increase my text scaling to 125% to read anything LOL.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of bag do you use to carry that slick build on the airplane?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a generic Hush Puppy brand wheeled luggage, the kind that barely fits into aircraft overhead bins.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, nice build! Can you run your memory modules at 2400 Mhz with this mobo, or does it limit the maximum speed to 2133?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It's limited to 2133, but I didn't see any performance disadvantage.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, too bad the mobo doesn't let you use the full speed of your memories. I guess I'll stick with a 2133 then, no need to spend more if mobo won't let me use it. Thx for replying

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to fit your monitor in your carry on bag also?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nope. When I fly with this I expect my host to supply the monitor :P

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That sucks - is it due to cooling issues?

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I have an Ubuntu boot drive for some work. I game on Windows though.