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The Blue Bomber

by khmergod

19
26 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 30, 2016

Date Built

Nov. 30, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.77GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

77.0° C

Description

My second ever build and I wanted to make something with a very small form factor on a budget for traveling, but can dish out some power and show its bling through a window. There will be no overclocking headroom due to the Raijintek Metis' small form and single fan.

Firs of all I chose the Metis for its super small form factor. It's a 13 liter case with a window. Budget i3 6100 for the 3.7ghz clock and 4 threads. Cryorig C7 for its compact size, white fan, and cooling prowess. Asus B150i Pro Gaming/Wifi/Aura Mini ITX for the wifi and AURA. Avexir Core Blue LED DDR4 2400 for the blue bling. SK Hynix SL308 for OS Drive at a budget with over 500mb/s read speed. Effective write with crystalmark only gave me 300mb/s. HGST 2.5" 1TB 7200RPM for storage and games at a great speed. Over 100mb/s read and write for a budget HDD. Gigabyte's 1060 3GB OC Mini because it was the only card I could fit in the case. (17cm GPU clearance) Corsair's SF450 for the small factor, gold rated, and modular.

It was a very easy and fun build, minus a few caveats due to it being so cramped on the mobo to place all the parts especially the hd led, pwr sw, and pwr led. The small air cooler left me so much room to see everything on the board. I thought it would be more cramped near the window, but that wasn't the case. The SF450 didn't come with braided cables, just thin cables.

Cinebench R15 gave me an average of 390 points All Firestrike physics were ~5900 pts Firestrike 1080 gave me ~12500 graphics Firestrike 1440 gave me ~5900 graphics Firestrike 4k gave me ~2900 graphics.

CPU idle around 32c and maxed at 68c at load for an hour stress test GPU in OC mode ran at 1936mhz effective and stayed around mid 1800mhz during load of 77c running Heaven for 1 hour.

The current setup for the single fan is exhaust. The inside of the case was toasty during load. Will swap the fan to intake to see if temps are better and will run Timespy at a future date.

p.s. The case dimensions are [WxDxH] 190x277x254 mm. 7.48"x10.9"x10.0" Its total weight is 10lbs.

Preparing to start my third build within 45 days lol.

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Shadowriser609 2 points 22 months ago

wow. what games does it run

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

It should be able to run most game at 1080p 60fps at high or max settings.

Shadowriser609 1 point 22 months ago

cool

Kerazivel 1 point 22 months ago

Very nice budget build, so cheap for the quality of parts.

even though i still couldnt afford it.

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

thank you, I am a scavenger for great deals.

TioJorge 6 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

This is awesome. I really want to do a teeny tiny build like this one day. Pretty!

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

the aura mobo and leds on the ram make this build shine. literally.

DeNo49 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Perhaps you would get better temps if your turned the heatsync fan around to push heat away from the CPU. Right now it looks as though it's set up to draw air in towards it.

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

After looking at the build thoroughly, I might be able to watercool it with 1 radiator and a 120mm.

Edit. nevermind. a radiator and fan can fit, but the pump wouldn't fit.

WMillard 1 point 22 months ago

I have the same CPU and GPU, I love how well they run together. However, your build looks way better, so extra points for you. That tower is sweet.

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

their price to performance ratio combo is the best by far.

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I love the color

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

thank you. blue is my favorite color.

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Nice!! I just built using the same case (red without a window) and same mobo. I replaced and turned the back fan around to be intake. I didn't do any testing but I did see some reviews that did and turning the back fan around did help a bit. Since the PSU would be exhausting, it make sense to have the rear as intake. I see you used a SFX PSU, it looks like it made working in the case just a bit easier. You've got my +1 for sure.

P.S. How did you get that mobo for so cheap?

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I forewent cable management because those flat cable kinda sucked. I got the mobo off ebay opened but new. all parts were still sealed in their bags. got it for $70-#15ebay coupon during their flash $ 15 dollar coupon off $60. That board was kind of expensive for non z710, but the AURA and wifi was worth it. That extra bling bling.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

That case reminds me to the Note 7

Hope it doesn't blow up lol

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

could you clarify what you're trying to say?

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

The blue coral color on the Note 7. It's beautiful :)

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

rest in pepperonies note 7 kun

Gooberdad 9 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Hey, man. Nice job.

As a fellow Metis builder, I tip my hat to you. These are fun tiny cases.

Btw your temps look fine, but if heat ever becomes an issue you can flip the motherboard tray putting your GPU on the bottom. You only have to partially drill and tap two holes in the frobt panel to pull it off.

I like it. Thumbs up!

If your interested here's my daughter's pc

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

that purple cpu cooler is huge and sick! I love it

Gooberdad 9 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Lol it does look huge in that case.

WinnieChinChin 1 point 21 months ago

lol you should've named this little baby bomber

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

lol

AxiomHDD 1 point 20 months ago

Question.. do you bottleneck? I'm building my first computer and I have a friend telling me it would. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AxiomHDD/saved/cGPf7P thanks

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

a few AAA games will bottleneck it. i can't remember which ones.