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OutrunVR (Micro)

by Brotaoski

Description

Old build was running just above minimum for VR specs wanted to amp it up a bit. I wanted to go as much RGB as I could so I could do a neon pink/blue outrun type aesthetic for the build. Plus I was tired of my green and black mid tower case and always wanted to do a micro build.

The case only has 1 3.5" drive mount... but there was room at the bottom of the case for me to attach my second 3.5" drive and the nxzt hue+ controller.

I planned on using my 1000w rm PSU for this build but it was 20mm too big for this case so I had to buy a whole new one... Luckily the 850 was on sale.

I replaced all fans with the nzxt aer fans and all 5 are daisy chained together. Honestly this was the hardest part of the build was having to attach the fans before installing due to the in/out cables to chain them.

https://i.imgur.com/ekgQzXb.gifv gif of the colors

Included is my attempt at a custom PSU shroud, only I had to nix it due to the GPU AIO tubing. I was really digging the isometric squares pattern on the cases dust covers so I recreated the design in photoshop formatted for a vinyl cutter. I cut and bent some acrylic to size sprayed a layer of sliver paint, then applied the decal, I sprayed over with the dark grey paint. Once dry I painstaking removed each facet one by one with tweezers took about 2 hours. Then I hit it with 3 clear coats. It turned out amazing but once it came to actually using it I realized the AIO tubing took up the space for that area when the cover was on, so ultimately I had to nix the cover.

Im thinking of getting a EVGA powerlink to make the gpu look better, and a led strip for the nzxt hue+ to add to the bottom of the case.

*note the GPU fan controller is 3pin while the AER are 4pin. So when I replaced the fan I had to hide the cable and attach fan to one of the case controllers.

Update added a powerlink to the gpu and NZXT hue leds to the bottom

Jan/2019 edit. My 1080 Hybrid died on me. GPU RMA. EVGA sent me a 1080ti Hybrid FTW3. Sadly the case is too small to use this card and the powerlink so the cables dont look as pretty. Also since then added a m.2 nvme for My OS, and also upgraded my headphones.

Feb/2019 Scored a Dell 1440 144hz gsync 27" monitor on sale. Now using that as my main, and keeping one of my old 60hz as my non gaming secondary.

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Grime720 6 points 10 months ago

with the power supply shroud in place

made the build look 10x better

Brotaoski submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I agree shame the water tubes for the gpu aio prevent me from actually using it

xnootxnootx 2 points 10 months ago

Such a shame the shroud didn't work out for you dude. It looks really awesome and would compliment this case well. I've been staying at your last pic for 10 minutes running every possible rad layout in my head to make the shroud work. Great build either way though!

Thegreatgnome 1 point 10 months ago

Amazing build love the case

Jackpot89 1 point 10 months ago

If I had to have surgery, I’d want it done in this case.

Good job

nonoesimposible 9 points 10 months ago

You must be an unusually small person.

Alexis4232 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Like the rgb effer great man

Traveler80 1 point 10 months ago

You could try rotating the GPU rad so that the tubing comes from the top down over the motherboard area, which should give you enough room to put in your PSU shroud.

You may need to move the top fan up there a bit to make it fit though.

Brotaoski submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah but then you having the tubing protruding over the cpu cooler and sitting just under the top fans. Owell.

Traveler80 1 point 10 months ago

That's currently how my Dual AIO setup is run in the Meshify C.

Definitely looks just fine to me, but I guess it's personal preference.

WalkableBuffalo 1 point 9 months ago

Is the 3.5" drive on the bottom actually mounted to something or is it just sitting there?

Brotaoski submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

the bottom of the case has a bunch of vent holes, I simply just used a screw to mount the drive to the bottom of the case. The case has a proper mount on the back panel for a 3.5 as well as 2 ssd mounts. However since I have 2 ssds and 2 hdd, I improvised.

Also the hue+ next to the drive on the bottom is mounted the same way, just a screw.

WalkableBuffalo 1 point 9 months ago

Ah thanks. I'm looking at getting the same case, since there aren't any other micro ATX cases at that price point which thrill me. And I also have 2 HDDs so I was looking for how it could be mounted.

AwesomeBus 1 point 9 months ago

Check out my build! It is on the budget side but I would like some feedback!

plzDonateAgame 1 point 5 months ago

This guy literally just stuffed all the most expensive parts he could find into the cheapest case he could find lol

Brotaoski submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Cheap or not, its an amazing case! I absolutely love it.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 3 months ago

It's a decent case. Not gonna judge lol. I got a Thermaltake core V21 for $30 so I can't talk.

ColinHirosky 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

can u make me a psu shroud, im serious btw

Brotaoski submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

its possible maybe

Nathan.student 1 point 1 month ago

Really nice work, I’m thinking about getting the Q300 but the other version. Think you can make a shroud for that case. Because that supply shroud just made that case Better. All and all great build very neat and you spent lot of Time on it most likely. To bad the shroud did not fit ;/

Brotaoski submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

its possible that the shroud I made could still be reused for the other version.