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1080p gaming and light video render. Also backup or guest PC. After watching CES 2020 and seeing new small form PC trends with Intel's various nook design, I probably should have waited for those instead. At the very least (a couple of years from now) I will not be so eager to re-build my small form PC which isn't even that small for its performance at the consumer level. Either way, this system won't require the maintenance it did when it was choking from bad airflow while running higher temps.

When I first started building my own PC, it was using this cyber power prebuild in 2015. I first learned about cable management, then how to swap a GPU, re-install a cpu rad, and then finally rebuild it with a new mobo. z97- i7 4790k now a z390 - i5 9600k = Waste of money on a side step. The new chip does push the 1660 ti a little harder boosting about 10-20 fps at 1080p though I notice hangs and stutters in more current games than with the 4790k.

Side note. I always wanted that Asus strix card with the owl Eyes (strix 970-980) but wouldn't fit in this case. I then decided to make my own look or design which is more external than the card would have been anyways. The 2 fans are supposed to be eyes and the 3 vents below make a wing in my mind. Also, cyberpower announced a Zeus mini 2 case with side window for GPU however was never release, probably cuz it chocked the GPU added high temps. At least that's what happened when I put a 1/32 thick acrylic window with tons of holes so I switch back to a metal mesh.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i was always curious about this case. you did a nice job with it! Is it as green as the photo shows? or did you mod it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The mesh grills came red and I replaced them with stainless to help different color light bleed threw. Thank you for the compliment, this is my least favorite case to build in because of cable routing and management.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yea sff builds are not fun. I had my fill with my mini itx build and that wasn't even that small. my hands are too big for them lol