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Black Beetle

by ajs0108



Date Published

Feb. 16, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.632 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C


Case Even though its not a true Mini ITX, the manta caught my eye and I was hooked. It fits perfectly on my Desk.

CPU Originally I wanted a i5-6600k but the Kaby was the same price and when I get time to OC this bad boy it will yield better results. Easy Choice(No I didn't want to wait for Raisin).

CPU Cooler Keeps the chip cool and the tubing is very classy looking.

MOBO This board is gorgeous. I tried not to drool on it when building it, from what I hear that will do bad things. The lights on the board are amazing and enough to provide a excellent RGB display inside the case without it looking like a circus.

RAM Ahhhh-mazing Ram, its so nice and shiny. I tried to offer it my first born but it wouldn't say anything back. What a jerk. It was absolutely the hardest thing to install in the whole case. The heat sinks on top are like tiny razor blades slicing your fingers as you try to jam it into the board . After many tries they finally clicked in. They are very worth the pain as they give the case most of that RGB glow at a very low price.

SSD Its Samsung, it's a SSD, and my files go zip zip zip. Oh ya I also have a 1TB HD. It does things to.

GPU This bad boy is a major upgrade. This will hold me over for a while and it perfectly fits my needs. It also has RGB on it which looks amazing when synced up with Aura.

PSU I got a really good deal on this @100 bucks last year and it was my first part I picked up when I didn't know about ITX. Thankfully its fits in the manta with tons of room left over.

Monitor This was the worst part to research. I spent 2 weeks reading everything about monitors and this happened to go on sale for only 399.99.

Part Reviews


Really awesome board, beware no USB 2.0 Header for AIO's that require it.

Comments Sorted by:

pixel636 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I love all of it, I love the Manta case too

ajs0108 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks. It was definitely fun to build inside it.

limelight55 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

The description says 2.0 on mobo to 3.0 accesory: does it work in the opposite direction without harming either your board or the cooler?

mcfly48 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

I have not had an issue with it. I have plugged usb drives, a printer, a web cam, wired xbox controller, my phone and a external Blueray burner in the front panel without any problems.

mcfly48 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

With Those parts you can hook up your pump and front usb ports. You need one more cable a usb 3.0 to usb 2.0 adapter that you can find on amazon. I used these parts for the old Kracken x52 and Hue Plus in my Manta case. The specs say there's a Pump header on the motherboard but I do keep reading that there is no Header for the pump. This is why I am checking out your build. Nice build by the way.

ajs0108 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks for the info. I ended up getting a adapter for 3.0 to 2.0 header. I will check out the parts.After spending a hour trying to get the 3.0 plug for the case out of the header I'm taking a small break lol.

mcfly48 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

No Problem. I don't blame you for taking a break. Those parts will work. They are in my rig now. I have a red and black manta with the Asus Z170 Impact in it and had the same issue. Everything is working. I just have not got around to posting my build on here yet.

limelight55 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Did this end up working/ can you still use your front ports with this configuration?

mcfly48 1 Build 3 points 25 months ago

The three parts I listed will work. I used the 3.0 to 2.0 cable to connect the NZXT hub then the 2.0 to 3.0 cable to connect the front panel usb. This allowed me to connect my Kraken X61, Hue Plus and the front two usb ports with two ports on the hub for wireless mouse. Update drivers through cam software if using Nzxt products or in device manager in windows. I found the parts from another build on here for the same reasons.

ajs0108 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Everything works amazingly except the front USB Ports. I have to dive into that one since I'm green but I know its do-able. I just haven't had time lately to get around and do it. But I will soon. Honestly though I am not really in need as I have a total of 7 USB ports to use including my keyboard. It's more than enough right now for my personal needs.

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ajs0108 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you