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Amethyst

by Ametista

211
136 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 25, 2018

Date Built

April 21, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.417 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

Description

This is the mini ITX build I've been working on for a while and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I'll use this pc mainly for light gaming and productivity. Some parts come from last year's build!

I matched Life is Strange posters to my build since I'm devoted to that universe.


CPU & Cooler I had the chance to get this beast for a good price, and hopefully it'll lasts me a long time. I paired with a NZXT liquid cooler because it really helps with temps and it's aesthetically pleasing.

Motherboard Clean and functional. Also the lights in the back are awesome!

Ram Basic ram, the cheapest I found last year. I'm glad they didn't cost me a fortune like they do now.

Storage I couldn't live without an SSD, and this one is really fast. I also had a nice deal with this one. I'm using an external HD for bigger files aswell.

Case This is pretty much the reason I've started building this whole thing, it's just beautiful and compact. It might take some time because of the amount of space you have while putting everything inside, but it's definitely worth it.

Power Supply Seasonic means quality. It's cheap, silent and never failed me once.

GPU Since I don't play heavy games, I don't really need an expensive graphic card. I'm happy with it for now, but I think I'll consider buying a new one with the next generation coming this year, only if needed.

Keyboard First time with a pure mechanical keyboard, I'm impressed with how responsive and fast it is. It's also saving me space on my desk cause it's a TKL model.

Others NZXT RGB fans are beautiful, they came with the HUE+ which I had to connect to the internal usb HUB due to the lack of USB 2.0 ports on the motherboard. It's tricky but worth it in the end.

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ApocPony 4 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

So much cleaner than my desk +1 also awesome build love the colour scheme.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Thank you! I saw your AMD box few days ago and it's awesome!

Khaosix 20 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Doesn't get much cleaner than this.

+1

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Lmao :P

CooproxXo1 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

That build is so clean! I’m surprised by the kraken for a locked i5, but it looks sick, so I totally agree!

gazdagret13 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Love it!!!! Beautiful!!!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks!

jalesm 3 points 6 months ago

Wow, what an amazing build! You did a great job taking the photos as well. Always happy to see a female touch to PC building, congrats!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks! <3

Arminecraft 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Love it. Every single thing. It looks awesome, congratulations.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

That was kind of you, thanks ♥

EpicReplayMC 2 points 6 months ago

Good job taking your time with the LED's. They look incredible. Frankly, your entire desk is amazing. The only visible cords on that desk were the mouse and keyboard cords. Nice job. Can't get over the color scheme.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you so much! YEah I don't mind having a couple cords on my desk :D

HawkMagic54 1 point 6 months ago

Everything is beautiful, but you could try routing the mouse cable under the keyboard and then routing the mouse and keyboard wires together for a cleaner look. Amazing build either way +1

Tank_Blaster 2 points 6 months ago

How did you get that Life is strange poster?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Printed them by myself! Just normal paper. You can find those HD pictures on the internet

bbogle86 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

A very clean and well thought out setup! +1 to you, enjoy it for years to come

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you a lot mate!

leesar2121 2 points 6 months ago

Those are some clean photos, definitely didn't take them with an iphone. Digging the PC too.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yep. I took these photos with my Canon 1300D camera :D

saidkinga 2 points 6 months ago

Wow. So gorgeous & clean. Love the purple theme and how it contrasts with the white desk and black peripherals. A job well done!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you so much!

sodom 4 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

nice setup, especially case :)

endurancist 2 points 6 months ago

Looks fantastic! I think it's the first RGB build I've seen that actually looks great. The table is also very aesthetically pleasant to look at too!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Wow thank you so much :D

DaddyDarksie_ 2 points 6 months ago

Prob one of my favorite new builds. Its so clean and purrty! NZXT is gonna make me change my mind on a couple things..

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you. I dig NZXT products so bad. They look clean and have the best quality.

PcBuildingNo-body 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

So clean.

BoadTheToad 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Hot damn! The cable management is phenomenal, I love the colors and just how simple the whole setup looks. The PC on its own just looks incredible, just how compact yet how clean it is. Amazing job on your setup. +1 :D

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

That was very kind of you! Having a clean, compact white & purple desk was my priority :D

TenTonnesofDoug 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Very nice, but it's missing a nice glamour shot of the backside wiring... Maybe this one just ain't no regular ho! :P

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Yeah, I skipped that one cause the lower part is a bit of a mess, nothing fancy really. I tried my best though :P

TenTonnesofDoug 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

It's frankly impossible unless you start doing custom length cables for everything. I recon about 80 or 90% of the build time for mine was spent faffing around with fan and RGB cable routes. But hey, that's half the fun... isn't it!?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Exactly! That part took me most of the time, especially the fans cables. Even though I had to press all the cables inside (usb hub & hue+ too) I'm still happy with the result.

TenTonnesofDoug 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Also, I meant to ask about the desk lighting... is this connected up to the HUE+ or is it something else entirely?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It's just a regular rgb strip light I found on Amazon :P It's connected via usb

Alexis4232 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Your picture are absolutely amazing +1 bro!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you! *sis :D

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Everything I was going to say has already been said in other comments. Very impressive, very clean. +1

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you mate!

rogdog56 2 points 6 months ago

Dank

Air_Wizardo 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Cleanness is underrated. Superb work!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Too kind my friend :)

Mahvimcoo 2 points 6 months ago

Gorgeous and Functional. Well done!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

But most importantly: compact :D

JakeSquare 2 points 6 months ago

It's legendary me mate! I also love NZXT cases!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Oh yeah. Gorgeous and clean design!

LRK007 2 points 6 months ago

build looks absolutely amazing, but i would recommend upgrading your gpu, i also had a gtx 1050 and i upgraded to a 1060 and it was night and day difference.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I agree. For now I'm okay for what I usually play. I think I'll wait for the next generation as I mentioned in the description :P Hopefully prices will be decent at that point?

HTownHeff 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Beautiful system. Love the lighting and how clean it is. Well done!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you darling!

jsoutherland89 5 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Clean as they come. Congrats on the feature!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks! :D

neiler0847 2 points 6 months ago

Beautiful! And I wish my computer area could be so tidy.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Good looking build.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot.

Colin10101 2 points 6 months ago

Nice build

Jumpest 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Is the GPU being so close to the PSU shroud an issue for you? Like elevated temps or similar problems of the like?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

No problem whatsoever! This pc runs super cold.

Jumpest 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Jeez that's crazy, was wary of the case cuz of that but I guess it's alright. Think I could fit a 1080 Asus Strix in there? Lol

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I think it can support full size GPU's :)

aetas_20 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

What a beautiful build.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Ty mate!!!

joshsantina 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Super clean +1

Puffey 2 points 5 months ago

Nice computer,love the desk and the case,lovely lovely pasticcin

Ruling_elite 2 points 5 months ago

Excuse me while I grab my jaw off the floor then turn off my pc and take a deep breath.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Wha- ahhahahah

RAFGUT 2 points 3 months ago

Great build nice looking, that work it´s amazing, i love your clean design

rogdog56 2 points 1 month ago

Sorry if this is second comment, this PC is just so cool. I'm probably building similar sort of thing just with h400i instead of h200i. NZXT products are just amazing

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you! You know, as much as I love ITX builds, you always end up having zero space moving your hands around and tie the cables correctly. I would definitely recommend a h400 any day.

Cashtache 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

DUDE THIS IS LITERALLY MY DREAM SETUP! SO JEALOUS!

seriously though, great build it looks so good.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thank you! I literally just upgraded a couple stuff days ago. I might upload some new pictures.

HomieMcBro 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Sweet build! I'm looking to move my rig into this case. Do you use the hub included with the case for your fans, lights, etc or do you use the internal USB hub you included on your part list? Just wondering what the hub that comes with the case needs to connect to on the motherboard, since my motherboard doesn't have a RGB header.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you mate. Well it's a bit tricky: If you want to put both the Kraken AND the Aer fans, you must purchase the NZXT usb hub. These fans came with 2 plugs, so one goes to the hub and the other in any fan header available in your motherboard (in this case, you can connect both fans in the Smart Device included in the case). Hope this helps!

liamadms 1 point 6 months ago

My friend is doing a build similar to this and I was wondering how you could fit HUE+ into this case since it is kind of big and bulky, but the h200i is a Mini ITX case. Beautiful build by the way

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I put both the HUE+ and the NZXT usb hub right under the PSU shroud. Cables will stay really tight, but I didn't have much choice.

zAfirz 1 point 6 months ago

May I ask what camera you used to take these pics?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I used my Canon eos 1300D :P

TarikDurak 1 point 6 months ago

Where did you place the Hue+? I imagine its quite tricky placing it considering the limited amount of space in this mini itx enclosure. Your build is making me consider going with aio cooling, but i'd feed the tubes through the opening in the white cable management bracket. Were you able to reach the smart hub in the back of the case with the nzxt aer rgb fans? or did you need an extensions to go all the way from the back of the case to the smart hub?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Hello, I already replied to this question in another comment: I put the Hue+ under the PSU shroud. Yes cables are long enough to reach the smart hub

TarikDurak 2 points 6 months ago

Sorry, overlooked it ! Thanks though :) Beautiful build

JCMsergox 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

You can never go wrong with minimalistic.

Slingshott 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

You should go like LinusTechTips and add actual amethyst. Anyways, nice build. !

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Lmao well that would be nice but... you get the idea :D

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

What are the thermals?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

28 c° average on CPU, 38 c° on GPU.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

That is good.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

The GPU peaks 55-60 c° ingame, the CPU pretty much remains the same. Not bad :P

Merlac 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yes, it looks beautiful and has great components, but I don't quite understand the featured picks on this site. There are probably 500 builds in b/w NZXT case with Kraken AIO and some leds behind the table (mine included), but what makes them stick out?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Don't ask me that. I'm pretty sure there's an algorithm behind this.

JacobGunther12 0 points 5 months ago

I can guarantee it's just staff-picked.

leomooga 1 point 6 months ago

Looks very nice, but you could've built something with a 1080 at that price point.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Not really. Plus I'm not interested in that.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

yo we have the same keyboard, and its awesome, agreed? :D

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Indeed! It's really responsive. Love the build quality. It seems we have the same mouse too ahahah :D

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

In the picture I had the Rival 100, but mines broke after about a year (partially the mouses fault partially my fault, the lmb was dying like smushed so I thought if I pulled it up it would be good but I took it all off). I have the Rival 310 now and it's really good.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I have the Arctis 5 headset, I stopped using the Hyper X.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Lmao, almost identical periphericals :P Is the Rival 310 good for multiple grips?

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

yeah pretty good

Samuel_Gadient 1 point 6 months ago

One thing you should consider getting is the cablemod aio sleeving. Get it in white

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

No thanks?

crichardson26 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Amazing build. Looks amazing. I would say why did you pair such a beefy cooler with that cpu, but with that cooler especially, its irresistible.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I said: why not? Also summer is super hot where I live. I made a gift for my new CPU :P

supercala12 1 point 6 months ago

What is the thing u hanged ur headset on? i have the same exact headset and would like to do that on my pc build too

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

It's the NZXT Puck!

dhess34 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I love this build. One of the most aesthetically-pleasing builds I’ve ever seen!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

That's kind of you <3

ekwirtz19 1 point 6 months ago

"DECENT". from bubbles.

CJMyers 1 point 6 months ago

Did your camera cost more then this PC?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Honestly I don’t know how my answer would be any helpful to you, but no the 1300D is an entry level camera.

Cryptichand1 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome colors Would love to see a bigger monster though

BuildStore 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Clean. What desk is that, and how is the cable management? I'm thinking about using the IKEA Malm Desk, but I'd like something more simplistic, with better monitor mount support.

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Ikea Linnmon. Cable management can be quite easy and clean if you don't install NZXT rgb fans. In my case it was a bit of mess.

dhennion 1 point 5 months ago

Hey, is there any way I could have 4 rgb fans in this case? I’m planning on going for the 120mm Masterliquid rgb in the front and 2 matching fans for exhaust in the back. I love the idea of mini ITX plz respond!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Technically you can mount up to 4 fans, but 1 of them would be hidden in the psu shroud. Check the info on their website :P

dhennion 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! I’m so excited to build!!! :D

synergyi 1 point 5 months ago

So you connected the internal usb hub to mobo, then connected the HUE to the nzxt hub. And then connected the 2 aer fans to hue+ and the kraken to the nzxt hub?

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Correct. Also consider that the aer fans need to be powered up, so 1 cable from each of them went to the Smart Device (while just 1 goes to the HUE+).

I came to conclusion that building all these NZXT products in another case would be pretty much impossible due to lack of 2.0 headers in the motherboard. The Smart Device helps solving this issue.

synergyi 1 point 5 months ago

The nzxt fans have 2 wires?

JacobGunther12 1 point 5 months ago

Do you ever have plans to route the monitor cables in the wall? It would make it so much cleaner!

Paxey 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Very clean build. Just want to throw you props for cost on this build! very similar to mine, and through frugal purchases I was able to keep mine to $1,256 US.

Lucas7404 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Hi, can you tell me the benchmarks fps you get on games you play? BTW you build and desk is fantastic 11/10

liluglysatanael 1 point 4 months ago

What is that wallpaper you got? I've seen it before but I can't put my finger where I saw it from

juanwill 1 point 4 months ago

Does the Hue+ fit on the front SSD tray? Where did you mount yours?

plzDonateAgame 1 point 4 months ago

OMG I'm so jealous. This is literally every part I could ever want all the way down to peripherals. And I love the color coordination. +1!

Wirax 1 point 4 months ago

Nice pc but you could of bought a gtx 1060 if you didnt get all the fancy fans, motherboard,cooler

plzDonateAgame 1 point 1 month ago

I cri evry tim :'( I wish you could like multiple times

plzDonateAgame 1 point 1 month ago

DEFINITELY need a new monitor lol. I got an hp omen 25" 144Hz at Best buy for $200, But an ultrawide would look nicer with this. the LG 25um58-p should be perfect but it can only go up to 75Hz. At least it's more than 60Hz.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 1 month ago

I almost choked when I saw the monitor lol

Cashtache 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

What desk is that? I love the look

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

It's the Ikea Linnmon 120x60 :D

Pimphare 1 point 27 days ago

That white case is "smexy." I'm working on a build for my wife and I've tried to talk her into getting that case, but unfortunately she prefers the black version :/ lol. She loves that game as well. Very clean and minimalistic setup you have there. Great job!!

Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

I had the S340 Elite in black. No competition. Always get some contrast, plus the white really looks always clean. The black top tends to pick up dust more visible. Thank you anyways, I think I'll upload some better pictures when I can :)

brucenoose 1 point 2 days ago

What fans do you have up the front?

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Ametista submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It's the NZXT Puck :) and the rgb strip light behind the desk it's pretty much a regular usb one. You find those everywhere

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Ametista submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Oh wow thank you! Yep I removed it for the sake of the pictures, I always use a mouse pad :P

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Ametista submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Right?! I'm actually quite surprised by the amount of builds having the 1080's lately? :P

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