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Ryzen 7 1700 in a heavily modded Cooler Master Elite 130

by grimmwrath


My son recently upgraded his build, but wanted to use his same case - the Elite 130. I love working in small cases, and wanted to show him what was possible. This is the result.

His usage is mostly gaming, but he uses it for writing and game development as well. Future upgrades are another 16GB of RAM, a new GPU (once prices settle down,) and an NVME drive.

Main challenges were managing to cram all the hardware into such a tight space, but still have it look good. The custom wiring was key to this, as I managed to shorten every cable by around 9 inches from their stock length.

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Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Thats a sick build! A WEAPON TO SURPASS METAL GEAR! :D

Gooberdad 10 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Nice upgrades and modifications. Keep up the great looking work.

Thumbs up.

Theo3334 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Prosesser is good, but the GPU isn't great, it's what let's down the system.

grimmwrath submitter 5 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Agreed, just waiting for prices to settle down some before upgrading it.

Theo3334 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah, good idea

InDaStank 1 point 3 months ago

Love the build, have you upgraded yet to the second stick of RAM? If so were there any complications? I have the same motherboard and am wanting to upgrade my 2400 RAM to 3000 or better but don't want to have to shell out all the cash at once to get up to 32GB. Have you OC the RAM or are you running it stock?

grimmwrath submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

This one is my son's PC. He still has just the single stick of RAM, hoping for prices to come down a little more before upgrading. He has it clocked at 3200 and it's been perfectly stable.

I'll caution that some AM4 mobos are still finicky about which RAM you use. From a response to another question: I had trouble with RAM in my personal build. I used the ASUS ROG Strix B450-I board w/ an R5 2600X - tried Corsair Vengeance RAM in it and it wouldn't OC past 2133 without crashing. I switched to the G.Skill Flare X 3200 RAM, a B-die with tighter timings (14-14-14-34), and it clocked up to 3200 just fine.

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Slingshott 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

Bro, look closer. It says future upgrade.

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