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Blue Noctua Mini ITX

by alneal2787

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34 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 20, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 19, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.34GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

Updated Got my hyperfury x RAM in matches a lot better than the ripjaws and my cpu fan turned around **

Hey everyone first build I'm posting here, this pc was a computer put together with parts acquired over 2 years time. I was finishing up my computer networking degree in college when i first started buying parts. Originally my pc was in a Phanteks Enthoo Pro. I loved the case and the cable management possibilities built in straight out of the box but wanted something smaller. Enter the Enthoo Evolv ITX!

Part Reviews

CPU

Great processor and a great overclocker currently running at 4.5GHz and my being primarily used for gaming in my spare time and got a great deal on it which helped me choose it over the i7

CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-U12s. I am in love with this cooler. I have never owned a Air cooler other than stock and this one is simply amazing. I was not a fan(pun intended) of the Brown fan that came with it. When i saw the black option with the chromax sound dampers i was sold.

Motherboard

i really wanted a Z97i-plus i loved the looks of this board. only problem was i have not been able to find one that wasn't overpriced in my opinion or just not available at all. i read up on the H97 and when i found out it was able to be overclockable with a bio update and finding a great deal on ebay it was a no brainer.

Memory

The parts list says hyperfury x blue 1866mhz but they did not arrive when they were suppose to. so currently pictured are Gskill Ripjaws 1600mhz. They get the job done but the hyperfury matches the blue i am using better.

Storage

Boot drive + BF1. works great and is fast.

Video Card

When i saw pictured of the Rx 480 nitro i was impressed with how well this card looked, it also performs well at 1080p ultra settings. I do however plan to upgrade to the 1080ti or possibly Vega 10 IN Q1 2017 will just have to wait and see :)

Case

Whats not to love? this is a fantastic looking ITX case with no compromises was simple to build in. Had no problems installing 5 140mm Noctua AF14s in it. I stole my phan hub that came with the enthoo pro :) free upgrade!

Power Supply

Seasonic nothing much to see here great power supply very quite and fully modular and brone certified another great ebay find. Old build had a Corsair GS700 so i figured it was a worth upgrade seeing as that PSU is dirt old and wasnt modular.

Case Fan

Noctua AF-12 Love everything about them and run extremely quite i cant even hear my pc turned on. splurged a bit on the fans, i look at it like this, if i swap cases i can still keep my fans :)

Keyboard

Corsair Strafe RGB cherry silent MX keys. Amazing keyboard and when Bestbuy had their anniversary sale, this was on sale for 80 dolllars. No way could i pass it up.

Mouse

Corsair M65 RGB i bought this back when corsair had the tramp stamp logo. still a great mouse for first person shooters gets the job done and is RGB!

Comments Sorted by:

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Your cooler fan is on backwards.

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

hey thanks for pointing that out but PureblackFire beat you to it :) will adjust it when i get home when the new ram comes in today

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

He DID?!?! that SoB!

If he is reading this: just kidding, all good playa

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

fixed the fan on the cooler :)

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Now you're playing with power!

DayQuil_Man 2 points 22 months ago

I always upvote for Noctua #NoctuaMasterRace

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

thanks for the upvote! noctuas are awesome :)

EasyLover 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Blue Beauty. +1

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

thank you and sorry for the slow reply!

metakortex 1 point 22 months ago

Does that 480 throttle ? I hope the gap between the card and PSU shroud isn't starving the card for air.

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

not at all! the shroud in vented :) have not seen the card go above 65 in Battlefield 1 after several hours

metakortex 1 point 22 months ago

Sweet. Happy gaming ! Hopefully I'll be assembling my first ever build by January '17.

PureBlackFire 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

like the black/blue look. looks like you've installed the fan backward on the cpu cooler though. airflow should be going the same direction, especially in a case with a restrictive front panel, you don't wanna make things worse.

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

good eye i just noticed that, i have taken that fan off several times here lately when adjusting some cables for better cable management. I will get that turned back around to the proper position when i get off work. thanks for the comment!

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

fixed the cpu fan :)

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Have you painted the blue corners of the noctua fans?

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

i have not, they are actually called Noctua NA-SAVP1 Chromax Anti-Vibration Fan Mount Set - 16 Pack - Blue i got them on amazon. but i am sure other retailers may carry them also. They also come in a variety of other colors also

Đorđe 1 point 21 months ago

Where did you plug the fans ? Looks so clean . Excellent build :)

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you! i actually had the Enthoo pro full tower before going ITX, i took the PWM fan hub off of that case. it mounted perfectly :D

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Have a shot of that fan hub connected ? I might replace all of my fans with these fans so I can set a fan curve for each fan, but Ill need a hub - never used one before.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Hey do you have complete control over each fan with this hub ? Or do you just set a profile that adjusts them all at the same time? Did you pug in the hub to the CPU fan header ?

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I love your build. I almost bought this case. I ended up getting the same cooler setup as you though, just white instead of blue.

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

hey sorry for the slow reply, been under the weather the past couple of days. ill upload a pic of the fan hub tonight but beware the back is not as pretty (them cables have to go somewhere right? ha) since i also just added a m.2 850 evo i got on black friday :D

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

No worries man. My rear cables are not great either haha. What size ssd/price ? I read an article the other day that SSD prices might be going up due to supply issues.

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

i got a samsung 850 evo m.2 500GB for 70 dollars.. new! it was 130 dollars but came with watch dogs 2 so factor in cost of game was the best deal i could find.

ek1025 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Did you test the temperature with the 200mm fan? If your noctua fans made a big difference, I need to go get them now for my own Evolv ITX :P

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I did not test the 200mm fan looking back on it i should have, still would of replaced it regardless. I would assume the difference is maybe a few degrees if that, since airflow is being blown directly into each chamber directly.

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AustinHerzfeldt 6 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Yo I'll play dat with ya'

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

sounds fun i also have a teamspeak server :)

AustinHerzfeldt 6 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

oo7ausin, add me my dude.

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AustinHerzfeldt 6 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

I don't beleive that you're a pie! Prove your Pie'ness to me.

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AustinHerzfeldt 6 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

You have proven yourself my son! Looks like we're havin' Pork Pot Pie for dinner.

alneal2787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

sounds fun to me shoot me a pm or leave your name in the comments :)