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Here is my BB8 build. My wife loved BB8 so I made this guy, which cost around $1500.00, not the $1800.00 shown here.
Pretty straight forward build, except the Cryorig C7 really didn't want to fit on the Asus Strix MOBO. It was way more difficult than it should have been. If I need to replace it ill go with different brand.
The "Thumbs up" BB8 decal is from a store called PixelYarnDesigns on Etsy, its a good quality decal. I made the rest of the stickers myself.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
UPDATE: Being my first ITX build I was trying to balance size and performance. Some of my decisions worked out, others... not so much. I made some changes to improve cable management and cooling. Still somethings I wish I would have done differently but now I know for my next ITX build.
1) I swapped the cryorig C7 cooler for a Corsair H90. The C7 was not sufficient. CPU was hitting 60C very quickly with a very modest load. The H90 is keeping me nice and cool at max load.
2) Swapped the 650W G1 for the 750W G3 because it's compatible with cable replacements. I don't need the extra 100 watts but it was on sale for the same price as the 650W G3.
3) Changed out the cable extensions for Cablemod full cable replacements. This opened up a lot of room in the back for better cable management.
My only regret is that I went cheap on storage. The HDD takes up a lot of space in the back. This is why my PCIE cable is running around the front. I wish I would have dropped a little extra dough and went full SSD. I have two unused M.2 slots right now that are being wasted. Live and learn though.
After two days this cooler is doing an excellent job nicely. It's quiet and has no problem keeping me cool at full load. It also fits into my Evolv ITX case, although the hoses have to be facing the middle in order to fit. If anything changes down the road I'll update but for now it's getting 5 Stars.
Absolutely love this case. It's an ITX case but don't tell it that. It builds like a much larger case. If you utilize the M.2 slots and bypass an HDD you'll have plenty of space at the bottom to tuck away excess cables, but even with my 1TB HDD I had no issues with it. My only gripe is that if you had another 1/2 cm length you could more easily fit a 140 fan and 140 radiator up top. I got it in just fine but the hoses have to be in the middle. It's just aesthetic so no biggy. I like this one so much that I'll probably try out the mATX version for my next build just to try it out. Great case.
Good modular PSU. Well built and it's small size makes it ideal for ITX builds. It is also compatible with Cablemod's full cable replacement kit. What more do you need?
It arrived perfectly sealed and wrapped. Installed easily and works fine. But it's Windows 10 so yea. I feel like I downgraded from a Corvette to a Camry....
Good quiet fans. LEDs look great and airflow seems to be just fine. They are a little thicker than the corsairs but they fit fine. I'd buy them again. I just wish phanteks made a 140 RGB fan. Maybe one day.