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by Soupisg00df00d

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16 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

43.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.58GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

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.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

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.

Case

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.

Power Supply

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?

Operating System

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....

Case Fan

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.

Comments Sorted by:

plzDonateAgame 2 points 14 months ago

Wow, that case looks crowded but it looks like you handled it really well. +1 for dayssss

Soupisg00df00d submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

You should see the octopus I have hidden in the back.....

Vreaker12 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Niiiiiiiice. +1

slime4frog 2 points 13 months ago

Amazing build, only thing that I think you may want to improve on is the cable management.

Soupisg00df00d submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I am definitely in agreement. This is my first ITX build and I was struggling a bit. I'm going to make some improvements soon.

ortizalexf 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Rearrage the 24 so that it exits out of the closest socket... great build +1.

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Soupisg00df00d submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I appreciate the advice, I will be opening it up to make some changes this weekend. The cables were rushed at the end of the day because my wife was growing impatient with me taking up the living room lol.

Blackhat132 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Nice decals on the case and props for your decals you made! +1 hope it made your wife happy

TraceofCakes 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Did you spray paint the inside of that Enthoo Evolv? Just asking because most of the Evolvs I've seen are black on the inside...

If you did, I'd be interested to know how you did it, it looks tons better with a white interior!

Build looks great as! +1

Soupisg00df00d submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Yea I sprayed it with rustoluem enamel paint. I used valspar primer. I didn't clear coat it because I liked the way it looked without. I did 3 to 4 thin primer layers, then 6 or 7 very thin white layers. I let it set for a week before pulling the tape off and another couple days after that before installing anything.

If you don't have much experience spray painting I'd recommend practicing a bit first.

TraceofCakes 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Neat! Thanks for the info!

My case comes in next week, so I'll buy some spray paint and practice before then.

gnoxrumer 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Nice build. Where did you get your decals?

Soupisg00df00d submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The "Thumbs up" BB8 was purchased from PixelYarnDesigns on Etsy. I made the rest of the stickers myself.

customgtp 18 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sweet +1

KarmAngel 1 point 9 months ago

And you said that your wife has a better build than yours...

This wins and leaves the competition far away behind!

+1 Congrats