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I wanted to see how much power I could cram into this little tiny case. I used watercooling on the CPU and GPU. The temps hover around 70 - 75 under full load. This box still gets plenty hot, but it does not seem to throttle. Super powerful 4K gaming computer.

10/8/2019 Follow up. I was not happy with my temperatures and had to add a fan. The fans for both the M22 and the 2080ti radiators blow from inside the case, through the radiators, and out of the case. The M22 in the back and the GPU in the front. I belive this is best as all of the heat generated from the CPU and GPU are exhausted out of the tiny case. I have the radiator tubes located at the bottom orientation on the radiator per manufacturer recommendations. EVGA also recommends that the radiator assembly be located above the video card. My tubes are 4 inches below the card, but it seems to cool adequately.
Originally, I only had one fan on the top that exhausted out. This resulted in GPU and CPU temps 75 - 77 while gaming. So I added a fan in the front, over top of the GPU radiator, blowing air into the case. This has resulted in GPU and CPU temperatures at steady 70 while gaming. I am happy with this configuration and I am going to keep it.

Also, I hooked the computer up to a KillaWattEZ monitor, and while gaming, the computer pulls as much as 430 Watts. I probably could have used the fractal 560 instead of the 760 in this build.

Part Reviews

Memory

This memory works, is fast, and a great value for the money. However, none of the RGB programs I have will recognize or affect this memory from being rainbow colored. I even tried the software directly from the manufacturer and that did't work. It is supposed to be recognized by Asus Aura, but mine isn't. It is not enough of a problem for me to return it, but I'm only giving it 4/5 stars.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

noice

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management could be better but I'm sure you were limited to the case that you had to build in for that small of a build, still looks clean though nice job.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The big tubes from the water coolers are unwieldy. I can't do much with them. I wrote to NZXT and asked them to make a M22 Kraken with tubes 1/2 of their current length. They could call it their H200i version. They rejected my request.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant really tell from the pictures, looks like there is room for a dual fan radiator on the front panel. Can you confirm this for me please. My plan is the single radiator for the GPU on the back or top and then the Dual for the CPU on the front. Also toying with the idea of the EK kits with dual fan radiator for both units on the front. my concern is the room for the GPU.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I uploaded a pic of the front area. You could do a double radiator in the front and a single in the back, but you may run into thermal issues. I have the radiators blowing out of the case and the fan at the top blowing out. Set up that way, my CPU and GPU were running 70 degrees under load. I added a fan in the front, over top of the GPU radiator, to blow air in and now they run at 60 degrees under load. There was NOT room for two single radiators in the front.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I could not fit both single radiators on the front, I did try. I do believe there is room for one single double radiator though. I have seen pictures of others who had it set that way.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried swapping your front radiator to intake vs exhaust to reduce temperatures? I am window shopping right now for my next build and your build is spot on for most of the components I am looking at buying. What are your CPU temperatures idle and full load? Overall your build looks great!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

10/8/2019 Follow up. I was not happy with my temperatures and had to add a fan. The fans for both the M22 and the 2080ti radiators blow from inside the case, through the radiators, and out of the case. The M22 in the back and the GPU in the front. I belive this is best as all of the heat generated from the CPU and GPU are exhausted out of the tiny case. I have the radiator tubes located at the bottom orientation on the radiator per manufacturer recommendations. EVGA also recommends that the radiator assembly be located above the video card. My tubes are 4 inches below the card, but it seems to cool adequately.
Originally, I only had one fan on the top that exhausted out. This resulted in GPU and CPU temps 75 - 77 while gaming. So I added a fan in the front, over top of the GPU radiator, blowing air into the case. This has resulted in GPU and CPU temperatures at steady 70 while gaming. I am happy with this configuration and I am going to keep it.

Also, I hooked the computer up to a KillaWattEZ monitor, and while gaming, the computer pulls as much as 430 Watts. I probably could have used the fractal 560 instead of the 760 in this build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Also Temps @ idle are 41 CPU, 34 GPU in a room that is 76 degrees F.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

u should change the m22 for an x 52 at the front an put the gpu radiator on the back so u can get the best performance out of the cpu

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I did change the m22 for a corsair H60 and I did move the GPU to the back and put the CPU on the front. The system is working much better. My CPU tops out a 47 playing BF4. In a warm room ,it would throttle at 95. I now am of the opinion that the M22 is a piece of garbage. Thank you for your advice

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

m22 is indeed the worst cooler out there, glad to see things running cooler for u

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

good to hear, all good