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Built to hook up to 4k for some casual gaming from me and my sons. Glorified media consmption device.

This was my first real build. I built a system many years ago and since then been using pre built.

Build went together well. Only issue I had was cable routing. The EVGA SFX supply has a lot of extra connectors that took up a pile of space. I went with the Thermaltake Riings instead of Corsair because the Thermaltake only needs one hub, instead of lighting nodes, commanders, power hubs. In order to sync to motherboard I needed to buy a sync hub from Thermaltake but that wasn't important enough for me.

Posted up no issue except I needed to manually install Intel WiFi driver in order for it to detect wifi. So predownload the Intel wifi driver from gigabyte website in case it happens to you.

I live in Middle East so ambient temp is pretty warm, especially as I set up fan curves to be as quiet as possible, so system runs warm but well within tolerance. Airflow up through PSU shroud into the gpu helps thermals, so I would recommend an SFX psu to gain that extra room. There would also be room for a slim noctua fan between the psu and top of the shroud if you wanted an extra intake. Chipset fan is fairly loud, I'll try and replace it with a 40mm noctua 5v in the near future. VENTUS 1660ti is a great mid range card. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Excuse the pictures. Website won't let me delete the doubles

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Good work! Satisfying building your own, isn't it?

Especially as you'll be spending time with your brood.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, it was a fun build. Parts from the US are extremely expensive so I made do with what I could get in the area. Perfect for my needs

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oof, that Chromex cooler is really nice with that case> It matches the design so well!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man. The cover was given to me by a coworker before I even got the cooler, forced me to go the noctua route instead of DarkRock

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Gigabyte x570 (wifi)? Trying to build my own itx build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Good and bad. It's been reliable and stable. No issues at all with the new Zen2 chips and it overclocks easy. It's the best x570 mini itx board out there. Now with the bad: Upon first start it wouldn't recognize wifi. Antenna was connected but it wouldn't detect any wifi network. I had to use my laptop and download the intel wifi and Bluetooth drivers from gigabye website and do manual install. There is only USB fan header on the board. So you definately need a USB hub if your using fans that don't use their own proprietary hub. I went with Thermaltake because they bundle their rgb and power together unlike corsair.. The chipset fan is pretty loud, but not much can do as the design doesn't allow for much airflow.

Hopefully you get a better board than me...if I unplug my computer from the wall, plug it back in and fire it up, my bios resets. So I have to manually go and reset my XMP. Also for some reason, it defaults my ram voltage to 1.2V instead of 1.35V. Also when I set the ram voltage to 1.35V, it actually sets it to 1.38V, not a big deal. No doubt there is a problem with the motherboard battery, however it's ridiculously difficult to replace as the location is hidden up in the IO shielding. Only reason I went with it was because of the lack of choices for ITX. But once I got everything connected its been a good enough board

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thank you for your reply. I will take your advice and get a better board, also thank you for saving me the hassle.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe Asus has released a ROG Strix x570 mini itx. Maybe worth a look to see how it compares

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

thx.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you sleeve your own cables? if so did you use extensions or sleeve the full length?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

No I didn't sleeve my own. I picked up some extensions from phanteks or something in Amazon, just coiled up original black ones down by the psu.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Right on man. Thanks for info.

  • 3 months ago
  • -2 points

Nah, you can get so much better with this budget, R5 3600 & RX 5700 XT, 3600Mhz CL16 RAMs, a nice case with RGB and good airflow

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Bit harsh.

It already has an R5 3600 and isn't the RX5700 XT TDP something like 100w more than the current card? Not ideal if you "live in Middle East so ambient temp is pretty warm".

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Did you know that the RX 5700 XT is made to handle 110 degrees Celsius? :D There is a very cool and quiet RX 5700 XT cards that you can buy, and you will have no issue with temps. He lives in the middle east and he buys a poor case in terms of airflow and space, look at the graphics card how it is close to the surface, and when it will hot, the Ventus is a very loud card.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure it can handle them, but that doesn't make it a better choice. ;)

And I just searched for "best mini ITX case" and opened the first 5 tabs: guess which case is in every list...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

dude, look at these parts and the total price then compare it with his build price, you will understand what I mean: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/locofps/saved/3Mnx6h

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

mate

it's irrelevant how good your parts list is

it's just plain rude, to trash someone's build like you did

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you go the mini-itx route it will always be more expensive and always be warmer, if that’s how he chose to build it then he must have understood that he may have to compromise better parts for form factor.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes RX 5700xt can handle very high temperatures, but circuitry isn't designed to handle those temps for as long as they handle 60c. I'm not overly impressed with Amd drivers but I'm sure they will get better. My fan curve keeps the 1660ti quite until 75degrees, and at that temp I don't hear it over my son crashing his trucks on BeamNG. RX5700 models in addition to RTX models are stupidly expensive in this area, and I wasn't going to order it from amazon(which is crazy expensive to ship) because if I needed to return it, I would be without a card for weeks. Went with a budge option that looks good. This doesn't need to be high performance, just look good. I'll save the high performance rig when we return to the States and Ray Tracing is more popular

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All ITX cases have poor airflow. As this was the only ITX case available close to me, was the only choice. I believe it's probably the best ITX for airflow

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

He was going mini-itx so that would consume some more budget. The 5700 XT has an rrp of $450 which would go way over the pricepoint he had. A 1660 Ti and 3600 is still a very solid build with very good price to performance. The extra cost for minimal extra performance wouldn’t be worth it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

What do you think now? I did so much better than him with $212 USD less. His build is overpriced :) and I know what I am talking about check the parts list that I did : https://pcpartpicker.com/user/locofps/saved/3Mnx6h

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

so what?

you think he will throw his PC in the bin and build yours?

stop being so inconsiderate

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

I am just explaining that he got ripped off and the choices that he did don't make sense and he can get better withe same budget. so the next time he should be careful.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not sure how I got ripped off? I bought the equipment I desired. Could I have gotten fast ram than trident royal? Yes, but I really liked the look. Could I have saved money and gone mini atx or mid tower? Yes of course but I wanted ITX. Could you get cheaper Ssd and M2? Yes, but not over here. Did I price my rig out according to local prices instead of what is available to you in the states? You bet I did.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate your ideas. In Oman we are very limited with options. Most parts require shipping from the US. NZXT is pretty much the only ITX case I could find in the UAE, even then it costs 180usd. A 5700xt will run 190omani rials which is 500usd, and that is pretty basic model. The 1660ti was fairly comparable to US prices. Trident Royal was asthetic choice over performance, as was most of the build. You can only find name brand parts in the area, which you have to pay a lot for, so for example the SSD I bought was the same price as the ones you suggested(since I need to add 50usd for shipping from America) For playing BeamNG and some Lego Adventures this build was perfect, and the most budget friendly for my needs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You're the only one who cares about how "much better than him" you did. Your parts list link is broken. Your later attempted flex about googling Middle East suppliers collapsed, since OP already checked them and saw that shipping would screw him. At no point does OP need to "convince" you of anything, and your "nah" is responding an imagined comment: nowhere did OP claim that his only consideration was cost.

Then again, with that profile pic... "yikes" should probably be the baseline expectation.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

He explained why he made these choices thats why I removed the list, should I be agree with him? No, everyone is free in his opinions and choices. Another thing you ignore about shipping in that Microless shop that I found, is you can get free shipping on orders over AED 1000 (around $273 USD), that means if you build a PC you will not go above this number, seriously? I am trying to be nice as possible I can in the comments, because there is some much misunderstanding here.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Microless is where I got my NZXT case. Brought it home when I was in Dubai as shipping for it was a ton. However the cheapest 1660ti there is over 400 dollars, they only carry one model of 5700xt and its a blower costing 650usd, msi 2 fan 2060 super runs 550usd after shipping. Being out of the Emirates, I don't qualify for free shipping. Postal service here is still very rudimentary as well. They don't even recommend their selves with shipping, Aramex and DHL are really the only options here. Microless is in the UAE and I'm in Oman, they don't offer warranty out of country. Needless to say if you were to build this exact rig in the states it would cost you 50-60% less. But I like the way it looks, it was in budget. I'm sure you could piece together a better rig, but this one does us just fine:)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

"Nah" (again, what in the world are you replying "nah" to?) "I did so much better than him with $212 USD less. His build is overpriced :)" "I am just explaining that he got ripped off and the choices that he did don't make sense" "for me, it's a luxurious microwave. the look for a PC it's just a privilege. btw I can also do a mini-ITX build that looks better than what he did for less money"

"I am trying to be nice as possible I can in the comments"

Try much harder.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

for me, it's a luxurious microwave. the look for a PC it's just a privilege. btw I can also do a mini-ITX build that looks better than what he did for less money

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