Description

loved the small form factor builds but wanted a little bit more room for thermals. not that many m-atx builds out there either.

side notes: very tight fit with the NH-D15S but i lucked out on the motherboard choice. lots of room for the GPU with an extra slot on the top and bottom.

2 ram slots ended up working perfectly as well, with the 2nd fan on the cpu cooler sitting right next to the ram without having to stagger the fan height.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Not many options in the m-atx space for intel motherboards but this one was a solid choice. tons of USB ports on the back and supported wifi.

my only knock on it is it should probably have 1 more PWM fan header on the right side of the board instead of FS_FAN's.

Monitor

this is a beast monitor. got it for a deal on amazon prime day which pretty much triggered the rest of the build.

Custom

doesn't quite fit right with the evga 2080ti but left it on the build it fills up some space on the bottom and looks cool.

Custom

surprisingly good! the motherboard uses 2 8 pins (just 1 included in this kit) so i wasn't able to swap those in but the 24pin and pcie extensions worked well.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Super clean. Nice build bro

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

very sleek, love it! very similar build in the works :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

why not use aio???

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's what i was trying to do first! but unfortunately i couldn't find a case that i liked that would also fit a 280mm AIO and the gpu is quite long.

supposedly i've read the nh-d15s is quite good and can compare to a 280mm

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

It's on par with most 280mm AIO's, yeah. The 280-360mm AIO's can get lower temps, but at the cost of much higher fan speeds and thus more fan noise, plus it's a lottery as to whether the pump itself will be quiet or not.. I'll take the NH-D15 and a few higher degrees operating temps and relative silence.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thanks! Yep i definitely considered the 280mm AIO such as the h115i, but ultimately due to space constraints i went with the Noctua. the quietness of the D15S is a plus!

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Why not a 120mm aio

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

120mm probably would have worked too but this gives me a little bit of headroom if i wanted to mess with some overclocking

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

nah get a 120mm it more better igot a deepcool 120mm rgb edition it just works fine no leaking uz the older one were leaking so they fix it with the rgb version

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

I guarentee that this 2 noctua fan giant heat sink is more effecient than a 120mm radiator, probably better than most 240/280mm aios too