Description

I want to build space ships. And I need a PC that I could easily maintain. I'm only 1.75 inches tall and I sometimes struggle with reaching parts in giants cases. This is why I opted for the ITX form factor.

CPU and Mobo I was so close to pulling the trigger on a Ryzen build but at the time there were no ITX motherboards that supported the new chip

Cooling I don't plan to overclock anytime soon so I went with a full air cooled setup. The Nano S comes with 2 fans (120 rear exhaust and 140 in the front). I added another 140 on the front and a 120 on the bottom to push air into the GPU.

GPU Went for the Founders edition with external exhaust. Its intake sits nicely above the 120 intake fan on the bottom.

The Build process was a breeze with how huge this case is. I had to don my exo-suit to lift the heavy items, which at my height is pretty much everything.

benchmarks

Uningine Valley Benchmark 1.0

FPS: 104.9 Score: 4389 Min FPS: 40.0 Max FPS: 195.1 Render: Direct3D11 Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen Preset: Extreme HD

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

I love the roleplay here. Do you have a mini credit card that you bought this all with?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Omg looks like you put in a real workout building that system lol.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't think it could get much better than the thermal paste photo (nice touch with the grounding strap btw).... And then I saw the X-Wing and Tie-Fighter!!! This needs to be featured asap!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Those lego pieces are nice touches. Classics.l now. Are those the first release models?

+1 on the build and creativity!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It was one of the first Lego Idea sets. classic lego spacemen :) They no longer make the set but there are a few available on amazon still http://a.co/cs7hJxq

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the legos and sweet build

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Also out of curiosity, is your monitor a TV (looks that way at least)? If so, how is it? I'm considering doing that, but have heard reports that pixel density is awful and there may be input lag.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Vizio M43-C1

Z review tested this exact same tv in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzuzPQ-V0AU

In regards to pixel density, you want a large monitor. If you do 4k on anything less than 30 inches then you are wasting your money. In order to take advantage of this many pixels, you want at least 40 inches. Input lag is not a problem once you go into the settings and kill any post processing that the tv does. Zreview goes over all that stuff in the above video :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet, thanks for the reply! :D

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan to overclock anytime soon

I don't think you will be able to overclock with a B250 motherboard. Nevertheless, nice build. +1 from me.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was not planning on overclocking so I went with a pretty cheap board. But MSI's website seems to indicate that it can overclock but that could be a typo.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a link from the Intel site comparing the B250 chipset with the Z270 chipset indicating that the Z270 chipset supports overclocking but the B250 chipset does not.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the setup you show in the last picture. That shelving is a great frame from your monitor and makes really good use of the space.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of desk is that? Looks about exactly like what I want

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

the desk is an Ikea Jerker. probably one of the best computer desks ever. They sold them for about 100 bran new and stopped making them years ago. the closest comparable would be the Fredde but you might be able to find some used on amazon.

https://www.jerkersearcher.com/

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the legos!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for legoman builder!

I saw you chose the b250 chipset as you didn't plan to overclock and I know the k series i5 has faster stock speeds than the non k series. That being said I just can't help shaking the feeling of wasted potential from not being able to overclock XD.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get the 7600k if you knew you didn't want to overclock and you had a b250 mobo? The K series is the unlocked series, and you cannot overclock with a b250 motherboard.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably, just like me, didn't plan on overclock but wanted the higher frequency otterman. The K series are oc'able yes but doesn't mean you have to oc them. And they are not a whole lot more money vs non k

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn how do you use the huge keyboard and mouse

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