Description

Went for a clean white build. There was an issue with ram clearance on the Asus Prime Z390-A when fitting the AIO at the top fan position of the Meshify C. The rest were pretty straightforward.

My study nook is not very deep (60 cm), so my choice of desks and monitors (34") was quite limited. They all need to have a slim profile so I can maximise my usable desk space.

I can say that it's a little form over function, but the desk is located in the lounge of my apartment and a full gamer look probably doesn't quite impress guests.

The background is slightly dark at night, so I’m planning to add some LED/ambient lighting.

Desk Setup:

Desk: IKEA Alex Desk - https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/00352629/

Monitor Riser: IKEA Alex Add-On Unit (without the right drawer to allow stowing of the keyboard and mouse) - https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/00354256/

Speakers: Bose Computer MusicMonitor - https://www.amazon.com/Bose-Computer-MusicMonitor-Silver/dp/B000WS5VNQ

Mouse Mat: Razer Invicta Mercury White - https://www.razer.com/gaming-mouse-mats/razer-invicta

Screensaver: Fliqlo Clock Screensaver - https://fliqlo.com/#/screensaver

Apple Watch Night Stand: ElevationLab NightStand - https://www.elevationlab.com/products/night-stand

Mug: Vistaprint Personalised Mug with FFRK 232 Characters Pixel Art by u/Lounas225 - https://www.reddit.com/r/FFRecordKeeper/comments/awh3t6/pixel_art_mug_with_all_232_characters/

Black box to the left: Vintec 40-Bottle Wine Cabinet - https://www.vintec.com/en-au/home-wine-bars/v40sgebk/

Inspired by the following builds:

MightFancyPants - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/2CnH99

KingBromaz - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/n2Cbt6

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

CLEAN there is nothing else to say +100

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

That is absolutely sexy mate. It's almost a shame to put that beautiful pc under the table. Is there a reason why you placed the AIO on the right instead of on the top? I am planning to do a similar build and have a Meshify C as well. I want to have some RGB lighting from the front fans shine through the front mesh. Is that still the case with your build? Doesn't placing the AIO at the front block the flow of air in the case as well?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate.

The ram gets in the way if I try to mount the AIO at the top. It might just be the combination of this specific mobo with this specific case. Also, I could only just fit my Gigabyte RTX 2070S when the AIO was mounted in the front, which gave me palm sweat when trying to insert it lol. Makes me wonder about GPUs that are longer than mine.

I actually have 3 fans in the front, two of them behind the AIO radiator and the third one below the AIO with RGB shining through the mesh (which I quite like since it’s slightly more subtle than the typical 3-RGB-fan look). I suppose you could fiddle around and have the fans sandwiched between the radiator and the case. I have also seen people cut out the plastic grid behind the mesh and mount the fans in front of the case housing, but I wasn’t game enough to do that lol.

I believe the AIO temperature is lower if you mount it at the intake (front) instead of the exhaust (top), hence a cooler CPU. The down side is warmer air (ex radiator) around your GPU. The opposite occurs if you mount the AIO at the exhaust - cooler GPU and warmer CPU.

The system handles everything just fine and I’m not overclocking, so I’m happy with the setup. I also run my front fans slightly faster when gaming.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm looking into getting this case. can you tell me how you attached the commander pro and rgb channel?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

In the 4th pic, you can see how the Commander Pro (right) and LED Hub (left) are placed on the back of the case.

All the fan LED cables are plugged into the LED Hub (1-6), and then the LED Hub cable is plugged into the Commander Pro (LED 1). The fan controls are plugged into the Commander Pro (FANS 1-6). The Commander Pro USB is then plugged into the mobo. The rest should just be power cables which go into SATA for power supply.

My AIO is plugged directly into the CPU FAN control and a separate USB port on the mobo.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the answer! though i was more talking about how you physically attached the commander pro and rgb channel to the case. i know it sounds like a dumb question at first, and my brain at first thought of double sided tape, but then it clicked and i saw that both those controllers are basically just hanging onto the wires.

lol

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, they came with 3M two sided adhesives.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

also another quesiton. since you have the same case as i and a similar-ish motherboard to mine (Asus Prime x570-Pro) and i'm soon going to build my first pc with it, i was wondering why you didn't connect the front panel usb.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What front panel USB? The USB on the case works, and everything is connected lol. They have their own cables that go on the bottom part of my mobo.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

oh woops i was mistaking your mobo for a different one. mb

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi :)

Firstly, I love this build! Such a clean setup with your desk too, awesome.

Secondly, I'm looking at doing a very similar build to this so I have a couple of questions: 1) How much of the RGB shows through the radiator at the front? I'm not keen on RGB out the front so hoping it's not much. 2) Do you know how long your graphics card is? I'm aware that clearance could be an issue haha 3) Do you think a 280 radiator would work instead of a 240 radiator and a 120 case fan?

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