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I purchased all the parts for this build back in November while all the good sales were going on. I did miss out on a few things that I would have liked to get, like a larger SSD but over all I am very pleased with this build. I will be using this machine for gaming, light editing and I will have a couple virtual machines running.

I really do like the Evolv ITX case, although large for a mITX build. It really does have a full tower feel to it but in a much smaller package. The Swiftech H240x fit perfectly "like a glove" I was a little concerned about the fitment when I unboxed it, but it looks really good in the case.

I did not realize when I bought the motherboard that the m.2 slot does not support 80mm drives so I was a little disappointed. I wanted a Asus impact VII but the ASRock was much cheaper about half the cost.

I'd like to add some sleeved extension cables, a water block for the 970 and possibly a Hue plus for lighting.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The Swiftech H240x fit perfectly "like a glove"

yep!! it seems the H240x and the Evolv ITX were meant for each other!! :)

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, I like how the top is all radiator.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus the built in reservoir, which I think looks the coolest(no pun intended).

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

would it be possible to put the fans on the top so it will fit inside the compartment? (idk how to explain but there is a removable bracket on the top for fans) can u put them on top of that so they are on top? or like the radiator (not this one of course but maybe others?) would that give enough room to put another 140 mm in the back?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think you can mount a radiator on top (outside the case) like you are describing.

I do believe if you use a 240mm radiator up top you can fit a 140mm or 120mm in the rear. i may have a little more room if I slide the radiator towards the front of the case but not much.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

there is a bracket u can remove on the top to install your fans. u can dissemble the whole top (takes a long time though) so if u were to put ur fans there, would u have more room and i was just wondering if u could put them on top (not outside) i do realize this would be inconvenient if you were to test so ill just ask around other forums and see. Thanks for answering my question

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really considering a Swiftech for my next build, they look ace! However, those Noctua fans are such a horrible colour, it's a good thing you can't really see them when the side panel is on! haha

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the 240-X2 when it comes out and also there are LinusTechTip edition Noctua fans that are all black apart from the Orange rubber around the corners (I think they can be replaced with different colours)

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The 390 is comparable to the 970 (I think) and the 970 is on par/better than the 780 Ti. MY 970 can play BO3 on high above 60FPS at 1440P, not sure about a 390, but I wouldn't change to team green to go for a last gen card, even if it still a great card

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow, I think something is either up with your cooler or you have seriously bad airflow in the PC case. I'm guessing your fans are spinning up? It might be a defective card...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The color of the fans are not the prettiest and noctua is producing black fans now, but at an extra $8u.s. each these look just fine to me. =D

  • 48 months ago
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by the way, PWM fans are meant for heatsinks like the noctua u12s, FLX fans are case fans, just to let you know, it doesn't make much of a difference, but just letting you know.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build - Well done. Seriously considering downsizing from the Mid-ATX version of this case to this size. Two QQ: 1 - How's the noise level of the rig? 2 - Does the Video card directly above the PSU cause heat issues? Hows the overall airflow inside the machine?

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your overclock doing? I've been trying to decide on an LGA1150 ITX board for a build and have been seen a lot of reviews on ITX boards not holding stable OC due to the motherboard not having enough cooling on mosfets/capacitors/cpu power related bits.

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