Description

The goal of this build was to build a high end gaming computer that also offers enough performance for CAD software and is as small as possible.

CPU

The CPU used here is the Ryzen 2700X. This CPU offers enough power for all gaming applications. This CPU is also used for CAD applications like Fusion360 and SolidWorks.

CPU Cooler

The CPU cooler is an AIO from NZXT (X42). The AIO runs almost quiet in idle mode. Another fan was mounted for push-pull operation. With the standard silent settings in the CAM software the CPU reaches about 65°C under full load.

Motherboard

The motherboard is an Asus - ROG Strix B450-I motherboard. The board offers all necessary features. Extreme overclocking was not the goal here, therefore no X470 chipset.

Memory

As memory the G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 is used. This Ram just fits next to the AIO cooling block regarding the heatspreader.

Storage

The storage used is a Samsung NVME SSD with 500GB in the M.2 slot. The computer boots extremely fast. In addition, a Samsung Evo 860 SSD with 256GB is installed. This hard disk is mainly used for saving project files.

GPU

The Asus Rog Strix RTX2070-OC is used as GPU. Enough power for gaming in WQHD

Case

The case is a NZXT H200 black. I chose this case because of its size. Unfortunately no NZXT X62 fits into the case in combination with the Asus RTX2070. So the compromise here is the X42. So that the radiator fits together with the GPU perfectly into the case, I mounted the front fan bracket with PCB Standoff screws a little further to the front. At the lower mounting place for the front fans I installed a bequiet Silent Wings 3 140mm. This is connected to the fan pins of the graphics card and only starts to run when the graphics card reaches a temperature above 45°C. The fan blows air into the area below the graphics card and thus contributes very well to the cooling.

PSU

As PSU a SFX power supply from Corsair with 600W is used. I deliberately chose an SFX power supply because the smaller design of the power supply provides more space for air under the graphics card. So the graphics card in this case never gets above 65°C under full load. The PSU is mounted correctly with the fan to the down side.

Other

I love to print things with my 3D Printer so I printed some logos and clips for the AIO hoses. For additive lighting I also used two digital LED-Stripes via Asus Aura (3-PIN RGB header). The Display is connected via USB. Search for "goverlay" on google and you will find the screen.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Definitely looks like a great build and I think you did a nice job of picking out the cpu and the gpu but if I was making this build, I would have a better psu like a 750w psu

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

I'd disagree, 650W is the sweet spot and is actually plenty. This system draws about only ~360W.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Smart going with a sfx, a full size psu plus the cables that gpu would be starving for air.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Really awesome looking build! Love the custom 3D printed accents! The strix card is HUGE in that case xD

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Sexy build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good. Surprised you could fit a Strix card in an itx case, but it's a great looking build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build, want some 3d printed stuff for mine now!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I've seen people ask questions with the compatibility of the Corsair SF600 and the H200, guessing that's not really an issue?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

These components fit perfectly together. With the case comes a special mounting bracket for SFX PSU‘s. Absolutely no issue at all.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I've built very similar system, but I had a never-ending debate should I get 2070 or 1080ti, and decided to go with the latter.

My build differentiates in the case, and storage (went for m2 + hdd).

But I must be honest - yours is very, very good-looking!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You sir have made my dreams come true. I have bought a 2070 Strix and have been doing extensive research trying to find wether its possible to fit it in a h200 and not have thermal issues. I am going to build one really similar to yours. Won't look as nice as yours but. 10/10 buddy!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build, very nice. I love that case too. I wish I could go ITX, but I just require too much hardware for that to work for me.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you try to oc the 2700x?? 40° idle seems a bit much to me.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I didn't overclock the CPU. The AIO is set to "silent" in the cam software in idle mode, maybe this is the reason for this temperature.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build cool 3D printed mods. The 2700 overclocked would maybe have been a more cost effective option

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I was about to comment you on such a strong build, but ram with such huge CAS is such a beginner's mistake. If you like ripjaws, try to replace with the model that has 14 cas for 15% more overall speed.

32gb of it, for full embrace of the beasty gpu and cpu.

Rtx 2070 with 2700x is ofc one of the most powerful combos out there, hats off to that.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow actually looks nice with the 3D printed parts.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building something very similar to you. it will be done later this week. its relieving to see that you were able to fit that strix card (I bought the RTX 2060) and get great temps. My build also has the 2700x but I decided to not get an AIO. Bad idea?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The good GPU temperature depends strongly on the fan I mounted at the bottom of the case front. Without the fan the GPU temperatures are about 10-12 degrees higher. The SFX PSU also contributes a lot to this. I think the combination of both is the key to success. If you use the same case as me, I would recommend you to do the same. You could also enlarge the drillholes under the GPU, but I didn't do that. Maybe that also has an advantage. I only used an AIO, because the noise of the CPU fan annoyed me (and also a bit for optical reasons). To cool the 2700X reasonably, the boxed fan is sufficient in any case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Built mine a couple of days ago. Besides the 24 pin cable not being long enough, (waiting on the cable mods extensions so i have a loose power supply. In return I get great thermals) everything is great. Using the fan headers on the GPU is a major win. The wraith prism cooler is more than sufficient with the case plus the extra fans.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that display thing in the front

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cow how'd you manage with 65 under load that is impressive.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

will do similar <3

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have H200, ASUS B450I and wondering if the 2070 Strix fits. Does is fit perfectly or did you put something under it as it seems it has contact to the case? I want to use it with an ATX PSU, it just should be quiet idle and under load like e.g. 80 degrees is okay for me. Do you recommend the 2070 Strix for H200? Maybe you have some more photos with details? Would be great.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2070 fits perfectly. The distance between GPU and case is extremely small, that's true. I clamped (for safety) a tiny piece of shrink tubing between the case and the GPU cooler at one spot. The SFX is also very quiet in Idle, i would not recommend to use a bigger size PSU (If you dont have to). Cable management is also a lot easier with a small PSU.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. So ATX PSU will work, too? Maybe I have to try, but high temps are OK for me if it's silent in idle... Strix would be perfect.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

ATX PSU will work, of course.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Quick question, with your M42, do you have the push/pull with your front top 140mm nzxt fan pushing air out, with the front bottom beQuiet 140mm pulling air in?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No. All fans at the case front are pulling the air into the case. This air is being exhausted via the 2 Silent Wings fans at the back of the case.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

My Desk is the Inwerk Masterlift 2 (german manufacturer)