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Mini Beast

by awdj

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28 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 22, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.02GHz

Description

Gaming.

Update: Flipped sys fans. Also added pics of Idle Temps and about 25 mins of Overwatch 1080p locked at 144fps (not the most demanding game).

Update 2: Not to happy with CPU temps hitting 85c (stock clocks) while playing Assassins Creed Origin. Going to reseat the cpu cooler. If that doesn’t help, im either going to try a diff. cpu cooler or worse case, switch to a Phantek Evovle Shift case.

Update 3: CPU hitting 82c+ plus in Destiny 2 during busy scenes was the final straw for me. I will be moving the parts over to a Phantek Evolv Shift case. Love the small footprint of the Node 202. However, I could not find a better cooling solution without some modifications to the case or compromise to the GPU selection.

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mlach 4 Builds 7 points 3 months ago

the 2 cryorig fans should be flipped to bring more air to your gpu.

drekavac6 1 point 3 months ago

came to comments to say this

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, right now they are fighting for air

awdj submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the tip, will be flipping them.

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Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I believe you. I have this case too and it's better to have the case fans as intake to help cool the graphics card versus exhaust.

Stuart_Munto 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

You really shouldn't place the motherboard on the outside of an anti-static bag

And definitely flip those case fans - they are working against the GPU fan

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 3 months ago

where did you get the info on the anti static bag?

Stuart_Munto 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

My understanding is that the bags are slightly conductive to produce the anti static properties of the interior of the bag. Therefore there could be a chance of a static build up on the outside of bag. The motherboard box is a much better alternative platform for inserting components

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 3 months ago

well im not too worried about it because theres no real reason to assemble mobo stuff on the bag.

nakaman 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

If you're me and decide to work on the floor anything that has a little promise not to shock a part you put in on there

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 2 months ago

Why dont you just use the box

DragoHi5 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Good question! I have heard that bags are bad but the box or wood desk is fine. When I googled Are anti-static bags conductive, Wikipedia says that there is a thin layer of metal covered by a layer of plastic in the bag. So the bag could be conductive. Every forum out there has had a discussion about the topic and plenty of people have used the bag with no problem.

LtTofu 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Lots of bags have a conductive grid on them, probably the sort of conductive ink used on car window defrosters. My recent motherboard purchase had this. If you want to be ultra-careful, the best solution is an anti-static mat connected to Earth ground, with a wrist-strap connected to it. That said, it's usually fine to work on your motherboard's box. No need for a bag.

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Its something like the static is on the outside, only the inside is anti static. Been hearing this for years but it isn't the end of the world when someone does it.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 3 months ago

well im not too worried about it because theres no real reason to assemble mobo stuff on the bag.

awdj submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Did not know that, will take that in to account for future builds. Thanks.

FurryJackman 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Sorry to hear you're moving to a Shift. Before doing so, have you considered delidding the CPU? Sometimes that helps with smaller air coolers.

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Node 202 build. Auto +1

Great looken rig!!!

CarnivorousHam 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

+1 for your description

CarnivorousHam 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Also it's crazy cool how much fits in that little case

Pcgamer097 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Great build, love that case +1

However, giving some more info on your build and at least adding your CPU and GPU temps on idle and at load is something that would be nice...

Also, why Gigabyte instead of the ASRock or the Asus m-ITX mobo?

awdj submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Availability and shipping time. I think I waited about 1.5 months for the 8600K to become readily available.

westwandaguys 1 point 3 months ago

Fantastic HTPC.

How do you like the motherboard?

LtTofu 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Nice! Might be able to run that GPU with the fans removed and just have the two case fans blow directly on the fins. That'd lower your noise level. Though, this works better with a sink that has wider spaced fins.

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

+1 for description

tefrazdc 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Nice mini!!! I love the simplicity of the whole thing.