Description

Preface:

This is my fourth build ever, specified for the purpose to create a slick, compact itx-size machine. What I've learned from my past three builds: first build with mediocre parts, rainbow puke builds, large enclosures builds (Phantex Enthoo Evolv), to this flawless beauty.

Research process:

I started the research narrowing down from the size of the computer, an ITX build. My considerations for itx-cases were: NZXT H200/H200i InWin A1 Corsair Crystal 280X RGB Phanteks Evolv Shift *NZXT H400/H400i

In the end, I settled for the H200 for its incredibly compact size and design. Although I could also settle for a similar H400 for its superior airflow, I just couldn't take my eyes off the small size of the h200 compromising airflow/case temperature.

Build Process/comments

The build process for this rig was pretty straightforward. I am glad for all the different site visits for specification research before purchasing parts. I made sure GPU length, slots, aesthetics matched and fitted the case. Because of the size of the case, I had to exclude a few great-looking GPU models (Gaming X Trio, Gigabyte Aorus, EVGA 2080ti Ultra).

Monitor choice

I ended up with Dell's Alienware AW3418DW because of my sheer enjoyment for ultrawide monitors. The decision for a 34inch, 1440p monitor was really driven by the amazing specs of this monitor. I didn't go with dual 27inch, 1440p, 144hz monitors because a 2080ti is simply overkilling for 2560 x 1440p beyond 144fps.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats amazing

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Top-notch build. This almost couldn't be more satisfying to look at.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your kind words summerss!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, i like the mood of the first photo!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Ninjagosg! i believe that the computer is only half, at most, of the whole setup space!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

damn. super clean. and nice photos

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you FreshGnar!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that looks incredible, great job dude, I plan to do a similar build but with an all black color scheme.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

yes! definitely wait for a sale on the h200 black edition, goodluck to your future build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job with the build! Where did you get those PSU cables?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them from amazon! just search up computer custom sleeved cables (your color) and there will be tons of options :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this the only gpu that will fit this case? I have read there was problems with the evga xc card? Every other card is to thick. What other options did you have if any?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

the triple-slot EVGA XC ULTRA card will not fit! this case only fits cards up to 2.5slots i believe, do your research before building!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i see the evga black and super XC are only 2 slot, i will pick the xc prob.

Are you sure 600W psu is enough for this build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't do any overclocking on my CPU, and a minimal overclocking on the 2080ti so I think 600watt should be fine. Haven't run into any issues yet!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am having trouble with the Trident RGB lighting and the NZXT case lighting. Did you have any trouble using the trident rgb program? I cannot seem to get it to work at all. Im all white everything also and the RGB color rainbow is driving me crazy. Also the NZXT case lighting, are all your fans plugged directly into the case smart controller? any tips appreciated! Beautiful build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Dabeas23, I use Dragon Center utility software (for MSI motherboard) to control the lighting of my TridentZ RGB. You may have to use your motherboard RGB-specific software to control your RAM. My previous build with an Asus motherboard required their Asus AI Suite software to control Tridentz RGB.

For my NZXT RGB fans, they are daisy-chained from one to another, and then plugged into the NZXT Hub that was an additional purchase.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

are you talking about the nzxt internal usb hub? I was wondering how you dealt with the lack of internal usb 2.0 ports with this mobo.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What are your GPU temps like in this case?

I have a H200 with an RTX2080 and boi does it get toasty.

Swapping to a Corsair SF750 Platinum PSU helped with airflow a bit (unblocking the lower airflow holes) but it still easily hits 83 degrees after a few hours gaming.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is such a nice build, this might be a very late comment but could i get the name of the cables you're using and do they come with those brackets?

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

What wall mount did you use for your monitor? Would you recommend it? Really nice build! +1

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

It's the ol' trusty VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Fully Adjustable/Tilt/Articulating for 1 Screen 13" to 27 from amazon! it supports even my 34inch fine :)

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

Alright, thanks!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Mattallic05! I don't think I will be upgrading the CPU anytime soon! I am very satisfied with the price that I got it at, as well as its performance :)