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Hay everybody this is my very first PC build. I ended a 10 year love affair with apple products when my mac book jumped off my desk and decided I wanted to do something a little different. I spent the usual 60+ hours researching and deciding on what parts I wanted and how best to go about building something I had no real idea on how to do. The build process was relatively smooth and I was surprised to have a functioning PC only a few hours after cracking open the first box. I am happy with the parts in the build so far, I am hooked with this PC building and really enjoyed the process so I think I would like to look to upgrade parts as I go along. I am running an all air system and really would like to test myself and push this to a complete rigid tube water loop! we will see! ISSUES I have found working in this NZXT case-

  1. The ATX power supply fits but a Corsair SF600w would have given much more space for cable management inside the case basement and i will look to swap this out soon.

  2. NZXT smart hub in the H200I case is a wast of money and i regret getting a case with this feature built in. I can not for the life of me get the RGB fans to work in the system, and it looks like I will need to but the HUE+ controller to get this working, great more money to NZXT! However this may just be my limited PC building experience.

Comments and thoughts on my build so far would be great. Would be good to see what people think of my entry into the PC community.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

did you use a drive cage for your hard drive or did you just punt in in the 3.5 slot near the front fans? can you take a closer picture of it? thanks in advance

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I just put it in the 3.5 inch slot at the front. wast the best fit and the sata cable that is daisy chained with my PSU would not fit due to the tight location. I had to buy a sata extender to get it to fit. I will update a pic for you soon.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it, very clean

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice,,, question cables, where did you buy

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They are UPhere cables from amazon.co.uk

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you show better the lower gap between the strix and the case, are you having any temp issues with it? Thank you for the reply!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out this build: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/b/6Fq48d

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, my friend! That is the exact doubt I had, the 1070 ti strix on the h200 and temps, you help me a lot! I am going for it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad to help!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes i will update the pic for you soon. the gap on the right side is tiny maybe 1mm and maybe 2-3mm on the left. So far i have had no temp issues. Fallout 76 brings up the temps to around 62c and it idles at around 35c

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out my build with an equally sized card! I put a rubber cabinet “bumper” to even out that space between the cable shroud and the right side gap. 1mm is no good.

Also, highly recommend the sf600

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Just had a look, really nice build, left a comment.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey yookev, I appreciate you comment here, I saw your work, works just fine!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you ash! Looking forward for the pic update.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you remove the small gpu support bracket, I emailed nzxt before and asked if a 2.5 slot gpu would fit, they said no. Hence I built a atx system, I would really like to build a itx compact system in the H200i.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been thinking the same, but I have seen several people on here that have that 1070 Ti Strix in the H200 case.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I am not sure what GPU bracket you mean, all I did was remove the 2 slot covers on the back and slid the card in.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The bracket/stand is useless except if you have a slim ~2 slot reference card. It does adjust in height but once again, not very useful

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey so how did you connect all the fans to the rgb? Did you use the hue 2 lighting kit to connect them? I'd like to know since I also want to do a build in the h200i, and am wondering if the smart device is enough for the use case. Also, awesome build, and great setup!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

HOW DID YOU CONNECT ALL THE FANS TO THE RGB HA! If somebody could tell me as well that would be great. My advice would be to get the H200 and forget the i model as the smart device for me at least is just too much work. I have all my fans and the RGB strip connected to it and only the RGB strip is recognised in CAM. All the fans work and i can adjust fan curves but I have no control of the RGB lighting on them. I think I am going to have to get the HUW 2 controller if i want to get them working.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the airflow & temp in this one? I am planning on building the same thing-- 2700X using the stock cooler and using all available fan slots.. Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock cooler was ok but the system would get hot under load. I have upgraded to a DeepCool CAPTAIN 120 EX White. This makes a huge difference, now my CPU temp sits around the 45/50c mark when gaming. I will update pics soon

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I'm about to buy the h200i and currently have an atx psu and 3.5 hard drive so I was a bit worried but it seems like yours has enough space. Did you have trouble with cable management due to the tight space?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for super late reply! yes cable management is a pain in the *** with a full sized PSU. I would get a SFX unit instead as that would fee up a lot of space. Thats my next upgrade, i am going to get a Corsiar sfx unit and that will allow me to put another fan inside the basement of the H200 case and create a bit up updraft through the bottom of the case and into the 1070ti