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It gets hot under full load but the only component working outside recommended temperature range is the second M.2 (hidden) on the back of the motherboard where I stuck an old Patriot Hellfire. Its gets to 82C but is still working perfectly as far as I can tell. Its recommended range of operation is 0c to 70C. A low profile M.2 heat sink might be an option. An extra power lead was needed to power the second case fan directly from the PSU. The mobo has no internal USB 3.0 gen 2 port, just a back panel port! Being ITX it was best to attach everything possible before situating the mobo in the case. A certain amount of rearranging the Cryorig cooler's mounting brackets was necessary. Very pleased all up. Win 10 Pro installed from USB in about 2 minutes via USB 3.0. It was almost quicker than updating the BIOS. The GPU temps I listed are best guesses based on touching the heat sink. Other numbers come from the Gigabyte software that comes with the mobo.

update (3rd Jan 2020): Barrowch m.2 heatsink cannot be fitted due to insufficient clearance in the NZXT's back panel access window. case.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

I did one in the previous generation of that case - H200. Using a sfx power supply helped with air intake from the bottom of the case, though this mainly helped with graphics card cooling. I borrowed that suggestion from the gamers nexus review. It may improve your M/2 temperatures if you do try remediate that in the future.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much. I've added a few peripherals to the list and ordered a heat sink for the backside M.2. I'll need another 3-pin cable to power the digital display. A water brick for the GPU might have been a possibility too. It would be a very tight fit though. The mobo's M.2 heatsink has its own tiny fan which has kept the front side M.2 (gen 4) 20 degrees cooler than the naked M.2 (gen 3) on the back. If I get reasonable temps once the new heat sink arrives I'll upgrade that ol' Patriot Hellfire too. (the one on my list is not new) I was worried about airflow underneath the case too but the H210 notes specify to insert the PSU with its fan down so I did. In hindsight I'd do it your way to help cool the GPU a bit. I can always swap it later.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, did you manage to connect the case's type c header into the motherboard?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I can't see any other "gen 2" usb I/O functionality other than the one port on the back panel.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The temperature on idle seems a bit too high. Is this confirmed, and if so why?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the CPU idle temp is hovering around 55C with min 48C and max 68C. The Memory sticks are solid at 38C idle. The Sabrent SSD is rock solid at 48C idle. The Patriot Hellfire is at 60C idle (still no heat sink installed there).

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case, and have ordered the the same Sapphire 5700xt pulse GPU but I'm now getting an incompatibility message from this site's system builder. Did you have an issue fitting the gpu?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, pcpartpicker gave me a comparability warning. Something about size but I've had no comparability issue. It fits nicely.

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