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Nano S 2018 - Main build

by emilablaa

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20 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 8, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 7, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

Description

Sup guys,

I did a couple of changes to my build, so thought I would create a new completed build. Sorry for the bad pictures. Fortunately, the build looks 500 times cleaner in real life. I tried to post pictures with different colors from the RGB strips. I mainly use the dark blue one, since it is matching my color scheme.

Full part list: https://gyazo.com/db921694d98960e0818c9bcccbeaecae

Part Reviews

CPU

Still doing great though it's a bit oldschool today. Really no reason for me to upgrade to a newer platform, since it's performing fine for my usage. I managed to overclock it to 4.6 GHz @ 1.230v (manual), running around 30-35c idle and ~75c at full load. I needed to delid it, since the temperatures were insane. I got it delidded with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut.

CPU Cooler

Probably one of the best air coolers for this case. It fits perfectly and is really quiet in general. I changed the ugly brown NF-F12 fan to the NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM with NA-SAVP1 White Vibration Pads. Looks much better in my opinion.

Motherboard

One of the best Z97 ITX motherboards with a solid WiFi connection. The design is decent as well, compared to other older boards. I play games using the WiFi without any ping/connection problems - in general just a really sweet board. Unfortunately, the placement for the HD audio connector was in a bad spot, so I decided not to plug in the cable.

Memory

Not the prettiest ram, but still doing a great job. Pretty decent ram for the price, not much to say here.

Storage

A bit expensive, but a bit faster than my other 2.5" Sata SSDs. Would not recommend this SSD right now, since the Samsung EVO 960 M2 is probably more performance for the money.

Storage

My third Samsung EVO 2.5" SSD - really solid and probably the most popular on the market atm.

Video Card

I went from the 1070 FE to this ASUS GTX 1080 STRIX A8G for more performance. I will not recommend this card for this specific case, since it gets pretty hot and genererates way too much hot air in this "small" case. In the future, I will probably go back to the FE cards, only because of the blower style cooler.

My 1080 STRIX has a bit of coilwhine as well, but besides that it is great.

Case

2nd time I build in this case. Minimalistic and a god damn handsome case. Great possibilities for cable management, fairly amount of hdd/ssd support and a great price. Only minus is that the included fans are not PWM, which I think is a shame. Would still recommend this anyways. I added a Cablemod RGB LED Strips (1x30cm), which fits fine in this case.

Power Supply

Very silent and still fits smaller cases perfectly fine. I picked up some white Cablemod cables + cable combs to improve the look. Only minus about this PSU is that the provided cables are not sleeved.

Case Fan

Really cheap and great performing case fan. I decided to swap out the included GP-12 fan with this, because I wanted a black PWM fan.

Case Fan

Really cheap and great performing case fan. I decided to swap out the 2 included GP-1 4 fans with this, because I wanted a black PWM fan.

Comments Sorted by:

bladd12001 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

a very lovely build, nicely done. +1

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks

Lonerdo 1 point 12 months ago

Love the look! The cables make it look so slick!

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks

Mac_670 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Clean and simple. Nicely done.

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks

connor333 1 point 12 months ago

550 watt can handle a 1080?

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, no problem. The CPU is overclocked as well

Skeen29 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nice Build A question. How warm will the m.2 be under load?

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks. I haven't used the system for a couple days, but around 50-55c I guess.

BlackHawkGaming7 1 point 12 months ago

How hot does that gpu get under load i have the same case but i have bit more clearance but temps are 50-60

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Around 75c, but with a more silent fancurve.

LL1544 1 point 10 months ago

Would the gpu be cooler with a smaller psu? Or is the difference in size not going to help much?

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The GPU would have lower temps with a smaller psu (for example SFF PSUs). No doubt. The gap between the graphics card and the psu is pretty tight

rockstar5934 -5 points 12 months ago

The RAM is not decent,it's DDR3 at 1600MHZ

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

No ****, Sherlock. They are fine for the price and they’re ofc a couple years old :’)

LeMMingSlayeR 23 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

My youngest son is gaming on a first-gen i7 with 8GB of DDR3 1333 and an RX560 graphics card. All his games run fine at 1080p. DDR3 1600 is fine for what it is. If you're only gaming at 1080p 60hz and you're ok playing games at medium or high settings, there is a definite point at which getting faster components is just wasting money because you're not going to get any noticeable gains in performance.

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Exactly. I get the idea with faster ram, if you are running newer platforms like Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen. Devil’s Canyon is like 4 years old, so there is really no reason to invest in faster ram.

LeMMingSlayeR 23 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Just for giggles I checked the Intel Ark on the 4790k, the specs page lists DDR3 1333 and 1600 but doesn't list any higher speeds. I know that my son's i7 is limited to 1333 because I tried running 1600 modules and they just ran at 1333. Will the 4790k use faster RAM than 1600?

emilablaa submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, it is possible with the correct motherboard.