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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

a very lovely build, nicely done. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean and simple. Nicely done.

  • 19 months ago
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Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

550 watt can handle a 1080?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, no problem. The CPU is overclocked as well

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Around 75c, but with a more silent fancurve.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

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