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I'm not currently home, so my set up is... janky to say the least. Build is for mostly gaming and VR with some light streaming here and there.

Upgrading from a i5-7600k/ 1070. The increase in performance has actually been larger than I was expecting, with some games seeing like a 70- 80% increase in performance at 1440p.

Everything is running awesome and the build went quite smoothly, this is my second ITX build so i was ready for the annoyance of getting some cables plugged in.

CPU: Fantastic, just an awesome value and a noticable upgrade over my i5. It may be a little slower in gaming, but it just handles everything I've tried so far remarkably well. Stays fairly cool even in ITX with the stock Wraith Cooler. Haven't touched OC'ing at all, even with PBO.

Mobo: Works well, software is easy to use and the BIOS is clean. Very nice build quality and the built in WiFi and 2 M.2 ports are awesome.

Memory: Havent tried OC'ing it aside from setting XMP to 3200 mhz. Will attempt to maybe get it to 3600 sometime in the near future. Seems fine, the lights are pretty.

Storage: Its fast, not a hugely noticeable difference from my other M.2 Drive. (SATA Crucial MX500 )

GPU: its amazing, what can I say? I originally wanted the EVGA XC Gaming, but it went out of stock everywhere the day before i could purchase the card. Found the Founders Edition on Best Buy for $500 and im glad i did. Its gorgeous and cool quite well! Plus, the new Modern Warfare is shaping up to be awesome. Also have not attempted an OC on this yet.

Case: Easy to work with, kinda large for an ITX case, but i really just liked the look of it and the RGB. Plenty of space for all my components, even with an ATX PSU.

PSU: It supplies power, kind of wish i had gone for an SFX PSU. But I bought it a bit beforehand and the temps seem fine.

I'm running it all on a Dell S2716DGR 27.0" and its fantastic. Second monitor is a 1080p/144hz that used to be my primary. Cant use it at 144hz anymore because it requires DVI, but it does the job well enough. The new Modern Warfare seems to stay stable around 110-120 for the most part maxed out at 1440p (no RTX obv).

Overall, im in love with this build and had a fantastic time picking out and working on it. Really need to stress test some more games, my biggest bottleneck is my internet!

P.S. Does anyone have any experience getting the Wraith Prism to show up in RGB Sync? Its plugged in via the RGB header into the mobo since I didn't have a free usb 2.0 header due to the NZXT Smart Device. I cant change the color of the cooler and its frustrating!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

hey, I was thinking of building a new pc for myself and im really thinking of buying either the h200 or h210 I can't see a difference but can you tell me how the h210 is? looks really clean on ur build :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it has to do with the way the window panel attaches to the case, the ssd bracket on the side is removal and it adds a USB type c port to the front of the case (which I can't use, no itx amd board I could find supports it).

IIRC the smart device is also supposedly improved, in the "i" versions. There maybe more differences, but those are the ones I know of.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same CPU and am using the AMD fan. The LED has to be plugged into a USB header to be able to change the lights of the fan, the fan ring, and the AMD logo in RGB Sync...otherwise, you just get the one light. If you don’t have a free header, and have an NZXT setup, you can buy an NZXT internal USB hub for $20, which gives you a few more USB headers and then you’ll be able to get all of the lights to work with the RBG Sync software.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, thanks for the tip. I'll probably end up caving and buying that hub. Driving me nuts

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I noticed you installed a full ATX psu, I must ask, since installing that psu blocks most of the air intake for the gpu, how are your temps? At gamers nexus they recommend installing an SFX psu since its smaller and allows for greater airflow especially for the gpu intake.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

My Temps are actually decent. I touched on it a bit but I bought the psu before the rest of stuff. If it got to be an issue I'd return it. But at max load I don't go above 75-76 degrees. Not bad really.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems like good temps, I am thinking of building a similar system to what you came up in an H210i but I will be including an SFX PSU just to go safe since I live in a hot area anyways, so the better airflow the longer my components will last.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the noise level of the machine? I'm looking to put something like this together in my living room and wanting to make sure things run pretty quiet.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Its definitely not bad, i usually play about 4 feet away from it but i play with headphones 90% of the time. Its not silent, but I never notice it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I did this build last month and so far it's been a dream. Thank you so much for putting this build up! I held off on getting the GPU as I couldn't afford it then, but I just put in an order for one this week and am really excited. It's the same reference/default Nvidia RTX 2070 Super and wanted to ask if you had any issues or difficulties getting it to fit?

Reason I ask is that I was a moron and picked up an EVGA RTX 2070 Super earlier this week and besides it being a single-slot card which wouldn't work with the case, it was also pretty thick and wouldn't fit between the NVME heatsink and the PSU shroud/cover/bottom of the case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

oh wow! no i never had any issues with the fit, the clearance is very close though with the nvme heatsink. I will say however that the GPU is very heavy and sags a bit. The included GPU stand doesnt reach because of the shape of the shroud.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Good to know! I was actually just looking at solutions to GPU sag today haha. Looks like I might try and use the power cables for the GPU to come up and around the top to help keep it lifted.