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Build Video - https://youtu.be/wIN6wuANwj0 Thermal Testing Video - https://youtu.be/j0FhJqvWwGk

I build myself a second portable system for video editing. I'm really happy with how the build turned out. Motherboard looks great and comes with extensions for HD audio and front panel connectors. HD audio connector requires removal of cover which needs to be done before installing radiator. HD audio extension cable extensor is short and is on view over motherboard. I secured this out of view with double sized tape behind CPU fan. The is no USB-C front panel connector on this motherboard so I was unable to connect up this case cable. Remember to install CPU power cable and HD Audio cable before radiator. RAM runs at 3600MHz. I only installed the front M.2 SSD which is well cooled. No cooling on rear and would need to remove motherboard to install. Team force SSD looks great. Nvidia 2070 super allows installation of 2 Lian-Li BR120 Digital RGB fans as bottom intake but there is only about 2mm clearance so any thicker GPU and you won't be able to fit these fans. All three fans set as intake which means you can't see the front of the fans which is disappointing as they look amazing (much nice than the corsair LL120 I have in my other build). Motherboard controls fans RGB well. You need a triple RGB splitter to plug in SSD, case fans and cpu fan in to the single addressable RGB socket (CPU cooler supplies a double splitter). Triple fan pack comes with 6 fan hub which is useful as motherboard only has one case fan socket. CPU cooler looks great and is very well built. RGB fan matches well with Lian Li fans.

I had an old 240gb crucial ssd so added this and got a cover for coldzero to cover it up. There are 2 sata disk mounts in the case.

The biggest issue I had with the case was cable management. The PSU cables are designed to run straight up to the top of the case and this area is designed for cable management. The cables that come with the PSU are too short to allow this so you need extensions/custom cables to prevent you having to directly run the cables to the parts in the case. You need to run the cables from the top of the case straight down into the case rather than going down the back and then in from the back. I spent 2-3 hours trying different combinations, but when the custom cable ran from top to back the real panel wouldn't close (the joint between PSU cable and custom cable was in the top of the case so only the custom cable prevented the real of the case from closing). If doing again I would get custom cables rather than extensions as I can barely close the top of the case. Case front window has blacked out area to hide cables coming out of PSU. The only other issue is that the power on/off switch is behind the real panel so the only was to turn off the computer is with the wall switch.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. Impeccable build. Love that case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

epic

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Upvoted for all the details that could save someone hours in their build or help them get the right parts for them. Lovely computer too, of course.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

provide us with cpu/gpu under load

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've added the temps. The video is at https://youtu.be/j0FhJqvWwGk

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point
  • This case has been sold out for so long in america :/ really looks good with your build tho :)

  • Your complaints have me worried tho (as a soon to be first time pc builder) I'll heed your advice and get custom cables.

  • and yeah the motherboard i'll be getting also wont take advantage of the usb-c

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's back now!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at doing a similar build in the NCASE M1, how has the ASUS x570-I been treating you?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

No problems at all, can recommend it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, im looking to build something similar. Can I ask how your temps are?

My biggest concern is making sure the CPU is cooled

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've added the temps. The video is at https://youtu.be/j0FhJqvWwGk

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

temps plz

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've added the temps. The video is at https://youtu.be/j0FhJqvWwGk

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build. just ordered my case. How long are your custom cables for the SFX power supply?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

id reccomend re doing the cable managment is a little sloppy but thanks for the build :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've been stuck with how to install multiple fans on this motherboard. I have no idea what to do. I ordered 3 LL140s (a 2 pack and a 1 pack), and then I'm getting the h100i platinum. How the heck do I get all that into the motherboard? I'm pretty sure there's only 1 system fan header and 1 rgb header. Please correct me if I'm wrong. What arrangements of fan/rgb hubs do I need to buy? Any feedback is IMMENSELY appreciated - I have 0 clue. Also that's a clean a** build. Good stuff. Anyways, Thanks!

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Your fans will have 2 wires each (one for power and one for RGB). The RGB will go to a hub that comes with your pack (can take 6 fans) and the hub then plugs into the lighting node pro which then plugs into a USB header on your motherboard (these get power from sata). You control the fans using iCUE software. Each fan also needs to plug into a 4 pin power header on motherboard - or you can get a hub if you don't have enough headers for this as well, but it won't come as standard in your fans kit. The fans for AIO will plug into CPU header for power and the RGB works the same way as above and it should come with a hub. I suggest you do a youtube search for install - https://youtu.be/1Vow1nUprgc is good for fans

The corsair fans (via and AIO will both plug into a USB header on the motherboard

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I ordered the fans regardless, and I got exactly what you said. I'm going to get a commander pro for the fans but also because it has multiple usb ports (I don't have enough on my mobo). I was worried I'd need to get a fan hub and then an rgb hub individually (It's been years since my previous build) and I'm new to just using usb instead of the rgb header... despite how expensive it is, I'm still glad I only needed to buy one more thing. Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

That GPU is too big

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It fits perfectly, wdym?