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Younger brothers build v1.2 New case

by bengy22



Date Published

Feb. 9, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 20, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C


Build that was updated here.

This is a build a made with my 9 (now 10) brother a little over a year ago, but one thing still was not right, and that was the case. A few months after building the pc he started to tell me that he wanted a new case with a window so he can see the inside of the computer, but it wasn't till i decided to run heaven benchmark that i also agreed he needed a new case, just after running it for 10 minutes the gpu would easily hit 85c without msi afterburner open and when i set the fan to 95% it would stay around 82c, so not only was it really loud and hot but the clock speeds where definitely taking a hit (please note that it was nowhere this hot while playing some games so that's why i didn't notice it at first). First i thought it was just cause the 1060 3gb gaming (non-sc) has a really bad heat sink that i was not aware of at the time of buying (I would definitely stay away from it at all costs) but after putting it in my s340 i got temps way more reasonable with the fan way quieter, so it seemed to be a combo of both the bad gpu cooler and bad airflow. (Please note i did try moving the hhd so the gpu got more air and also modding the elite 110 to have a fan on the top to blow more air on the gpu but this did nothing.

Over all he's very happy with the new case and so am i, gpu temps are way do to about 73c with the fan at 65% which is very quiet do to the nano s's great sound dampening. Also cable management was very easy with the Velcro straps on the back but do to the psu's cables being very still and the mesh around them it took a little force to put the back panel on. Over all i really like this case and i think i'm going to get the white r6 when it comes out.

I don't really have many but one thing i would have liked to see improved in the case would be the room in between the gpu and psu, right now it's ok and a sfx psu would fix that but also would cost a lot more just for a little more air. Also the gpu cooler is horrible and if i knew this i would have gone with the sc version, i can't even install a aftermarket cooler due to the room but could install a g10 but then i'm not sure about the vram and power delivery cooling due to the fan being on the wrong side(i might get a cheap used h55 and do this cause i all ready have the g10 due to my last build and i sold the r9 390).

Part Reviews

Video Card

Ok card if you can find it for cheaper than other but the cooler is horrible unless you have a case with good airflow (but then why get a small card?). Highly recommend getting the sc version due to the better cooler, unless you want a loud card that easily will run at 80c in a restricted airflow case.


Great case! good cable management and looks great! only wish there was a little more room for the gpu to get more air.

Comments Sorted by:

Grime720 1 point 12 months ago

love the cable management and this can be upgraded in the future easily

bengy22 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you! Definitely easier with upgrading the gpu compared to the elite 110.

Vecheetah 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

That is one of the nicest compact builds I've seen. Cheers!

bengy22 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago


BlueTrooper2544 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What was his first case?

bengy22 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The cooler master elite 110

Gavin_K 1 point 12 months ago

Back when I was searching for the perfect cheap gaming PC build I came across this case, long story short the 110 is not good if you are not wanting to fry your PC and want good vol. Nice budget build!

bengy22 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yea luckily i didn't pay that much for it, thanks!

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Interesting write-up about GPU temps. I got a bit panicked after seeing the beginning of your story since my sister's build has an EVGA 1060 3GB. Upon review, I realized I do have the SC version. Visually, the Gaming and SC don't seem that different but I suppose there's more going on under the hood. I haven't really tested out the card's performance yet so I'll see what I find. That's a fine looking case that I can see having excellent use far down the road. Switch out the internals and it can go from budget to bankroll in a hurry and that's cool.

bengy22 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Visually, the Gaming and SC don’t seem that different but I suppose there’s more going on under the hood.

That’s what I thought when I got the card, just thought the sc had a higher core clock but it didn’t seem worth for $20 more. When comparing the cards the gaming has what can only be described as a intel stock cooler on it while the sc has a actual Gpu heatsink with heatpipes, from what I can tell it doesn’t make much of a difference unless your case doesn’t have much airflow which is ironic cause most people will not get this card unless you have a case that takes advantage of its size but then those cases usually don’t have good airflow.

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I see. I'll have to go and try to get another look at the SC card. One of these days, I'll even figure out how the temps really are. Thanks for the reply; here'$ my penny for your thoughts.