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The 100 Year's Build

by bohemond1980



Date Published

July 25, 2016

Date Built

July 24, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

77.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.07 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


Ok, so this is by far the most painful case I have ever used for a build, but my wife wanted this case so I made it work. I would neeever buy a case like this for myself. Even the RVZ01B was far, far easier to work in than this one. There are some weird choices on the interior layout; I had initially thought to put a dual radiator at the top, but that was overheating the GPU (ability to orient the GPU with a riser would have been more better a la RVZ01B). So I ended up putting in my old H80i instead.

Good thing was every single part worked. I went with the Sandisk SSDs because they are relatively well priced and dependable.

What I actually spent on this build was ~$1170 since I already had a couple of 390Xs laying around (due to worthless Crimson CF drivers which saw me retire them) as well as the H80i and monitor.

Had a few snafus as I was building this, aside from the dual rad, a pulled CPU power cable at one point and a loose RAM stick at another point. It's just too easy to accidentally dislodge things with the obstacle course design of this case. Also the case has a very cheap quality to it with extremely flimsy plastic "handles".

Just glad to be done dealing with this case. Hopefully my next case I will be working in will be a Corsair 780T.

I will say that the STRIX 390X is basically too big for the case with that AX 760 PSU; it all fits, but not very well at all. 1/4 inch lower on that PSU bracket and it would be fine, but as it is the PSU cables brush up against the GPU.

Part Reviews


Seems to work as it's supposed to and runs fairly cool.

CPU Cooler

Do not like this AIO, but didn't want to drop coin on an X41.

Video Card

Great single GPU, but stay away from Crossfire since Crimson drivers came out.

Operating System

Not a fan.


A monitor, nothing more, nothing less.

Comments Sorted by:

themediumcheese 1 point 30 months ago

How did the H80i and Z170I fit together? Was it a strain?

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

It wasn't too bad in terms of fitting; not as bad as getting the H60 into my 380T case. The worst part of the H80i isn't so much the size, it's the way it's not all together (radiator with 1 fan, other fan has to be mounted on the radiator). Not a fan (no pun) of the H80i for that reason, it's quite a pain.

Jemelet 1 point 28 months ago

With the motherboard, do you think a microATX would fit in place of the ITX?

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