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First ever build! Prior to this, the most experience I had with computer parts was replacing the RAM on my macbook, so it was a bit daunting to try and build an entire PC. I wanted a PC that I could do CAD/Design work on (with some light gaming), but I didn't want to buy one off the shelf because I was afraid i'd end up running into problems down the line and then giving up on it. I figured if I learned to build a pc myself, I'd also learn how to maintain it for much longer. I also wanted to make sure I picked parts that would be able to handle the programs that I primarily use (Solidworks, Adobe suite, keyshot). The most important reason tho was that I just wanted an excuse to build in the nano case.. it's just looks so damn good.

I started my research about a month ago, and after watching a ton of videos, reading through /r/buildapc, and advice from friends, I felt confident enough to put everything together. I'm glad I decided to order all my parts these past 2 weeks as well, i felt like there was an abnormal amount of deals going on. Everything went pretty smoothly with the build, until I put the CPU cooler on. The cryorig h7 seemed like it should be easy to install from all the videos i've seen, but it was way harder to align the holes in the tiny Nano case than i thought. After what felt like hours trying to get the CPU cooler on, the rest went by quickly. Pressing the power button on for the first time was amazing :')

Currently waiting on my MSI 1060 gpu to come in. OS courtesy of my brother's Dreamspark account.

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  • 42 months ago
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I'm waiting on my MSI GTX 1060 too, it's coming in on Tuesday.

  • 42 months ago
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Does the 1060 cost that much due to shortages or does it cost that much because its a custom aib?

  • 42 months ago
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It's a custom aib, plus I think OP used a $25 off coupon on Newegg, I did the same thing. The MSI Gaming costs $280 and the MSI Gaming X costs $299 with a $10 mail-in rebate.

  • 42 months ago
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Yep. Newegg $279.98 - $25 paypal coupon.

@KCBcomputers the 1060 has a suggested msrp of $250, but since it's a custom AIB, you'll see them around $250-$300.

  • 42 months ago
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I love tiny builds and yours looks wonderful! +1

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
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Is there any ram clearance interference with that cooler? I'm looking at basically the same build as you just different ram and psu :) if it helps I'm looking at getting the g skill trident z series ram kit

  • 42 months ago
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Should be fine. This cooler advertises itself as being super compatible with any mobo/ram combo without any clearance issues, and there's definitely more than enough room for my g skill ripjaws

  • 42 months ago
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love that case ... i am worried about GPU temps, can you test it after some gaming ?

  • 41 months ago
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Hey! Sorry for the laaate reply. After playing overwatch for a few hours, the max GPU temp was 62c. idle is 32c. hope that helps!

  • 41 months ago
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awesome thanks !

  • 42 months ago
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I really like how you kept the price low with an I7.

  • 41 months ago
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Thanks for noticing :D

  • 42 months ago
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Also what do you have all your fans hooked up to?

  • 41 months ago
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I just use the stock fans from the case (hooked up to the motherboard).

  • 42 months ago
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+1 clean build, mang. Also, wooo G402 club!

  • 41 months ago
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My first mouse with more than 3 buttons, never knew how useful all these additional functions would be!

  • 41 months ago
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Love the tiny case, also what "mouse mat" are you using? Looks awesome!

  • 41 months ago
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Its actually a cutting mat (alvin brand). It works surprisingly well, and it doubles as my cutting mat when i need to use my x-acto knife

  • 41 months ago
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How did the 1060 fit in that case? Any issues, noise? Organizing to build in that case also. Thanks.

  • 41 months ago
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Fit easily. No issues or noticeable noise. np!