Description

*Updated with new pics

With this build I wanted a compact ITX case that was minimalistic in looks, but still functional and quiet at the same time. To be used mainly for productivity, movies, and some gaming.

Originally had Bequiet fans in mind as black was easy to work with for color matching, but the Noctua colors and fan quality honestly grew on me. I already knew RGB lighting wouldn't match well with the brown and beige, so I went with very subtle RGB lights in the case.

Case

fell in love with the minimalistic box look of the NZXT H200. I painted the cable bar dark brown using tamiya acrylics, and painted the intake grilles black since I got the blue H200. Finally added pvc wallpaper on the front and top PC panels to give the case a wooden look.

CPU

The 1600 is definitely sufficient for my needs. Will probably upgrade to the Ryzen 3000 series in 3 years more or less. Average temps for daily use would be only around 38C with the help of the NH-U12S cooler.

GPU

Really impressed with this Gigabyte card. It's virtually silent on idle with the Noctua fans. On full load and in gaming, I can definitely hear the build at arms length distance, but the pitch of the fans spinning is definitely not as disturbing as my old Powercolor HD7850/FX6300 system.

Temps of the 2060 super at load (playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider) would be at 68C average, which is pretty good for an ITX case situated in a room with no airconditioning. Fans are capped at 1200RPM.

Case fans

all fans are Noctua, and are positioned as follows: Front Intake: one NF-F12 on top, one NF-A15 on the bottom Rear Exhaust: one NF-F12 Undershroud Intake one NF-A15

I found out from another user here that a fan could fit under the PSU shroud of the NZXT H200 if you use an SFX powersupply. A NF-A15 fan was mounted through the shroud holes using the rubber mounts that come in the noctua box. To keep it more locked in place, I shoved some sticky tack near the opposite side of the fan (see pics). There's literally just a mm of space between the fan and the top panel of the psu

Other comments

  • there's a Phanteks Halos led ring mounted on the case ceiling. It originally was for the cpu cooler fan, but it didn't look good at all and detracts from the theme. Instead I just placed it there with the included dust filter. Used some zipties.

  • went with 450 watts since it seems enough for the 2060 super and Ryzen 5 1600 combo (none of them overclocked and I don't plan to OC either). Might go for 600 watts when I go for a beefier gpu in ~4 years time.

  • needed to buy extension cables for the CPU power cable and motherboard 24pin cable. The cables provided by Corsair were too short. GPU PCIE cables are fine though, no need to buy extensions.

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

Really love the colour scheme,it's great when noctua matches the build. Also love the desk setup in general. +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man!

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the wood panels

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice. How did you get that skin/wallpaper so cleanly on the h200?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks! I gradually laid the sticker wallpaper on the panel. used a plastic ruler to "squeeze" or brush out any air bubbles while applying the sticker.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for making Noctua fans beautiful.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the only build I've ever seen to match with the noctua brown color, and it looks fantastic, I'm really amazed.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks! was surprised myself how the colors matched. I even planned to black out tint the glass panel at first, but it looks good without it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I copy your sweet build for my future pc build? Looks amazing!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

sure man no problem

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, everything looks amazing, Does the CPU cooler cover one of the RAM sticks, would something like RGB Pro look like it would fit?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I think the corsair rgb pro can fit. The first ram slot just about misses the nh-u12s fan by ~2mm so tall ram sticks could fit too. Might touch a little maybe.

You could double check the spacing in my picture #19, and in noctua's page for good measure: https://noctua.at/en/nh-u12s

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!

Do you have any overheating problem on your gpu?

I have a "similar" build (not so similar... But, ok, more or less the same number and position of the fans) and my first rtx 2070 fe super I received didn't worked so good, RMA It and the brand new I Just received seems broken too...

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

None so far after weeks of using this tho.

What temps does your 2070 fe super get to at load? And did you have a fan under the shroud as well?

The 2070 super requires more power so that might explain it, plus I have an aftermarket card and the triple fan gaming oc is one of the cooler cards out there right next to the strix ones

My temps even after hours of gaming (shadow of the tomb raider) would be 70c at max for the gpu

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU temp was around 70°C, never over 72°C however.

I don't have any fan under the shroud 'cause of space: lots of cables down there, and maybe my PSU is a Little bigger than yours.

But I have 2x140mm intake fan on front... Think it's enough for the GPU.

However... Nice build, again. I'm happy 'cause your build works, so someday mine Will be too :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

ohh ok ok honestly 70c isn't an overheating issue really so you're good. Those temps are normal for a GPU working its *** off (unless you're living in a very cold place so that 70C is definitely a problem). imo 80C and above would be the time it gets too hot for my comfort.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing work man. Looks icredible. I wanna do practically the exact same build, I'm just not sure about one thing. How did you connect all the noctua fans, as well as the stock NZXT case fans? I looked at some fan hub/controller devices (sata powered) so I wonder whether that's how you did it?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks appreciate it. I didn't use any fan hubs or controllers actually, i only used the cpu fan header and system fan header on the itx mobo I had. All five fans I have are noctua too, no stock nzxt fans .

Had two fans (cpu cooler fan and top front panel fan) connected to the cpu header using the included y splitter you get in the nf-f12 package (any noctua fan/cooler gets a free one i think, not sure).

And then I had three fans (the back exhaust one, the bottom front panel fan, and undershroud fan) connected to the system header using two y splitters.

Hope this helps!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, man. Wonderful build. One question: do you thing I can install two NF-A15 in the front of the case? I see you used only one on the bottom.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayy, saw this on SetupWars. Great build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So beautiful!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

you might be bottlenecking your GPU I would suggest upgrading to a 2nd gen ryzen CPU amazing build though

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

When I saw the wood and then the noctua fans it was so nice +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I have a red H200 but want to paint it like you have done. Did you sandpaper the cable bar and front mesh before painting? Did you hand painted or sprayed the acrylic paint?

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Really Impressive!

Beautiful build, love how the case and the stuff matches perfectly with the furniture.

Congrats!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Love this build!! Awesome job!

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