Description

Current Pc for pushing triple-A titles @ 1440p ultrawide while maintaining Temps around 65c with 50% fan speed. The TU-150 does not accommodate a 140mm intake fan so I Cut 2 sides of the existing square opening, drilled 3 new mounting holes, filed my edges, blacked-out any scuffs or whoopsies and install 140mm industrial with aftermarket 140mm medium perforated grill to catch my dogs hair. No fine mesh on this one, but I only game for a few hours here and there and don't mind cleaning once and a while. Even though price is messed up because windows 10 and a 1080 ti don't really cost that much... Also you don't have to pick out these monitors... but with all the mice, keyboards, headsets, and cables, the price here isn't far off.

Part Reviews

Video Card

Purchased for $700 a week before cards shot up to crypto mining. I just had this ftw 3 RMA'd after owning for 2 years. Reason being - fan/bearing making squeaking noise. Got the card back from evga with the same week of sending it out. So far no issues. GPU core clock boost up to 2.0 GHZ in less demanding games like TF2 and HALO but drops to 1974 MHz in titles like forza horizon 3, far cry 5, red dead 2, and control. Fans keep card around 65c while running 60-70 percent in most cases. Zero buyers remorse for this 1440p ultrawide gaming tool.

Case

This case is great because the basement is now an attic, making cable management easier which ITX needs all the help it can get. I know consumers want their heat exhaust out the top but I Installed a 140mm industrial fan intake (runs at 50% till summer time at least) at decided to go with EVGA's 120mm fan design for an exhaust. After testing several 120mm Focused flow fans, (corsair, be-quite, noctua, even a Silverstone RGB for fun) none created a strong vortex with a hefty sound like Evga's FF fan design. With the sides around the exhaust fan exposed, it breaths wider than others when moving air from a confined space threw a Rad. Cpu and gpu temps around 65c (coolant 40c) while gaming for hours. Just because this case has a window, don't cram it with RGB fans like Paul's Hardware. Worry about performance, clean build/assembly/cable management, and then worry about lights. Be sure to wash the oil off your hands before touching all over this case.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

From the looks of the pictures, it seems that you could've been able to fit regular 25mm thick fans on the bottom of the case rather than slim fans. Is that right?

I'm planning my next build in the TU150 as well and I'm considering using a regular dual slot GPU and putting in dual regular 120mm fans on the bottom as intake

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I had these 2 slim fans left over from another build so thought I'd try them here. They help the about 10 degrees C. or let the fans run slower for same temps. 25mm thick fans look like they would fit right up to GPU but I havn't tried. I recommend these dust filters for the bottom. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R4WWX4W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Best of luck to you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I was also thinking of doing a build inside one of these cases, and I was just curious, how easy is it to build inside of it, and how easy is it to manage all the cables in the case?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. This case is really easy to build in if you use the top for cable runs and don't go overboard with RGB. This mobo has space for 2 m.2 drives (the only one used right now) and I'll fill the other before running cables for Sata. The hard part about this case is keeping the super-thin space between the glass and blackout trim plate Clean. Dust and dog hair build-up for me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!