Description

Its been a while since i built my last rig. Back when athlon and semprons are still a thing and rgb's are not. :) since then im using laptop for productivity and mild gaming. I had spare dough and then decided to go back to this old hobby of mine and discover new technologies. I chose to build in this tiny case. The goal is to build a media rig that can able to run new games and make it as neat as possible. Some parts are bought brand new, some are used and some are freebies. I didnt cheap out on some of the parts so i can upgrade it in the future. The whole build experience is satisfying and challenging at the same time. The most challenging obviously is the cable management with this small form factor and with all the RGB goodness that ive put in, it did add to the cable mess but i tried my best to hide the worms. I had to do some drilling too to mount the aio cooler with 2 fans inside. The 200 mm fan is too loud to my liking and replaced it with 140mm. Too much RGB perhaps, but it is something you can always turn off with some clicks but hard to put in if you decide later on. Besides, my little one loves it.

It is a quiet rig and was able to OC to 4.0ghz in all cores and pushed the rams to 3000 mhz stable in aida64 with temps idling at mid 30 to 70 max. Not that i will use the OC profile all the time i just wanted to see the capabilities of the build. One sad part of the build is, its finished! :)

Part Reviews

CPU

This is basically 2600x with a bad cooler. Get it if price is good and you have a decent cooler.

CPU Cooler

Good enough for mild overclock!

Motherboard

Best b450 mini itx board at the moment. Nice looking and they didnt cheap out on the vrms unlike the cheaper ones.

Memory

Best value ram if you're into overclocking!

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and very clean! Good job;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks heaps sir!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I'm curious though. Could you have instead slowed down the 200mm instead of replacing it with a 140mm? I'm asking because the 200mm can move as much air slower than a 140mm fan spinning faster, hence more noise.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there,

The included 200mm fan is not pwm and it produces a humming sound that can be annoying sometimes or i just have a dud. Decided to go with 140mm as i also have future wallet-emptying plans with this :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah alright. Love the build. Mini itx is very fun and rewarding to build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

great job!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the sound quality on the ROG motherboard ? Is it noticeably better than other motherboard on-board audio ? Trying to decide between this one, the MSI, or the Asrock.

Nice build btw. :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I havent used an msi or asrock before only gigabyte but i can say its pretty decent.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks, going to buy that motherboard then :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the purple LED's! ;)

Great work

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yet another one of these fantastic, tiny little builds. Loving it! Only thing, is Y U GET SLEEVED CABLES?? Most people wouldn't be able to see them anyways.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. You mean the extension? Just for color and i didnt realized it was that long. It did add up to the bulk but at the same time made my aio fit. The stock 24 pin is hard and will get in the way

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Real nice! I have one too. Will you have issues if you mount the AIO fans on the front instead of inside the case?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The ram is cheap but I don't know if you knew this but Ryzen REALLY benefits from faster ram (at least 3000 MHz)

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Thinking of building something similar. Did you have to get a special wire connector for the 80mm fans, or did it come with ones that worked okay?