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Jumpa 6 months ago

This is my first pc build and I'd like to go with Mini-ITX:

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Use: gaming (fullhd now, looking for 2k), software development (mainly Android and web), little video/photo editing. I'm not interested in RGB and things like that. I want something quiet.

  • The AIO cooler 240mm will fit a h200i? Should i go for the bigger X62 (280mm)?

  • I'd like to have some fun overclocking, will i5 be enough for this config or should i spend more bucks for an i7?

  • There's no GPU 'cause I'm considering the RTX 2070 (or some serious price dropping on a 1080Ti), will this GPU fit the case and be "cool" (should i consider a Kraken G12?)?

  • Is the PSU overkill?

Any advice will be appreciated! Many thanks in advance.

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OolonCaluphid 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I honestly don't see the point of the H200 (much less the H200i) if you want a 'small' build. It's 90% of the size of a good MATX case. The GPU is hard against the PSU shroud and if you use a full ATX PSU it starves it of fresh air.

If you're going mITX, take advantage of the small form factor and get a Inwin A1 or similar truly compact case. If you want airflow, overclocking, expandability, go for a great mATX case like the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini - mATX.

If you're dead set on the H200, save money by getting the H200 (non I) and spend the difference on a SFX (smaller) PSU to allow airflow through the psu shroud vents onto the GPU. See the gamers nexus youtube review of this case to see why.

Component choice seems fine. 1080ti's won't drop in price much more, and the 2080 is a bust for now. No reason to get it until RTX enabled games come on stream, over a year from now.

Jumpa submitter 1 point 6 months ago

Full length GPU will be ok in a case like the one you suggested? Any advices on the SFX PSU choice?

UntamedShadow 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Like others have stated, the nzxt aio's are a bit pricey and for the performance you can find others that are cheaper. (Especially for someone that isn't interested in RGB)

As for overclocking the i5 is perfectly fine, depending on whether you luck out or not. (If your lucky you can easily get an i5 past 5ghz)

I wouldn't hold your breath on the 2070 as the RTX prices are quite ridiculous and the RTX 2080 (not ti) had rather disappointing benchmarks. (Making the Ti the only worth while RTX card for now without any supported games) If the 2080 beats the 1080ti by a little then the 2070 will be in an awkward position between the 1080 and the 1080ti (cough cough the whole weird idea of the 1070ti). I would go for a 1080ti (if you can find a reasonable price) (and depending on when you would like to build this).

As stated by Oolon, it would be best to go with an SFX psu in the h200 (I would know because I use one in the case) to help the GPU. Down below I have placed a popular SFX psu from corsair which I also use in my build and have had no problems with it so far. (GPU temps are perfectly fine with my 1070) If you would like to explore other cases I would take a look at the Fractal Design Nano S (has some noise dampening material) and I do believe that Metallic Gear (subsidiary of Phanteks) will be coming out with some itx cases that may be worth looking into.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $249.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $90.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $178.69 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H200 (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $87.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $114.86 @ OutletPC
Other SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) $13.91 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $904.44
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $894.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 15:52 EDT-0400
Jumpa submitter 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks, I'm noob about the fans part. Is the hub mandatory? Isn't it included in the case?

UntamedShadow 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

The h200 (non i) doesn't come with a fan hub. The h200i comes with NZXT's "smart" hub which acts as a rgb/fan hub for their monitoring software. I just put to show that there are plenty of options for you to go with.

Thinshaw18 1 point 6 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $249.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $90.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $178.69 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $107.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H200i (White/Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $129.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua - NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan $19.85 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan $19.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $865.34
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $835.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 08:57 EDT-0400

Go with the Corsair H100i V2 over the X52. They both perform similarly but the kraken has a bit more style. The H100i V2 will save you $40 which you can put towards getting different radiator fans. The Noctua NF-S12A fans are designed for radiators and they are really quiet. As far as the GPU goes, I would not get a 2070. It will perform like the 1080 but will be significantly more expensive. 1080s are really well priced at the moment. I got mine from a miner on Craigslist for $340. You can get a new one for like $430 and you might be able to find a sale or something too. I would suggest a 1080 as it will be the smarter choice for your wallet. Hell, you could even use the money you save to get an 8700k.

Jumpa submitter 1 point 6 months ago

Good point, thanks! So 550W will be enough even with overclock? I'd prefer a full modular anyway. Saying "1080" you consider the 1080TI as well or just the basic model?

Thinshaw18 2 points 6 months ago

Both 1080 ti and 1080 are priced really well and they kick RTX's butt in price/performance. 550W will be enough even with overclocking on a 1080 and maybe a 1080 ti. If you go with a 1080 ti I would play it safe and get a 650W.