Damn, I wish I could build PCs at 14! Dude, the only thing that's gay is you playing games at MEDIUM settings with this beastly PC gaming setup! :O You should be cranking everything to High graphics settings at least! You can probably get away with Ultra/Highest settings as well without skipping a beat.
Damn but this is an awesome build. Can I ask how large and portable this build is? I thought from the pics it was a mini-ITX build but then I see from our parts list it's actually a micro-ATX build. Does the ordinance case have handles on it?
Great work, it's been a while since I've seen someone choose a rectangular style HTPC case. And you're right, the included screws with the CM ML120 AIO are an absolute pain and just do not work. You're better off using standard exterior PC case screws.
The only problem requiring an intervention I see here is you pairing a 3600X with a measly RX 590 instead of the 5700T or RTX 2080 it deserves! :P Other than that, great job and nice to see you giving your hand me downs to the rest of the fam! :)
Great build, esky. I'm thinking of doing a new build in an InWin A1 myself so this is great to see. Question for you: what issues did you have sticking the Ryzen 5 3600X into the AsRock? Because my current plan when I upgrade was in fact to slot a Ryzen 5 3600 into an AsRock Fatal1ty B350 miniITX board. Am I to gather from your shade at AsRock that this is in fact not a good upgrade plan? Also, how portable is the A1? Does it fit inside a standard size gym duffel bag for travel?
+1 for the family build. Nice clean job.
Fantastic work here. We tend to focus so much on gaming and HTPC rigs here on the site we forget that computers actually do WORK and are used more for productivity than gaming in the real world. This is a really unique utilitarian rig.
Impressive work given the choice of components. I have the FTZ 01 case myself and will never understand why Silverstone reconfigured their RVZ and FTZ console style cases to hold full size ATX size PSUs instead of just sticking with SFX sized ones. Would have made your life a lot easier. Can barely believe you actually got the ASUS RTX 2080Ti in there, it's technically a 3 slot card!
Excellent job. I just recently became aware of the Steck from an Optimum Tech video on YouTube. Nice case.
Damn but that is a nice looking SFF build. Never heard of the Nuovolo Steck before but I will look into it now.
This is freakin' awesome as both a PC build and a recycling project. Great job. I read your whole imgur log, for sure you should add those two 92 mm fans.
Awesome work on the conversion. The Grandia 09 is a very underrated case, it fits perfectly with home theater components like a console style case but is large enough to house full ATX size components and has very smart airflow design. I almost went for it myself. As long as you don't need or want portability (the other major advantage of a console case which is why I ended up using the FTZ 01 instead), it's a perfect HTPC case. Not sure if you're a gamer but you may want to consider upgrading the mobo, graphics card, CPU and memory in the future to turn this into a living room gaming console as well. Well done.
Psst. The 90's called for you. It wants to play Myst and specially multiplayer Quake, Doom and Civilization II with you. Apparently multiplayer is a big thing to come
As a proud builder and owner of an FTZ 01 console PC myself, I congratulate and salute you on your own build.
Great stuff. I currently own a Silverstone FTZ 01 console style case and am happy with it but I absolutely love these slim "sandwich" style cases like the NCase, Dan M4, Loque and so many others coming to market. Really surprised that the big names like Silverstone and Cooler Master haven't made their own yet.
Bah, RGB is just a millenial fad! :P Great work on the PC. I particularly like the cute but obviously lethal little doomsday device sitting on the video card basking in the RGB glow.
Holy crap, this us awesome! Do a Kickstarter and put this beauty into production, man!
Nice. Does the Franctal Design Core 500 case fit in a standard size gym bag, by any chance?
Wow. Just look at that size difference. The InWin A1 looks really nice, may have to be my next case. Does it fit in a standard size gym bag for lugging around? Good job on the build.
Excellent work. Long live SFF!
This is incredible! I'd like to see that 980 swapped out for a 1080 to keep pace with modern games but overall an amazing job.
Nothing says true love more than a custom PC build. You get the first World's Best Boyfriend award of 2019.
Most powerful build I have ever seen in this case. Nice work.
Damn this is awesome. Impressive given no STX parts are being used.
No way can this thing handle both Word AND Excel open at the same time! Should have gone for the Titan RTX! What were you thinking?!?
Does your motherboard come with overclocking software? I use an ASRock and I find it's F- Stream Tuning software pretty good. It runs from Windows. However, do take note of LemmingSlayer's contrary stance to mine.
Also, tell your dad that Apple sucks.
Really great write up on the history of getting this build together. I see many more PCs in your future now that you're a budding graphic designer.
Couple of notes on the overclocking: First, I had the same experience as you where the first attempt at overclocking via the BIOS made me believe I FUBAR'ed the PC. However, the manual showed me there is a way to reset the bios using a jumper setting. Check your Gigabyte manual to see if it's got one as well.
Second, try overclocking using the proprietary overclocking utility from within Windows itself. I usually find these work a lot better nowadays and less chance of messing everything up.
A great tribute. Condolences on your loss.
Great color scheme on the all red RGB.
It wasn't until last night. Announced by NVIDIA at CES 3019 during their keynote speech.
No worries on G-Sync, NVIDIA will finally allow adaptive sync with latest drivers.
Awesome job on the Dan A4. Hope your daughters enjoy.
World's best uncle award goes to... you! Great twin builds!
Awww. Lucky mom. Hope she enjoys the ITX-mas gift.
Your call sign makes me uncomfortable :P but I will post anyway to say very nice build and I agree that one exhaust fan is all that is needed to make it all complete. BTW, who is the angry little Pop Funko with the laser gun that is trying to destroy your brand new NVIDIA RTX graphics card? I grant that they are a total ripoff but destroying your new card with a laser after you just got it seems like a waste of money. :D
Amazing case build. I thought my FTZ 01 was portable but the Ghost puts it to shame. Amazing.
Excelente trabajo! Felicitaciones! Greetings to you in Spain, would not have figured the country as a LAN destination but good on you.and your fellow gamers over there.
I was just kidding. Forgot the smilie. This is great.
It is always important to include a banana for size reference but the inclusion of the cat as well is genius. Good setup.
Awesome job getting that all into the ML08.
I am very disappointed at the minimalist approach to RGB here.
Amazing modding in this case! I'd be terrified to try a custom soft loop inside a Node 202.
It is more than possible to get a 120 mm AIO cooler in the RVZ 03 case which has an identical interior to my FTZ 01S case. I use a MasterLiquid Lite 120mm with a slim fan and some creative fastener tinkering but I am equally amazed you put in a Corsair H60i with no difficulty. Very well done.
Glad to hear it went well. Yes, it is tricky work but worth it in the end.
Hello to you in Russia. Excellent work here in the Node 202.
Awwwww.... Lucky daughter in law.
Very nice job. It's true, Ryzens, SSDs, and 1080 Tis all improve your cognitive, decision-making, memory and typographical skills -- especially during those long arduous Fortnite and Call of Duty sessions. In my college days, we called this "cramming". Not sure if you young 'uns still use that term today.
Great little ITX build. Never heard of this case maker before but it looks great.
Yes VEGA 64 which looked like a bad deal next to the GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti has now suddenly become competitive thanks to the bad value that is RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti.
I used to love Gigabyte but like you they have let me down with their recent AM4 motherboards and I have since switched over to ASRock.