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polarbipolar's Completed Build: Stormtrooper - (Almost) Non-compromise Monochrome Mini-ITX Build (NZXT H200)

Selicos 1 point 1 month ago

This type of build, aesthetically, is how to get my SO to Ok a new build...

Minitany's Completed Build: Time for an Upgrade!

Selicos 1 point 12 months ago

In the 202 you can fit a 120 AIO either by moving the stock PSU (450w model) into the GPU bay near the case I/O (the screw holes line up) and putting the rad where the PSU should be or by putting the rad in the GPU bay itself. Both are somewhat GPU specific due to space issues but functional. I almost cut my 202 apart to get an H55 in there but ended up selling the PC when I recognized I had too many systems.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/FGr7YJ

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/f9NQzy

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rmr6Mp <- PSU swapped to GPU bay.

My SG05 has a Corsair SF450 pointed upward, a Zotac 1070 mini poerfectly fitting the vent for a GPU, and a Corsair H55 (with Ncotua Industrial 2000rpm fan) in the front, case exterior->dust filter->fan->rad. CPU is an i7-4790 (couldn't rationalize a 4790k for the cost, 4790 was recycled free). Under full syncthetic load I'd see the CPU hit 52C max, maybe 53C when the dust filter was a mess and the GPU sits under 74C. Mining with Nicehash a while back (and the reason I got the AIO to start with) put the system at about that same temps.

Strangely, Far Cry 4 might get the CPU to 58C or so and the GPU might hit 78 ish too. Yes, the one Noctua is my intake and it has to go through the AIO rad. Still works amazing.

The cool thing about the 202 is you can fit dual 120mm fans in the GPU bay to push//pull/cycle air around. However you'd need to check recent builds with 10-80ti's and 202's to see what works best. the 8700k should probably be delidded if you want max performance in small form factor anyway. Unfortunately the form factor doesn't allow a 240mm rad without losing the GPU (in a 202, no dice in the SG05).

The Node 304 might fit a 240mm rad: http://www.overclock.net/forum/154-case-mod-work-logs/1512633-build-log-project-taro-white-purple-node-304-gtx-980-full-loop.html

but it is somewhat larger. I have one as my server running a few HDDs and even the stock fans are solid for cooling.

Realistically using a top end CPU and GPU will need more cooling than most SFF can provide. a custom loop is possible in a 304 or even the 202 (https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/603714-project-node-way-will-it-fit-a-hardline-watercooled-node202/). You may have to get adventurous. My 1070 and older gen, non K CPU are decent benchmarks but not the same.

Brandon1300's Completed Build: ShoeBox Powerhouse

Selicos 2 points 12 months ago

I think you can squeeze a 120mm AIO into the front of that case or even a 240mm on the top. Any luck?

Brandon1300's Completed Build: ShoeBox Powerhouse

Selicos 2 points 12 months ago

I've worked with similar heatsinks and luckily the 6700 is 65w but in some cases it needs more surface area.

stephenburysek's Completed Build: Upgraded myself!

Selicos 1 point 12 months ago

Looks like Ethernet dropped from above. Not sure.

sleiper's Completed Build: Fitting an Ikea Kallax Bookcase

Selicos 1 point 13 months ago

Photos show the side panel was put on before it went on the shelf.

Narax's Completed Build: Ultimate Gaming Rig/PC

Selicos 9 points 13 months ago

This build is all over the place. Please don't build someone else a computer like this,

Thauner's Completed Build: Tiny Coffee Lake Build (streacom f1c)

Selicos 1 point 14 months ago

To a pico PSU inside?

SJW96's Completed Build: GET TO DA CHOPIN

Selicos 1 point 14 months ago

We had these cases in an office environment with 3rd gen i5's and bad coolers. We did get heat issues resulting in shutdowns when users, say, shoved the vented section flat against a carpeted wall or cubicle panel. I wish I still had one from when we recycled the systems with issues.

ImmortanJon's Completed Build: Hexbox

Selicos 1 point 14 months ago

I picked up one for a closet server as I like FD cases, needed options for expansion, and wanted to fit a regular size cooler and options to drop in a GPU later on (until mining kicked up prices). I have 3x 3.5" drives for storage and a 2.5" for the OS and VM storage (Plex). I ended up shifting the parts into a smaller case with GPU on my desk so it's all running off a thin-mini ITX mnotherboard and laptop brick PSU. The fans move plenty of air and are quiet if not PWM (included fan hub works well enough for controlling speeds but requires MOLEX), it can fit about any 2 slot GPU (sacrificing 2x 3.5" storage for longer cards), and and decent air cooler fits plus the rear fan can be replaced with up to a 140mm AIO. Very functional for the size.

sketch's Completed Build: MiniITX pfSense Firewall with Quad NIC inside Streacom F1C Evo

Selicos 2 points 14 months ago

I have a similar system but with a 3470S and slimmer case. The NH-L9i is brilliant. It's amazing that the 3470S is 65w as a low power chip vs today's 8400 at the same wattage but 6 cores and much faster.

bonnicino's Completed Build: Cold node

Selicos 1 point 14 months ago

I had a Node 202 with goals to use an AIO but sold the build before I figured out a GPU. Now I have an H55 in a Silverstone Sugo but keep trying to work out how to fit it all in a 202 again...

beastymonsta5688's Completed Build: Used Mini-itx build

Selicos 1 point 15 months ago

I keep looking for an LGA 1150 ITX board but nothing is out there for a decent price. Good find.

prupert's Completed Build: The Upside Down

Selicos 1 point 15 months ago

Was expecting an inverse mounting case, GPU up top. Was pleasantly surprised.

znd125's Completed Build: Silent small form factor work PC

Selicos 2 points 15 months ago

Silent Work PC. Probably doesn't need anything more than integrated for display output.

Imran51408's Completed Build: Mini Coffee Lake

Selicos 1 point 15 months ago

Corsair sells a cable kit for the SF### line. $40 USD for sleeved cables that are as short as the stock ribbon set. I picked up some for my PC but haven't had time to put them together yet.

William27528's Completed Build: Operation Microwave - Compact Gaming PC under £750

Selicos 1 point 15 months ago

I have a Xeon e3-1245 V3 in a similar Silverstone case using a Corsair H55 to keep things cool. I found that, due to the low profile cooler requirement, long gaming or processing runs (video conversion or mining) would force the GPU to get hot and cycle that hot air to the CPU cooler then repeat until the GPU was throttling at about 81C and the CPU would stick around 64C. With the AIO the CPU doesn't recirculate hot air and the intake/rad combo stays below 50C almost all the time giving the GPU plenty of cool air to breath. I can run the same benchmarks, tests, or games with the GPU rarely breaking 75C and CPU reaching 52C with decently quiet fan speeds. For week long tasks or continuous mining it will protect the health of the build while the H55 can be used to hybrid cool the GPU if I go for a larger system in the future.

Sherlock2017's Completed Build: My Budget GAMING PC

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

Again, when this build was first posted it listed an SFX PSU. Since then it has been updated with correct parts.

Sherlock2017's Completed Build: My Budget GAMING PC

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

Initally the build listed an SFX PSU, same wattage and rating, at a cost of like $96. It has since been updated with the correct part list.

vikoykoy's Completed Build: White Mamba (first time builder)

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

If you need a full kit Corsair has good prices for basic sleeved cables. CableMod has many more options and compatibility including cutom lenght and mixing colors.

vikoykoy's Completed Build: White Mamba (first time builder)

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

Corsair does have a sleeved cable set for the SF PSU's. They are still short and work really well:

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CP-8920202-Premium-Individually-Sleeved/dp/B01MRWN5M2

I picked up a regular length sleeved cable for my SF450 as I needed more length to a few HDD's but the kit above has worked well for a few users that I have heard from.

aurru's Completed Build: ITX Ryzen

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

How is the Armor cooler on the 580? I found the Armor cooler on my 470 to work well at low loads but as soon as the fans kicked in I needed headphones. Ended up swapping in an aftermarket GPU cooler with Corsair SP120's. Temps were a little higher but it was much more quiet.

Minitany's Completed Build: Time for an Upgrade!

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

It is about as large ase the Nano S which is like 5% smaller than the mATX Mini C. The Evolv ITX can support a full custom loop with 2x 240mm or 1x 240mm and 1x 280mm radiators. I have one but downsized to a Node 202 and now Sugo SG05. They do have a tempered glass version of the Evolv ITX that is snazzy.

motonack's Completed Build: Mom's Overkill Email Machine

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

In my experience you can pop the bottom shell off a ton without doing damage, just need to have an order for the tabs like poppin goff the rear then GPU side then pulling it off. The issue with fans kinking I/O wires is annoying but never caused me issues while I routed the PSU cable inside the fans under where the PCIe extension would be. You might have been able to get away with something like a Geeek A20 or A30 or even a smaller In Win Chopin or Silverstone ML09B. Solid system though.

mtremsal's Completed Build: The Box v2 - mini-ITX Gaming HTPC Upgrade for $450

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks! A 4790k would be ideal but for the price, even if I could sell my current CPU, it hasn't been worth it. Soon!

aeshoreman's Completed Build: A-Aron's Air Tight ITX Build

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

I put an H55 in my ucrrent build so If I move to a larger case I can hybrid cool by GPU like this. Cool implementation.

mtremsal's Completed Build: The Box v2 - mini-ITX Gaming HTPC Upgrade for $450

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

I have the same case on my desk with a Haswell gen Xeon. With a few mods I fit a Corsair H55 to keep temps super low and let fresh air reach the GPU instead of cycling hot air between the CPU and GPU. Possibly worth it if you can OC with the H81 board. I'm looking for a deal on a 4790k to replace the Xeon and use my z97 board. $150 for a 4690k is a solid deal.

mmags's Completed Build: First Build – Mini ITX

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

Might look at another stick of RAM later on if prices drop as well as fitting an AIO on the CPU. I have a Fractal Design Node 304 with similar layout that supports a 120/140mm AIO instead of rear exhaust and I'm loving a Corsair H55 in my current system.

spitofland's Completed Build: Portable Mid-Level Gamer - Mark 1

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

It'll survive that. I had this PC running full for up to 16 hours a day and wanted to keep temps lower so H55 it was. I am impressed especially with how the PSU location limits air coolers in this thing.

TheLewisExpress's Completed Build: Itx rebuild

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

The Evolv ITX is versatile. I have one ins storage but if I ever water cool my current system or my brother wants to build a PC it will come back out.

spitofland's Completed Build: Portable Mid-Level Gamer - Mark 1

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

In OP's defense that is the PSU they replaced, not the SF450. The SF450 is modular with black cables.

spitofland's Completed Build: Portable Mid-Level Gamer - Mark 1

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

I have an SG05 system on my desk that, with a few modifications, fits a Zotac 1070 Mini and Corsair H55 while still keeping a dvd drive and mounting point for my 2.5" SSD.

After extended mining/gaming I highly recommend you look at an H55/H60 or similar cooler should CPU temps seem higher than you'd like. It took me an hour or so to rebuild with the AIO (and drill out rivets on teh odd mounting bracket to fit over the radiator) but temps under stress with an 84w CPU fell nearly 20C now rarely breaking 51C unless the GPU is overclocked and running hard as well. In that case I hit 52, maybe 53C CPU at peak but it always falls back closer to 49C on average.

TheLewisExpress's Completed Build: Itx rebuild

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

True. I've always preferred the Node 202 over the RVZ cases due to cleaner exterior and more compact interior. I had success passively cooling an RX470 in a 202 earlier this year before selling the system when I moved and later the GPU to a miner.

cheesen1's Completed Build: Budget gaming on Coffee Lake

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

The H7 is often similar price to the 212 yet has a much better fan and usually mounts much easier. Plus I'm a Cryorig fan after using their C7 in 3 SFF builds.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

I'm running a Xeon E3-1246 V3 in my main PC (Z97 ITX board free from a friend after RMA) right now with a free 4790 I picked up sitting on top of the case. I don't think the 1% performance boost is worth it unless I can trade for a 4790k.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

How did you get the CPU? I didn't see many for sale after release but was interested in them.

TheLewisExpress's Completed Build: Itx rebuild

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

What case did you move out of?

TheLewisExpress's Completed Build: Itx rebuild

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

Can you take this advertisement elsewhere? Most sites like this have policy against resale sites like yours for obvious ethical reasons.

cheesen1's Completed Build: Budget gaming on Coffee Lake

Selicos 2 points 16 months ago

Might be worth sticking a simple AIO or Cryorig H7 in there if the CPU cooler is the source of the noise.

remiebeaulieu's Completed Build: Compact Gaming

Selicos 1 point 16 months ago

My advice would be look at the Cryorig H7 instead of the 212 evo. Much better fan and mounting system.

SpotYS's Completed Build: Cube Spot

Selicos 2 points 17 months ago

I love this case but recently stuck a 120mm AIO in my shoebox SG05. If only this little guy fit an H55.

Coyote79's Completed Build: Updated July 2017 build

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

I picked up a 304 for a closet server that at the time was also used for steam streaming to my desktop. I picked up a Zotac 1070 mini but since then I swapped internals so system with GPU is on my desk and the thin mini ITX system is in the 304 with a few HDDs. Worked out for me.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

I know what you mean. What is clearance like for the side of the panel over the PSU? Does it get enough air?

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

Are they mounted to the panel on the side over the motherboard, one above the motherboard and the other over the PSU? Or is one AIO in another location?

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

If I recall correctly it fits a 120mm AIO with SFX PSU right? I just picked up an H55 and put it in my SG05 and would like to keep the AIO especially later on as a hybrid GPU cooler.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 2 points 17 months ago

The Ncase is definitely better built with more attention and focus on high end components in a tiny space with the QBX is a little more all purpose. The goal is an Ncase.

I really like the S4 mini though right now I'm partial to keeping the PSU inside the case. I might give that up as external power bricks increase in wattage and reliability or if I could get a 120mm AIO in the S4.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

GPU would be great for a lot of that. Most of what you can in their applications does work with many threads but actual in person use craves single core speed. I don't do programming but I hear writing a program with miltithreaded tasks requires thinking about the structure of the program and processes differently.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

I can't wait for Adobe to move general application use to take advantage of many threads over single core peformance.

ryo4ever's Completed Build: Little Monster Workstation - Ncase M1 + 6950X

Selicos 1 point 17 months ago

I need to just go for it one of the times it is in production. I have a few ITX cases and swapped parts into them over the past year to sell some but the Ncase is about perfect for my current and future part lists.

I'll probably end up with a Cougar QBX case if it goes on sale...

Ixxa's Completed Build: Fractal Define Mini C TG

Selicos 2 points 17 months ago

If any one is curious, dimensions for the Nano S Vs Mini C:

W x H x D with feet/screws/etc.

Nano S: 203 x 344 x 412mm

Mini C: 210 x 412 x 413 mm

So the Nano S loses about 70mm in height and less than 10mm in width. If you want a Nano S, might as well go mATX in the Mini C.

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