Description

This build initially started as a "closet parts" rig then turned into a bigger project than I thought. I started buying piece by piece and it started becoming all new parts instead of closet parts. (the only part that was a closet part at the end was the 8600k that was previously in my main rig. I swapped it out for a 9900k.)

I added the other 120 mm fan space at the top of the case for better airflow. This was all done using a dremel. After I modded the top panel I decided I wanted this pc to at least be "decent looking". I made the decision with all M.2 drives to save space and remove any extra cables.

After building and rebuilding this pc about 10 times I finally got it to where I wanted it. Thanks to Solo Sleeving for the custom cables. solosleeving.com

At 4.6 on all cores it idles at 25c and under 15 minutes at full load with prime 95 I was only able to get this thing to 75c. When gaming the gpu fans hinder airflow a bit more, so in some cases the cpu has hit 80c after a couple hours gaming. I never saw the gpu at stock clocks go over 75c either. I have no need for keeping this overclocked so it will stay at stock clocks.

All in all this case was a freaking pain to build in but absolutely worth it. There is very little space to do anything. This does make everything more fun and challenging though. I do feel more accomplished building in such a small case. Well done to Raijintek for making a case that can fit a lot of power. I would build in this case again in a heartbeat. Taking this pc to LAN with is nice. It gets a lot of attention from my friends.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 5 points

The only person with a knife in their part list. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted the most accurate cost for the entire build haha.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Fine work.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent, I also have a construction in that same case.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GZKBD3

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Your build looks sweet.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you put the SSD on the front M2 port or on the back one of your motherboard? Because im about to buy this mb with a Samsung 970 Pro, but id like to mount it on the front one, so that i can use the heatskink.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I put the 970 Pro M.2 in the front under the heatsink and the WD Blue M.2 on the back of the motherboard.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I've seen that the heatsink has a blue film to be removed, with glue under it. Did you remove the sticker on the ssd or did you left it there to avoid the direct contact between glue and circuits?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I left the sticker on the SSD. I wasn't really worried about the glue. It was more about me being lazy. I also wasn't sure if that SSD was going to stay in this build. So far so good though.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, Sweet build. I've been looking at that same video card for a build but I can't stand the obnoxious Zotac gaming branding on the side. What did you use to cover it up? It looks so nice!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I used a sheet of vinyl wrap on the branding. It was the same vinyl that's on the PSU. I couldn't stand it either. I typically use vinyl in all of my builds to clean certain things up.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps on the gpu? Im looking to get the same case and gpu and am worried about the heat build up as there is very little clearance for the 2060.

Also, how are the noise levels on the dual fans?

Appreciate a response :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps under load get a little warm but not to bad with the 2 case fans blowing down on it. I had it get up to 80ish for awhile. Noise can be pretty loud. I wasn't to worried about noise though since I am always wearing a headset. I love this case and would recommend.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow you modded the top using a dremel? It looks incredibly clean. Can you share a little about your process there? Did you use a stencil?

It really looks like it was CNC'd or laser cut with how nice it is. Great work.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I started with a thin piece of plastic from some kind of packaging and made a stencil with that. I used a drill press for the mounting holes but everything else was done free hand with the dremel. I just took my time cutting. It was very tedious and my patience was already running thin. After I was happy with the cut I used a file to clean up the edges and sanded smooth with the dremel. Found a can of flat white paint that matched almost perfect to the paint on the case and painted any of the raw aluminum I saw. You can definitely see some imperfections from up close but only if you are looking for them.