Description

Fell in love with the NZXT H200 and decided I would go mini itx. From there I spent a few months researching and it took a while going back and forth between intel and amd and many other choices before deciding on what parts to get. I have been using it for about a month now and it has been great so far. I'm hoping that the core will last me aroung 7 years before I need to upgrade and just put in a new gpu at somepoint. I also recognise I probably overpayed for some components, but I'm happy with the build.

Case: love the look, build quality and window. Building in this case was enjoyable. while it was difficult at times, which is likely due to my inexperience and not the case, it was a lot of fun.

Mobo: The main thing that drew me in to this board was a review by OC3D TV and the beautiful vrm heatsinks. Overpriced but sexy.

CPU: High clock speeds for gaming and software like autocad and solidworks that seems to be more reliant on clock speed. Works great, and multitasks well with chrome open, music playing and games all at the same time.

CPU cooler: Also something I fell in love with early on. One of the best looking cpu coolers in my opinion, it's silent and does a great job at cooling. It's also pretty cold in my room due to the winter weather so that helps with temps.

Ram: Low profile was necessary in order to fit the cooler. The fan is pushed up as far as it can go to clear the ram and it almost touches the glass. Works as advertized at 3200mhz

SSD: Got this on r/hardwareswap for a good price. a regular sata ssd would have been fine here since I don't do a lot of file transfers. I also kind of want an 860 evo to put in the front just because it looks empty.

GPU: Got an ASUS rx 580 so I could use aura sync with both of them together. Turns out the color doesn't quite match which really bugged me. I also found I dont really care for the rgb anyways. The backplate looks great though. This is the loudest part of the computer, since the fans have to spin fast because of being right next to the psu shroud.

PSU: I was set on an sfx psu in order to let airflow to the gpu, but I wasnt going to get this one. For the longest time I was interested in the corsair sf600 but found out that the cables weren't long enough. This was why I decided to get this one. It also has a better 10 year warranty and came with a $25 steam gift card which I didn't even know about. While the cables were just long enough, they were very tight, so i got extensions anyways.

Thank you to r/buildapc for all the help!

Edit: I have removed the stickers as can be seen in picture 9, I think it looks way better.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks really clean! Loving the non rgb look.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it ! Great setup !

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

love seeing mITX build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was going back and forth between itx an mAtx but decided smaller was better

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree! Also, how big is the case, can I have a scaled comparison please?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the monitor is 27in so that should help give you an idea. What would I compare it with?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

the monitor is enough

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it is getting a lot more popular now.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have a link for the wallpaper on that monitor?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No, but I'm pretty sure I got it from Reddit

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks borderline perfect!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Anything you would have done differently or added to it?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The orange in "quiet!" looks kinda strange, you should probably make it white or black, somehow haha! Also, I would have used those black and white sleeved cables instead of just white but obviously that's just personal preference.

Anyway, other than that that's pretty much my dream setup, great work dude!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I'm actually thinking about removing the sticker altogether

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I took them off from the inside fans and it looks even better now. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

What a powerhouse for a mini itx, and it looks so clean! With all the money you spent on the other components, I feel like you could have put it into a stronger gpu.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I agree. But that is easy to upgrade down the line.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

What desk that? Nice build btw!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

its just some desk i got used from craigslist i think

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you say the SilentWings 3 fans are worth it? I'm thinking about replacing my rear exhaust and rad fans

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They are definitely a luxury item. But I value silence and I can't hear them while sitting just ~2 feet from my computer. So for me, yes. Definitely

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the gpu temp? Because it doesn't look like it is getting fresh air but i dont know ;)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It stay around 72-74 under load. The PSU shroud has holes in it and i'm using an sfx power supply so air can come from under there

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This is basically perfect. If I ever get to build a PC again it'll basically look like this. Awesome job. I haven't built a PC since 2011.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

"PSU: I was set on an sfx psu in order to let airflow to the gpu, but I wasnt going to get this one. For the longest time I was interested in the corsair sf600 but found out that the cables weren't long enough. This was why I decided to get this one."

Buys extension cables-

Yea?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the perforated bent slightly inward?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you referring to?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

where the fans intake air at the front sides, is it straight or bent/angled/cured inwards slightly?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It is slightly angled in

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I see thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!