Description

I started with a CPU-Cooler from my mainboard, but it doesn't fit with the center brace. There was no possibility to mount the HDD-Case.

Build ready for Hackintosh. Bad Cable Management, and the Graphics Card is horrible for installing. Too High, too big and the CableConnections are too close to the center brace.

After all these corrections and workarounds it´s a beautiful build for our living room

update: I bought another case fan NF-s12A PWM and I will change it with the included one of silverstone. The fan won't run away without my fingers...

and I bought 2 of Noctua 80mm Fans as well for the rear to bring the temp from the CPU and GPU better out of the case.

i will do update the pictures when the fans arrive.

update 2: installed the new rear fans. temperature is quiet similar, than before. Have to make more tests. Did the automatic ASUS overclock procedure and now I'm on 4.8 Ghz. No Thermal throttle during intel CPU stress test.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

The Asus ROG Z370-G Wifi is after changing the Wireless-Card fully hackintosh compatible. It´s a great mainboard with a lot of connections. the only problem what I found was the high temperature of the PCIe M2 Slot for my SSD in combination with the graphic-card. The hot air from the GPU goes directly over the SSD and the SSD get more that 77°C.

Video Card

amazing card. every game I played was on 4k. But maybe to large for everything....

Case

It´s a very compact case with a lot of mounting options. you just be careful if you use a GPU - because a GPU like mine Palit Super Jet Stream GTX1080 is maybe too large for the case.

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Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Why is your cpu cooler backwards? The fan is pushing air to the front...not the back..and your top fans are blowing outwards??

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The flow direction of the cpu cooler goes to the back. The case fans bring the air into the case. I tried to make an overpressure in the case.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Your CPU fan is blowing towards the front of the case

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

interesting, thx. have to check today.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

changed it - thank you

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using that same CPU and a EVGA GTX 1080. What made you decide to not go with the ti?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

because it was on Black Friday last year and I paid just 500€ instead of 700€ for the card. I had a 4k screen, but now I went back to my full HD beamer and steam stream in full hd as well.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to say that is a VERY impressive build and is really nice its not super flaunty with LEDs but is an absolute performance monster I love it the only problem I see which is an easy fix is the cable management at the bottom by the PSU below the graphics card it makes that fan down there almost completely useless so the only thing Id say that's bad about this is that one spot of cable management other than that great job on the build its a beast.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you :)

I had the idea to buy an open case for the LED´s but my girlfriend said, that our living room isn't the space shuttle. so I went to this case and it looks quite nice next to my Audio receiver. Pioneer VSX 831

about the cable management: I got yesterday my new CPU-Cooler (Noctua) and I hat to bring my machine back to "work" again. So the next update will be a beautiful cable management. Because - yes it makes not so much sense for the cooler.

Now I'm happy that my beats works. :)

on weekend I´ll check overclocking again, just to see whats possible. With the former CPU cooler I got 5Ghz in the Carbide 200R. Now I have to check whats possible. And on the back side of the case there is also a possibility for 2 more coolers.

Let´s see..

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good man again great job on the build very impressive I was gonna ask does that processor run games really well and what is its max temp under load you have ever gotten to cause I'm thinking on getting it myself and seeing as how I'm not made of money and am scraping everything to get this I wanna make sure it is worth the $300.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I am planning a similar design, with an overclocked 8700k. Have you tried overclocking yet?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

yes I do overclocking with 4,8 Ghz. Temperature between CPU 65-78°C during different Games. (depends which game I play)

For the Case there is just one problem. It´s my GPU - the airflow of this GPU is not quiet nice. It would be better the airflow goes into the back and not directly in the case.

The sensor are quiet ok. HDD´s and SSD all good.

Just the NVME directly on the Board has on idle 68°C and when GPU is under load 77°C btw. i will install 2 more fans which brings the hot air out of the case in the back. 2x80mm. - hope it will help to get a better temperature-flow.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Wanted to let you know I copied your GD09 build using the same Noctua D9L cooler! Over an 8700 (non K) mine blows out the right side as I am inside a home theater cabinet. Mounted 2 of the Noctua case fans to blow out on that right side also! Realizing that a full size BD player would not fit with this high cooler as you said I used the SilverStone SST-FP58B 5.25" Aluminum Cover Bay for Slot-load Slim Drive adapter. Sliding my Panasonic UJ-265 and using a magnetic screw driver I was able to get one screw in on the right side going through the side mounted fan blades. Slot loader BD drive works great and just wanted to post this work around! Thank you for posting your build!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank your for your information about the BD-Drive. It´s good to gave you a better idea about the GD09 :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Super nice build! I have a similar one :D

Here's my rig:

Silverstone Silverstone SST-GD09B (HTPC)

ASUS ASUS TUF H370-Pro Gaming WiFi

Intel Core i7-8700

Corsair Corsair RMi (650W)

Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x, 8GB, DDR4-2666, DIMM 288)

Samsung Samsung 970 EVO (500GB, M.2 2280)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 WINDFORCE OC

Intel Core i7-8700

fans:

Noctua Noctua Nf-s12a Uln (120mm, 2x on the CPU side, 1x on the GPU side)

Noctua NF-A8 PWM (80mm as exhaust, close to the CPU)

Noctua Noctua NH-U9S (12.50cm)

I am here because I have problems with the GTX1080 heating a lot and reaching 82 °C, the target temperature, too easily and the top of the case becomes very hot. I was wondering if you or any reader have some advice to help me! I mounted the CPU cooler rotated by 90° compared to you, blowing in the same direction of the intake fans (from the side towards the GPU, maybe that's the problem?). The CPU stays cool, my problem is with the GPU... Gaming at 1440p@144hz I have >80 °C almost always. Do you think I have the wrong fans? not enough exhaust?

I saw another build where another 80 cm exhaust fan was mounted on the back between GPU and PSU....

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! well my GPU getting hot as well. A few weeks ago I changed the directions of the fans. My NVME getting too hot during the GPU was under load. (games, rendering) the fans on the right side of the rig blow the air out of the case. It´s not perfect. I will check a camera for thermographs.. let's see what's the best way to bring the energy out of the case. :) and yes the top of the case went very hot. When I first recognized this problem, I removed my ps3, because it was on the top of the case ^