I originally was going to build a not very flashy ITX build. I really enjoyed the market for the growing popularity for ITX builds. I decided to order the Fractal Design Core 500 case and instead of getting such case, they sent the new Meshify C case. I was going to return it to continue on with my original build, but a few friends and my girlfriend suggesting to build something in this current case and make it look really nice, I decided to continue on and research some new parts. Luckily, a whole new batch of new CPU/GPU's had just released after a bit of a blunder so this was a good time to start a build.
Temps are running at ultra settings on a 144hz monitor w/ 1080p with various popular games. Temps when running the same settings but at 60hz are incredible, temps are in the 60s for the GPU and 50s for the CPU.
Building in the case was absolutely fine. Just make sure you really mount those motherboard stand-offs all the way in. I'm going to try to review each part and give my two cents in for how I felt installing it and how it has been running for the past couple weeks. The biggest worry was the massive GPU. Hopefully I got pictures up to show how close everything got. I actually plan on rotating the CPU cooler and vertically mounting the GPU. How you might ask? You may wonder how that is possible due to the three fans would be in the way. Which you're correct, the fans are definitely in the way. However, instead of mounting the fans internally, You can mount them externally. Now if I do that, I have to figure out on how I can keep the mesh/foam front while doing this. There is a bit of space between the actual case and the mesh front panel. I think if I remove the plastic pieces on the inside of the front panel, this can be done without an issue. I'll upload any updates if that is the case. I will not be cutting anything, that is the prime objective with vertically mounting the GPU.
On start up the BIOS was easy to use for the first 5 minutes. When trying to set up anything it would think I'm holding a number down; so when glossing over the CPU settings, it would set everything to "777777777777" which was annoying. This maybe due to my keyboard, but I had to switch to default a few times to make sure everything was kept as it should. Updated the BIOS just find through USB. Booted Windows fine. The program that the GPU has for lighting or #overclocking is pretty rough. Definitely needs an update. For now, everything is stock. No overclocking of any kind to anything. Right now, everything runs so well and there isn't a slight bottleneck during any of my game play or tests. Even during a 24 our stream w/ friends it didn't pose any issues running at 60hz 1080, with ultra settings. Motherboard only has two fan headers. I got the Corsair Commander Pro and it works out great. Everything is manually controlled with my personal fan curve that works well for my environment.
If you have any questions, I'll try to help and answer them. Thanks for reading!