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Based on Jay Mattison (Tek Everything)‘s “No Compromise” build.

I slightly changed the storage (this one uses only 2 storage units: a newer 250GB nVme for boot and programs + 1TB m.2 SATA for games library and files) and added custom PSU cables. Very easy to overclock and great gaming / rendering performance!

Custom PSU cables: 24 pin - 140mm, 8 pin EPS - 250mm, 8 pin PCIE - 150mm from https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/pslateCustoms


"Building in small form factor PC cases comes with unique challenges. You may find yourself having to make compromises. I set out to build a compact PC with top end specs, and no compromises in the Lazer3D LZ7 case." -- Jay Mattison (Tek Everything)

Article: https://tekeverything.com/8700k-1080-mini-itx-build/

Build process: https://youtu.be/zLD_-POVYG0

Benchmarks: https://youtu.be/VEb5x6Ijch8

Mini WiFi Antennas: https://tekeverything.com/mini-wifi-antennas/ and https://youtu.be/3S9GkXG0WLs

Tek Everything channels: - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-S891KrwZOQUQHjgkJNyqw - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TekEverything - Twitter: https://twitter.com/TekEverything - Instagram: https://instagram.com/tekeverything/

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

Great build! Those custom cables are so nice! Absolutely perfect for the Lazer3D case. I'm considering a Laser3D build myself, but looks like your cable supplier is taking a break right now. Do you happen to know the lengths of your custom cables, so we could find alternative suppliers? Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I too would like to know the custom cable lengths, looks like the guy is still on break

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

This is such a good looking little powerhouse. +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm very happy! It's powerful, very portable, minimalistic and relatively noiseless

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

more pics please

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy to do so, should add later this week. Anything in particular you would like to see? Thanks

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

internals my dude!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Done!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Now this is an absolute beauty!!!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi! looking great small power PC!!! just wondering about the color of the panels. Are they all grey?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is bought customized, and you can choose from a wide variety of colors and finishes, even wood!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

EEPPPICCC!!!!!!!!!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

by he way here's the case on here I was the person that submitted it to be added https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FnZ2FT/lazer3d-lz7-v1-mini-itx-desktop-case-lz7-v1

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks mate, just edited the parts list to add this (and flagged the incompatibility to make it compatible with the PSU cooler)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very good and i plan to build in mini itx case myself. But im afraid of overheating my cpu/gpu. Isnt your cpu temp +90 a bit too much?

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Hi mate, thanks for the message. I think temperatures are absolutely manageable. The maximum I got with this was around 92C for the CPU when overclocked to 5Gz and running a stress test for over 30 min. For normal use (gaming, mild audio compression etc) neither CPU or GPU went above 65C, which I think is totally fine. Also CPU, PSU and case fan are absolutely quiet, and the only thing I can actually hear is the GPU and only during intense gaming. TL;DR, I wouldn't worry about temperatures and go with this build if you want compact and powerful.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there!

I was just trying to make something like this (This is my wish list if you want to give some feed back: Osiris Proyect).

I never saw that channel but im glad that you posted that build and shared yours so i can see some improvements to my build. First, mini antenas! how could i not think about that! and custom cables for the PSU! that is just awesome! I sure will include that to make more managable the cable management.

Beautiful build, just have some questions:

How is your performance with those antenas? Would you mind taking a back picture to see them? How is the performance if you place the wifi antena that comes with the motherboard? Maybe a picture to see the size of the stock antena to see if that looks ridiculous with the tiny case?

Why the Noctua NH-L12S? Pcpartpicker says it doesnt fit, is it better than the NH-L9i? How is that case fan doing? Is it silent? Is it better than the Noctua NF-A12x15 PMW? Is the fan "visible" from the side? Im second guessing the Noctua one because it might not look good, what is your opinion on this?

Sorry for all the questions, but i really liked your build and gave me some improvements to mine.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi mate, thanks for the message. Sorry if some comments here about your project sound obvious, if so just disregard them.

  • Storage: double check your storage physical space inside the case -- this case is small and only holds SSD (in my case I'm running 2 PCIe ones that would later go into SATA III SSD w/ 9.5mm adapters when upgrading); also would consider one 250GB MVNe unit for fast boot

  • CPU: 8700K is more expensive and only makes sense if you're going to overclock

  • CPU cooler: I believe the Noctua NH-L12S will cool the system better; it's big but fits the Lazer3D case perfectly (check my pictures and this video with specific comments on this https://tekeverything.com/8700k-1080-mini-itx-build/). I can't see it through the case grills. The thing that you have to worry for aesthetics is the case fan (goes with one that matches your build) -- the CPU fan should be the one that will chill the system the most while fitting the system

  • antennas: I'm very happy with the portable ones I mentioned in my build (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07111BNBB/?tag=pcpapi-20); they have the same performance as the bigger ASUS stock ones, but my PC is close to the rounter. I just added pictures to show the antennas comparison as you asked, but since those ones I added are so cheap (less than $7 for the pair) I would suggest testing them out in your room and comparing to see if they fit your needs.

  • RAM: 32GB is expensive and useful for heavy video/audio rendering, for gaming or light usage 16GB is nice

  • keyboard: I would suggest wireless setting for your office. I'm using a Corsair K63 wireless keyboard and loving it; the wireless set looks gorgeous on my desk (it is complemented by a Logitech G703 mouse, Corsair HS70 headset, Satechi aluminum headphones stand with extra USB 3.0 ports, and IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors for speakers -- you can pick cheaper bluetooth speakers if you're not into audio editing)

  • monitor: I'm using a PG279Q, best thing ever, would look neat with a monitor arm over a table

Let me know if you have more questions; happy to help as this is a big investment and you should plan as much as possible

Cheers

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate, thanks for the answers:

Storage: Im planing to use just like you 2 m.2 ssd's that goes into the motherboard (same motherboard you have), and 2 other 2.5" hdd's that go into the case itself, as it is supposed to have a tray for two 2.5" disks according to the videos.

Cpu: Yes i plan to overclocked it a bit.

CPU cooler: I saw the video and you are right!, it fits!. Ill put it in my build.

Case Fan: This was actually my question for aesthethics, i was planing to buy the Noctua NF-A12x15, but im afraid it will look "bad". I might go with your fan, seems it blends well to the build (i plan to have my case in a black/wood design).

Antennas: They look so good! And thanks for the pictures, i can see the asus stock one isnt too aesthetic with this case for its size. My router isnt far away, but it is one room apart (so there is a wall), ill have to test them. I guess there are better small antennas if i look for it.

RAM: There will be a lot of photo editing and gaming, so i prefer to have a bit more ram specially for future proof.

Keyboard: Yes! I plan to go with a wireless mouse and keyboard. The mouse i thought was the Logitech MX Master 2S, and as a keyboard i plan to get the Logitech Craft or the Microsoft Keyboard with Fingerprint ID (coudnt find either of those in the pcpartpicker lists).

Speakers: I have a pair of JBL 305's as my main speakers in my "big" PC, but i was thinking that they may be too big for the "minimalist" look of the setup, ill take a look at your speakers, since they seem just as good monitors.

Monitor: I plan to go 4k 60 Hz for this with the Dell Ultrasharp U2718q.

One few more questions:

  1. How does that fan case performs and looks? Does it blend well with the setup?

  2. How are the temperatures of the computer after a "day of work" does it feel hot to the touch? I mean i saw the reviews and everthing and seems good, but id like to know if you can feel the temperature on the case just for curiousity.

  3. What about the sound? Again i saw the reviews but id like to know if one could "hear" the humming of the fans? if yes, how distracting is it?

Thanks very much and i really appreciatte your answers.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What framerate on GTA V?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi mate, I would have to check with GTA as I don't have it installed at the moment. I would guess around 120FPS average, as this is what I get with Batman or Shadows of Mordor. Witcher 3 runs on all maximum at 85-90 average. Cheers

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

That is very high, in which resolution 120fps?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Insane build - absolutely love it - I keep getting the hots to shrink my own into the LZ7 with maybe the Gigabyte 2070 Aero - well done.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great info. I'm hoping you can help to answer a few question, mostly around fans. In my ideal case, I'd have three 25mm x 140mm fans, one on the front side (power switch), one on the GPU, and another on the "drive caddy" side (caddy removed and side modded to accommodate a fan). Are you able to tell me if a 25mm fan is even remotely possible to fit on the front side, how much space there is between the mobo and the caddy side (caddy removed), and the measurement between the GPU PCB and the GPU side?

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