Description

Hey Guys,

This is my first time posting a build online. I wanted a small PC that I could carry around for VR, and when I am not moving it around I wanted it to be my gaming / streaming / video editing PC.

Reasoning for parts:

CPU: I went with the i7-8700 over the i7-8700K because I didn't want to overclock a PC housed in a little case (ML08), and I figured with boost, it is pretty fast anyway.

Case: Went with this little case (ML08) with handle, so I can carry it around easier. I feel it is big enough to fit serious hardware inside and small enough to carry. I also like that its simple (not a fan of too much RGB).

GPU: Went with EVGA 1080Ti as I felt they had the best thermals. I also stayed with 1080Ti because I read the new gens of the 2080Ti's were having reliability issues. I also didn't see a big or any upgrade visually between the two cards.

CPU Cooler: I went with the ID-Cooling IS-60 because it has good thermal properties (I would have used it to over clock the i7-8700k, but didn't see the point in increasing temps inside the case).

I also replaced the stock fan on the ID-Cooling IS-60 with the Noctua NF-A12x15. I didn't use the Noctua cooler as their heat sink was pretty crap by comparison.

PSU: Went with Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Gold as its modular and in the past I have not had any issues with them.

RAM: I went with DDR4 3200ghz because the price was not too bad. I don't think 3200ghz will make much of a difference, but psychologically I like that it is faster =D

*Also went with this RAM as it was low profile and had no RGB's :)

Storage: Went with parts that had good reviews and were fast.

CD: I know CD-Rom's are becoming a thing of the past, but I liked having this as an option. It didn't take up much space other than the adapter cable I had to use for it.

If you have any questions let me know, I have built various PC's in the past for me and for business use.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Better thermals than Noctua!

Thermal Compound

No issues with this paste :)

Motherboard

Nice, only issue is I can't mute volume when using front audio jacks :(

Also RGB lighting a somewhat pointless as it is at the back. Seems like an after thought?

Storage

Nice SSD. Speeds good for the price.

Storage

Nice and fast. Happy with it so far.

Storage

OK HDD, no issues with it. Use it as a temp location for downloads and sorting files.

Video Card

Amazing GPU, looks good, performs well. Does get hot, but that because its in a tiny case. Temps have always been in normal range.

Case

Love this case, so small, simple yet amazing. Best case of 2019!

Power Supply

Very quiet, fan only works when it needs to. Good stuff :)

Software

I use this for all my youtube videos, feel like its semi-pro (not basic and not expert level). Does everything I need and the outcome still looks professional. Got it to try editing VR videos.

Case Fan

Nice little face, little pricey though for just a fan.

Monitor

Has this monitor for a while, never had any issues. Very reliable and still modern looking.

Keyboard

I like this keyboard because it has no RGB lights. Keys are a bit loud for a quiet keyboard. Also the high keys too a little to get used to (feel like a typewriter). Would give it 5 stars if it wasn't so loud.

Mouse

Not that thrilled about this mouse. Feel like it glitches from time to time. Would not buy it or recommend it.

Headphones

Best headset I owned. Best mic money can buy on a headset.

External Storage

Nice SSD HDD, good looking too. I bought two so one can be a backup.

Custom

Nice, but the edge started to peel after 1 weeks use. Also a little pricey compared to competition.

Custom

I like the usability of it as it is very helpful. I don't like that it does not work on win7, I also noticed after burn on the screen buttons :( (and this was not with long term use either!).

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Thats hot! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you liked it :P

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible to fit an AIO CPU cooler in the ML08 with an itx gpu?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not sure. I know the clearance is very limited.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

you're not wrong about the Logitech G903 glitching. look up "logitech g903 left click" or any click for that matter. they say it's from static buildup from the powerplay pad but other people say they have the issue and they don't have the pad. I myself purchased the g903 and i'm going to try to RMA it because it's not even letting me left click 1/2 of the time and i've only had it for about 3 months now

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I want to try and return this mouse. Its clearly faulty!