Description

Needed a machine I could take to and from friends houses to game. Wanted SFF but didnt want to buy through non amazon/newegg websites. This was the perfect little build! Only advice I have is don't use the "Compatible" ATX power supply, you will have cables everywhere. SFX Was perfect and you can hide all the cables behind the PSU.

CPU temps range from 45 on idle to 86 on full load. No thermal throttle at all. If I take the side off over the motherboard temps drop to about 75. GPU temps range from 31 idle to 83 on full load. No thermal throttling at all.

UPDATE** I swapped my roswill 120x15 bottom intake fan for a Noctua 120x15 pwm AND swapped my 140mm cryorig C1 fan with the same 120x15mm Noctua fan and the results were amazing! GPU now peaks at 78c and CPU maxxed out at 81c. while BOTH were under full load. I was extremely surprised by the 5c drop by swapping those 2 fans.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. I'm also in the process of also building a mini-itx build!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so torn, having both a full ATX with maxes specs, and an ITX. I don't know which one is my favorite! All based on the use case I guess.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah definitely!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Just wondering why you didn't pick a mini ITX case with a handle if you plan on transporting so much, or not even a "handle" but something like the BitFenix Prodigy that has two places to grab it at. Other then that glad to see more mini ITX builds!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Lian LI has an itx with a handle, but it couldnt handle the length of my 1080. I have a BF Prodigy as my server case and its WAY huge, like 3x bigger than this. I really like the looks, even though I have to wipe it down often. :)

Also, I don't transport it too much. I'm in my 30's with kids, so it probably sounds like I do more than I actually do! :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

ahh yeah I was thinking LAN parties lol

I went with the 280x, mostly for the looks as I wanted my PC on my desk, all my old Full ATX builds just ended up being hidden under my desk as they were just huge, and it's the same size as my printer so it looks like it belongs on my desk. So I too know the struggle with keeping tempered glass clean.

How are you liking the x370? Have you had a chance to use the ASUS 5-Way Optimization?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't yet. It performs well enough. I can stream at 1080/60 and get 120+ fps so I haven't really pushed more performance. I can play with it though and let you know my thoughts!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool. I think you may be the first build here that I've seen using the Ophion case. How do you like it?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like it. Its my first "SFF" case, though I know there are many others out there smaller. It was a pain to cable, I started with an ATX power supply then swapped with an SFX. I heard they're going to come out with mesh sides (maybe) I would swap for those, even with the gap around the glass it gets warm. I drop 10 degrees by removing the sides.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds legit. It's too bad that it's difficult to mod glass panels with additional ventilation. Glad you got the cables under control.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

The only other thing I might try is maybe putting another space on the glass holding stand offs to give you extra space to pull air in.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Can the Cryorig C1 fit if you orient the fan blowing down on the VRM?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

When oriented towards the back of the case (right in the images) the cooler doesn't sit flush on the CPU. I didn't try "up" or "down" since its pretty long it hangs over the back of the motherboard. The 2nd reason I went with an SFX power supply is because the cooler would hit the PSU and couldn't be oriented this way.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Checking back on this after looking. No it can't be oriented down as it hits the bottom of the case, it extends a little more than 1/4 of an inch past the board in its current config.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I plan on swapping my Nano S for something like this soon. Could you please upload more photos ? A nice build like this should have more.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! I'll do that tomorrow. I had to do a quick build, and upload :) It'll also look a bit different with the noctua fan on that heatsink instead of the default cryorig one.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You said ¨¨PU temps range from 45 on idle to 86 on full load¨¨ What is PU?

And by the way, are the themps of your motherboard really 75C? I have a atx z370 one and it never goes beyond 35C.Maybe that's because the riser cable is traping air behind your motherboard?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU, thanks I've updated the description.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, I'm looking forward to get something similar and I have a question : how much room do you have between the case and the cpu fan? Would a standard 25mm thick fan fit?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Naw a 15mm is sufficated by the side panel. RJK is coming out with mesh sides, I'll buy them when available.

I replaced the stock cryorig fan with a 15mm noctua and it's amazing quieter and better temps!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

cant find this case anywhere for sale, where you get it?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg. Looks like it's out of stock but check often!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey mate love the build looking into getting the bigger brother the ophion evo, though wanted ask as I can't find the answer anywhere. Do you thing the top can accommodate 2 120mm rads? The top spacing should be identical to yours if you had a chance could you measure the top fan mounts from end to end? Then I could go from there. Good job +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll do it when I get home from work, and update this post!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers though I just realised the Ophion Evo has different spacing for mounting rads and fans. So don't stress to much. Thanks again.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i also have several questions before ordering:

1, Will the AMD Wraith SPIRE RGB fit? (the r71700 cooler) I dont want to replace mine. 2, Will a fully modular PSU fit (maybe a 140mm long - so the shortest ATX PSU). Really dont want to buy an expensive SFX (cheap ones are crap or very loud, know it from experience) 3, Can you install 2x2,5 SSD? I have two of them and the spec list only mentions 1 slot for which is not the side but i would require 2 top fans

Thanks in advance

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Spire should fit, 70mm height as case supports 90mm max. Atx psu will fit, I used one at first but cable management is a pain. The supported location for a 2nd disk (HDD or SSD) is in the lower fan location, which I dont recommend. You'll want all 3 fans for cooling. Ive seen people doubling ssds with double sided tape in the 1 supported location under the front case shroud. You shouldn't have an issue putting 2 in front if they're 7mm ssds. Example here: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/yRlYOub

Hope that helps.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! Thank you! Waiting for the case to arrive right now. The PSU will be a Seasonic EVO 620, which is 150mm long but fully modular. Read your comments about bottom fan, i will also get the slim Noctua, however ugly it may be, its Noctua. Will also get some cheap fan grills on all 3 fans to save the blades from cables (or the cables from the blades). I have dual Samsung EVO 850 2,5" SSD-s. Samsung website states they are 6,8 mm ones. Dont know how they will work, might need to swap to an m.2 which i dont want right now. What do you think, will it work? Setup in the end: Dual Be Quiet Pure Wings2 top as exhaust (thats what i had from a previous build) and nothing (for now) as bottom. Ryzen 3 with Spire (will swap to ryzen 5 3xxx when they launch) and Zotac Gtx 1070 mini (dual fans). If temps or noise is inadequate i will buy the noctua for bottom as i said earlier. Oh and awesome monitor, also have the ASUS VG24QE, got it for ~140 ish EUR.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I bet your top fans, PSU and SSD's will be fine :) Make sure you upload your build so I can see it when you're done!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm new here. Just wanted to ask how thick your graphics card is and how much space is left between your card and the metal housing near to the metal cover? Do you think that there is a chance to fit a 2.5 slot graphics card?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a 2 slot card (Gigabyte 1080ti Gaming)

I had a 2.5 slot card (Aorus 1080ti) that would not fit due to the height of the card. I couldnt not test the thickness.

There is close to 1/2 inch between the graphics card and the glass.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 480gb ssd fast for start ups and everything? Im thinking about getting it

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have several of these too:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820331049&Description=480gb%20ssd&cm_re=480gb_ssd-_-20-331-049-_-Product

They have better reviews, and they're a little cheaper.

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