Description

Mainly used for media, light gaming, work (no video editing though), I needed a silent PC that was up to the task for the near future. It is placed on the cupboard next to my desk, so I decided to go small. I regret that part selection for ITX builds is limited. It ended up being a tight build in some places. The H370-I's design doesn't allow for a regular GPU backplate, so I had to cut the backplate at the edge. I couldn't find an AIO with tubes short enough for my build so I ran the tubes of the Fractal S24 up and behind the case. It took some effort. The PSU shroud looked kind of empty, that's why I crafted the waves pattern. Turns out, it enhances the lighting effects quite nicely.

I enjoyed building this PC and I am satisfied how it turned out. Already have new ideas for future builds, but this one is done for now. Overall cost is about 1600 EUR.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you make that wavy design on the PSU shroud?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It'a cardboard design I found. Just had to make it fit the case :-)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! It looks fantastic!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It does have a nice effect on the lighting.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Good stuff man. How you played some games, what's the fps?

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Only played Mankind Divided so far at around 115 fps.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I've never seen that GPU used before, or even heard of the brand KFA2. Anything different on those cards over something like Asus or MSI?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It is the same brand as Galax. They sell their stock in Europe as KFA². It is on the cheaper side compared to Asus but it does the work just as well.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Kudos for the wave pattern, how did you do it? Since I plan to make a h200i build aswell, I read you used a cardboard design but I don't quite understand how.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The cardboard already came with the 3d-wave design. Lucky find. I didn't do anything to it other than fitting it inside the case.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

All in All it is a grate PC although I think you could have went with an i5 CPU or switched to Ryzen CPU to save you more money.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your feedback. Definately could have saved some. Instead I decided to go big on the cpu for now and only upgrade the gpu in the future. But you never know….

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a hue+ anywhere? How did you control the fan leds?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The h200i comes with a smart device and one fixed led strip. I decided to go with the nzxt ecosystem, bought two additional led strips and a bundle of aer rgb fans with a hue+ device. Then I needed an internal usb hub. It’s a mess connecting all those devices but it works fine controlled via cam software. I plan on improving cable management shortly. I will then describe connections in more detail.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

a very nice artistic build well done

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It works fine and I’m satisfied with the looks of it. But If I had to start all over again I would go for the H200 and add devices compatible to the big brands like Asus or MSI. NZXT has a closed system with unique connections that once you go with it, you depend on NZXT entirely. Without any serious tampering, you cannot add any other brand. In case I wanted to go custom water cooling, there is no way I could control EK waterblocks for example via cam software. So this build is pretty much done, I only plan on upgrading graphics.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

where could you find the cardboard

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

could you explain in a bit more detail the routing pattern you took with the s24? this looks so clean and I have the same parts and would love to do that