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4K Shoe Box

by rvsage

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40 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 13, 2016

Date Built

June 11, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.038 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

On the release of GTX 1080, I decided to upgrade from my RVZ02 build that can be found here, https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9m9WGX I changed the cooler, motherboard and graphics card. MoBo had to be changed due GPU clearence issues in the MSI motherboard (CPU socket is very near to the pcie slot

I heard a lot of good things about Fractal Design Core 500 and Scythe Kotetsu. Thus went them right away , Boy I see a drastic improvement in overall temps, GPU (The 1080 G1 overclocked to around 2050) runs at 74 C with default fan curve, this in a mini itx which is great. I overclocked the i5-4690k to 4.4Ghz Stable at 68C load

This case I feel has a great balance of size , comparability and cooling potential.

Cable management was a bit difficult but still, It was pleasure to build in. As silent pc review says, this may very well be the best mini itx case out there

Regarding the GTX 1080 G1. This card is a beauty. I was able to hit 50-60 fps on AC Syndicate @4K, on ultra settings (PCSS off )

This could be the first card giving really playable 4k gaming at near max settings.

Overall I am on to the 4K age , with my TV and this shoe box

UPDATE: Added one more 140mm exhaust at the top helped temperatures a bit , GPU down to 72 C, and CPU down to 65 C

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Awesome cooler, I agree with the silentpcreview

Video Card

Loving this card so far

Case

Great case, possibly the best mini itx case out there

Comments Sorted by:

nakaman 4 Builds 7 points 34 months ago

I see your jungle of cables have grown may it flourish in your quest of computers

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

hahaha :D

Yutang 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Yay another person with the Core 500 case! :)

I'll pass on some tips for cable management in this case. You can put cables between the front panel plastic panel and the metal frame (where the front ssd mount is) there are two holes to put cable through the large 5.25" bay and a small hole in the bottom left.
Doing this can remove cables from the main area or just store the extra cable length in there.

Glad you like this case as much as I do!

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion :), will rework it later this week

Yutang 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Good to hear. At least you don't have a 150mm ATX psu like me...

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Yup reused the SFX I had before, with a ATX bracket, It does save some space

mcbirds 5 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

How's the noise on the GPU?

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Runs at 62% fan speed max, barely audible

mvnjpy 2 points 34 months ago

Why not an m.2 ssd?

Killerhackman 1 point 16 months ago

The MoB does not have a slot for it.

KrumpetPirate 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

So I see a couple of those unifying receivers in your front IO. You can use the Logitech software to combine those into one receiver by pairing all of your devices with one of the usb dongles.

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

great suggestion will look into it

CrimzonSlayeRx 1 point 34 months ago

i always thought AIO cooling was the best option for ITX builds cause the cramped space is bad for airflow..

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

This case is really well designed for air cooling

Baustinmcmanus 1 Build 0 points 34 months ago

It is preferred.

madurham84 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Case is fantastic; 3 x 140mm fans in an mITX form factor, only case I'm aware of that can do this. I notice you have the fractal High flow fan on the rear exhaust, are you using these for the top intake also?

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I am looking to buy a fan for the top, have not decided whether to use it as an intake or exhaust. Will update the post once i install the second fan

nbz59wr 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Only 1 8pin connector for the 1080?

NZXTmk1 1 point 34 months ago

crazy :)

Britain0 1 point 34 months ago

Did you preorder your card or just get super lucky?

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I got it when it went up on newegg for the first time

DeadlyDragon115 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Where did you get your 1080 g1 gaming from? Also nice build

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks :) newegg

DeadlyDragon115 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Ah lucky

tomantosz 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Love the build. How feasible would it be to fit two HDDs, two SSDs, one 5.25 drive, and the Scythe cooler in this case? I'm building one but with a non-k i7 so I might go low profile instead to gain space nd maybe add an intake fan on top.

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

A Non K CPU would have better temps with a smaller cooler like zalman cnps89000

I guess considering cable management I would say 3 drive should fit without an issue, that is two SSD and one HDD

More than that , I would not recommend

omarshiha 1 point 34 months ago
laminutederire 1 point 34 months ago

hi there! Looking to buy myself that case as well. How good is the clearance for a 160mm high air cooler with exhaust fan on top of the case? Did you have to fight with the case or does the 170mm clearance take into account the place for a fan?

arw 1 point 33 months ago

with the Kotetsu installed there's a little over 2cm of clearance, so not enough for a standard-width fan. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1479-page4.html

sdfindia 1 point 33 months ago

Hey, nice build. Do you think a ATX SPU would fit?

doctorC 1 point 32 months ago

Cool build I just cringed when I saw the carpet, lol.

CatRonzPCBuilding 1 point 31 months ago

What a AMAZING build in a core 500!

fernando551 0 points 34 months ago

That case is soooo bad m8, why didn't you get the Thermaltake core v21 it would've looked so much better...

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 0 points 34 months ago

Agree the thremaltake v21 looks better, but this one is smaller and does the job. So no issues for me :)

fernando551 0 points 34 months ago

and it comes with a fan

jguereschi 0 points 34 months ago

Why such an under-powered CPU with such an overpowered GPU?

falseshepherd741 3 points 34 months ago

the 4690k is under powered..... I guess you must be used to server grade processors with 64 cores or some ****. Also you could pair a GTX 1080 with a 6100 and still be fine. processors these days don't hold back GPUs anymore, games haven't gotten much more computing heavy than before, and CPU speeds have gotten much better (even hit a bit of a ceiling).

rvsage submitter 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

i5-4690k is not under-powered in my opinion, genereally none of the i5's intended for gaming are, in games you get 2-3 FPS/no difference in 98% games. The real difference is comes in video editing and advanced 3d applications

DerekPDX 0 points 34 months ago

You're getting no airflow from the front of the case, the direction from which the CPU fan is trying to pull air. I would try reversing the rear fan so it's an intake, and (if there's room) put the CPU cooler fan on the opposite side and have it pull air directly from the rear of the case. Or keep the CPU fan in the same location but flip it around so it's pulling air in from the rear.

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rvsage submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks mate :)

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