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Bertha the Ryzen ITX Gaming Tower

by markker2992



Date Published

Dec. 31, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.708 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz


I've built roughly 3 PC's this year after quite a while of being out of the loop. Needless to say I ended up with more extra parts than anticipated along with I still had ideas to make it "exactly what I wanted". I decided to tear down my main tower that handles my 4k tv gaming, steam and other game streaming, plex and other always running services. Wiring was a nightmare especially since I have separate controllers for both sets of fans and the thermaltake riing fans have thick wires. Overall I'm very happy with noise, temps, performance and visuals.

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mr_cool998 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That case looks awesome and now I want to create a parts list with that case. You made your entire build look great and all the colors blend in together perfectly

Upgrade 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I really like the look of this case. Your build is great!

rashadd26 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

My goodness what an amazing looking build. I have to agree that case has a sleek look and makes good use of the space. Also to fit that 1080 in that budget make me appreciate the fact you can build a very powerful setup without draining your bank account.

markker2992 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Overall it's great even case temps and all are close to my prior Thermaltake View 31 which is nice. Even if there are better cards for 4k my display is happy with 1440p as well so the GTX 1080 handles everything it's supposed to happily. I only wish storage was an easier option for 3.5 HDDS, running them externally isn't completely ideal but it works.

Undefined_ 1 point 1 month ago

That's an awesome build and you got a fantastic deal for your cooler holy ****, 280mm for $95? I recently bought a NZXT Kraken x62 for $135.

markker2992 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah it works great but the fans are boring and noisy that are included. Albeit the fans are very high rpm so I never needed them over 70% when I used the included ones even testing 1.45v oc under prime95. Seems to still work great with the led fans at lower rpm for the ryzen 1600 (max of 56C and idle around 22C). Overall I do regret not going with a 240mm radiator when it came to case selection and location in the cases being much more limited for a 280mm, fan choices as well.

weldakota 1 point 1 month ago

Beautiful build! How's the cable management on the backside? Looking into an ITX build and this case is beautiful. Also, can you change the color of the LED underneath the front panel?

markker2992 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks I love it! I finally got a pc setup exactly how I wanted it and its a great feeling since I'm usually only "happy" with it. The cable management is a nightmare unless running minimal hardware or a psu that has shorter cables with fewer connectors would help a ton. I had to get really crafty to run the Riing fans and controller. It's all tucked in front of the radiator outlining the metal cutouts around the radiator.

weldakota 1 point 1 month ago

Good to know! Was planning on running custom cables, but still seems like it'd be quite the nightmare. You hid them well!

scg06 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Custom cables (not extensions) would be ideal for this case and would make cable management a lot easier. Have a look at my build if you want an idea of what the backside cable management looks like.

weldakota 1 point 1 month ago

Looks good. I agree, custom cables would make it much cleaner.

markker2992 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Looks good, mines cluttered but a lot of it is simply because I reused parts I had and it was all from a ATX tower. A full size psu that doesn't have short cables and the fan controllers were a pita but it all worked and I was done spending more money for now. If starting from a clean slate definitely agree on the custom cables for this case. Fwiw I bought mine purely because it caught my eye.