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BoyScout March 30, 2018

With ASRock's X399M Taichi motherboard ready to take Ryzen Threadripper to smaller spaces, Ryan tries to squeeze as much power as he can into an Fractal's new Micro-ATX Meshify C Mini case. Check out our latest video to see how the build came together.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kZ2WD2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $869.99
CPU Cooler Enermax LiqTech TR4 240 102.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $121.89
Motherboard ASRock X399M Taichi Micro ATX TR4 Motherboard $329.53
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Storage ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $214.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $999.99
Case Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case $89.99
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB (3 pack) w/RGB Controller 42.7 CFM 120mm Fans $79.99
Other Mnpctech Single GTX 1080, 1080 Ti or 1070 GPU Support Bracket, Non-Reference, Black $49.99
Other CableMod PRO ModMesh Cable Extension Kit (Carbon) $49.99
Total at time of filming $3296.32 (USD)

Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Build

Of course, all those components in a small case leads to the challenge of making all the cables fit cleanly! So be sure to check out our cable management time lapse to see how Barry pulled it off.

Thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case, ASRock for the motherboard, Cooler Master for providing the case fans, Seasonic for providing the power supply and MNPCTech for providing the GPU support bracket used in this build.

Note: Benchmarks weren't ready in time to include here, but we'll update this post with a link to the Completed Build next week once they are done

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Mnpctech MNPCTECH 5 Builds 30 points 12 months ago

I'm honored to see Mnpctech GPU support featured in a PCPP build, and look forward to working with PCPP again!

Joshoa123 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Hey I just wanted to say I love your gpu support. I'm just seeing it for the first time today and this is by accident. A few months ago I was looking hard for a decent quality gpu support and didnt happen to stumble across your product. Just a tip, maybe spend some more on marketing because this thing is an ingenious way to support the gpu. Thanks!

Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

PC modding is somewhat of a niche market. I understand it's a popular thing to do among most pc gamers, but to start up a company based solely on pc mods is niche. I'm sure it wouldn't be worth advertising when they can get their name out there through forums and featured builds like this one.

Also, I went to google and typed "gpu support". They were the 4th listing.

It is indeed one of the cleaner and more robust supports. I've been looking towards them for a future support for my RTX. It's HEAVY. Don't only look at them for support brackets, they have a ton of other stuff they dabble with :)

AnonymouslyQuacked 3 points 11 months ago

When is next blog post?

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eopest 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

You guys give up on the blog updates? GPU prices have dropped somewhat since March... I was looking forward to a new build (or the benchmarks for this one)...

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AnonymouslyQuacked 1 point 8 months ago

Yes please. How long will it be.

AnonymouslyQuacked 2 points 8 months ago

They could be waiting for the Nvidia 11 series to release. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

AnonymouslyQuacked 1 point 7 months ago

*20 series

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pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Nice build!! Asrock always innovating.. Now its a micro ATX TR4 motherboard.

Roboticman0421 1 point 12 months ago

Noice looking build

Arden_Computers 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Just a stunning little build.

Wolklung 1 point 12 months ago

Wow. Superb build.

& that GPU support looks great. Love it.

ReverseFlash 1 point 12 months ago

WHOO I love the thread ripper builds!

KevinMoondust 11 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Now all we need ASRock to release is a Mini-ITX TR4 motherboard. I know those crazy wackos can come up with such crazy proposition.

The Meshify C is not my cup of tea, but I like how the end build looked like. Stubby, inoffensive... But packs quite a punch.

bewo83 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nice Build! I have a bias, since I have a very similar build with the same motherboard and case with 2 x 1070 TIs. I recently changed the AIO to the Enermax 280 cooler and had problems connecting the block to the CPU/OPT header and the radiator fans to the Main CPU fan header. The logo did not light up and I thought it was a bad pump at first, but after some experimenting, it seemed the pump was not receiving enough power. Swapping the pump to the main CPU fan header and the radiator fans to the CPU OPT header resolved my issue.

eeptman 1 point 8 months ago

Hi, bewo83

I am curious about how you insert 2 GPU cards on X399M. Is it possible to use the 1st and 2nd PCI-E slots together? Do you have any pics for that? Thanks.

bewo83 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

You can use the first and second PCI-E slots but you won’t get the gap between the cards which allows air to flow and helps with cooling the top card. I picked the meshify C mini specifically due to the 5 slots, to allow for a gap. If you have a 4 slot case, and the cards sit on top of one another, I would suggest a blower style card where the hot air is blown out of the back rather than the double/triple fan cards

eeptman 1 point 7 months ago

Yes. Thanks for the tips.

I got my x399m board and dual cards. So far so good. I choose shorter cards.

There is still a small gap between two cards anyway. I think that still help cooling inside the case.

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Great build. I loved the walk through. Did you only put in the M.2? No SSD's? May I ask why?

qberryjam 1 point 11 months ago

The Adata XPG SX8000 is a SSD , Reads as such on the list, even mentions it in the build at 2:00 ....lol

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Very nice. What a powerhouse.

EliteGamer24 1 point 12 months ago

Great PC but $3,000. Not in my budget. Also Im an Intel Guy.

Ichi_Oni 1 point 10 months ago

Threadripper is honestly better than the i9s. People who invest in i9s or Threadrippers are not those who are looking to game primarily (even though you could) and worried about single core, these chips are undoubtedly indented for highend workstation use.

PC World had a good write up about it: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3198476/computers/amd-threadripper-vs-intel-core-i9-the-best-cpu-for-enthusiasts.html

EliteGamer24 1 point 9 months ago

okay I see. Thank you for your response!

MasterfulJoe101 1 point 12 months ago

That thing looks real damn fine.

kangpd 1 point 12 months ago


jeremyga 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Great build but damn, you overspent like a Mofo. Don't you know that the 3 RAM companies are being sued again for price fixing......

JCMsergox 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Beautiful. I love the case, I hope that there will eventually be an ITX version available.

Wewex007 1 point 9 months ago

this build is soooo beautiful and clean!

ben94522 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, nice build. have you tested top vs front mounted radiators with this case?

0verfiend 1 point 8 months ago

I think they need to put the 240 rad in front as intake. Exhaust out the top.

TableTerrorMatt 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build!

0verfiend 1 point 8 months ago

Are there comparable GPU bracket for less than 49.99? Seems like a lot.

SilvaRaven 1 point 8 months ago

$49.99 for a GPU support bracket? Seems a "little" high considering you can get quality CPU coolers for less than that. Guess I will take my chance with Home Depot or Lowe's.

Other than that, great build nonetheless.

kershaw8706 1 point 8 months ago

You literally built my dream PC.

Ive had a list with the exact same parts, except for the 1080 for about a week now. It was really nice to see it other than in my mind. Im expecting to have enough to build my "tesseract" theme rig by the end of next year, if everything goes right.

Thanks for this.

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Hi guys! when are we gona see the next build from you guys? :D

SilverKnights2 1 point 7 months ago

Not on topic, but how does the inventory system work? Thanks ;)

keeper777 7 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I see the RGB fan controller that came with the fans, do you know a good standalone control box that would be able to control multiple types of LEDs that vary between 5 and 12 volts?

AnonymouslyQuacked 1 point 7 months ago

Now that the new Video Cards are out, possibly another blog post?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago
blackburdtx 1 point 7 months ago

Hard to imagine that you could pack that many $$$ Dollar Signs $$$ in such a small box

z1CHSR 1 point 7 months ago

how is that enermax cooler holding up?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It's actually been in daily use since shortly after we built it and it's been running smoothly.

malek.badreddine 1 point 5 months ago

Hi, great build!!! I'm looking for similar build for work and research basically AI&ML stuff. I ve a few questions hope to find someone answers:

  • TR support for linux os (Ubuntu 16.04+)

  • mother board linux support wifi driver

  • minimum psu for dual 1080 ti

TroyH 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Dual 1080ti in M-ATX?? I like your ambition =D

singhgagan 1 point 5 months ago

Never liked this case, buy you guys have turned me into a fan. Looking at the size of this v/s mini-itx cases, I may actually use this case for the next build.

Ethan3952018 1 point 4 months ago

Great Build

Zeela 1 point 2 months ago

The GPU support is great, but how is it so expensive for a piece of metal? Even given that it is quite a niche and specific product.

TroyH 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice m-atx case. Would like to see some benchmarks relating to its temperature readings. Great work!

cwells 1 point 1 month ago

Maybe get some Corsair ML fans or Noctuas rather than basic Cooler Masters (at least next level CM)

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