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Old build was running just above minimum for VR specs wanted to amp it up a bit. I wanted to go as much RGB as I could so I could do a neon pink/blue outrun type aesthetic for the build. Plus I was tired of my green and black mid tower case and always wanted to do a micro build.

The case only has 1 3.5" drive mount... but there was room at the bottom of the case for me to attach my second 3.5" drive and the nxzt hue+ controller.

I planned on using my 1000w rm PSU for this build but it was 20mm too big for this case so I had to buy a whole new one... Luckily the 850 was on sale.

I replaced all fans with the nzxt aer fans and all 5 are daisy chained together. Honestly this was the hardest part of the build was having to attach the fans before installing due to the in/out cables to chain them.

https://i.imgur.com/ekgQzXb.gifv gif of the colors

Included is my attempt at a custom PSU shroud, only I had to nix it due to the GPU AIO tubing. I was really digging the isometric squares pattern on the cases dust covers so I recreated the design in photoshop formatted for a vinyl cutter. I cut and bent some acrylic to size sprayed a layer of sliver paint, then applied the decal, I sprayed over with the dark grey paint. Once dry I painstaking removed each facet one by one with tweezers took about 2 hours. Then I hit it with 3 clear coats. It turned out amazing but once it came to actually using it I realized the AIO tubing took up the space for that area when the cover was on, so ultimately I had to nix the cover.

Im thinking of getting a EVGA powerlink to make the gpu look better, and a led strip for the nzxt hue+ to add to the bottom of the case.

*note the GPU fan controller is 3pin while the AER are 4pin. So when I replaced the fan I had to hide the cable and attach fan to one of the case controllers.

Update added a powerlink to the gpu and NZXT hue leds to the bottom

Jan/2019 edit. My 1080 Hybrid died on me. GPU RMA. EVGA sent me a 1080ti Hybrid FTW3. Sadly the case is too small to use this card and the powerlink so the cables dont look as pretty. Also since then added a m.2 nvme for My OS, and also upgraded my headphones.

Feb/2019 Scored a Dell 1440 144hz gsync 27" monitor on sale. Now using that as my main, and keeping one of my old 60hz as my non gaming secondary.

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Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 11 points

with the power supply shroud in place

made the build look 10x better

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I agree shame the water tubes for the gpu aio prevent me from actually using it

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

If I had to have surgery, I’d want it done in this case.

Good job

  • 23 months ago
  • 17 points

You must be an unusually small person.

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

You could try rotating the GPU rad so that the tubing comes from the top down over the motherboard area, which should give you enough room to put in your PSU shroud.

You may need to move the top fan up there a bit to make it fit though.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah but then you having the tubing protruding over the cpu cooler and sitting just under the top fans. Owell.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

That's currently how my Dual AIO setup is run in the Meshify C.

Definitely looks just fine to me, but I guess it's personal preference.

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Such a shame the shroud didn't work out for you dude. It looks really awesome and would compliment this case well. I've been staying at your last pic for 10 minutes running every possible rad layout in my head to make the shroud work. Great build either way though!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build love the case

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice work, I’m thinking about getting the Q300 but the other version. Think you can make a shroud for that case. Because that supply shroud just made that case Better. All and all great build very neat and you spent lot of Time on it most likely. To bad the shroud did not fit ;/

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

its possible that the shroud I made could still be reused for the other version.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

How was cable management? How do you feel about non modular power supply being used in this case. Plannin a huge upgrade on my rig. Thanks!!! =D

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Cable management was great. Lots of room in the back. I wouldn’t recommend a non modular psu for this case. You’ll make things really hard for ya.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanls for the reply man! Decided that I would go with the Deepcool Matrexx 55 White. Just had almost every part ship today! Still, thank you for telling me, and im glad I dodged a bullet!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you make the shroud? I keep referring to this build for an upcoming one. And I want to do what you did. Could you DM me when you have time? Thanks! +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the rgb effer great man

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 3.5" drive on the bottom actually mounted to something or is it just sitting there?

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

the bottom of the case has a bunch of vent holes, I simply just used a screw to mount the drive to the bottom of the case. The case has a proper mount on the back panel for a 3.5 as well as 2 ssd mounts. However since I have 2 ssds and 2 hdd, I improvised.

Also the hue+ next to the drive on the bottom is mounted the same way, just a screw.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thanks. I'm looking at getting the same case, since there aren't any other micro ATX cases at that price point which thrill me. And I also have 2 HDDs so I was looking for how it could be mounted.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out my build! It is on the budget side but I would like some feedback!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy literally just stuffed all the most expensive parts he could find into the cheapest case he could find lol

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Cheap or not, its an amazing case! I absolutely love it.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a decent case. Not gonna judge lol. I got a Thermaltake core V21 for $30 so I can't talk.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Youre going to love my soon to be posted Refresh of this build here in a few weeks :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

can u make me a psu shroud, im serious btw

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

its possible maybe

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, my friend. I'm considering the Q300L myself. How hard was it to attach the HHD at the bottom of the case?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Not hard at all, I just used a small screw to attach it from the holes on the bottom

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're like the oldest active account . . . woah

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh thanks I guess. About to post a new build soon.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

personally the rgb is a little overkill but I dig the feel of the build man enjoy

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey brotaoski, Great build!

I just moved some parts over to my new Q300l Build.

Like damm this would be a build for me. That color scheme, that psu shroud.... oeff. It made me wanna make a psu shroud myself.

I was questioning on how you bent the acrylic and what the mesurements were. Basiccally questioning for a whole detailed process on how you made it.

Again amazing build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can find DIY PSU shroud tuts on YT. But I just got a small piece of acrylic and place it in my case and marked where my bend needed to be. I then used an acrylic cutter to trim excess and took a heat gun to it on the bend and used the edge of a countertop to from it 45 degrees. As far as the design I recreated the case pattern in photoshop converted it to vector so a vinyl cutter could read it and used a vinyl cutter to make each facet. using transfer tape I applied the pattern to the shroud then spray painted it, removed each facet and spray painted with the other color, then hit it with a clear coat. measurements will vary depending if you have front fans/rad/ mitx or matx ect so you have to measure yourself.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What thickness of acrylic did you go for to make your shroud? I am making something similar for mine!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly not sure i just bought a small sheet from my local Lowes.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the hard drives loud? I have the same case and my 1tb wd blue is almost always audible in it when it is running and is the loudest thing in my pc when it is idle.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope don’t hear them at all. Hear the fans plenty tho

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

did you use any vibration mounts or anything?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Got’em

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn’t matter anymore Im redoing this build with a custom hardline loop in a few weeks.