Description

My home work station. Other than everyday computing, used for lightroom, photoshop, and deep learning. Very limited gaming.

I wanted to built a silent workhorse with tasteful RGB in a smaller form factor. The RGB idled white and cycles thru blue to red as CPU/GPU temps increase. This thing is quiet!

The backplate was $64.50 shipped from JMMODs.com. Send him your GPU model, color choices, and design and he'll make you one. This one is addressable RGB. Long turn around time but worth it. This was originally cut for a GTX 1070, but it works fine here.

Part Reviews

CPU

Knocks any taste a throw at it out of the park. I have yet to overclock it, but it idles at 27 degrees and maxes at 69 degrees in an ITX case with a Kraken X52 / beQuiet! fans on radiator.

CPU Cooler

My first dive into an AIO CPU cooler. The pump was loud initially but silent after running at 100%. I swapped out the NZXT fans for high speed SilentWings 3 120mm fans from beQuiet! I oriented the pump 90 degrees counter clockwise because it wouldn't fit if I didn't and it also cleaned up tube routing. I don't illuminate the NZXT logo. I wish that logo could be rotated, but it can't be.

Motherboard

No problems with it. Haven't used overclocking features.

Memory

Expensive, but adds a nice RGB look to my H200i. Using Corsair's software, I have RGB set to match CPU temps, idling at white, and passing thru blue, up to red at full load.

Storage

Good speed SSD. Didn't really need it, but finishes the look in the NZXT H200i.

Storage

Excellent price to speed ratio. Highly recommended for boot drive.

Video Card

I am not a gamer, but use this card primarily for deep learning. The stock radiator fan was loud. With a standard speed beQuiet SilentWings 3, I can't hear the pump or fan. Under full load it tops at 60 degrees. Managed to fit it in an H200i on the rear exhaust. I ran some of the tubing out the back of the case in the case's GPU slot gap. This cleaned up the look.

Case

Great looking and functional case with plenty of cable management tools. The cam software is ok. I use the case's fan controller to control all fans including those on the CPU/GPU radiator.

Power Supply

Best option for my case, an H200i. Runs my 1080ti, 9700k, and two AIO coolers without a kickup. Leaves room for extra airflow and cable management in the H200i. I didn't used the stock cables.

Case Fan

Best fans if you care about silence, IMO.

Case Fan

Best fans if you care about silence, IMO. Run these on my CPU radiator.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I love that Jarvis plating. How was that created?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It was $64.50 shipped from JMMODs.com. Send him your GPU model, color choices, and design and he'll make you one. This one is addressable RGB. Long turn around time but worth it. This was originally cut for a GTX 1070, but it works fine here.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

cool how you were able to fit two AIO's in there. I'd be interested in knowing how the "Jarvis" plating was created too.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This thing runs some deep learning at night in my office right outside my bedroom, so I wanted it to be as silent as possible. I am really happy with the temps I am seeing.

The backplate was $64.50 shipped from JMMODs.com. Send him your GPU model, color choices, and design and he'll make you one. This one is addressable RGB. Long turn around time but worth it. This was originally cut for a GTX 1070, but it works fine here.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That backplate is flipping me the finger!! Nice build ;) How did you get the GPU tubing through the back of the case? Cheers ;)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

HAHA! I never noticed that before but you are right. It does look like that. There was a small bracket that butted up against the GPU on the back of the case. It wasn't needed to secure the GPU, so I removed it and ran to tubes out the back to clean up the look. You can see it in one of the pictures.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm close to asking how this GPU backplate was created. Oh wait! It's been answered multiple times oO

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well i am glad you found the info. I replied to everyone to hit their individual inboxes. Doubt anyone would take a second look at my build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Makes totally sense man, that's not what I'm giggling about of course.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How much space do you have between the card and the radiator? It's hard to see exactly. I'm looking at a very similar build and just want to know if I will need to purchase slim fans for the radiator.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have the radiator mounted right to the 120mm fan mount on the back of the case. The bottom of the radiator where the tubing exits sits about 3/4" above the GPU. The tightest spot is between the fan and the CPU pump, but there is about 5mm between the two with a standard width fan.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I meant the front radiator.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Clean!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!

Question for you - I have an SSD with a custom design cover. I’m wondering if that will fit when mounted to the shroud. Can you tell me how much clearance there is between your SSD and the side panel? I’d estimate the cover adds 5mm

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Never respond? This is the first build I posted....

It was $64.50 shipped from JMMODs.com. Send him your GPU model, color choices, and design and he'll make you one. This one is addressable RGB. Long turn around time but worth it. This was originally cut for a GTX 1070, but it works fine here.