Description

This is the upgrade to the long-served Nomad Gaming Build based on Silverstone SG05 Case since 2014. That case along with some parts was sold to a friend and from the money I got, I am upgrading to newly released Intel Skylake.

The basic of the build is still the same, putting decent specs into smallest form possible. I decided to choose Metis' case from Raijintek due to small form factor and a side window. Surprisingly, there's ton of possibilities with this case, as the panels are quite modular. But the downside is the ventillation is horrible, baking my CPU and GPU inside.

After reading several forums, I've managed to get decent temps and still got a good Full-HD-gaming performance. In the future I am planning to mod this case but for now, the build is sufficient to meet my daily needs.

Any idea would help.

Cheers.

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

Very nice build. Glad yet another person is using this lovey case.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

cool build!

how did you manage to fit that graphics card in there? i thought it wouldn't fit a graphics card any longer than 7"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm using SFX PSU so it fits with no problems!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

so would any sfx psu fit in there? did you use a bracket?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! One thing makes me curious: Why do you suck the air inside the case with the case and CPU-fan and not outside??? Does it get cooler inside with that setup?

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

All the benchmarks online have shown that reversing the stock layout (rear exhaust) to intake gives the cpu better temps. Also the psu fans act as an exhaust, so the air flow goes from rear to bottom. It's a bit odd, but if you had the rear fan as an exhaust, you would have all negative pressure which is kind of bad.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

But will increase the temp. inside the case and the gpu will suffer.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually positive air pressure is better, from what I've heard, because it can always be pushed out of vent holes and any openings and your overall temp inside the case should be lower. I've modded my Metis so that the gpu has a venthole/fan above it also. I think the gpu suffers either way with this case because there's no vents above it, so modification might be the way to go.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Positive pressure is better for dust management, but worse for cooling.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the 450w psu is enough?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, very clean.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the GPU still running good? I am planning to get the same GPU but I am jus worried it would be hotter than the other rx 470