Description

The idea behind this build was to cram as much as possible in the compact and stylish NZXT H200i without sacrificing performance while keeping things as silent as possible.

The White and Black motif of your stock standard Stormtrooper was the inspiration behind the color theme with everything either being bright white, or black.

The EK S240 kit was used to keep things fairly simple in terms of cooling, with the Bitspower RX480 gpu block and Barrow rotary fittings (white) being the only other additions to the liquid cooling setup. To keep everything within the color scheme, the top and rear exhaust fans were replaced with Phanteks 120mm fans with white frames and black blades.

Even though both the CPU and GPU are being cooled by a single 240mm radiator, the cpu stays in the mid 40's at load (clocked at 3.8ghz) and the GPU never breaks 55C. All this is done with slow fan speeds that keep the system practically silent.

EDIT- I have updated the build with Primochill SFX fittings in Sky White, Primochill PETG tubing and XSPC Rotary Fittings and Ball Valve. The hard tubing just cleans things up.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

A full loop in such a small case is really dope. I am surprised at how cheap(price wise) ek can make these kits.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude this build look soooo sick. Great job

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you even make a custom loop in such a small case?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Very carefully, and with a few bruised fingers. Honestly, this is just the temp loop. My next step is Hardline and an additional 120mm rad in the back. :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao I knew it was hard lol

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

How? How did you manage a loop?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It just took some careful planning, a ton of measuring and 1 minor modification (drilled mounting holes for the pump). Despite it's size, the H200i has some decent room to work with. I honestly plan to add a 120m rad in the back, and replace all the soft tube with Hardline here in the next few weeks.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What size bit did you use for the holes you drilled? I have the same case and am planning on getting relatively the same loop.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be honest, I have no clue on the bit size. I pretty much selected the bit that was just slightly larger than the screw and then filed the hole a little bigger after that. It wasn't the most precise job I've done.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

A fully Team Red build outfitted for true value performance? Mini ITX custom loop? Star Wars-inspired black and white color scheme throwing ominous shadows across a clean and classy desk setup? The only thing wrong with this is that you don't have more +1's.

Were you able to max out the speed on the Corsair RAM? Were your load temps with any overclocks dialed in? Sorry, nothing but questions (half rhetorical but anyway...). Well done, sir/ma'am, a fine showing. I can imagine that you'd even be able to upgrade further from here: Next gen Ryzen, larger/faster SSD, even upgraded Vega card to pair with an upgraded monitor. Your platform is solid for a long run.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words! It's definitely been a fun build (and not totally done...hardline tubing is in the works in the next week). To answer some of your questions, RAM is at 2933, it can hit 3200 on my Aorus board so I'm slightly limited by board,.. I have the CPU at 3.8ghz @ 1.3v and the GPU is at 1370MHZ. Overall temps tend to level off at 54C on both the gpu and cpu during a gaming session (idles at 30C). Eventually I plan on having a Vega (or Navi) gpu and possible a Ryzen 2 (3000 series) chip in the near future.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat upgrade plans for the future. I would imagine that the extra 120mm rad you're planning on adding should offset the extra heat of a higher-power GPU. I'm excited to see what the next generations of Ryzen can bring; looking forward to seeing your upgraded platform in the near future.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build, very nice loop +1, how is that hybrid Seagate drive? Does it ever get annoyingly loud?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The drive is great! I honestly don't hear it, and it's pretty quick as well.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Would the pump/reservoir fit into the case if you use bracket to mount it next to the fan on the right side? I'm using 1080TI setup and not sure where to put the pump.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I think, with some careful planning and a little bit of modification you should be able to make it work. The pump/res combo is pretty compact, so there is definitely space to work with above where your gpu will be. One thing to be aware of is the middle dividing plate (where I mounted my res) sticks out just enough to slightly block a clean mounting of the res to the fans. There is, however, the option to remove the plate completely or to modify the bracket so it's offset slightly. I hope this helps and good luck with your build :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Browsing ITX hardline builds. dude this is nice. did you buy that specific graphics card so the reservoir would fit? I might try the mounting route onto the plate in the back. I was looking at phanteks evolve itx but this case looks better imo just less optimized to watercool in. More of a challenge.

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