Description

Reasons:

I live in a dorm with a roommate so I needed something small, quiet, and unfortunately with as little RGB as possible as to not disturb the roommate. I wanted something that was small enough to not take up the little room I have in my dorm and that allowed me to play 4K. I also already owned some parts and wanted to use them to lessen the price. The pictures show the RGB on but I will be turning them off. The only light I will be keeping illuminated is the Geforce GTX on the 1080 Ti.

Build:

The build didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. First off because I wanted to get as many parts on sale as possible it took over a month to get all the part bought and shipped. Second off is the fact that it is a Mini-ITX build and therefore I had very little room to work in for cable management. It also doesn't help that the last time I build a computer completely from scratch was over 3 years ago so I have forgotten some of the tricks I learned. The case is great but I had a few problems with the SSD in the window. It has a very weird spring and screw set up that locks the tray to the case. I also gave up on the rear cable management in order to keep my sanity. I just got it all to fit in as well as I could that wouldn't interfere with the fans and that would allow me to close the rear panel.

Parts I already owned:

Corsair H100i GTX CPU Cooler Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD Western Digital Black 4TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Razer BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse

Prices:

Prices I have listed for the most part include shipping and tax in order to have a more accurate price. I also bought everything that I didn't already own as they would go on sale. The only things I bought MSRP were the fans, Cablemods Cables, NZXT H200 Case, and the Founders Edition 1080 Ti.

Temps and Clock Speeds:

I have not overclocked anything yet mostly because I haven't needed to. If I were to overclock anything out of need it would be the GPU but as you can see by the temps under load, I won't be doing that. The under load temps are the max temps recorded over the course of 2 hours playing a game at 4k max settings. I may end up using liquid metal on the GPU to help with the temps.

WILL ADD UPDATES AS I PLAY WITH THE SYSTEM LONGER.

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Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the same case for my build and i do understand how difficult it is to do a good job with cable managment on the back but your build came out looking good man, congrats :-D

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'm just glad to have a good pc again that I put together with my own hands.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that case? I'm looking at several itx tower options like this one. Other options: fractal design meshify c mini, phanteks evolv tx TG. What do you think? Also, why not place the radiator fans on the other side so you have more room there?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the case. NZXT makes great cases and while i've built in them before I have never build in one for myself. Honestly either of those cases are great and I looked into the others along with the H200. The rad and fans take up the same amount of room in this case no matter the placement so I went with fans in because I feel they look better than a boring black rad.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up with the meshify c for the airflow. I couldn't believe the minute difference between the c and c mini. About 1.5 inches in height only. Other dimensions are exactly the same. Ht is no problem my desk, I was more concerned with width & length taking up space on desk surface. I wanted a matching mobo & gpu so naturally I picked the strix 1080 & asus strix x470-f. I think they look great together. The downside is that this longer 3 fan card no longer let's me use a 3 fan aio in the front as intake. Can only have front case fans. Have to use aio rad as exhaust. Boo. I'll comment back when it's complete & see what you think. Still waiting on parts. Thanks!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait to see it