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My "homework machine" that can game

by Mjgaga666

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28 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 19, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 15, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.05 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

I use this machine for gaming, homework, and A E S T H E T I C. When I saw NZXT released their S340 as a Mini ITX case, I HAD to jump on it and build a computer. Somehow I got it to post first try, and haven't had any problems with it. Not bad for my first time building a computer?

Part Reviews

CPU

AMD's back, and they're cooler than ever. Got it running at 4GHz at stock voltage.

CPU Cooler

Honestly only hear a tiny amount of pump noise if I take the side panel off. Otherwise it looks amazing and is silent. The fans that come with it are also really good at pushing "aer" through the radiator. I like it. The only problem is it needs a USB 2.0 slot on the motherboard, so I had to buy a splitter. It would be nice if it could connect right to the smart device, or hue + that comes with the h200i.

Motherboard

Feature rich mini ITX am4 motherboard. It was the only one with a type C port. Phenomenal.

Memory

Got it running @ 2933 CAS 16. No issues.

Storage

SSD. Okay performance. Got it as a gift, so its literal gold to me

Storage

I like the high pitched winding up noise it makes when I turn the computer on. I wish it came with some documentation. My box just came with the hard drive and that's it.

Video Card

This is Zotac's flagship 1060. For the most part, the cooling is surprisingly good for this tiny little cooler. I wish this flagship GPU came with a backplate, but I'm just thankful I got it for $230 before the mining industry ruined the GPU industry.

Case

A little bit tricky to build in as a beginner, but it looks so damn good. I love minimal design, so I'm glad there's no unnecessary "gamer" geometry going on with this case.

Power Supply

It supplies power, and I don't think I've ever heard it. Cables are HARD though, like they're wrapped in steel

Comments Sorted by:

wynottt 9 points 13 months ago

whats up with the apple sticker

Mjgaga666 submitter 1 Build 19 points 13 months ago

Came with my phone, didn't know what to do with them lol. It's been said that adding an Apple logo to anything adds $1,000 to the price

ecowagon1 4 points 13 months ago

if your lucky it will be as expensive as a top end Mac. ($7000)

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

probably true

danielma21 2 points 9 months ago

Its kind of a kick in the balls to intel when you put a mac sticker on there.

Rader54 7 points 13 months ago

RIP $230 1060 6gb

mrsquid9 1 point 12 months ago

So true can even find a 1070 8gb under 800$ that’s actually in stock.

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Msi aero itx 1070 is 533

Awesome_Sauce_64 1 Build 6 points 13 months ago

Sweet calculator bro!! +1

Mjgaga666 submitter 1 Build 5 points 13 months ago

Thanks! Calculates 2+2 at buttery smooth 24fps.

Axe5396 1 Build 5 points 13 months ago

Homework ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

+1 for how I got my PC.

Wolklung 2 points 13 months ago

Awesome build you got there. I'd call it more like a "Gaming Machine" that can homework.

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

not a bad build for a homework rig! ;) Totally good for gaming in my book!!!!!!!!!!

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

What kind of homework makes use of a 1600X?! Sleek build for sure. It'd be neat if you had any "build-in-progress" pics to share. Also, where did you do your shopping? I looked for that ASRock board but struck out when I couldn't find it at a decent price (and speaking of decent prices, good grab on the 1060).

XCMills 1 point 13 months ago

Did you use the fan hub??

Reclaimer2 1 point 12 months ago

Love the build! I also read your review on the psu, totally agree with you on the cables Hahaha. Have you thought about getting custom cables?

Sharvard 1 point 12 months ago

Nice build! I have some questions about how the little NZXT hub thing in the back of the case works. Does it consolidate all the case fans into one USB connector? The MoBo I'm planning to buy only has 2 fan connectors, one for the CPU cooler and one for any case fans. I'm just trying to figure out if I need a splitter lol.

And what about your LED extension kit? Did it just plug right into the built in LED strip? Thanks :)

Mjgaga666 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The Smart Device has 3 fan channels, 2 are taken up by the case and the last one comes with a fan splitter allowing for 4 additional fans. It is all consolidated onto one USB hub. I'd recommend having your CPU fan controlled by the motherboard, and let CAM control your case fans.

For the LED extension kit, I just plugged it into the built in LED strip.

Sharvard 1 point 12 months ago

Awesomeeeeeee. That is music to my ears. So to make sure I'm not missing anything (I'm really paranoid if you haven't noticed already), I plug in my AMD Wraith cooler into the MoBo, and the 1 hub USB that holds both of my case fans.

And for the LED strips, you can connect the strips to the existing built in strip without any extra cables, with the built in one connected to the hub which is connected to the MoBo through the cord previously mentioned in regards to the case fans. Am I correct?

Mjgaga666 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

correct

Jumpest 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

How do the fans face in this? I just got this case and the Cooler Master 240L and I'm confused about intake/outtake lol

rogdog56 1 point 8 months ago

How many fans does the NZXT x52 come with?

Mjgaga666 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

2

Cowman72 1 point 3 months ago

I think i need a homework mechine too

EpicSailfish 1 point 26 days ago

Does the cooler push on the ram at all? I've got a similar build, but I was curious if the hoses jutted out too much for the ram. Thanks!

Mjgaga666 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

it would be pushing up against the RAM, but my kit has a very convenient cutout in the middle thus alleviating this issue.

NavSlav 1 point 11 days ago

As soon as I read the title, I laughed... then I cried because my parents beat me with a shoe for being here instead of doing my Chemistry homework :,P

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