This is a shrink-down of my previous Gaming Cube build. I originally bought the Corsair Air 240 as my option for a smaller portable PC. Although the Air 240 was an EXCELLENT case, it was not really the small form factor I was looking for. I need something I can easily pick up and bring to the girlfriend's house or move around the office at work.
Enter - the Raijintek Metis Plus case. It is nice and small, and the Dan Case A4 isn't readily available yet. I leave the overclocking and gnarly components to my main rig, so even though this doesn't have the best airflow it should be fine for my purposes. I ended up removing the window and putting some mesh on the side, and also experimented with adding a 140mm fan to the mesh. I added a super slim 120mm fan above the GPU that is pretty quiet, and dropped a good 3-5 degrees average. At the moment both rear and top fans are set to intake, and hopefully the pressure is pushing the exhaust out through the mesh sidepanel. Still figuring out best cooling set up!
I know - my cable management looks like an absolute rats nest, but I just got this thing together and running. Will slowly improve the interior over time, it bugs me too!
I will mainly be playing Overwatch/Destiny 2/PUBG for the time being. Seems to run those great without getting too hot!
Impressive CPU. Originally obtained in my Dell XPS 8700 and moved to a couple different builds. Boosts up to 3.9 GHz and doesn't run too hot. No reason to replace this in my small build unless I get better cooling and want to overclock.
Surprisingly good given the size and price of this cooler. I put this on in place of a Cryorig C7 because of how the airflow in my case is laid out, and saw an improvement of roughly 2-3 degrees celsius under load and at idle. Comes with mounting hardware for an additional fan as well if you have one laying around.
I wish it had my copper parts, but overall is a great cooler.
I bought this case while waiting for the Dan Case A4 to become readily available to the public, and for the price it is pretty sweet!
Construction feels good, it is very small overall and can fit in a large backpack, and it looks great aesthetically. I replaced the cheesy side panel window with some metal mesh and it helped a lot.
A bit hard to build in and airflow is not excellent, which keeps me from giving it 5 stars - but it is a fun project to make everything work in the case. That's part of the fun I suppose!