Description

Small form factor PC recently are getting to be more popular. Having graduated and planning to move I needed a smaller PC that I could bring around with me, without being a laptop. My previous case was a Corsair C70 Vengeance, coming in at over 60 liters and about the size of a small fridge I knew I'd have to start from scratch. I picked the Silverstone FTZ01B based of the support for a full graphics card and the water cooling support, even though I used an AIO. I sold off my previous build but kept the drives, hence my outdated SSD.

Update- Not even a full month later I decided to get myself one of them fancy NVMe M.2 SSD's. It ended up being a pain due to the M.2 slot being on the back of my motherboard. It destroys everything I could ask it to now. Startup time was reduced about 3 seconds, It takes roughly 15 seconds from computer being off to doing something productive, or not.

Update- Benchmarks added, feel free to request specific benchmarks

Update- Returning home so I bought another monitor, full setup pictures will follow

Update- Returned home but have been too lazy to clean, although I did end up with some time for overclocking. Right now my 7700k is running 5.1Ghz stable and GTX 1080 is right at 2Ghz Core

Part Reviews

CPU

I know Intel fudged this up. Cheapy tim that's intended to last, blah blah blah. But I feel like I got lucky. My CPU hits 4.6Ghz base clock with only a few degrees difference. It's blazing fast for everything I throw at it and I'm confident it was the right choice for this build.

CPU Cooler

I thought it would be underkill for my I7-7700k but it manages just fine, even while overclocked in a tight packed case

Motherboard

UEFI BIOS is super unfriendly to overclocking with a 7th gen CPU at least. Besides that it's great all around. Edit- I decided to get an M.2 SSD, before realizing MSI decided to put the extra slot on the back of the motherboard...

Memory

Fantastic, have this memory running at 3600mhz just fine

Storage

Just picked this up cause some program, not gonna name names, Steam, was using 500+ Gb. It's blazing fast, cloned my old SSD to it and booted all the way back to Windows just seconds later.

Video Card

For the price I really can't complain, I needed a blower style card for my case and this was the cheapest I could find. Overclocked great. Does have a hum on occasion under excessive loads, I've only noticed it under synthetic tests though

Case

Fantastic little case, I know it's a little dated and could be smaller. It's perfect for me though, easilly transportable, space for a disc drive, Space for several drives, full sized gpu and a 120mm AIO cpu cooler.

Power Supply

I ordered this and recieved a psu 50W higher but non modular, case fit all the cables so I ran with it

Case Fan

These fans surprised me with how sturdy they felt. Quiet and allowed me to cram a 120mm AIO into my case.

Monitor

Fantastic monitor for the price. I was one of those people that said they'll never need anything more then 1080p@60Hz. I was wrong. Took a little to get the colors calibrated to match my other monitor and the USB hub turns off when it sleeps, which is a bit of a pain.

Custom

Cheap monitor I got while traveling, survived a 6 hour flight and shows nice colors, noit sure what else to say.

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Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Benches!!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Adding right now, still need to run a few

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty happy with it, as far as pc's that fit in a backpack go

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks soo cool!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It's definitely up there in my favorite cases.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Nice build! Love that case :) I'm planning to buy a totally new PC and that case will probably be my #1 purchase How are you doing with the case? Is it plastic on the front? I really love it but i'm afraid it would be a problem with a blower GPU (Asus GTX 1080ti)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case, I wish it was a little smaller but it does have good airflow. The only plastic is the internal mount for ssds / stabilizer for a gpu. As for the blower card, the fans that mount there really supplement it and it stays fairly cool and quiet.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious about your ram timings and voltage for 3600MHz.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I just adjusted the XMP profile for the timing, never touched anything else but it runs totally stable. I can check later for the details though.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's not too much trouble, could you add a screenshot of CPU-Z's memory tab? Would really appreciate knowing your exact timings and voltage for your kit to run at 3600.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that asus video card have dp 1.4 or 1.2? I was looking at that card and wanted the ability to run high refresh rate 4K, and then I noticed the weird i/o. Thanks in advance for replying if you ever see this

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's dp 1.4, sorry for the late response.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I am curious as to how you fit in the cpu cooler, any pictures?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pretty straight forward, just gotta cover the sharp bits with tape and be careful which way the tubs come out of the block. I got silverstone's low profile fans and mounted the rad directly above the cpu.

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