Thank you and that's awesome you're making your custom ITX case!! I love SFF cases, though I wish mini-itx can have 4 dimm slots. I definitely want to see what your custom it looks like!
thank you! Yeah I wish they would have done something else with this case, but they are known for their custom acrylic. Maybe later on in the future as their company is only in Taiwan and would be hard to ship tempered glass (I assume) across the world. And you are right on the aio size, I was just hoping that it wasn't AIO cooling only, but like i said nuts and bolts are your best friend.
I was definitely thing about that too. I most likely will end up getting the same monitor. I'll just wait until my wallet has recovered a bit.
Hi Trzuidis! Nice choices for your mini-itx build! From the looks of it, the pc will run. Just make sure that the cpu gen is compatible with the mobo. The noctua fan you have selected will fit the case as it is low clearance. A plus is that this noctua fan is known for good cpu cooling.
The temps in my build are not too high because I haven't really done gaming with it, mostly just used for video streaming. There is some warm air, but I haven't really seen the temps spike over 70-75 C as the highest.
One thing I would suggest based off of my own experience is to get a sfx psu if you can spend a little more from your budget or can find one at a steal for the similar wattage and energy rating. The atx psu will fit, but the wiring will a tight one, but manageable. Definitely tie your cables as much as you can and use all the little crevices the case has.
You'll probably have better cable management ability that I did because I have a 3.5 hdd that takes up a bunch of space. Your ssd can go behind the mobo where there is a special spot for ssds.
I hope this has helped and let me know how the build goes. Have fun with your build! :D
pricing. I know intel is better, but AMD runs well and won't break my wallet too much.
Welcome to the SSD CLUB! TURBO COMPUTER!
I already have windows 10 pro on two of my computers on separate hdd. It kind of sucks though to do that. Oh well. more storage space for my computers I guess.
Nope, because him and a few million other people will be the same. Assuming that your boss has used/ purchased windows 7 pro under a volume license. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-charges-windows-7-support/
yeah, still sucks though. I have windows 7 pro at home and I have a year and a half to thing about it.
I'm glad to hear it worked out!!
I'm so sorry I didn't see your post till now. I think I just moved it around until it fit. I know there was an issue with the wiring, but I think worked around it. If I remember correctly some of the sata wires have that L shape connector and a flat one. I used the flat one on the actual hdd and used the L connector on the motherboard. If that is the issue, then that may help your issue.
It also depends on how your mobo is design wise and your wire management.
This is where I put the screws on the bottom of the case.
Let me know how its working for you.
Yes. Since it has an ethernet port it should be fine. I have mine hooked up to my modem. I hope it works for you!
It could be your router. Usually if you connect your router directly to your modem the speeds should be what you paid for via ethernet. Wireless, of course, will be a bit slower, but should still be quite fast. I don't normally trust when they say you'll get X-mbps speed. It's more like you can get UP to X-mbps speed. The best thing to do is use those internet speed tests)
My current setup with modem-->router.
I currently use the Netgear AC1750 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router, got it on sale for about $100-110. (can't remember). It works pretty well. Has a wide reach and you can manage the router via your smartphone as well.
From what I can see, the DIYPC and Thermaltake cases are the better of the three for cooling. However, it depends on your cpu cooler and the length of gpu you want to use. Also if you want to use extra fans, you'll need to see how many case fans you want use up to. Desk/area space is something to think about too.
In terms of no problems out of the box, it's either you're lucky or not. I got a Raijintek Metis plus case that had immediate issues with the built into 3.5mm audio jack. Since I contacted the manufacturer immediately (a few days after I received it), I showed them video proof of the issue with proof of purchase and got a free replacement hub for the audio.
It comes down more to personal preferences on aesthetics. Some people like to see the insides of things, which is why PC Modding is huge with pc parts, custom cables, lighting, water cooling, etc . Especially with the big importance of cable management, many people do like to see their custom boards (if they have designs/colors), rgb components, and more since (and if) they are splurging for the parts
Totally cool if not seeing the guts of your computer is not your niche, but there are others who prefer the guts
I'll give you a "no comment" to that.
if it is the best of the best ha ha ha
If it sends me to flavor nirvana, yes
I'm really liking the water cooling scheme you have here. By any chance, is the yellow for the Sinestro corps and Blue for hope?
I'm really digging the T-Force rgb ssd. Did you have to use an rgb splitter for the two ssd with the case fans?
The most important thing is for you to manually download your new mobo's latest bios for the 2000 series.
Even if your mobo says that it is 2000 series ready (for the raven ridge APU), you might not be able to use the system immediately without that bios update.
Dude! You did a fantastic job on modding this case! I have to agree with you on the space of this case. It really sucks especially with air flow and cable management. Since you used a sfx psu, you had some more wire maneuverability. I used a standard semi-mod psu and that was a pain.
I really love the bigger side window and extra airflow you added!
yeah.. I have so much backlog in all my consoles, ps2, ps3, wii, psp, ds, and pc. I keep buying games and I haven't had the time to play them or the mood either.
I just use it to watch youtube, netflix, and do emails. Though recently I've been working on costume stuff, which I do need to go into OW for models. Does that count as gaming? XD
You'll need to change the mobo, since intel mobos are not compatible with AMD. Make sure that your new mobo (if you get it) si 2000 series ready. If it isn't you'll have to manually download it on to a USB drive and then have to update it through the new amd mobo bios.
Also I agree with Warlock, you'll have to clean install Windows since the drivers will be different and the hd will not be read properly.
You need ramen intravenously (like that episode where Dexter turned into an old man and had an iv of apple sauce in his veins, If you haven't seen it, look for Dexter's Lab ). I like the really good instant ramen from the asian markets and the restaurant ones. The maruchan noodle are the worst.
I try not to eat ramen [any flavor/style ] except for like a few times a years, because even if it's SOO delicious, it's also bad for you.
It depends on how big your space its. Especially that have two monitors, you have to decide what is your best viewing angle (side, center of the v,etc). Since you have two you may have to angle them next to each other as a 1|1 or on top of each other (if you have that particular monitor mount.
If you like to see your tower and if it also has a side window, it's better to have it on the table for viewing aesthetics (set either angled or straight) Also, many people will yell "TAKE THE TOWER OFF THE FLOOR" for dust prevention.
For the mic arm, you are your own king for that decision. Clamping it in the back. in the front, it just depends on how neat you want your desk to look, if you have loose wires.
So far I haven't seen any issue with my build, mainly it's being only used for youtube right now. I don't really overclock it besides increasing the ram frequency
Before installing Windows, did you check to see which bios version your mobo had?
You may have to fresh install your amd graphics drivers, whatever is used for the 2400g. Since I have an additional gpu, I just relied on those drivers.
Also, I would check your ram. I looked up your part number with the Fatality memory qvl and did not see it on the list. If you are trying to go over 2166, that's probably the reason. I did that with my ram to try and go to 3200 on this build and had to lower it till it worked at 3000 or slightly under to stop the BSOD
If that doesn't work, I would definitely think of buying mobo compatible ram
The mobo was 2000 series ready, so it said on the box. However, I'm not sure if I did update the bios or not. I do remember having to download something from the Asrock website. I would just check in case.
I purchased my asrock mobo via outlet pc.
Not at all. Good Music is Good music. Plus, I find that game OST's are a lot better than the music nowadays on the radio. For six months, I was playing the Pyre OST from Super Giants nonstop everyday when I was driving to work.
What drivers/ program are you using for the ps4 controller? I have a ps3 one and I'm using the spctoolkit.
I use my ps3 controller. Since I have one why not? I use the ScpToolkit and it works like a charm as a wired controller. I haven't figured out the bluetooth even though my wifi nic card is also a bluetooth adapter.
Nice and clean metis build!! Were those thumb screws originally part of the case it self? I have the metis plus and I haven't seen that on mine, just small screws.
Ha ha ha. I actually had to redo the wiring anyway because I have to replace the faulty HD audio USB 3.0 ports on my Metis. Had to take out the damn PSU and re-seat it, so my wire manage ocd was hot like a live wire XD
Yeah.. I was thinking if this was overkill, but I like just that extra oomph.
Damn, that thing is huge. I thought you were just clever with photo angling. Great job on the build, though
Dude. That noctua cooler looks amazing! I never knew they had one like that for mini-itx and great job on the wire management. I should have went with a SFX psu instead of my full sized for better room on my own raijintek metis plus build.
From what I read about the headphone, that is just an extra jack for audio sharing. I don't think you can use a mic for that 3.5mm jack.
This is something I aspire to make when I have the confidence to work with custom loops. It's so clean and even the back pipes are pleasing to look at. Fantastic job!!
Itty bitty. :D, Thank you!
Thank you ! And Go for it! Mini itx cases , especially one this size can be a pain in the butt, but the portability of these small builds make up for it!
aw! Thank you! (≧▽≦) This build definitely tested my patience for the wiring.
It you decide to build any of the minis, you can do it!!
This is such a nice and clean build. I love the cleverness and functionality of the cola bottle as a tool against GPU sag!
I love the Zenyatta theme for this!!! Very clean build and desk setup!!
I would also include a 1-2 TB HDD that runs 7200rpm for extra storage, especially if there are large digital art/ vector files and video files. (on the safe side also get an dependable external hard drive for back-up sake)
The biggest thing to do is to check the motherboard for the ram specs. Especially with the raven ridge, you'll have to check the QVL list (quality vendor list) for more compatible ram if you are looking to run specific speeds.
Also it might be better to have ram that run all the same speed (in my opinion).
you can use the usb wifi adapters which average around 15-20 bucks or a wireless nic card if you have a pci-e slot (35-80) as the cheapest. Definitely look at different websites for cheaper prices. Amazon tends to be a little to expensive .
Here are some examples ( there probably are cheaper websites)
Thank you. I was debating between that or the 2400g.
Yes it is. :D