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I wanted something small, quiet and powerful for gaming and Hyper-V so opted for an i9-9900k, 32GB RAM and an RTX 2080 in a NZXT H200 case.

I would've preferred to go down the AMD route but Microsoft still haven't enabled nested virtualisation in Windows 10 for Ryzen.

I replaced the two stock case fans with Noctua NF-S12A fans as the chassis fan header on the motherboard ran the stock fan at full speed which was noisy as hell.

CPU Idle: 27c

GPU Idle: 28c

Case Temp: 35c

Noise: 25db

Edit: I think I screwed the GPU in slightly too high as the ports on the back weren't level. Dropped it a few mm and added another picture of the GPU from a different angle.

Edit: Two more pictures added. One with the GPU stand that came with the case and another with a piece of lego propping up the card. Thanks for the suggestions smithd4 and JoeyDelgadoJK.

Edit: Another couple of pictures added to answer a question from Abdulaziz.FS.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

very nice, H200/i is an excellent case.

how is your cpu and gpu temp under load?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would also like to know; mostly because I have the h400i and my 2080TI AORUS Xtreme gets to like 85c when gaming, considering RMA'ing.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I like H400 case, 85C sounds too much... I have h200i and 1070Ti ftw2 and max reach gpu temp is 72C. do you have front fans?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Front rad 280mm, two top 120mm, one rear 120mm

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately, this sounds like gpu cooling problem. try to return this gpu and change with another model...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I am gonna RMA it and just get the same card but hopefully this ones fixed.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

In an H400i? Sounds like an issue with the card. It should have ample breathing room with the extra space below it. Would recommend RMA as well.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Just saw your comment and thought i might help altho it might be too late, the Aorus Extreme runs hot and loud. You might wanna go with different brand or model.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Not sure what the tools of choice are these day to stress hardware but I ran the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility for 30 minutes and 3DMark Time Spy and both the CPU and GPU maxed out at 74c. Will be installing my games over the weekend but happy to try anything else for you.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you for the answer, that is a really good temps in itx case. enjoy in great pc and games, cheers :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Minus the sag, super clean. Nice color matching just prop that gpu up with something, please.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

A GPU brace is a possibility to help with the sag. I had to do this for a 3-fan GTX 1060 6GB. I purchased this which worked out really well and can adjust this particular GPU brace.

Black Version
Red Version

It's a beautiful build regardless but yes that GPU sag is very noticeable and needs some type of GPU brace. Certainly different options to resolve this of course. Unless the GPU is being pushed against the CPU cooler than that's unfortunate... then the CPU Cooler will need to be re-adjusted or may have to change it but functions for now.

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look in to that.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

No worries. And thanks for sharing your lovely build. Enjoy it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Good recommendation on the sag. That is my only gripe with the build also.

THIS BUILD IS BEAUTIFUL!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You could try routing the gpu power cables through the upper gromet as to pull/lift the gpu so it doesnt sag.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The sag annoyed the hell out of me the second I installed it and the red cable management bar, which isn't completely flat, makes it look worse still.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

My H200 came with a little adjustable height plastic stud that clips into the holes on the PSU shroud and props up the GPU - check the case accessories bag. See here https://images.app.goo.gl/DtV3PiPABhDaPTPT8

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I've added a picture with the GPU propped up now and it's almost dead level. The cable management bar isn't flat so it still makes the card look like it's sagging.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG, that's not the weird looking thumbscrew thing that didn't fit anywhere is it? :(

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

yep - that's the one. Edited my previous answer with an image link...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sadly the color scheme just makes it super noticeable.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

If it wasn't for the fact that cm or two of droop will eat me up inside I'd probably leave it because the windowed side of the case will be facing the wall.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd just paint an eraser black and be done with it. Or stack some neoprene with electrical tape. The gap on the bottom is to thin to notice anything shoved under there anyway. But yeah my OCD made me get a vertical mount for my case...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya thats a big and heavy gpu.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

This is /r/perfectfit material

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

That came together really nicely! Well done.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

yes im vincent! lol! and who r u?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

are u the famous joey delgado from yt?

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol love it, Are you sure you aren't either of those things Joey?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

no, u must hv the wrong person bc im 12 and go to ASCS in va

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

you can also try to fix gpu sag with this method, maybe it works for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOXYE3hx_JY

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I dont know, but does or can this setup involve windows 10?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a full/retail copy of Windows 10 from my old build so I didn't include it in the cost.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude that looks so nice! How many FPS can you hit on a average game?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Need to reinstall my existing drives and then I'll get Steam and a few games installed. I'm using an Alienware Ultrawide monitor so hopefully the FPS will be a lot better than before. I'll update my OP with some benchmarks over the weekend.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great all you need one of those LCD screens reading of important info for your pc or a team group SSD in that side drive imo haha. Looks great though that Chromax is very hot. F in chat for GPU sag it is no fun. +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I did consider dumping my two existing Samsung Evo SSDs for a Samsung Pro simply because of the colour of the square but common sense overruled my OCD and they'll be installed on the back plate instead.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

You do realise you can just unscrew that bracket from the front, right?

I also back mounted my mass storage so taking out the visible bracket was a no brainer.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Didn't even consider it. Now done thanks :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have any intake fans?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I did plan on installing one but I watched a review of the case on Gamers Nexus and they seemed to think the stock layout was as good as any.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The Graphics Card is $810 on the low end to $1135 on the high end. other wise nice build (I clicked on this because of the graphics card and the processor with a lower total price) Im gonna use this build as a template. :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm from UK and it cost £690 but I just noticed the card doesn't provide a price when set to US.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cow thats one big CPU cooler. I woulda went with Liquid cooling on that Type of build, But each to their own.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I had a Corsair H100 before this cooler but it was noisier than the Noctua and eventually started leaking around the seal. Swapped it out before it could do any damage and haven't looked back.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a small build with a big video card and air-cooled CPU. My video card was heating up my CPU so I rotated my CPU heatsink 90 degrees and moved its fan on top to pull instead of push. Now I have a gap between CPU and GPU and they both run cooler. Here is a pic:

https://i.imgur.com/Is33xS0h.jpg

Your CPU heatsink is obviously too big to rotate though.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Indeed they do

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build an execution of the color scheme! Seems to be a popular case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I just see GPU sag

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that’s a very clean looking build, i really like that case, specially the fact that it is an ITX case that can fit very high end parts. I’m planning a matte black build in the black version of that case, and i just wanna ask about the GPU clearance, i have a very beefy card, the MSI RTX 2080 Duke 2 slots, 315mm long card, can i mount the fans outside the case? Even if that means i have to remove the dust filter. If not how is your GPU temps without the front intake fans? Thanks in advance

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not too sure about the front intakes, I was going to install a front fan myself but a few reviews suggested the stock fan layout was as good as any so I kept it as it was. I'd probably ask NZXT direct to get a definitive answer. As for temperatures, my GPU idles around 28c and gets as high as 78c during stress testing which is higher than I've seen it whilst gaming. I would definitely recommend a SFX PSU though, it provides a lot of extra space for the GPU to pull air from the bottom of the case whereas a full size PSU would restrict that.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait a sec.. is there any fans in the front of the case? It’s not clear in the pictures. Can u mount the fans outside the frame of the case?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

There aren't any fans in the front. The two stock fans are installed at the rear and in the top. I was going to move the top fan to the front and use it as an intake fan but decided against it. I've just removed the front of the case and you could install the fans in the very front if you wanted to. I've attached two more pictures to show you. There would be a few mm gap between the fan and the front so that might impair airflow but it is possible.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Man i really can’t thank you enough. Sorry for asking a lot but of questions, i just wanna make sure my build go smoothly with no problems. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I love execution inside of the H200. The red+black scheme, the Chromax covers and red on the GPU are perfect; the exhaust fan perfectly-positioned with the D15S. However, the only eyesore is that empty SSD-mount. Have you thought about using a Pi-display to show temps & usage?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I was seriously considering replacing the two Samsung 850 Evo drives from my old build with an Evo Pro, just for the red square on the drive, but common sense took over and I decided against it. I've actually got the window facing the wall at the moment but once I move my room around and I can see it again I'm sure my OCD will get the better of me. A Pi-display is something I'll add to the list thanks.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

WoUlD yOU Like A +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did those cable sleeves cost? They look amazing.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They cost £29.99 from Amazon and are made by upHere.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How long were they? And do you still need to use the original psu cables and just use these as extensions, or can you completely replace the psu cables with these?

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

To assist with GPU sag the case should come with a GPU standoff included in the accessories.

It just screws into the vent holes.

I have a similar setup (same case with Zotac Twin Fan RTX 2080) but even after replacing my PSU with an SFX model my card thermal throttles under load. :(

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

I wondered what that little thing was until someone in here told me, I've been using it for a while thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

tf this build is awful first of a 970 evo plus should only be used by enthusiasts I would go for a 50 or so dollar 500 gig ssd. second a 9900k? no. go for a 3600 and get a good cooler and overclock it.a 600 w power supply is something I'm glad to see you pick as it leaves room for upgradeability down the line the ram choice is also good as you can expand to 64 gigs. the motherboard is also one of my complaints. assuming you go through with an lga 1151 socketed cpu(with you shouldn't do) I would buy a cheaper motherboard to increase budget on the gpu and let you get a 1080 ti or a 2080 super.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Added another picture with lego supporting the card, not sure if that's what you meant but it makes it look more level at least.

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