Description

Been trying to shrink down my computer from an ATX to larger ITX and went ahead and fit everything into an mini ITX case by NZXT. After some research decided to go with water cooled cpu and modded gpu watercooled. Really like the performance on the two. Will have to test more overclocking

Also I am not the greatest at Computer building or routing, I just make sure everything is plugged in and Fans are facing the right way. Any tips help greatly

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent CPU, didnt need the newest CPU had this one from an earlier build so I decided to keep it. Runs hot but my Cooler is able to handle it

CPU Cooler

Used for my GPU cooler. Short tubing for my case and made it for a very tight fit but it fits none the less, Able to cool my GPU and would work great for any CPU

CPU Cooler

Beast of a CPU cooler, comes preinstalled with fans in a exhaust push configuration. Not what I would have wanted but works well. The tubing is nice and thick seems very durable. Longer tubing so you wont have to worry about it not being able to reach the front of case. Tight squeeze in the H210i but able to push the tubing around no problem

Motherboard

Great motherboard, love the M.2 on back of board and great BIOS

Memory

Plenty of RAM for the future and great speed for AMD CPUs

Storage

Standard SSD, used to fit the rest of my games and schoolwork

Storage

Boot drive plus one or two games, loads everything superfast

Video Card

Performs similar to the 2070 if not better. Would give 5 stars but the tear down of this card is an absolute nightmare. Would recommend leaving stock cooler on, very silent unless under full fan speed then it gets noisy

Case

Excellent case, very sturdy and feels like a solid case, screws were very tight from factory took some muscle to get screws out. Cant beat the cable management routing on the back

Power Supply

Silent fan and able to power all I need

Custom

Brilliant Idea for adding AIO cooler on GPUs for a cheaper price than EVGA hydro series. 2060 super does not fit on stock brackets. Had to mod the brackets to have a sturdy fit on my GPU, had to zip tie the cables from AIO over to one side. Thermals are amazing. Look for compatibility list on NZXT website or watch youtube videos of others fitting on the card you want before you buy to make sure everything will fit

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build man. Just a question, Why do those AIO tubes look a li'l bit weird? like whats with the stripes on them. I've never seen em before

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s the braided tubes for the Arctic liquid freezer 2 (mines the 240) first time I’ve seen one like it as well

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to PC building so this may be a stupid question, but why do you have two different SSD's

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the time they are moved over from older builds but if not than it’s because it’s for a fast NVMe boot drive which is more expensive than a 500gb ssd. Both are fast and good for regular use, but nvme is still a nice to have.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My M.2 drive (the 970 evo) is used as my boot drive for windows 10 because it is super last loading times. I also put some games I play often so im not waiting on loading screens forever. And my SSD (the Western digital blue) is used for my mass storage. People usually go with a Hard drive for mass storage but I had an extra couple dollars to spend and went for the faster SSD

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you done any benchmark testing if so what is the Average Fps?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven’t done any benchmarks on my system. When I do I’ll comment below

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the reason for getting two different CPU coolers?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The 240 Cpu cooler is for my CPU (arctic freezer II) and the h55 is attached to my graphics card to lower temps (attached with the Kraken g12).

Its something different that I saw and wanted to do this, will probably keep the kraken g12 down the road to attach it to graphics cards in the long run

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, yes, I understand why you have coolers on each - was more curious why you went with the arctic freezer II for the CPU and and the H55 for the GPU. Were those just the best 240mm and 120mm solutions you could find? Were there other options you considered for each?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The arctic freezer II was almost brand new release and has a VRM fan as well (smaller fan on cpu block) and there was a small sale so I went with that. And I am a fan of Corsair products and the h55 was a compatible cooler so I just went with that one.

There are probably better options if you're really into research like fin density on radiator or how much air the fans push or pull. But i didn't do too much research into that. I am really happy with my purchase though

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How easy was it to switch around the Arctic Freezers ii's fans to mount in the front? Mine is coming by Sunday!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I actually didn’t switch my fans on the Arctic freezer. The fans were pre Installed in a pull exhaust setup and that worked for my build. I’m sure it’s just unscrewing the fans and rotating to the other side let me know if it was easy though!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

They don't come with a pull exhaust if the logo is on the center of the fan and you can see it, its pushing air through the waterblock

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ahh so a push exhaust, how do you like the arctic so far?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The fans they gave me don't work at all so I just ordered two noctua fans and they are sending me a replacement but noctua fans the 3000 rpm ones are better than the 1800rpm garbage they give you anyways. TBH I don't really even need the noctuas in there because it has stayed at a constant 43 on idle and won't go past 69 during a stress test using aida64. I just want to have the sickest PC I can ya know! I work hard for my money so I want to o play hard and the best advice I could ever tell anyone if they love PC building and stuff is to go big or go broke I did both lol. But for real never waste time cheapiny out on anything always get the best! What are you currently running? Oh and I 200% suggest the Arctic Freezer II and the customer service is great he even sent me three new fans for the trouble. I just won't use em so I'll throw em in a build down the line.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Man that’s horrible! I was actually thinking about a higher RPM fans as well for this but I decided against it after I was happy with my temps. Hopefully the new fans for your build will lower the temps even further for you. The VRM fan really swayed me because I’ve only seen like 2 on the market and this was the better looking of the two. Three extra fans laying around aren’t a bad thing to have haha

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I'm looking at getting the Arctic AIO for my build as well. Is the little fan on the CPU block noisy or do you not notice it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I do not notice it at all

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I’m planning something similar and got a question here. Are you using 25mm fan on that 120mm radiator at the back? How much clearance do you have left there and would there be room for a bit thicker 120mm radiator with 25mm fan at the back?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It’s a 25 mm fan on the back. You can probably get a few mm thicker on the rad. I wouldn’t exceed 10 mm thicker than the radiator thickness on the h55. (I’m not sure how thick that rad is off the top of my head) but there is plenty of clearance from the CPU AIO block and motherboard