Well after my 5 years old msi laptop started having hard time i decided to have a new system. The idea of gaming in the living room from the comfy couch was always tempting in the favor of consoles. But controlers for fps games? 30 fps with 4k? Why a system only for gaming?
So i was exploring the idea of having a pc + 4k tv set up where you can have basically everything. i started hunting for a case suitable to use in the living room and found out about this beauty!
This is my first build so i did fair share of watching/reading about the case and possible setups. I came across with a lot of people facing problems with cooling and limited airflow.
With those concerns in mind i selected zotac mini 1080gtx with similar performance vs its bigger competitors which enabled me to use corsair h80i v2 with both fans installed push-pull style. I added 1 140m noctua fan as an exaust instead of stock fan and placed the stock fan as an intake to lower front panel. With a smaller gpu, there is actually enough space for healty airflow. Got 53c max with cpu stress test and 61c for gpu..
Im more than satisfied with this setup, just placed the case horizontaly under the tv(sony 55’xe900). It doesnt look like a computer case at all. Now i use it to watch movies/series. 4k gaming with keyboard and mouse set or use console controlers to play suitable games. Its absolutely beautiful!
It is my first build and im open to all suggestions:)