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My Mini ITX (First Build)

by OB099



Date Published

March 25, 2018

Date Built

March 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

2.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.531 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C


I use this for Gaming, it was my first build and I really enjoyed putting this together, something I've always wanted to do. I was very pleased with it and I've seen some great performance.

I actually found building this PC fairly straightforward I pretty much followed this build but not quite as high end. https://tekeverything.com/8700k-1080-mini-itx-build/

I did find attaching the fan, fan grill on the right-hand side a little tricky but got there in the end.

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Jeuloth 1 Build 6 points 11 months ago

Moar picz

OB099 submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago


_Unphazed_ 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Great build, what did the case cost you?

WIthdraws 2 points 11 months ago

I love that case, great build!

luakri 6 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

more pics please.

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago


annasoh323 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Have a cookie, friend! You're the first build I've seen here that's used the Lazer3D mITX case. I've admired it ever since I saw it on TekEverything's video. I had a neat little chat with the designer in the comments on that video and really admired the spirit he brought to the project. I regretted that I locked myself into a full-size GPU for the near future. It seems only the Gigabyte and maybe the MSI mini cards are small enough to fit in this case (at least at the 1070 and above level). The Zotac ones seem too big. I like how it has an actual fan providing airflow through the case, as opposed to something like the S4 Mini. That's probably the biggest bonus but using a standard PSU is a bonus.

If I could go back and do it all over again...

PuJo 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Looks really cool! It'd be great to see more pictures.

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago


Venenosa 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Open this baby up, and shows us the inside! We need more pics!

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Added Pics

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hi Guys, I'm sorry I didn't add more pics originally! I actually thought this build post was not live. I couldn't get the photos uploaded. Anyway, here goes I've edited the photos to make them smaller so i could get them uploaded. Cheers

Steve_Zodiac 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Very high temperatures, especially for the LZ7!

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Really? When I looked online it seemed quite normal temps? Considering its air cooled? What should they be at from your perspective? Maybe I've not installed something correctly!

Steve_Zodiac 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Look at my temperatures https://pcpartpicker.com/b/zs8Ycf

maybe the problem is the cpu itself, coffee-lake is pretty hot!

PingerDetector 1 point 10 months ago

I just bought this same exact cpu cooler for a motherboard that has lga1151 socket. This will be my first cooler install. My question is this, I can understand if the backplate has to be installed in a specific orientation, but can the brackets on the top side be installed in more than one position as in parallel to the memory or perpendicular to the memory allowing for two or four different orientations of the heatsink itself.

bensrichards 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yes, the tops side brackets can be oriented to run either perpendicular or parallel to the memory. I just went through this last night with the NH-L12S on a mini-ITX board. You can ultimately orient the cooler in all four cardinal directions (assuming there was actually room to do so).

Gentron 1 point 9 months ago

Really love this build and am planning to replicate when I'm due to upgrade. Thanks for the post!

Rinkzate 1 point 9 months ago

Would there have been room to do any sort of closed loop liquid cooling system at all?

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If you went down the AC DC route i think maybe, there is a post about this here: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/lazer3d-lz7-quiet-gaming-cube-pc-case.596/page-74

Kilo_Foxtrot 1 point 8 months ago

Just want to know, what monitor is that? Otherwise love the build.

OB099 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

It's a Dell S2218H 21.5 (It's budget hey) a new monitor is needed for sure, G-Sync and high refresh rate will be what I am aiming for.

LeoBanz 1 point 6 months ago

Looks great! I'm surprised a 140mm fan fit on the side. I thought it was limited to a 120mm slim fan.