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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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  • 20 months ago
  • 6 points

Moar picz

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, what did the case cost you?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that case, great build!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

more pics please.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

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...

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Very high temperatures, especially for the LZ7!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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).

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What a size for your first build. Nice looking though