First and foremost: Filipinos represent! The inside is super clean, especially when you’re able to tidy the cables to the point where only the AIO-tubing stands out. However, even with the tubing in the middle of it all, it still looks damn good. I’m a huge sucker for ITX builds, and I hope you’re enjoying your rig!
I have to ask: how are your temps during idle and load? Also, have you done research regarding optimal fan setup for the coolest temps?
It’s crazy how compact everything seems until you see the picture with the Nitro+ haha. You could easily add lighting with a strip at the top, or what I’d personally do is buy a couple of Phanteks Halos and place them on the AIO’s fan and the top fan in the front of the case.
Those are actually solid numbers. While Rocket League isn’t the most demanding title, temps are really good - granted you have twin-fan GPU setup compared to my EVGA’s single fan.
I may redo the thermal paste application because I just realized I still used too much on my previous attempt. As far as the Cinebench score, very nice! I hit 1390 twice when I first messed with the OC settings, but now it’s stabilized at 1370.
Sucks to hear about the AOC on first delivery, but hopefully, you’re enjoying your rig’s potential... now you’ve got me looking at curved 27” 144Hz monitors. I could always set my current Acer as a second display :)
Always love me a clean, minimalist setup! I prefer the windowed side to show off the guts, but I can understand the vented panel. Nonetheless, your PC station is sublime. I’m planning to move into a Cerberus or SM580 because of the smaller (mITX) footprint, and the handle provides ease for transport.
What are your load temps like? At almost $300 for all features needed for me, I'm constantly searching for thermal benchmarks & comparing the temps of all of the similar builds I find.
Also, what desk is that? It’s the perfect size: I have a VESA-arm for my monitor, but I place everything on my desk exactly like your setup.
Ahhh man, prepare to fall in love. From 60-75hertz to 144 is night and day. What monitor is it?
Haha I’ve heard war stories about Polychrome, but I have no issues with ASRock’s BIOS, and your build still looks awesome with all-blue (cough even though it’s AMD-powered). When you do look at the temps, if you’re using HWInfo, I’ve read and noticed how erratic Ryzen’s temp readings can be. I understand why you’ve still been goofing; when I built my system, I could’ve taken great pics and made a nice timeline for the build but I just wanted download all necessities and enjoy 1080p at 144Hz haha I do hope you’re enjoying your rig!
I’m on a 2600 @ 4.025Ghz on 1.337v, CM 212 Black (no RGB), 2x8GB Team Vulcan XMP’d to 3000, EVGA’s 3-slot 1660Ti OC’d to +100 core / +1000 memory, Crucial P1 M.2 NVMe and MX500 2.5” (both at 500GB), all in a white H400. The PSU is an EVGA B2 700W, which I’d love to change, but no hiccups and it’s reviewed as more than adequate for my setup. CPU’s max is about 60.C with the 1660Ti at 68.C. I figured I’d spend the money on Noctua fans and Phanteks Halos to light up the inside of my case.
GPU’s saggin like jeans in the 1990’s.
I have the same CPU&Mobo setup; what are your voltage settings?
Solid build for under a grand! Considering that there’s no PSU shroud to stuff cables and intrinsically streamline the look, you did a tight job with the cable management. Also, the all-blue lighting looks really good. Is there an option on the MSI card to switch to blue lighting?
Essentially, my build is the same. I’m actively searching for 2600&Pro4M builds for the sake of information about their overclocks.
• What voltage are you using for the 4Ghz?
• What scores are you getting with Cinebench R15 (or any other benchmarks if you’ve ran them)?
• How are your temps? I’m interested in changing my case fans, but I’m stuck between White/RGB fans and the grey Noctua redux’s.
You did a solid job for the budget you set, specifically the choice for a 1TB NVMe. The RGB really helps with the cotton candy cabling, too. A few cable combs and some management would make it look thrice as nice.
Just wondering, does the rig properly handle the games she plays?
AMAZING SFF build! The second picture says it all. I didn't even realize that the Flex PSU is right next to the 1080Ti. They need to make a vented, acrylic side panel for all of these SFF cases. I saw that your idle temps are around 22C and that it maintains 50/60C, which is excellent. How are the GPUs temps when gaming, or under heavy load?
Regarding the T12, is the only original part from the AIO the pump-block? Did you simply remove the tubing and replace it with fittings? It almost fits perfectly.
Completely understandable. Personally, I don't want to use any strips / controllers to illuminate the inside of the case. Do the fans, RGB on the mobo, AIO pump, and GPU's LED light up the inside of your case enough to not need any strips?
I'm planning to add some lighting to my case by changing the stock fans on the case and the 2 push-pull on my Hyper 212 Black. There would be two 2-140s in the front, 2-120s on the CPU's 212 for push-pull, and a single 140mm on the back for exhaust. Do you think white-LED ML120/ML140 fans alone would be enough to light up the case to show off the components?
Beautiful rig, boss! Perfect space for a 3-monitor setup, an enormous amount of desk real-estate available, window for natural light. I love rigs where the main parts of the build illuminates the inside, without any need for lighting strips.
Would you happen to have a shot of the case turned on, with the side panel on&off, so it would show the lighting?
Awesome build, sir! Loving the clean layout in a case this portable. The TU-100A is my dream case; I told "Simmons572" that his custom "Chiaki" was my ideal gaming rig. You have noctuas for solid airflow, great FSP flex PSU, and that NH-U9S fits perfectly for exhaust out the back.
1) How much does it weigh? have you found a proper backpack / duffle / shoulder-bag that supports the case or do you simply use the handle?
2) How are your temps now? You posted CPU-load around 77*C.
Please do keep us updated! It's a well-executed build. When I've researched on M.2 heatsinks, most of the times they're reviewed as a hit or miss. I feel like one is needed for the drive slot on the backside of the mobo, especially in smaller enclosures.
Have you thought about switching the fan to the other side so the rad would be attached to the front fan & be in a push-pull config?
Cotton Candy Cabling. As far as colorways go, this just fell into my top-5. The cable routing is beautiful, specifically the execution of the colorway. In the second pic, I can feel a wave riding throughout the mobo and GPU cables.
Each H400 build I pass by, the more I'm inclined to purchase cablemods and combs. Would you happen to have a picture minus the window in the dark?
Beautiful B&W build. I feel that a hybrid GPU is the perfect card for an ITX-tower rig. The dual M.2 setup is the way to go, especially since it deletes cables. The wires could be straightened out a bit, but other than that, what a lovely setup.
What's your budget (want & max)?
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?
I had the SSD before the M.2, so I had to do a "complete copy". Now, my MX500 has about 100GB left, so I'd like to use it for "immediate" storage like you said. I resorted to using an old 256GB samsung SSD for games, but after Hitman 2 and NBA 2K19, it has around 60 gigs left. My 500GB WD blue is still alive from my previous 2 builds, but I'm spoiled by the loading times; I can't go back to a traditional HD. Hence, why I'm looking at hybrid drives at the least.
At this exact moment, I'm looking at the prices for 1TB+ SSDs, M.2s, and hybrid drives. If I were to put Hitman and NBA on a traditional HD, would the load times be at HD-speeds?
If I was in his situation, I would've aimed at a 1-2TB M.2.
Aside from the PSU, it's a great build for eSports titles.
I'm loving the setup of the entire room. A small and clean rig. TV accessible from the bed and workstation, even simultaneously if you had guests. I'd personally have the chassis on the right side to enjoy the internals, but its yo' life :) Excellent use of the spacing.
The only issue I'd have is how exposed the back of your workstation is relative to your bed. Have you thought about making a custom divider of some sort, or have you had no problems or scares whatsoever?
Very nice 1080p build; he is one lucky kid. Great choices on the hardware, especially with the M.2 WD Black. Hopefully, he'll venture out into the newer, more demanding titles so he can enjoy the true power of the system.
Very nice simplistic setup. I'm loving the real estate on that desk; what's the setup/brand?
Also, I use my M.2 for OS/priority and the SSD's for mass storage. I'm looking for a 2-4TB drive for storage but I've been spoiled by decreased loading times, so I'm curious about your experience so far with an HD in the mix. How's the 2TB-Cuda working out?
Nice job with the choices for the budget. For the sake of longevity, I'd urge him to change the case to one with better airflow.
Beautiful build. This is the first rig I've seen with the new EK-Fluid kit and it looks sublime. Also loving the dual m.2 drives for less cables.
Super clean and flawlessly executed, my good sir.
I'm biased towards all black builds. Nonetheless, this is still super clean.
I think in-case lighting from an AIO/Air Cooler (RGB), RAM sticks, and video card are all that's needed for someone who wants an understated rig and illumination to show off the beautiful hardware. In my opinion, don't use any strips, and if you want lighting from your fans, you could use those Phanteks Halo covers with fans that perform way better than the stock Aer Fs.
Well done, sir!
Awesome build. It's been a while since I've seen a 540 with pure air cooling.
However, I'm really loving the amount of real-estate on that desk, especially with the stand for the monitor and speakers.
Very solid build! Take pride in having a job at 14 to pay for your rig, but more importantly, enjoy the rig of your labors.
I suggest a fan towards the bottom of the front panel to provide cool air towards your GPU. I have the H400, so if the H500's layout is anything like it, you could add a static-optimized fan for a push-pull config on your M22.
P.S. - Keep that g-bar in your savings. You've got your whole life ahead of you to blow money.
The pleasure is all mine, sir. Seriously, I love how you customized that case so much. It's exactly how I imagine the perfect LAN rig - side panel showing off basically all of your components, proper intake fans for GPU cooling and one to push cool air through the system, and awesome exhaust fans.
With regards to the Flex PSU, is it performing well? Have you checked if the proper voltage/amps are being sent to your parts (via HWMonitor or HWInfo)? Also, your CPU temps say 90*C under load, but your GPU is under 60. Are your temps still the same?
This is exactly what I would want in a case. A handle, small form factor (imo), and great airflow.
Brilliantly executed, sir!
Just curious, how much does the rig weigh?
Very nice setup! It's almost as if the 212 Black was build for the Define Mini C...
I'm using the H400, though I just built my setup with the same CPU, cooler, and Mobo. Have you tried OC'ing it yet?
Very smooth setup, Melonjo! Simplicity at its finest.
Thanks for posting the desk, I was stuck on the Linnmon's dimensions, but I didn't wanna pull the trigger until I saw a setup with it.
This is in my top 5 favorite builds to date. Excellent job, sir. From the ROG plate under the GPU, to the Mortar-Pestle, it's so damn beautiful. No more consoles; you're now a PC addict... and I see where you get your fix. BRAVO!
The only thing that would make this an 11/10 is if the Rx was lit-up like a neon sign outside of Mom-Pop pharmacies.
PS - Best of luck with your pharm. career! I'm also going into medicine - aiming for Physician's Assistant.
I'm in love; perfectly executed in an ITX case.
Who knew they allowed p*rn on PCPartPicker?!
JW, how's the 1080Ti doing on temps?
So beautiful, so sublime. One of the best hardlines I've seen - KUDOS!
I love those skinny fans at the bottom.
Congratulations & keep up the hard work! The build is understated, yet elegant.
I currently have Edifier R1280T speakers; I sure love them. Depending on your budget, I would look at Yamaha's HS5s, Audioengine's A2+ & A5+. If you're going to work hard, make sure that hard earned money is well-spent.
*The silver lining of being raised poor: nowhere to go but up. Hell, I didn't have DVR until last year...
Beautifully executed, sir. The loop is immaculate. I'm actually jealous of how clean both the system and the setup are. That desk is the perfect size for the MM300 and Node 804, with enough space for low sensitivity for competitive gaming.
Simply curious, what are your reasons for picking the Node 804? I just built a new rig but I stuck it inside of my huge Corsair 500R because I wanted to be sure of the right case. I'm torn between the Node 804, Define Mini C, Phanteks' mATX Evolv, and Corsair's 280x.
I was curious about the $1500 build title until I saw the 2070.
I’m sure the 4K @ 250fps ability was the primary factor, resulting in being future proof, but the lack of an SSD is my major concern. Even a 128GB for ~$30 would show amazing result for booting and your favorite games.
Beautiful portable build!
I spot one intake at the bottom, and 3 exhausts total. With that negative pressure, do the openings (and little nooks and crannies) build up with dust?
How are your temps currently? During idle & demanding games...
TR4 Monochromatic Beauty. Perfectly executed! Props
It's so beautiful, my browser refuses to close the tab.
Very nice build! I have the B450 version of that mobo; what voltage are you using for the CPU right now?
I'd want to get 4.0-4.2Ghz with the 2600, yet you've convinced me to do with air-cooling regardless.
Nevertheless, I'd stick with the stock Wraith until I can think of the best setup for my needs, considering I'd want to put the build in a smaller space than my current Corsair 500R gigantico-case.
I don't plan on using just the CPU. That's why I'm debating on the 1660Ti to hold me until Zen 2, or the 2200G+1660Ti combo.
Supposedly, they're going to release them and the x570 socket around June or July.
Agreed. You have a decent 1080p platform to build upon. Also, Ryzen takes a performance boost using higher ram speed, and since you have a 2100mhz-kit, I'd suggest against it.
IMO, the best "upgrade" is trying to sell that 1060-3GB PNY, and use that money on upgrading your GPU, like an RX 580 - 8GB model.
You never said how much $$ you were willing to spend on the upgrade. What kind of monitor are you using (size, refresh rate, etc...)? What kind of games are you planning on playing, specifically if possible. Once you provide context, it'll help people with recommendations.
The ASRock X370M Pro4 should suffice, right?
(The 2200G is $2 more and newer than the 1200)
Choices are 2200G+1660Ti, then upgrade the CPU when the time is right.
Go with the 2600+RX580-8GB, then upgrade the GPU when possible.
I'll see if I can find benchmarks with these exact combinations. If you have any other ideas, please let me know. I appreciate the input, good sir. Thank you once again!
I've always looked at the 2600 as the main CPU for my next build, but I always thought I could just upgrade to a Ryzen 5/7 model when the money is right.
Regarding the "max 1080p", I won't have that unless I decided to go with the likes of the 1660Ti or 1070. Another equally important issue is that I mainly play CS:GO, which isn't nearly as demanding as the other games. It's the challenge of playing the other titles: e.g. Battlefield, Far Cry 5, Fortnite, GTA:V, PUBG, etc... with great framerates that bothers me.
I'm actually surprised you fit a 2600 with only a small bump in total cost. I should have led out with this: I have an H100i (the older model but not the one with the fan control on the block), and I didn't want to look for the AM4 bracket, or wait for Corsair to send me one. Should I buy a two fans for my H100i cooler? Or go with an air-cooler solution?
The case I have right now is a modified Corsair 500R, but it's just too damn big for my liking. It's heavy, takes up a considerate amount of desk space, and I've always wanted a smaller footprint. Also, I wanted a case that's easy to bring to my friend's pad, occasionally.
As far as the MSI B450M PRO-VDH, I can see the heatsink for the vram/mosfet, but how is it regarding overclocking? Of Course I'll look at reviews on it right now, but any input would help.