Description

Yes, the name is sarcastic.

The GPU was originally going to be a RTX 2070, but I got the beefier one for my birthday back in July.

There is an error in the parts list, but that is because I have an external optical drive.

I had this built about a week prior to posting, but I was waiting for my V1Tech cables to finish the cable management. So far, it is exactly what I want. I know there are like 30 builds on here that have a similar component parts list. But this one is mine and I love it. I will post more temps and pictures with a better camera when I get/take them.

I am well aware that the NZXT logo is sideways on my AIO. It works exactly the same as it being the "correct" orientation. A lot of the mini ITX motherboards/RAM combinations don't have the clearance to put it in the "correct" way. I didn't want to put unnecessary strain on my RAM or block out their RGB. It does not bother me and I do like that it keeps the tubes up and out of the center of the case so I can see all my shiny things.

10/24 update: photos and a couple parts reviews:

Photo 1: Superposition 4K bench score. I was fiddling with clocking the GPU for a long while, but ended up keeping it close to default. The Founder's Edition is set to work with EVGA's Precision X1, so I used that to tweak. The fans default come at 41% usage on this card and are practically inaudible. I bumped it up to 70% which is still really quiet, especially with any sort of noise coming from speakers or the TV that is also in the room. I adjusted the memory as well, haven't seen a visible difference, but I'll update as I go and keep my clocking and temps current.

Photo 2: I changed the radiator position so it is sitting a little higher and the tubes weren't stressed so much at the front (thank you, MacDiddy for pointing that out and making me look again!)

Part Reviews

CPU

I was originally going to get the i7-8700k, but this one (at the time) was only $5 more so I opted for this one. This has lived up to my standards and hasn't let me down yet. I haven't overclocked it, but I may in the future.

Motherboard

I wanted an ITX board with a Thunderbolt port and this one delivered. I don't have a designated plan for it, but I am sure that I would be kicking myself down the line when more thunderbolt port accessories and connections come about. The wireless internet and Bluetooth built in pleasantly surprised me. I haven't had a single issue with not connecting to the internet or losing any of my Bluetooth devices. The BIOS is pretty easy to figure out and looks clean. The layout of the board is intuitive and I had no issues with it whatsoever.

Memory

No issues whatsoever. The RGB software is intuitive, if not a little clunky. It is easy to match colors with Razer's Chroma and NZXT's CAM software.

Video Card

I upgraded from an old computer with a GTX 970. This beauty is a pleasant change. It is mildly irritating that I can't change the light color, but at least I can dim it with EVGA's Precision X1.

Power Supply

Definitely glad I got the SF for this build. I did need to get extensions for the 8-Pin ATX and 24 Pin. The 8 pin was stretched taunt in a straight line from the PSU to the plugin for the motherboard, I wanted to tuck it out of the way and not stress the port so I just got a basic cable extension off amazon.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

tilts head sideways

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm planning to build a similar PC

Could you please tell me how are your GPU temps in full load?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment! I did a couple stress tests and the highest I saw my GPU go was 84°C. But monitoring it while I was playing games, it would max at 81°C.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Really clean build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The AIO is put on wrong. but this is a really good build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comment.

A lot of itx mobo/RAM/AIO configurations don't have enough clearance to put the header on level without stressing one of the components. I don't mind that the NZXT symbol is sideways, and I can turn the light off so it isn't really visible anyways. It all works the same and I got fancy rbg ram and didn't want to hide it behind aio tubes.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

nice!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I just made a similar build in the same case, and I know you can mount the radiator higher up so it doesn't put so much stress on the tubes.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for pointing that out! I fixed it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, similar to mine ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yours is pretty similar! How do you like the full ATX psu in your case? Any space or heat issues with it?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

no issues at all. in fact , the PSU Seasonic Focus+ is compact 140mm Size.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

hello. nice build.

can you provide some under load temps for cpu/gpu?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment!

I did a couple stress tests and the highest I saw my GPU temp was 84°C. But, monitoring it while I was playing games, it would max at around 81°C. The cpu stays pretty cool with my aio. Mostly when it get, hot it maxes 71°C under load.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey NICE BUILD! I'm thinking of building a similar build. Should I put in extra money for the rgb or keep it simple? How do you like the rgb features? Are the fans good white accents in your opinion?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the review! It really depends on what you want for your build. With each of the RBG controllers, there are a lot of different settings and features to play with to make it look exactly how you want. The only issue that I have run into with any of the RBG is you need to keep all the drivers up to date (my NZXT controller was out of date and my RAM lost my settings and turned rainbow). They are all quite easy to control and have saveable profiles so changing it up is easy. Personally, I love the white theme and the RBG fans are a great addition to it. They are silent and quite bright!