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    About the build:

I actually built this PC a short while back in December. Originally I was going to go with an s340 elite atx build, however when saw the evolv shift over CES coverage I fell in love with it. So I picked the rest of my components around the evolv shift. Of course, when I finally ordered my parts, coffeelake came out. ;-; The build itself was fairly easy but not without some troubleshooting. First, it took FOREVER to try and screw in the motherboard, as the mounts were almost impossible to find. Then, It turned out I didn't really have enough space for my sleeved cable extensions, so I had to cram them onto the side of the case. (not ideal) Finally, although it isn't a major problem the aio tubing is too thicc for the case so it's constantly pushing against the front panel, slightly denting it. All in all it was a pretty great build, and personally I think it looks sick.

    Side notes:

The reason I only have an LED strip mounted on one side of the case is because I really like the light gradient it gives the build. The GPU barely fit with the second fan on the radiator installed so anyone using larger GPUs may have to use a single bottom mount fan for the radiator. I made a custom GPU back plate with Very thin acrylic, and some black and white paper

    Airflow:

I have my two radiator fans (one is hidden below) pulling in air from the bottom, and have the top fans exhausting. (tried several other fan configs but this seems to work the best) As for temps, both CPU and GPU run a little hotter than usual, as is to be expected in an itx chassis.

Also feel free to ask questions :)

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Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

this is awsome

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You can fit another 140mm down the bottom side with you rotas the rad, check out my build if your not sure I mean. Nice build +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably do some hardline in the future so I'll be utilizing the second rad mount then. Thank you!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel your pain, fellow 7600K user. We'll muddle through somehow. I think your LED setup is perfect illumination for this case and the AIO tubes don't seem that intrusive. I also really admire the camouflage backplate ("this is totally a Strix card!").

How does the perceived size of this case compare to a traditional mid tower?

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Personally i hate the msi armor gpus, but how is it working out for you?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I'm not too much into overclocking so Armor GPU's are fine for me. Other than that MSI afterburner is fairly user friendly and there are quite a few tutorials online. In terms of cooling structure, since I went with a 3gb, there weren't too many options so I think the armor is fine.

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