Description

What can I say? It's small, quiet, and it's beautiful..

UPDATE: I replaced the Noctua L9i with an H60 AIO instead. Also added custom cables from CableMod. It's fantastic, now I'm running all cores @4.3Ghz (Sync) and an Offset (-) .12. Running stress test @1.08-1.10v. The temps never reach 70c, it hovers @64-66c.

As for the GPU, I've re-applied thermal paste (Thermal Grizzly Kryo) so far so good. I've added a custom fan curve and voltage through MSI Afterburner, running @1800 core @.875v.

Note: Used the front intake as an exhaust and surprisingly work very well.

Part Reviews

CPU

Hot, hot, hot. I had to lower the voltage, offset -0.18. It worked!

CPU Cooler

Very quiet. However with the i7 8700 it's a different story, you must lower the voltage. In the end everything worked out fine.

Memory

What can I say? Simple, plug n' play and works! Simple as that.

Storage

It is only Gen3x2, but man, the performance is great for an NVMe drive. The heat-spreader is a must, so don't forget to install it.

Video Card

Great little gpu, I never expected it to perform this well. It runs cooler, quieter and great performance. I chose this over Gigabyte's GTX 1070 mini.

Case

I love this case! If only there were ventilation at the bottom. But I still love it though.

Power Supply

So tiny! It does the job and quiet too. Very nice!

Operating System

It was free.

Monitor

There's only one problem.. color banding. It is a TN panel after all, at this moment I've somewhat gotten used to it. Everything else, this monitor shines, 1440p, 144hz-165hz(oc), 1ms(2.8ms), G-sync, simplicity, and price!

Keyboard

Small, compact, it's everything I've asked for. The Romer-G switches are actually very nice and no light bleed outs on the caps.

Mouse

Cheaper than the Pro and now supports up to 8000 DPI. Very nice!

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

For the case can’t u just drill some holes in the bottom for ventilation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You can since the TU110 (only available in China) has it, however I don't have the necessary tools and I don't want to risk it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, may be commenting rather late on this but I did want to ask about the GPU in your build. I got the exact same one in my PC now but it is a larger case with really good airflow and I was surprised how high it turboed up to and was able to hold. My card without adjusting anything on overclocking boosts to ~1.8GHz (1845mhz) instead of the advertised 1.72GHz (1760MHz) boost clocks with 73c being the max GPU temp. In your much smaller case how high of boost clock can your card maintain and with what temperature?

If you need an easy free program to check then check out GPUz.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks! Mine's just around the same as yours at the moment and I'm using MSI Afterburner with a curve ~1.8GHz (1807mhz) @.870v and a custom fan curve. The temperature during load is at 77c in a 2-3 hours session on BF1 and R6Siege. I hope this helps...

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Now that some time has passed, is there anything you would've done differently or any future plans?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I have a very similar build (but with a i5-8400 / 1050ti, unmodded tu100), it's amazing how much of a difference the modular PSU makes in this build. How were the temps on the locked i7 with the noctua?

Looks great!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your keyboard so far? I'm looking at getting the same one myself, idk about the switches.