GTX1070 AERO ITX OC
I wanted something very minimal, unique, small and well ventilated. I've choosen LZ7 but the main problem was the cpu cooler, under/equal 60mm are very noisy, have poor cooling performance and for AM4 there is almost nothing.
Then I remembered about the best CPU cooler under 70mm: Zalman CNPS8900. They sent me the wrong AM4 adapter kit but then I realized that also with the right one I would have problems with ram clearance, so I decided to use some parts of the wrong kit and make vertical oriented brackets by myself. LZ7 has lateral intake, so lateral oriented heatpipes shouldn't be an issue. I could say this is my first step in Modding!
Building LZ7 is so funny and fast, no problems, no side panels that block the hands while working! This case is a MASTERPIECE for sure!
Ryzen 1700 is the most efficient of the line, very low temperatures! 3.2Ghz with XFR, no manual overclock. 60°C After 4 hours of Prime95. 46.5 with Aida64 CPU only stress test.
I don't know why there is not Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 14 in pcpartpicker.com, it generates a huge amount of airflow for such a small depth, so nice and well built!
Someone in the comments shows that Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet fits also with original AM4 Kit with 1mm ram clearance!
Impressive low temps for high performance!
Inaudible at full speed! Best cooler under 70mm. Helps in cooling all around (Motherboard, VRM, RAM and maybe the GPU), very important for components lifetime and overall system stability.
Ryzen 1700 at 60°C on Prime95 in a 7L mini pc case!
Nice layout, I've tried to overclock my Ryzen 1700 to 3.8 and RAM to 3333Mhz.
They work well with Ryzen, overclocked to 3333Mhz without problems.
No overheating in my build.
Silent, only a little noise at full speed, 57°C on FurMark 4K stress test. No coil whine at over 230fps!
Small, Stunning, impressive venting, with a lot of possible customization.
Mounting every single piece avoids obstacles when installing every single component, GPU install is very simple despite lenght space is very tight.
Panels have a matte finish, nice at touch. When assembling is completed the case is very rock solid.
The GPU ha 360° venting, very important with itx graphics cards that push hot air up,down, rear, front. I don't if is rilevant but GPU is cooled also on the back of pcb, expecially in my build with the help of my flower cpu cooler Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet. Intake fan is very close the CPU cooler, in my build I have heatpipes in front of the fan (I think this helps a lot in cooling performance, after stopping CPU full load it takes few seconds to return to almost ambient temperature).
I reccomend the option with Vandal Switch with its panel for the cleanest cable management possibile. If you need max cooling performance with lowest noise, it's better choose fan grills option; same temperatures as an open air bench!
Silent also on load! Nice short flat cables.