Thank you :) I went with as many white components as I could in this build for precisely that reason - white basically becomes whatever colour you shine on it!
At idle the PSU runs in fanless mode so it's certainly not working hard all the time and PCPP says the PC will only draw 350W so I figured I'd be fine with a 450W power supply. Why pay more for something I'm not going to use? The new Corsair Platinum SFX PSUs look great, however they're nothing game-changing and they're fairly expensive in comparison to the £65 I paid for my power supply. Also I bought my SF450 before the new one came out.
I appreciate that 450W doesn't sound like a lot when you see people rocking 1000W PSUs however for an ITX system it's plenty in my opinion. In terms of future-proofing, TDPs are not really increasing so if a PSU can handle a CPU and a single GPU now it should be able to in the future.
As for an undervolted Vega drawing more power than a 1080ti, that just isn't true. A Vega 64 draws 275W under a gaming load compared to A GTX 1080ti drawing 283W.
Nevertheless I thank you for your c,omment- especially if I wanted to use the power supply in another build in the future, more watts may be better. And yes the ITX form factor is great.
Ayyyy. I have to say, once it's undervolted it is a very good card. Also it's refreshing not to have to deal with NVIDIA's drivers (nvlddmkm.sys error anyone?). Not that I'm hating on NVIDIA, just nice to see some real competition from AMD which can hopefully turn into more market share in the future.
Thanks! Yeah the space between the PSU and the front of the case is the only place to stash cables. I can imagine with an ATX PSU there would be no space at all - not a good case for cable management!
Thanks, glad you like it!
I eventually got myself a Metis classic (the older model without the fan mount up top) and it also has this extra 2.5" drive mount. Perhaps it's a new version.
Nice build and quality photos! I've been following this case for a while now, want to get one to house my next PC. I notice there's a 2.5" drive mount behind the power supply. Never seen that before, even on the Raijintek website. How strange!