I built this for my son as a present for getting into university, he's an engineering student so its good for working as well as gaming. I delidded the cpu and lowered the temps from high 70's to mid 60's. There are two prolimatech fans under the graphics card and one cable tied above the Noctua cooler. The little Noctua fans are exhaust fans cable tied onto the grill alongside the psu. I used the EVGA gpu because I thought it's open design would maximise the airflow. I don't like blower style cards as they are too hot and noisy. The m. 2 ssd is so easy to install whereas the ssd bracket is a pain. I got cable mod cables for the flexibility and they work superbly with the psu.I slightly modded the gpu support bracket and fixed it sideways to a fan mount and it holds the gpu firmly in place now. I really enjoyed working in this case and it went pretty well. My son has been using it for about 6 months now and is in love with it. Ignore the prices as it's taken me a while to get round to posting this (although the total is pretty close).
It's powerful and fast I didn't want the extra heat from a 'k' and wasn't going to o/c in such a tiny case. I would probably have considered Ryzen but at the time of the build there weren't any good itx motherboards available.
It's hard to tell with the delidded cpu but l think it would struggle to cool it sufficiently without the delid.
Beautiful, very nice to work with, one more fan header than its rivals. I like the high spec power chokes, mosfets and capacitors and the high number of phases. Its also got thunderbolt 3 (although it is the lower throughput version) which is pretty impressive at this price.
It's half of a 64 GB set that I got on Ebay, it's a bit over the top but it might come in useful sometime. I used the XMP in the bios and it went straight to the published RAM speed (3333MHz). I decided against any further o/c as they're fast enough and I don't want any more heat.
So far so good, it was the best value 1tb ssd I could find. There's a lot of reviews about this case and the difficulty of installing 2 ssd's in the bracket so I decided to use a large capacity m. 2 and 1 large capacity ssd in the bracket instead. It's a good way to go because it simplifies the cabling in a very tight space and gives you a way to route your front panel connectors as a bonus.
Best price m. 2 I could find, fast, took about 10 seconds to install. I can't see much advantage in an nvme as this takes about 15 seconds to boot.
Bloody expensive. I like the looks and cooling, I think it's open design works well in this case.
I like the clean lines and simplicity of this case. You have to think about components and plan the build carefully but I really enjoyed working in this case. The only bad thing is the plastic tabs that hold the two halves together, they are difficult to separate and I'm scared that I'm going to break them every time I open the case up.
Works well, pretty quiet in this set up. The Modular system is ideal for this case. The cable mod cables are much more flexible than the standard cables. I changed the routing of the case's power cable so that it had a better orientation, it was only just long enough.
Seem pretty good, quiet.
Tiny, but help airflow in this case.