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I retired at the 1st of the year an wanted a new build. I play WOW & World of Warships with my sons. We chat while playing and the miles separation us disappear. I could have been fine with a i3 but I wanted the Ryzen 1600. A quiet computer with an AIO was a priority. The Fractal Design Nano S reviews were good and accessing the bottom dusk filter from the front made it more attractive. Of course building in a small case does make things more difficult but it wasn't bad at all. I did not find a sharp edge anywhere on the case. While I prefer Gigabyte mother boards, have very goo luck with them, I like the ASRock better fort his build. I would have liked the front audio connection in a different location to aid in cable management but it is an ITX board. We all know about the video card market. I was able to get the Asus GTX 1060 6gb for $360. I checked prices today and they ranged from $500 to $800. Paired with the Ryzen 1600 Logical Increments says I can get very smooth game play at 2560 x 1440 on high. I have to wait a month or two for a new monitor. I did run into one problem during the build. I was unable to use the Celius S24 AIO. I had intended to mount it at the front. The video card is about 13mm too long. The heat sink on the memory prevents me from mounting it on top. I was in such a hurry to get my order in for the video card I did not triple check my numbers. I'm using the stock fan while I rethink my options. I seen the horror stories of memory & Ryzen not playing well together and some M.2 woes. This build fired up without a problem. It recognized the M.2 without needing to change the bios. I have a NAS so I think the 500GB M.2 drive will do fine. I can always add another drive. I did not include any temperature details at this time.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a solution to the aio issue. Mount the radiator to the inside of the case and remove the nano's front filter. Fans can be placed in the ventilation recess at the front of the case. And if you're worried about dust, 120mm/140mm individual fan filters are available.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I knew I would get suggestions.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

That would be a really nice retirement! Enjoy the nice build :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

To mount the AIO in the front you could (measure first) cut the shroud of the GPU which only has an influence on aesthetics. Just make sure to remove the shroud so you do not break the card.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It voids the warranty though.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post more pictures?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I added one more. My space looks like a tornado hit it. I am in the process of redoing my space.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Its really neat that you can connect with your sons like that. Great build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it is great we can still have a good time together.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Well ain't that sweet. I second the suggestion to remove your front filter. Mount the fans to the radiator on the front behind the panel. I did the same thing in a build in the Define Mini C.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need longer screws to attach the fans? I was looking and the pice where you mount the front fan would add a little more space and it seemed like the screws were barely long enough to mount the fans directly to the radiator.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe so. I had extras on hand so it wasn't an issue, but if you don't have any I'm sure you can look up exactly what type of screw it is and order some from amazon for fairly cheap. Or a local hardware store perhaps.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. I've always though world of war craft would be a fun game.

Make sure you get a good monitor and this build will be perfect

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Which monitor where you thinking of getting, im pretty sure this PC could run wow at 1440p/4k :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at 1440p monitors but haven't narrowed it down as several have good reviews. I would like to see a curved monitor before I buy but that requires a day trip.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with a Phillip's BDM3270QP2. It is 2560 x 1440. I know it isn't a "gaming" monitor but it will be an upgrade from by 4 year-old 25" HP monitor.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice you'll get some great colours with that, and you'll be able to play WOW at max at 1440p. Good choice

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I am quite interested how the PSU affects the graphics card. I also have a R 5 1600 paired with a ROG Strix 1060, but in a midi case atm. Now I want to shrink it to an itx, but am really worried about temps, especially because of the literally no gap between PSU and GPU. Is it possible to run furmark for a while and report the temps here?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

My RX 550 failed after 3 days. I am using a older higher wattage PSU until the replacement arrives. I am postponing any testing until I install the new RX 550. I mounted the front intake fan lower to provide more air flow to the video card also.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much A lot of people share your thoughts on the 1060 & the R5 1600.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks