Description

First build I've ever put together. Pictures show transition from stock Wraith Prism air cooler to NZXT X62 AIO. I can add more/better pictures later if anyone is interested.

Main components:

NZXT H200i - Wanted a case that was small, but not TOO small. Even though this was my first build, I did not have any real problems putting this together. Complete build time was around 2.5 hours. Initially had lighting issues with the CAM software, but I downloaded an earlier version and everything works just fine

Ryzen 2700x- Didn't want to build myself a "gaming" PC, so I opted for the Ryzen 2700x. Peaking at around 4.3GHz autoclocked. I have no issues with this speed. Will be playing WOW and editing photos using lightroom/photoshop.

MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X - Silent. Only reason I decided to go with a R/W theme.

NZXT Kraken X62 - The included AMD Wraith Prism cooler kept temperatures around 70C at full load, but was extremely loud doing it. Switching to AIO, my idle is now around 25C, full load reaching no higher than 60C. Note: Most people say that the X62 cannot fit in the H200i, especially when you factor in a GPU longer than 269mm

I was somehow able to fit aforementioned AIO in the case along with the 290mm 1080Ti, but just barely. I ended up scratching the radiator a little and had to apply touch-up paint. Supposedly the max clearance for the H200i is supposed to be 325mm. 290 GPU + 30 rad + 25 fans > 325... so not sure how it worked out. I pretty much eyeballed the clearance between the GPU/front fans and went for it

Everything else:

Asus Strix X470-i Mobo- No bios update needed. Plug and play. Ugly Wi-fi connector

Trident RGB 3200 16GB- Compatible and RGB

NZXT Internal Hub - For the X62 RGB

Cablemod Extensions - Wish I had gotten the full cables instead of extensions. Barely any room in the case to work with

EVGA G3 550W Gold- 550W seems like it's enough. Silent on eco mode

Front fans - Corsair 2x140mm AF140- Case didn't come with front fans. Purchased these when still running the stock air cooler

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Your friend hooked you up with a 1080 Ti for free??? Introduce me plz, I have a GTX 970. :(

+1, the build is nice and I like the color combo.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

where did it say he got it for free?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Original post was edited I guess. Maybe it wasn't free after all

I, however, am still very OK with getting a 1080 Ti for free. :D

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh Ok didn't realise wish i had a 1080 ti for free

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I can totally feel your pain about the cables - as I recommended to another builder with the H200/EVGA PSU combo - Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 EVG series is the only sleeved set I've seen that can be directly attached to the EVGA PSU. I will also be going for it, except in my case that would be the SSC series (for Seasonic PSUs).

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I know your pain when it comes to managing the cables in the H200. (I recently completed mine) Love the case and its easy to keep them tidy around the back but for the Motherboard and GPU connections, at least for me gave some issues. (Had to re-adjust the cable combs quite a bit before getting it anywhere decent)

Nice build tho!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you're GPU, and for that matter, CPU temperatures like? I've heard and read nice things about the NZXT H200i when it comes to temps.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU is 25C idle. 60C full load.

GPU I think I recall seeing 60C full load when running Novabench and Cinebench. Not too sure about idle.

I don't seem to have any issues from cramming all of that stuff into such a small case. I don't have anything to compare it to, but I definitely recommend it. It looks sharp and isn't too large.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply. Very nice build by the way. I think I might be doing the same, going from an ATX-sized layout to an ITX. Going to use the same setup, only with an i7 and a EVGA 1080 Ti SC2.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words. Best of luck with your build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, just to get back to you. While 60C is the full load temp for Nova and Cinebench, I saw the GPU get up to 80C gaming for a few hours. I'm going to tweak some fan settings to see if I can get it lower.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

60C on load? I'm not buying it, if you could post a screen shot of that i'd be more inclined to believe that

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

nice red/black theme. how's the arctis pro? nice build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. The game/chat adjuster is really convenient for transitioning from solo play to group play (discord/vent/in-game voice chat).

Sound is great and it's comfortable on the ears. They start to feel tight around the 4 hour mark though.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What game is that you have pictured? It looks oddly familiar

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

World of Warcraft!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

aha I knew it! Good on ya

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you gonna sell your wraith prism? If so I might be interested in it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I have no use for it anymore. What state are you in?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in Texas or Arizona.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll PM you.

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Are you not sure?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I bounce between the two states. Primary address is Texas, but if he's in Arizona I could meet there during one of the times I stay there

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You did a great job putting this build together.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, Vincent!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh lord... I know that having the pump like that would drive me insane.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What about it drives you insane? Haha

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 FOR PALADINS

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems with clearance for the GPU cooler and fans on the inside of the case? I'm looking for a new case and it just doesn't seem like there enough room on the inside of many ITX cases for that big of a card. My build is currently in a Bitfenix Prodigy and i have to prop the side of the case open slightly to keep it from interfering with the fans on the GPU.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I was worried myself, but everything fit. Just barely, but it fits.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi man congrats on your first build. I have the same thick gpu andd case h200i and im getting temperatures up to 78c on full load. how are you getting max 60c on you gpu? did you try to stress test the gpu to check? and one last thing, did the x62 up front improve the gpu temperatures or make it worse? :D plz answer

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sorry. I've been out of town on vacation. Actually, I'm getting around 80c on full load on the GPU, which should be safe.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i absolutely love your build. I have the same case with a 1080 mini, but it gets really loud under load so im planning to upgrade to a Aorus 1080 Ti with a thickness of 55 mm, I believe your MSI card is 51 mm. Judging from the picture, your MSI has been pushed up to the edge of the white divider, do you think it is possible to fit that Aorus in there with 4 more mm?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll fit, but it will sit on the the divider. If your GPU has a fan at that point, it may cause some issues.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

With the x62, are you still able to use the case's front dust filter? Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wauw. Great build! I have a similar build using the x62 aswell. Still can’t figure out how you put the msi card in it. Does it touch the x62 in the end? Dustfilter in the front still there?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. It just took some clever angling to get it in... also it took some scratching of the radiator. Haha.

The x62 does not touch the video card. It just BARELY fits.

The dustfilter is still there.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the fans performing? Noise/performance ratio. Good looking build also!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello! Fans are performing fine. Everything is at a safe heat level and the noise is equal to a light hum. Glad I went with the X62 AIO, the Wraith Prism air fan was SUPER loud.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought this case (hasnt arrived yet), and I love your setup and Im doing something similar, however I just have a quick question. Do you have any space left under the gpu? My GPU's "width", or height if you look at it from this angle, is 55mm, I read your MSI is 51, do you think itll fit or will the PSU shroud get in the way? Also, my cards longer than yours, 310mm compared to 290, but I do have an AIO setup. Would I be able to bolt or mount the fans/radiator on the inside of the front panel, instead of the inside of the case?

Thanks bro!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey hey. The MSI card just BARELY fits, length and width-wise. I probably have about 3-5mm of room under the GPU, and about 3-5mm left for GPU length. Gonna have to say it won't fit unless you do some crazy stuff and mount the AIO outside after removing the front panel. Unfortunately I'm not sure how you would go about that so build at your own risk.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the quick reply!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I have this case and It's really good to know that the X62 will fit. Are your replacement cooler fans rated for AIO? How do I know if a fan is rated for an AIO setup?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you take some closer pictures of the radiator install? I want to put an 280mm in my H200 and my video card length is 269mm. It should fit but the specs say that you can only fit a 240mm rad in the case. How did you make it work?