Hey, sorry, I never saw this notification! A lot of folks around here will simply carry their full cases to go to a LAN party, but once you go to small form factor... It's hard to go back!
Thank you! If you're thinking of going pico PSU size, you ever check out anything from GEEEK, or some of the bespoke cases on smallformfactor.net?
Thanks, man! Can't wait to see your build!
In the original S400 it's actually 4 2.5" SSDs so long as they're not too thick, and because it's underneath the GPU, I don't believe it's much of an impact - but I got lazy and went with a mobo that supports 2 M2 drives. :)
The revision S401 case that's out now can still do 4 2.5" SSDs or combinations involving 3.5" HDDs, but they're also selling a drive stacker so if you go with a mini GPU you can fit more in there.
Thanks, man! Put up an ITX build of yours on the site, I'd like to see it!
First build? You're aiming high! I like it. Idle temps on CPU and GPU are 30-35C idle, and 48-52C under load. I'm not super crazy into every last detail and usually get lazy around cabling and cooling, but I'm (very) happy with this build overall.
For builds this small you have a limited number of options for cooling available; the follow-up S401 case thread has information on limits, and other small console-style cases like the Node 202 and S4 Mini have similar limitations. I believe I've seen 1080Ti's in the S401 thread, especially now that the first batch arrived and folks are building in them.
Overall, I would highly recommend the recommended components spreadsheet from reddit.com/r/sffpc in terms of checking out case options and recommended/compatible parts!
Thank you! Idle temps on CPU and GPU are 30-35C idle, and 48-52C under load.
That's a great question! I don't know offhand how you could save the build, but you could definitely copy the "Permalink" URL from the top of the page and bookmark that in your browser...
Thank you! A bit far, but very tempting to hear that large LANs are still around. They've mostly fallen out of my region at this point.
Do it! The H200i is a great starter ITX case, but the parts you have to buy to fit that case will all or mostly all fit in any of the even-smaller cases I linked, and the H200i definitely isn't going to fit into a backpack or maybe not even a duffel.
EDIT: To be clear, the H200i is a beautiful case, and certainly a nice one to pick, but I dunno... I would pick something else. I consider it a 'starter' case because you're spending the premium for ITX parts and an ITX case, but then you're not actually going through the exercise of shrinking your case to the point where it's truly travel-ready. Then again, I'm sure you save both space and frustration working in an H200i - there's probably not a single component that won't fit in that case, which becomes a bigger consideration the smaller you go.
It'll be a while! My larger ATX build takes priority, and I plan on handing down most parts (that will fit) to the smaller LAN build.
Actually considering going Ryzen for the next upgrade... Getting tired of how quickly Intel motherboards fall out of support and can't handle the newer CPUs these past few years.
Thank you! High praise coming from someone with your build history. How do you like your M1? Also, what's your favorite keyboard?
Agreed! And, to me, it doesn't make sense jumping at the first case or complaining about case pricing. When you buy the right one it's the component that's going to last the longest, well beyond your CPU, GPU or anything else!
How do you like your Spire?
Thank you! Love the red theme on your build!
Thank you! It's more a testament to the case than to my build skills or anything of the sort... Though I am pretty happy with my custom logo. :)
Ping me when you post your new build; I'm not highly familiar with Node's lineup and enjoy seeing their stuff in the wild!
Thanks! That cardboard build is awesome.
Thank you! Love your cube build.
Thank you! Sick Shift build, by the way!
At risk of sounding like a shill, the S401's available for sale now! That's actually why I finally posted
the finished S400 here; I kept seeing all the little improvements he put into the revision, and the custom acrylic, and was like 'screw that, I need all those things too.' :)
Thanks, man! Appreciate it!
I hear you! Budget was the biggest challenge of the build, as was fighting the urges to just 'finish' the build by buying a bunch of stuff. I think the case was sitting in my basement for a full year before I put parts in it...
Haha! That serves as a go-to Halloween mask at work in times of need, and that mask design was also used in the movie HEAT, which was then paid an homage in PayDay 2, one of my favorite co-op shooters ever (before the DLC nightmares of the past year or two).
Wow, my bad! I eBayed a pair for maybe $275 a year or two ago before the pad glue debacle consumed all the new pairs. Let me go fix that number. :)