Hi, thank you for the comment. I appreciate the love.
I used two four-pin threeway split PWM connectors I purchased off of Amazon, one attached to CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT. You can't use the AIO fan header because it forces the fan to blow at full speed. If you're planning on doing the same, just make sure not to put three fans with more amps than the fan header supports. You can accidentally blowout and destroy the header.
Does the tempered glass side panel fit with the NH-D15 installed?
Where did you hear that? I own both cases. The H200 is a great case and does not suffocate the GPU, so long as you keep to the two slot minimum. Also, the great thing about the H200 is that you can place two 140mm fans at the front, driving air directly to the GPU, or three 120mm fans for the same effect. If you have an SFX power supply, the airflow is even better.
The InWin A1 Plus is not as good as the H200 when it comes to airflow since your intake fans, if you choose this orientation, are at the bottom, facing upward toward the GPU. It inhibits airflow to the CPU and drives hot air upwards, as it should, but with the tempered glass with and the top panel closed off, the heat can only exhaust from either the back of the side. I changed the side exhaust orientation to intake and used only the back of the case for exhaust.
When it comes to noise, noise is relative to a few things: (1) the type of fans you use, (2) the rate of RPM, (3) and the number of fans in your case. There are other factors, but for a small form factor case, these are the most important since there is really nothing you can do about the GPU fans and/ or coil whine. For the H200, you don't need to stack the case with fans. In my build, I only installed three fans, two in the front for intake and one in the back for exhaust. For the InWin A1 Plus, you pretty much have to stack the case with fans in you want the best airflow.
Also, I just delidded my CPU which made a world of difference in temps. Take that into consideration for the A1 Plus.
See my response to you below.
Yes, they do! The filter is included and glued onto the bottom portion of the case.
I would consider buying a non-K CPU since your Asus ROG STRIX B360-F motherboard cannot overclock an unlocked CPU. You would need a Z board for that. Also, if you can move your budget around, I would consider at least two sticks of 8 gigabytes of ram. Having one is fine, but you want to utilize dual-channel memory; also, 8 gigabytes of memory might be too little for some games; therefore, I would consider two sticks of ram.
As for graphics cards, if you stay with the Asus ROG STRIX B360-F, you can go with the GTX 1050-Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1660, RTX 2060, or the RTX 2070. You can find the 10th series graphics cards on eBay for cheap. Just be careful which sellers you buy from. And if you choose to buy a used graphics cards, make sure to ask the seller if the card was used for mining. If so, do not buy the card.
Hope this helps.
What's your budget? And what are you using your build for? Also, I couldn't see your list of parts. When I clicked the link, it said Permission Denied.
Dude, that copper is a beautiful touch to the case. Nicely done. Mind if I copy it?
Ha! Dude I feel exactly the same. I love their performance, but that color kills me.
I'm actually going to be doing the same only, I'm going to fill the entire case with Noctua NF-A12x25 PWMs. I love the Redux fans, but I wanted to give the case a little more oomph.
I know what you mean about the colors. I wanted to go with white as well and had a build ready to compliment it, but when I realized that the window was still tinted with black rims on top and below, I felt that the symmetry was off and went with the black version instead.
As for the fans, they aren't that bad, but for a case that doesn't have much air flow, it would be wise to get something with better airflow--static pressure fans would be best.
And the PSU, I think the gold-certified one is fine, I just have preferences when it comes to things like that, especially when a PSU can make or break your PC.
I wrote an article discussing my InWin A1 Plus build and in it, I detail the problem with InWin's packaging. My Qi charger came torn off from the case because of the power supply cables. So, I remove the entire thing altogether.
By the way, if I were you, I would keep the V1. The only difference is the included fans (they aren't the best), the gold-certified PSU (if you have your own, use that instead), and the qi charger (gimmicky, but some people like it).
The brown trim on the fans are gaskets that come with the Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM. They intended to be used with radiators, but I added them (1) for aesthetic reasons and (2) because I wanted a reduction in noise from the fan against the cooler.
The fans are extremely quiet. My board keeps them at a variable 900-1,000 RPM. I can barely hear them, especially sitting about two to three feet away from my case--my case is on the upper left portion of my desk. Under load, the highest speed I have seen them go is 1200 to 1300 RPM and again, whisper quiet.
If you're interested, check them out on Amazon. They're going for $13.
Dude, I completely agree. I even point that out in my review.
That is weird. But, either way, I appreciate you providing a link.
Dude, love how clean the entire build looks. Do you have a link to the Logitech deskpad you're using?
"Replaced the stock rgb strips with the corsair lightning node pro set because it's corsair and i like addressable rgb strips over stock led."
Dude, love what you did to the base.
If I could add anything to my comment, it would be the GIF of the Rock clapping at a boxing match because, you sir, deserve applause.
Dude, your pictures are beautiful. What camera were you using?
Did you end up using your own PSU or the one that came with the chassis?
How hard was the case to build in?
Dude, I love the simplicity of your build. Great job!
Dude that build looks so clean!
I mentioned in the description that most of the parts were from my ATX build and thus, I didn't have to buy any parts except for the motherboard and the case.
Ha! I just noticed that. I have to change it.
What camera were you using? Your pictures are beautiful!
By the way, if you are a New Yorker, greetings from a fellow Brooklynite.
If you were to put a second fan as push on the other end of the Noctua NH-U12S, will it fit?
Ah! Thank you for the response. I wanted to use an EVGA G3, but that's an ATX PSU.
Dude, this build is sexy. Pictures 1 and 10 are the best. It looks so clean! Can you take a picture showing the cable management at the back of the case?
Can you remove the PSU for another?
Would you happen to have a picture of the board without the heatsink you removed?
Dude, dude, dude... DUDE! from one Zelda fan to another, this build is epic.
Thank you for the response!
That studio lighting makes the photos look great! Love your channel.
Beautiful build, and one that I want to mimic. But, how did you manage to fit both Noctua fans on the CPU cooler with your ram in place?
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.
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.
Yes, they're decent fans, especially for the price. However, I do wish Noctua would come out with a 120mm static pressure fan on their Redux line. The color scheme on the Redux fans are much more palatable than the cream and milk chocolate look on the regular fans--then again, specs are all that matter if you care nothing about aesthetics.
I removed the AIO I was using and went with the Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi. I have always been an air cooler fanboy and thought it I would shelve the Corsair H100i v2 for another day.
Forgive me; I forgot to answer your question.
Airflow in the case is decent, as long as you maintain any dust build up the minute you see it. Also, the dust filters, as small as they are, ought to be check (and cleaned if needed) once a month. Besides that, a healthy fan curve on your GPU should keep it nice and cool.
I was able to pull off a push/ pull setup when I first made the build.
Now, as for the fans, I am a minimalist at heart and the EK Vardar fans were a perfect match of minimalism and acoustic harmony; these 2200 RPM fans at fifty percent speed make little to no noise at all. Noctua fans, as well as their Redux line, would be a great match for your AIO as well. I own several and loved the dark on light gray color scheme alongside my RGB lights.
What type of fans will you be using in your build?
Thank you for the comment. I appreciate the love.
Now, if you are planning on using the Phanteks P300, please note that you ought to measure the length of your specific 280mm AIO you plan on purchasing in conjunction with the amount of space at the front of the case, including the front panel connection wiring since, as I have found (and Dimitry from Hardware Cannucks has found), 280mm AIO are hindered by the front panel wiring at the front of the case. I purchased an NZXT Kraken X62 and had trouble mount fans on the radiator as pull (I wanted the GPU to be cooled). When I tried mounting it behind the radiator as push, I was able to mount the AIO, but it just looked terrible.
Therefore, I'll admonish the purchase or use of a 280mm AIO in the Phanteks P300 and would, instead, go with a 120mm, 140mm, or 240mm AIO.
Dude, great pictures. I love the minimalism. What type of camera were you using to take the pictures?
Nice looking build!
I believe you do. I never purchased the NZXT Hue+ because I found it too expensive. Even now, with the Hue hub integrated into the newer cases, I see no point to it, especially with a Phanteks case, like the one I am using.
If your system is eight years old, it could simply be that the CPU is old and thermal paste underneath the IHS needs to be changed. You'll probably see better temps if you were to de-lid; then again, de-lidding would be something you'll have to carefully consider.
I think my problem was with the lighting. The RGB control was terrible. I like Corsair's approach, then again, I'll admit that Corsair's Link program is not the best either.
I had to stop using my Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi because of the CAM software. I wanted to air cool my PC, especially in such a small case. My temps with the Quad Lumi, on load, was hovering around 54-56° C.
That's awesome! It is one of my favorites as well.
Dude, love the wallpaper.
What camera did you use to take these pictures? They're awesome.