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Hi, this is my first mini itx pc build. I set myself a budget of 2000€.

First of all the components: I fall in love with this case - Ncase M1 v5. Full aluminum and so small! Perfect for my desk. I planned a watercooled system, but i due to not so flexible tubes of the water cooling radiator, I decided to go back to an air-cooled system. In fact, I am much happier with it. There is no pressure on my gpu and the sound is not noticed. I waited for the i7-8700k and the ROG Strix 370-I for mini ITX. I also used the sexy G.Skill Trident Z RGB, i admit just for the RGB :) It´s much better then I thought - usual plan was Corsair Dominators. U may ask me why I build in just a GTX1070? First of all, it was a budget build and the second thing is, its absolutely enough for my "ultimate game setup". I saved around 400€ and I could use them to upgrade other parts.

Performace: absolutely gorgeous - multiple tabs, a virtual machine (linux), some docker containers, netflix & a game like Overwatch, etc. are running without a noticeable performance leak!

Desk: Ikea karlby + 2x alexa units

Displays: Dell U3415W 86,5 cm (34 Zoll) Display (3440 x 1440, LED, HDMI, Display Port, 5ms) Dell 210-ADSO Ultrasharp U2715H 68,58 cm (27 Zoll) Wide Quad HD IPS Monitor

Future project: 1) cable management for the displays and the desk 2) new keyboard and a new mouse 3) overclocking

So partpickers, tell me what you think? :)

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely job! +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

congratulations! I too am in love with that case, but it's too expensive for my build that i'm planning. +1!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

i may have saved a bit on the RGB RAM, given the windowless case, but an otherwise flawless parts list and beautifully assembled!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i thought about it too, but the RGB RAM is still awesome :) ty for the fb :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Noctua FTW!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build eveything looks great +1 Only comment is that rbg ram might not be needed in a closed case :p

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

indeed, but im thinking about a selfmade acrylic glass in the future :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I7 = Not budget

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

budget is a financial plan and my plan was get to most out of 2000€ :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I thought you meant budget as in cheap

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

np :) hope u enjoy the build as I do

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

What are the temps?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I would also like to know how the temps are, as I just bought this to replace my AIO h60 Corsair water cooler that just died..

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU TEMPERATURE WHILE IDLE: 37.0° C CPU TEMPERATURE UNDER LOAD: 64.0° C GPU CORE CLOCK RATE: 1.63GHz GPU EFFECTIVE MEMORY CLOCK RATE: 8GHz GPU TEMPERATURE WHILE IDLE: 46.0° C GPU TEMPERATURE UNDER LOAD: 63.0° C

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic job! I love the minimalism of your whole set up. Do you have the bottom two 120mm fans in push or pull configuration? I'm considering buying a graphics card that I can remove the fans and shroud from and have those two bottom fans act as the gpu fans pushing air out of the case. Do you think the strix 1070 is thick enough for this to work?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you rook21 :) I have the bottom 120mm fans in PULL (into the case) configuration. Im interested in why you want to remove the fans. Sure you can us the gpu push + two fans in push configuration for a better airflow. In my case i decided: 1) input at bottom and (maybe front) 2) output for top and at the back

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds great, thanks for the info. I first got the idea to remove the gpu fans from this video, which involves installing a different heatsink onto the gpu (yikes!). Not sure I have the courage to do that, so I was wondering if I could just take the fans and shroud off the strix and do a similar set up to what is shown in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xqBidOjpQ&t=625s