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I only play Counter Strike GO. My kids play Paladins, Overwatch, Minecraft, Roblox. So no need for high end specs. The purpose of the build, above 200 FPS low details in CS GO. I got 250 on SteamOS, 1920x1080 low details. SteamOS was my first OS choice. It took me a day to install and get it started (figure out AMD driver issues). I will get an extra SSD and buy Windows 10.

Case Thermaltake Core V1 - I always wanted a cube pc. So I started the build by getting this case. Front 200mm fan is impressive. The layout and quality are amazing.

Motherboard MSI Z270I - mini-itx motherboard to fit the Thermaltake case. From specs, powerful and good for OC.

CPU I5 7400 3.00GHz Kaby Lake - decent price and performance for a mid range gaming pc. Would not spend more than 200 Euros on a CPU.

Video MSI RX 480 Gaming - one of the best performance price ratio. RX 580 was just released, but not too much different. It was on sale so I got it for my build. It seems huge for the case, but fits perfectly. I had to remove the case front to install it, but it was very easy. In idle the temperature is 33 ° C, on load 73 ° C. Added a magnetic filter in front of the two large fans.

RAM Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 Dual Channel Kit - they look very nice.

CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S - too tall for this case, but I got it anyway. I drilled holes in the case plastic top panel. See pictures. It keeps the CPU at 36 ° C in idle and 53 ° C in load.

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, this is more high end then my build. Great job.

  • 37 months ago
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Thank you. Not "complete" yet, still working on it.

  • 37 months ago
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I have a 660Ti I'm recycling and the same case. I have a remaining budget if $230 euros. I can't decide on the parts I should get with the remaining amount. I'm going for an ultra budget PC, but am super stumped on parts.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS H110I-PLUS/CSM Motherboard Mini ITX Motherboard?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

And I thought that I liked Noctua! This guy actually drilled holes in his top panel just to use the magnificent NH-U12S. You sir, are my hero!!! +100000000000000

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Magnificent indeed! Good to know people appreciate my madness. It looks nice with the heat pipes out of the case. I will post more pictures once the cable management is ready.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait to see more pics! Let me know when they are up!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Posted some more pictures. Hope you like it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is magnificent! I surprisingly love how you drilled the holes to use the u12s! Looks super awesome. If Noctua ever actually releases their 200mm fan, will you replace the one that came with the case?

  • 36 months ago
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Glad you like it! As for replacing a very silent fan, I would do it just for fun and only if it is a PWM controlled one.

  • 11 months ago
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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPP reports this cooler as compatible with this case, but this clearly demonstrates it' not. Glad that i san your build because I was just about to order it to replace my TX3 evo which is not compatible with my ram sticks.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude just drill you some holes like he did! I think it looks super sick!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy has the tools, but most important, the skills. Case modding might end in tragedy if you don' know how to do it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That is very true! I wouldn't try modding my case case unless I had a spare panel. I do want to try and get a spare panel for mine so I can try to add a tempered glass window. I do not want to risk hurting the only panel that I have.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are you planning on getting your filters from?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi,

I live in Romania so I got them from one of our local sites shop4pc.ro. DEMCiflex XSPC EX 240 was the best fit (almost perfect for the side panel opening - see one of the pictures). They had only one is stock and I installed it on the video card side. I assume the two large fans will get dusty. I will get one more for the other side too (when available).

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet, I'm planning to do the same as you once I build in a Core v1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Would a 150mm height cooler fit without modding?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermaltake core v1

140mm is the maximum height. Horizontal would be an option, but I like vertical because of the airflow, front->cpu->back.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Cryorig H7 (147mm) fits. I'd to know the unofficial maximum height.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The height might fit, I did some measuring, but be careful with the RAM. From this Build I see that the RAM has just enough clearance.