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Short Biography I am a sophomore studying biomedical sciences at Arizona State University. (GO DEVILS!) I will be transferring to Washington State University in the fall to pursue a nursing major, so if any of you attend WSU I will need new friends! :) At ASU I also work with our sustainability engineering and built environment school as a laboratory and Information Technology Aide. I pretty much fix computers and make sure all the labs are stocked with supplies and the equipment is working properly. I also represent Arizona State University by playing Ultimate Frisbee, currently we are in the top 100 teams in the nation and striving to wiggle our way to nationals. Alright enough about me now lets talk about the computer.

The Computer (aka The Trashcan) Since I am a college student who makes a minimum wage earning I had to build this computer over the course of a year. This build started off as my first build called The White Sapphire and I've steadily upgraded it. I only use this computer for gaming not much else, and you maybe wondering why I chose the 3800x as my cpu when I could have gone with the 3600 and it would preform the same. My answer to that is I wanted the 3800x and it was on sale one day (for $300 i believe) and I just said "screw it" and bought it. I know I don't use the full potential of this cpu and I am fine with that because it gives me headroom to do pretty much whatever I want since this cpu is a beast. Now my case wasn't a necessary upgrade either, coming from a H200, but when the H1 was announced I just said I needed it and bought it. I wanted something that was "true" small form factor and the vertical orientation of this case is pretty amazing because it makes the footprint on the desk tiny. The biggest downside to this case is the thermals. I am using a reference 5700xt which has a blower style cooler and man this thing get hot. I swear if you touch the side panel next to the gpu you could burn yourself, hence the name. While playing games this card initially stays around 80C but since the gpu exhausts into my desk the hot air recirculates and the gpu hits about 85C. Compared to the H200 this case is definitely worse in both thermals and noise but that is to be expected because it is a more compact case. My 3800x stays around 78C but it is being water cooled by the 140mm AIO so the temperature isn't as affected by the recirculated hot air. If you plan on getting this case definitely don't get a blower card as the thermals are pretty bad and the thing sounds like a jet trying to take off under load. Although when idle my computer is practically silent and I can hardly notice it when it is right next to my monitor. My favorite thing about this case was it makes the building process so much easier. NZXT routed all of the cable and the psu and AIO are already installed, so all you have to do is put in your motherboard and gpu then plug everything in. Assembling this computer took 15 minutes and when compared to the H200 (which took and hour) NZXT really outdid themselves with the ease of use of this case.

Performance This computer performs amazing as expected with a 5700xt and a 3800x. At 1440p I can run most games at high setting with a frame rate around 100. Compared to the 1080p monitor I used to game on this is definitely a hit to performance but the clarity that comes with 1440p is definitely worth it. Looking at text and comparing the two monitors is like night and day the 1080p monitor looks grainier than I remember.

Closing Remarks Overall I am really happy with my computer and It should be good for the next five years, that is if I don't upgrade it within another year because building PC's is like an addiction. I included a couple of pictured of my setup with the H200 so you guys can see the size comparison. As always if you guys have any questions about anything, doesn't even have to be computer related, I am more than willing to respond. I love interacting with you guys and answering your questions. Have a great rest of your day/night and I hope you enjoyed my build! :) -PhatChickenz
PS- My mouse mat isn't actually that dirty, I built my computer on top of it and it just left marks that took a couple of days to fade away :)

Part Reviews

CPU

By far the most powerful CPU I have every used. I 100% don't even use like half of its power because I mainly only game. For gaming this CPU is overkill and should last for the next 10 years. Definitely pleased with my purchase and hey who knows maybe I'll start doing 3D renderings or something...

Motherboard

I think this is the perfect AM4 ITX board if you are looking for something basic and something that works really well. I have had zero issues with this motherboard. The only problem I have was something I did because I broke the USB 3.0 port on it so I cant actually use the front IO on my case. :( Not the motherboards fault though.

Memory

These RAM sticks make you feel like your building the most expensive computer in the world. They are so beautiful and honestly mesmerizing to look at. When I first got them I literally just stared at them instead of actually using my computer.

Storage

Before this I was inexperienced with the powers of an SSD. I had no idea how much of a difference an SSD would make on my computer and now everything is blazing fast. Now I do know that this isn't the fastest drive out there and I really want to look into NVME m.2 drives, but if you don't have an SSD or are looking for a cheap one definitely buy this one.

Storage

Its a functional HDD that stores my games. Not the fastest drive in the world but it is cheap and it works.

Video Card

It is powerful, it is very hot, and it is loud. The way I look at it is more noise = more fps.

Operating System

I might be the only person ever to make a part review on windows... or I'm just exaggerating I don't know.

Monitor

excellent at being a quick 144hz 1080p monitor, however the out of the box picture quality sucks and takes a bit of tuning to get to your liking. When everything was tuned properly the monitor was amazing and I still use it as my 2nd monitor.

Monitor

Going from 1080p to 1440p is incredible. The clarity difference is astonishing and the out of the box picture quality was really good. The monitor did seem a little dull on the colors though so a did a quick tweaking of the settings and everything is how I want it to look. I love this monitor and it works great with my 5700xt.

Keyboard

Probably the best 60% you can get that is hotswappable and doesn't cost $300+.

Mouse

Lighter mice are better than heavier mice. That is the statement that this mouse makes and I totally agree with it. Also the hexagon pattern looks cool.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Great job on both of the builds! The NZXT tower looks like a nice, clean build, but the "The Trashcan" ... Awesome name, and even better size!

Since you are college, have you thought about 3D printing a pedestal to raise The Trashcan up so it can vent better? Maybe with a mount for a 200mm fan???

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have tossed around the idea of a pedestal. I believe it would help thermals alot, but I have not considered 3D printing one. I know my college has 3D printers that we are allowed to use so I'll look into that. I have zero experience with 3D printing though so I dont know how well it would turn out.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

This is great. And it's the best looking trash can I've ever seen

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your way of thinking, you look like someone I could really get along with.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Wanna be friends? :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Heck yeah

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Go Devils!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn how did you get your hands on that case? they just finished pre-orders. I for one hope they make the glass with a mesh or vented panel. Do you think using an sfx psu would make enough clearance to put a slim fan and mod the top so it exhausts up? Great build good luck with your move.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I ordered the case the day it was announced. I'm pretty sure different locations got them first so I was pretty lucky. I know alot of people want a mesh panel instead of glass and I agree. However, if your using a blower style cooler on your gpu, like me, removing the glass panel does almost nothing for the temps. When I removed the glass panel my gpu temps dropped from 85C to about 82C and the cpu temps stayed about them same as well. I do still think they should offer it because for the vast majority of people not on blower coolers I know it helps quite a bit, and it would be good to just have multiple options. Regarding to modding the top, I actually thought that NZXT should have made the top of the case mesh or at least put some holes in it. I am not experienced enough to to that so I will let someone else try first. Also I doubt you would be able to fit a slim fan at the top there is absolutely no room up there.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

lol the more noise the more FPS

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

YOOOOo! i live at gateway too. lmao

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What a coincidence! I surprised you were able to guess that.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Fellow Sun Devil! :D I haven't been to the Tempe campus in like 4 years. I heard the MU basement got completely gutted.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you get the chance to visit Tempe I would check out the campus. Alot has changed because of the amount of construction there doing. Hayden Library now has 3 floors above ground and they are building 3 or 4 buildings by the basketball stadium. The MU basement isn't gutted right now, but I know several years ago there was a fire that burned the basement and first floor.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, they're adding so much construction nearby it's insane. The new building across the street, west of the Chuckbox used to be a parking lot that I used every damn day. Last I hear about the MU, they took out the bowling alleys? That's what I meant. Crazy how much the area is expanding.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I didn't even know there were bowling alleys in the MU. Definitely not there anymore. The basement mainly food places and study rooms, there are some pool tables and other games down there which make it a pretty cool hangout spot. I know they have plans for an ice hockey rink which should be a lot of fun. Tempe is by far the fastest growing city I've every lived in.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, nice build! I am planning on building in the H1 as well but still have a burning question before pulling the trigger. Are both front USB-ports working? I am asking as I noticed that the front usb-c has a different connector which basically no AM4 board has. I assume you only plugged in the USB 3 header, right? Does the USB-C port work with this as well?

Would very much appreciate a reply!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I actually broke the USB 3.0 header on my motherboard so my usb ports dont work. However if you have a functional motherboard, there are 2 cables that you have to plug in. One is the standard USB 3.0 cable and the other is the USB C cable. There are no AM4 ITX boards that have the USB C header at the moment, I do know that Asus' Mini DTX motherboard has one, but I dont know if that fits in this case. If you dont plug in the USB C cable you wont be able to use the USB C port. Hopefully I answered your question! Good luck with your build! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh wow, that’s inconvenient with the rest of the ports on the bottom of the case. 😅 I actually found an adapter card for one of the m.2 slots that provides the usb-c internal 20 pin connector! So I am looking forward to building now. 😁

DeLock 63998 https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07ND1FG85/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NN-zEbY2JB88J

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Did you get the DeLock connector to work? I am thinking of getting the same with the Asrock x570 motherboard.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

great build! I have a H200i and when I saw the H1 my mind went crazy, I want to upgrade to it as well, i like the form factor, would you recommend it? Planning to use a gigabyte rx 5700 xt windforce x3. I know is going to be a waste of money because i already have SFX PSU, kraken x52 and i will have to get low profile ram....

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The H1's form factor is amazing and saves alot of space on my desk. With the gpu you plan on using the thermals will be really good. In my case it is really loud and hot because of the blower cooler on my gpu, however the temps still stay in a safe range. The H200 gets better thermals and the noise was quite a bit quieter. I was in the same boat as you in regards to already having some of the parts. I plan on building a 2nd computer in my h200 later down the road. I would say if you really need the form factor definitely go for it, but if you dont mind the size of the H200 and want better thermals and noise dont upgrade. The H1 is definitely my favorite case as of now and would recommend it for the form factor.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

GO COUGS!... that is all you need to know

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think I have the right to say that until the fall, but I am super excited to be a coug. Can't wait!