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BlackMicrowave

by Minomir

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Date Published

Dec. 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

12.12GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

Description

Hello Everyone!

The name of this build is BlackMicrowave, simply because it's small, black, square, you can see what's inside, and it has built in Wi-Fi. So there couldn't possibly be a more suitable name for this thing than that! :)

The PC Case is really beautiful. Sometimes I just sit in my chair and stare at it like a child would stare at the night sky. In my opinion it is a perfect balance between everything. It has the right size, big enough, but not too big. It has great temps and decent airflow while still being nice and quiet.

Edit: Thank you everyone for kind comments and support! Thank you PCPP for featuring this build, I am indescribably honoured :) This site is really a great community...

Parts

i7 7700k most powerful Intel CPU that was available when choosing ITX format. Originally wanted to go with 7820X. No problems so far.

EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 really great card, it was a huge jump for me in terms of performance. Now I am starting to think it was a total overkill, since I built this PC to do mostly CAD work. The only thing that let me down was the EVGA customer service. I had to return the card because of the problem mentioned below and they took a month to replace it.

Z270i definitely a nice mobo. Support two M.2 slots (the front one also has a heatsink), Aura LEDs are nice, though missing internal USB2.0 could be an issue for somebody using an AIO cooling.

Samsung 960 Pro is probably the biggest milestone in the history of mankind since the internet. It is unbelievably fast and responsive.

Dark Rock Pro 3 silent, powerful, majestic. But the heatpipes were obstructing one of the RAM sticks, so one half of the heatsink had to be removed from the RAM (which was carefully done by my friend :).

PSU Corsair RM750x simply great. Although not overclockable ( haha ), runs silently and comes with lots of accessories.

Fans Silent Wing 3 stunning performance. They are quiet, look gorgeous and support different methods of mounting.

Fans Cryorig XT140 I had to choose some slim fans (Silent Wings didn't fit) and these seemed to be an option, but I would not recommend them. Their bearings are making a small rustling noise compared to Silent Wings, which are absolutely quiet.

CPU was delidded for better temps, but was overclocked only to 4.7GHz at 1.25 (it was stable at 1.23, but somehow scored 130 points less in Heaven). CPU temps are surprisingly really high at idle (42C), but during normal workload it doesn't exceed the threshold of 67C, 73C when stress-testing. GPU temps are normal, 44C while idle and 67C when benchmarking while overclocked (with fans at 100%, of course).

The build was originally equipped with Phanteks Led Strips and Phanteks Black and White sleeved cables, but it looked horribly, so I decided to make the cables by myself (my first time). I used MDPC-X sleeving, MiniFt Junior terminals and Gosumodz connectors. Although it turned out great, it was such a pain making these, especially thanks to the Gosumodz connectors. Please, stay away from them. They are really imprecisely made and you will experience enormous suffering if you decide to go with them in your build (the joke is, only the male end was problem). Eventually I also changed the Led Strips for Nanoxia RGB which are exceptional!

Listed prices are the actual cost of those components in my country during the time of this build. The PC was built in collaboration with my good friend, but still, the whole process was accompanied by many complications a took more than two months to finish... The funniest complication of all was probably the weird backplate on video card - only every other symbol was actually embossed! Even the EVGA said they hadn't seen it yet.

PC has two 3D-printed parts inside. One being the white shield that covers cable-mess, while making a support for the video card to stay level and the other one is a Superman themed emblem (Š is the first letter of my surname, haha). Because photography is one of my hobbies, I also tried to take some time with photos. Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking at my build. Please, let me know what you think. I am really interested in your opinion :)

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Obamas.mama 3 Builds 13 points 7 months ago

God damn that looks good... Wow... Good work on the cable management as well +1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 5 points 7 months ago

Thank You very much! These words really put a smile on my face :)

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Did you sleeve the cables yourself? It looks amazing...

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks, and yes, I did! It was actually my first time. To be honest, I expected it to take significantly less time than it did. I put around 15 hours of work into it, and was really scared, if it would work correctly (short-cuircuit, not fitting properly, etc.. ). I had spent maybe an another hour just measuring with multimeter before actually turning it on.

It was difficult at start, but then it became a routine. The only problem was, as I mentioned, the male end of every single connector I used. They were imprecisely manufactured and simply did not fit with the terminals... Probably the best solution here is to stay away from this brand (Gosumodz) and go with the "prestige high-end" stuff like MDPC-X. I would rather pay few bucks more, than to go trough that process again.

If you have any other questions, I will gladly answer them. :)

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I see. What kind of sleeveing is it, nylon or paracord? And this might sound odd but would you be willing to sleeve cables for me if I paid you? Hahaha

Minomir submitter 1 Build 0 points 7 months ago

It is PET sleeve (polyester). It is pretty expensive, mostly because retailers here sell it at high prices (small market and no competitors). For example you can buy my graphics card in USA for 799.99 - normal price, and you can apply discount coupons to get a better deal... Here, the biggest online shop in my country sells it at 890€ (1050 USD)!!! I was lucky my friend got me a great deal.. And that goes for everything. This sleeving cost me 2.39USD for a single meter.

So that illustrates my point, I simply could not give you a decent price, because of the cost of the material. But I would recommend going with this site: https://mod-one.com/custom-pc-cable-extensions/ They are professionals, so they will make it look even nicer than I would, and prices aren't all that bad (they are almost the same price as the cost of the material needed in my country). They will make even the whole cabling, not only extentions and they use the same material as I did (even the same brand).

But I do take that as a compliment, thank you :)

westwandaguys 2 points 7 months ago

What kind of information did you consult before making your own cables? I am about to make my first set and I understand how to do pretty much everything except for the most important step, which is getting the pin-out right. If you have any tips they would be greatly appreciated.

Excellent build too!

blaine244 8 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

I have sleeved three power supplies all I did was trace the pin from the psu to the connector and I checked each one three times, then I typed up a pinout for it. All of the ones I have done worked. If you are not confident in that though I would just recommend extensions.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You :)

That's the thing... It depends on what is your goal. In PC cases like this one it is not necessary to make the whole cabling sleeved, because only those 30-50cm will be visible - that's when you make extensions a wiring scheme is straight-forward, pins in the exact locations on the one side are on the exact same location on the other side.

The more difficult scenario comes into play when you decide to make the whole cabling yourself. That's when you need to get an official "wiring diagram". There is plenty of stuff on the internet, but it is risk, I strongly advise you to ask the manufacturer (I also wanted to go this way originally and contacted Corsair, but told me that "they do not have that info available". I was speechless.. the faultiness of that logic). It will look nice, of course, but you need to to some specific tasks many of split wires and put capacitors in specific places (but they can be left out, if you really don't want them there. They are just for voltage filtering).

So you should ask yourself what it is that you are really going for :) If you go down this road, then as I said, you will need an official wiring diagram from manufacturer, because each PSU lineup has a different one.

Zurus 2 Builds 7 points 7 months ago

Hopefully I am not gwaking over nothing but the price is exactly $3333.33.....

Nice build tho

+1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

Thank You very much. :) The secret is I put it there manually... The final price was really close.

DaShibby98 2 points 7 months ago

Cheater! But still +1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

You mean the 3333.33 thing? Thanks, I guess!

ApocPony 4 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

This looks really really good, I'm curious to know your GPU temps under torture? Either way this look feature worthy to me. +1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! Temps are 67C for the graphics chip and around 69C for memory when overclocked. This piece in particular is capable of +35MHz offset in EVGA Precision XOC which translates into 2000-2025MHz (mostly those 2000MHz) and +650MHz offset for memory (+700 introduces significant graphic artefacts). Power limit settings are 117% but it rarely reaches that number. All this combined managed to score around 4120 point in Heaven - basic reference settings - 1080p, Ultra, Extra Tessellation, 8x AA, FullScreen. I feel like the score could be improved if you kept messing around the Nvidia Control Panel Settings, but anyway, I usually run the card on default with a steep fun curve. It is simply not worth stressing the card for those few second in rendering/few FPS in games, in my opinion.

Kendozin 3 points 7 months ago

Next feature? the cable management tho........... +1

tragiktimes101 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago
dominicc_02 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Called it

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Wow, that would be sick! :) Thank You very much.

dylan2749 3 points 7 months ago

what do you use to connect all those fan?? i dont think the case as an integrated fan hub but I might be wrong

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

EKWB/GELID 1-to-4 PWM Fan Splitter. I used two of those. It is really good... Basic principle is that Signal paths (PWM and RPM Signal) go to motherboard and fans are powered by 4pin power of PSU.

WyrmWolf130 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

3333.33... +1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

UnsweetIceTea 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

did you intentionally make it $3333.33

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yes, I did... Original price was really close, so why not to make it so? :)

customgtp 19 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Love this build!! Pictures are amazing too. That be quite cooler is so big I can't even see your motherboard!! And yes.. Props on your cables and the work you put into that. I plus one for a feature on this!!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much for such a compliments! :) Yes, the cooler is really huge. It should be called "quite massive" instead of "be quite", haha.

MVeritas 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Gorgeous!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You!

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

d a m n

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

Wolklung 2 points 7 months ago

Really nice build you get there + Superb photos

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You :))

RAND0M7 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Lookin' really nice mate. I really like the high quality pics, the very nicely done cable management and the monochrome colors. Not sure what the 'S' logo inside is all about but it still looks cool though.

I would just mention, that I think you have overdone it with fans, more fans can be counterproductive, I would try removing 1 of the top Cryorig fans you don't like and simply having 1x intake and 2x exhaust like my setup - https://ibb.co/n9r4sw This setup worked the best (significantly) for temps in my build.

Mainly because the top BeQuiet! 140mm intake and the top Cryorig 140mm exhaust next to it look like they are working counterproductively for the whole build.

Hope this helps, nice build :)

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You very much for your comment! :) It is a 3D printed Superman themed emblem. I basically says "Š", which is the first letter of my surname. We were joking about it with my father, that if we ever start our own company, that would be the logo, haha.

I will definitely look into it, but for now it does a great job. But not going to lie, it was mostly an aesthetic thing.. :)

Thanks again.

RAND0M7 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Haha, nice. :)

M18__Hellcat 2 points 7 months ago

Wooow! That looks awesome mate! :D

/M18

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks man! :))

nightmedium 2 points 7 months ago

It looks amazing! I really like your Š emblem. I'm looking forward for BLACKFRIDGE update hehe...

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much, hopefully the BlackFridge will see the light of the world in few years, haha :))

Yahtadi 2 points 7 months ago

What a photos. +1111 for the set

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You, I appreciate it :)

SLOWION 5 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice photos!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You, tried to do it just right :)

Kerazivel 2 points 7 months ago

Wow. This build has definitely left me speechless. The cable sleeves look beautiful, and the fact that you made them yourself is just. Wow. The brushed metal look of the dark rock pro 3 works beautifully with the rest of your build, and just. just. WOW. I'd look at it like that too, like seeing the stars!

+∞

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Your comment left me speechless!! :D Thank You for such beautiful words and taking time for expressing your opinion, it means much to me :)

theguywhowantstogame 2 points 7 months ago

this pc is amazing same thing with the price 3333.33 usd where you trying to make it that price. best build i have ever seen

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The price was really close so I did few changes there to make it look nice. These prices may seem little bit high, but they are the actual money I paid for them in my country.. everything in this domain is more expensive here.

Thank You very much! I will try to top that in few years, haha:)

vossalex 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Great pictures to go along with the amazing build. Like everyone else has said, your cable management and sleeves are stunning. Great work and congrats on the feature!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You, I appreciate it! :) But my friend should be mentioned here also... He really helped me a lot, it was his idea to use the Dark Rock Pro 3 with Silent Wings. I originally wanted to go with Noctua D15 with all the Industrial Noctua fans (and chromax accessories). Now I realize that would have been a mistake.

Asian_PC_Guy 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Did you make the price $3333.33 on purpose?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Actaully, yeah. The price was originally 3333.83, so I took the chance, haha. :)

xxvolwarexx 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Great build friend! That's the perfect size. Though I'm quite surprised at your experience with EVGA customer service... I've never had a problem before myself!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You, my friend! :) Yeah, it was kind of weird, really... They replied in an hour that they will replace it, my reaction to that was: "WOW". A month passed, but even the day before the new card came, they had claimed in an email that they hadn't received my faulty card yet!! And the tracking number on courier service's website said they had received it two week ago before that happened. I have mixed thoughts about EVGA now, but the card performs exceptionally, so it evens out :D

xxvolwarexx 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I've never actually dealt with them via email. I've only ever called them. They have 24/7 support that is located in whatever country that you are in which is really nice. In my experience, when it comes to customer service, EVGA takes the cake, followed by Seasonic and their dedicated email team, ASUS ROG support (on the forums as well as via instant chat), followed by Intel who are a little challenging to get in touch with but once you do, the do everything to help you out. I've heard that AMD support is even better, though I have no personal experience with their tech support (the only chip I ever had that was AMD was a Phenom II 965 Black Edition which was a killer chip at the time).

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Wow! That's good to know... It is always great to choose company that takes care of its customers. I mentioned it below, by I was shocked at the lame Corsair's support. I wrote them via their website asking for a wiring diagram of their cabling/PSU, telling them I want to make my own custom sleeved cables. And here is the reply: "Unfrotnately, we do not have that information available."

A few days back I got that automatic email, containing that questionnaire whether I was satisfied with their service. I wrote back: "Unfrotnately, I will not choose the Corsair again." :D

Slingshott 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Did you spell unfortunately wrong or did they spell it wrong? Not trying to be rude.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

They spelled it wrong, and then I spelled it wrong on purpose.

xxvolwarexx 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I'm also surprised at the Corsair experience. If you'd still like to know more about that, I'd post on the Linus Tech Tips forums. People are super helpful there and there are even a couple of employees from places like Corsair who share a little of "inside knowledge" like that! I'm already on it as "CrippledROBOT"

Cheers!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

There is not much to it, but if you send me your email address in personal message, I will forward you the conversation. Best Regards :)

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Those pics are so sublime. Great and clean build here with nice cable management.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! I haven't dedicated much time to photography lately, but this will definitely keep me going! :)

PCIntake 2 points 7 months ago

That pricing tho

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Fake it, 'till you make it, haha...

AnimeGamer 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

3333.33 OOOHHH YYYYEEEAAA

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Who knows, maybe it will become the PCPP next thing :D

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 7 months ago

That looks awesome. Actually, that doesn't come close to describing it in its full. +1 :)

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much for your kind words, my friend! :)

albertlie 2 points 7 months ago

I think it'd also be nice if you try Cryorig R1 Universal as alternative CPU cooler. Anyway, very nice build and cable management :)

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8TvRsY/cryorig-cpu-cooler-crr1b

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I really like it, maybe next time with a some colour scheme (it comes in many colours as I see)... Thank You! :)

Mason54 23 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Now, did you mean for the price to be all 3's or is that just a coincidence?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The price was really close, so I made it so... Hope it does not violate the rules, haha :)

4devilmaycare 2 points 7 months ago

Any recommendations for places for custom sleeving? +1 from me btw

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Well, in my country there is only one shop, that can get hold of this stuff - http://www.tichepc.sk . But it is ruthlessly expensive.

I bought MDPC-X Pet sleeving, MiniFt Junior terminals and connectors from that site, (also the crimping tools, wire stripper and pin remover).

That pin remover cost a lot of money, but it was a total garbage and it really is not worth investing in. I recommend buying something cheap from ebay, amazon, etc..

I am absolutely satisfied with Wire Stripper (http://www.tichepc.sk/Knipex-Automatic-Wire-Stripper.html?arg1=001050005). Knipex is a great "prestige" brand, and it defended its name honourably.

For crimping tools I chose MDPC-X ones. Again, pretty expensive, but really well made. I can't give you an advice here, 'cause I haven't tried anything different, but I am sure you can get ones for less on the internet.

I bought cable combs from ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Shakmods-Clear-Close-Cable-Comb-Set-2mm-3mm-or-4mm-Sleeved-Extension/172361838566?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 Chose them as an alternative for aluminium cable combs that cost 3.50$ each.. And I am really glad I did.

Now, don't cheap out on connectors and terminals, as I mentioned in the description. MiniFt Junior are pretty much ok, but the connectors - I chose Gosumodz and it was a suffering. Can't help you here, because I haven't tried anything else, but BitFenix are supposed to be fine.

For heatshrinks, I strongly recommend going with transparent one. They have a bigger thickness and you can see right through them. I am not 100% sure, but I think I bought this one https://www.tme.eu/sk/details/cb-hft6.4_box-tr/zmrstovacie-buzirky/cyg/cb-hft2x-64-box/ It has 15m, so you don't need to worry whether it will be enough.

The process itself is nicely described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2rSSfuKPAw (don't worry, you don't need that torch, lighter will be enough). And this is also very helpful: http://www.overclock.net/t/1262900/frequently-asked-sleeving-questions

Thank You and good luck, hope I helped :)

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 7 months ago

I love the build, but damn that GPU is starved for air...HOW IS IT 67C UNDER LOAD?!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! Well, fans are running on 100%, my friend, haha :) The case is nicely done and it has perforated plate beneath, so the cold air from the bottom front fans goes through that tunnel and comes out through those holes. Also the GPU is massive piece of metal, has 3 fans and huge heatsink. But I must say, if you turn down the fans, it gets hot really quickly.

LonghornAlamo2040 3 points 7 months ago

Jeez 100%? Welp, it ain't starved, but sure is noisy. Lol got headphones?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I set up a steep fan curve, so the fans are going at 100% only during heavy workload. And it is pretty logical... You usually wear headphones when gaming, don't sit behind the computer when rendering is happening, and other than that you can't hear it.

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 7 months ago

Are your headphones open or closed back?

iiNNeX 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Great name! Really matches the terrible temps that case provides :D

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

If you are too lazy you can heat up your food inside it... Serves a double purpose. :)

PCBeginner24601 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

1+ for 3333.33 price!!! lel

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks, I guess! :D

Songster 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

FIRST OF ALL...... THAT is a CLEAN build! Elegant!

Second of all, I have NEVER been a fan of those air cooled heat sinks on the CPU, because they usually look like garbage. HOWEVER, that small form factor you have overall, from the case on down................... is simply a site to see, and no doubt, very enjoyable to use everyday.

I would +10 you if I could.

Well done my fellow pc builder! Well done indeed.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You very much, my friend! It makes my heart melt, when someone takes his time to convey such a message :) Comments like these will keep me going for a long time. If you need help with photos (I am no pro, but it's free, haha) in the future, just send me a message.. We need to keep the community alive :) Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

Songster 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

No problem, and thanks friend. In the Spotlight PC Builds such as yours and others, are great encouragements to us that have PC build(s) under our belts, and for those who are here to come up with ideas on creating their own build. :)

JudahRoars 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Great job on those cables!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! :)

dominicc_02 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

What a beautiful build! +1 Congrats on the feature!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much! :) I am really happy about it... it's like a highlight in my life, haha.

islandg@m3r 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Awesome Build!!! It's very monochromatic look and its like a mini Titan!!!! =)

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much! :) Yeah, I like its stealthiness... You would be ashamed to show it to your boss at work, but it still has something powerful inside. Like a nice Tesla car... except I don't own one, haha.

gorkti200 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

These photos tho. So good. Well done!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

jayl89 2 points 7 months ago

Did you Photoshop the washed out images?

I think it looks a lot better than the colored images you have.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yes, as I mentioned, photography is my hobby.. and Photoshop is inseparable part of photography :) Thank You for your comment!

suessz 2 points 7 months ago

Wow.. just wow! What mouse + Pad is that? Cable Management +++ Very clean! Nice build sir!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I didn't want to pay huge amount of money, but I still wanted something RGB so I took the risk and bought them from China (Gearbest).

This is the mouse pad: https://www.gearbest.com/mouse/pp_625454.html? Really great. Sublime, well made, 7 static colour, 2 dynamic modes and you change it by "touch-switch" which is awesome.

This is the mouse: https://www.gearbest.com/mouse/pp_615003.html? Really nice. I am no extreme gamer, but the mouse has a great response time, fully customizable RGB LEDs, 4 different DPI positions, is nice to use and all that for 20 bucks!! I was sceptic at first, but I was blown away the minute after I got it. The only downside is chopy software you need to download from manufacturer's website (it always starts at windows startup, so you need to disable it through task manager).

This is the keyboard: https://www.gearbest.com/keyboards/pp_358748.html? I bought it with blue switches, thinking I will be cool, but no.. It was a terrible mistake. If you decide to buy it, choose black or red switches (unless you are die-hard old-typewriter fan). The keyboard is nice, working as it should, response time is great, no ghost keys, etc... But there are certainly downfalls. There are way too few colours for an RGB keyboard (7 I believe) and they have a weird kind of hue. The backlight is almost invisible during a day, sublime during night (green and red are pretty bright, but other colours are washed out). It is a certainly a good keyboard for the price, but there is a very little difference between this model and the cheaper ones. I would recommend you going with this model: https://www.gearbest.com/keyboards/pp_298472.html?wid=21 It is 15$ cheaper and is practically the same. The only difference is the wrist restler.

Thank You for your comment :)

customgtp 19 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Congratulations!!! Well deserved feature!!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Man, the feeling that I've got now... Thank You very much for your support! :)

cooperj600 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

+1 Feature of the year?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Rather not... What would I do with my life after achieving that?! Haha :)

Thank You!

Slingshott 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Did you try to get the 3333.33 overall price? Edit: also some of the best photography I’ve seen

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Of course... I was putting the prices there manually, and since the final cost was really close, I made a few changes :)

Vairfoley 21 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Beautiful pictures, beautiful build. 10/10.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! :) If the college doesn't work out, at least there is something I could do, haha :)

spitonastranger 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

That is some next-level cable management. Hot damn.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Haha, thank you! :) I want to try paracord next... I like its "soft" look.

killahertz357 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice. Love the blacked out look

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! :)

skyrise 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Very clean build indeed!

Good job!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! I appreciate those words :)

poc88 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Beast! Now this is what black beauty means.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Haha, that is a great line. I was little bit sad, because 8700K had been released even before this got finished (almost for identical price), but what can you do...

Thank You :)

poc88 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

You can always upgrade in the future. I know i'll upgrade for sure.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It is pretty hard to sell separate parts around here, so I will probably sell it as a whole and build a new one in.. But who knows :)

sirkittylover 2 points 7 months ago

+1 also love the price

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

biggles5107 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Really appreciate the attention to detail here. Wow.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much! :)

zarazailin 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Fierce build! Like the black out theme. The superman logo is a nice touch. And the dark rock pro, monster! Good job!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much, that is really kind of you :)

Die90JL 2 points 7 months ago

Definetly nailed the black superman concept. Very nice built congratulations! I would like to ask the following 3 questions if you dont mind

  1. How many monitors can you connect in total? I ask this because it would be great if you could for example connect at least 3 23 inch (for example) touchscreen monitors
  2. Do you have bluetooth available?
  3. Are you able to play sound?
Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

  1. GPU has 3 DP, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI. But I believe 4 monitors is the maximum, so you should be good to go.
  2. I don't use the bluetooth, so I can't really confirm the functionality. But the motherboard definitely has one.
  3. Absolutely. Motherboard has onboard sound card which is exceptionally good, when compared to others. Of course, it is not as good as an external tube amplifier, but unless you're audiophile that listens to Pink Floyd in FLAC, you won't be able to hear a significant difference. Though you can still take advantage of serious headphones, motherboard supports 192kHz/32bit audio.
Splatterlord 2 points 7 months ago

Silver parts on your MOBO don't matter when a DRP3 blocks ALL the view.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It's like the meaning of an abstract art piece, you can't see it, but you know it's there, haha.

Splatterlord 2 points 7 months ago

hits blunt "that's deep, man" exhales

AzuresFlames 2 points 7 months ago

I’m surprised you didn’t get a 1080p/1440p Monitor that could run at 120 hertz or 144 hertz to take full advantage of that 1080ti or a G-sync Monitor

Overall still a awesome build :p

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! :) Yeah, I was thinking about that, but this PC is supposed to be a workstation. Such a beautiful display would be a huge temptation for me to play games, haha.

AzuresFlames 2 points 7 months ago

Is a quad core enough for your purpose for that workstation pc? I mean like a 7700k seems abit underpowered Core count wise for workstations

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I used to have waaaaaay less powerful CPU before and it was pretty much ok for 2K display... The real bottleneck was the GPU. Now there is not a single problem (unless you need to perform CPU rendering for some reason), but it should be noted that I'm no hardcore rendering mage. I use it mostly with Blender and Autodesk Inventor, modelling technical parts and it works flawlessly.

ssjg5rlly 2 points 7 months ago

3333.33

jazzymouse 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Really sick build and really interested in the tempered glass side panel. Where did you get that from?

Edit: Just realised Phanteks do a tempered glass version of what I've just picked up. Feelsbadman.

Congrats on the feature!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! It is a new model from Phanteks, they sell it like that now.

JCMsergox 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

This is absolutely beautiful. I'd even call this art. I love it wen ITX builds like this get featured.

I plan on building an ITX system that looks nearly identical to this one, albeit using AMD products.

It's nice seeing a near-perfect picture of my build before it's finished.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You very much for the nice comment! I wish you lots of good luck on your build! :)

DesiirePlays 2 points 7 months ago

HOLY DUCKING SHIZZEN I WANT IT AND I WANT IT NOW.

Sorry about that got a bit carried away but anyways bloody beautiful pc and I hope I can get it looking as nice as yours when I eventually buy it :)

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Haha, no problem, I totally get it :) Thank You for taking the time to write your comment, it is wonderful feeling to hear such things.

I hope so, too. I wish you good luck and don't forget to post it on PCPP, then! :)

JFB 2 points 7 months ago

Wow, I'm extremely impressed with the aesthetics. Nice job.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You very much. :) Too bad the dust accumulates pretty quickly in this case, haha.

Ospo 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Man I'm so excited, I'm getting this case except non windowed version. I wonder if I can order the TG separately through phanteks

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I don't know exactly, but it is the same actual case, they didn't change anything... So I believe it could be possible (they must sell spare parts, in case someone breaks it), but you will also need the special mounting screws.

NobleSavage 2 points 7 months ago

This is the cleanest most pleasing to the eye build I have seen on here. Very nice.

what I love the most I think is the restraint you've shown, you have resisted the urge to cover it in meaningless tinsel, there's no garish lime green tubes, no over the top 'look at me' low-testosterone rainbow RGB's, it's very subtle and very tasteful. Simply put It would look good in any room.

Well done sir.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

This was THE COMMENT, haha. The analogy about RGB problematics really got me...

Thank you a lot for taking the time and saying this :)

EuphoniumsNStuff 2 points 7 months ago

What camera do you have? oWo +1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Nothing fancy, really... Nikon D5200 with 50mm/1.8f lens.

Thank You!

EuphoniumsNStuff 2 points 7 months ago

Must be some editing skills then!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I tried my best, thanks! :)

Of course there was decent amount of photoshoping... But it was nicely taken. I put the PC against a window, near sunset. At that time the shadow were really mellow and light had cold character. ISO had to be set to 100 to preserve colour and quality, so I used tripod. Aperture was set to maximum of 1.8 and (I prefer Aperture Priority when shooting) shutter speed was approx. 10-15 seconds on average. All the B&W photos were captured like this, except the last 3 (of those dark themed pics). Those 3 were taken while using a basic yellow lightbulb, because the sun was gone by then. And you can totally spot the difference.. I tried to make them look as close as possible, but they just don't have that feel.

EuphoniumsNStuff 2 points 7 months ago

Really good edits! Fantastic job on the photography and the build itself.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You, my friend :)

Edit: If you liked these, you can check out some of my photos I posted on 500px. There is only like 14 of them, but I post them rarely, usually keeping them for myself (or printing them and giving away)... https://500px.com/minomir

Gooberdad 8 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice build and presentation.

Thumbs up!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

zomboy_ 2 points 7 months ago

Hey, nice build. Will this case fit my good ol hdd with RM850 PSU?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You!

PSU won't make any problems, because it is the same ATX format, just a little bit longer.

But the HDD get tricky... This case comes with included HDD bracket that is supposed to be mounted above the GPU (it has L-shape and uses those two visible holes that are parallel with the front glass and are beneath the graphics card). In my opinion such a mounting doesn't look good, because you cover your nice cables, your GPU and its intimidating model number and mainly because HDD isn't exactly a piece of art.

The solution here would be buying 2.5" HDD and using SSD bracket that is inside the case. If you need even more space, I recommend buying a motherboard that supports two NVME SSD (such as this one), or simply using double-sided duct tape to mount SATA SDD somewhere inside (or 3D printing custom bracket).

Hope I helped :)

Edit: http://www.phanteks.com/assets/manuals/PH-ES215PTG.pdf Here is User Manual, page 18, 20 and 24. So yeah, it is possible, to put there even two more inside... But that's where I put my cables. So it would be a really tight fit...

Jbj5000 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Awesome build! But im surprised to hear EVGA customer support was bad, they gave me an advanced RMA for my FTW3 just because the fans were rattling a little. Maybe the service is only that good if you buy it direct from their website and not from a reseller like Newegg or Amazon.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

It actually doesn't really matter where the card was bought, because they put you this little note inside, that they insist that you solve any RMA-related problems through them. All of their cards are treated equally.

frostmaster468 2 points 7 months ago

WOW. that is a good lookn' computer

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

2002whitegt 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Awesome build, love that case.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! :)

Benstein 2 points 7 months ago

How was building in this case? thinking about doing a build in it

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It was pretty difficult, mainly because of ITX format, case being really tight and the enormous CPU cooler. In my opinion, if you chose AIO cooler, there won't be a single problem. But it's about the final look, not the process, so I say go for it! :)

Benstein 2 points 7 months ago

Sweet thank you!! thinking about doing an R5 1600X w/ a 1070 or 1080 if prices go down. just gotta save so i dont go broke rip

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I spent most of my savings on this (if I excluded what I earned during this summer, then all of it), so, understood, haha.

And the Ryzen is a good choice. I am little bit disappointed about the performance of the 7700k. Not the actual performance, but the "hassle + price + complications + delid vs. the performance" ratio. I mean, I bought it for 350€ (which is insane price), then I had it delidded for also a significant amount of money... A it can put up with only 4.7GHz (it can do more on higher voltage, of course) but it starts to heat up so bad... It is pretty bearable if you are willing to put up with high fan noise, but if you keep your fans down, it gets really hot.. I'm talking 80C on such a low voltage with fans at 50 percent, delidded! Considering this was meant to be CAD workstation, I didn't make the wisest decision here.

So I wish you a lots of good luck with your build. Let me know once you're finished, wanna see the result! :)

Edit: And the biggest fail was, how the 8700k came out on the market even two weeks before this PC got finished... for the same actual price!!

Primed 2 points 7 months ago

I love how the price is 3333.33 did you mean to do that?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Absolutely! :)

Primed 1 point 7 months ago

Lol!

bburns91 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Looks absolutely gorgeous. Question about the case, does the Evolv ITX TG no longer support a 200mm front fan like the previous non-TG version did?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks! I believe it does, you can see the mounting holes in the picture with those two front Silent Wings fans. It just doesn't come included, like it used to.

http://www.phanteks.com/assets/manuals/PH-ES215PTG.pdf page 16.

BartoL 2 points 7 months ago

Really nice bulid, I like it. Are you sure normal (25mm) fans cant fiton the top, maybe first instal them and after the cooler (just say if it could fit). If yes i will bulid exact same one (I LOVE IT). PLS respond, it is very important for me! ;D

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Absolutely not!! I tried it and I cried hard. I made some calculations and it should have been technically okay, but the installation bracket from the fans of the CPU Cooler were obstructing its way... So I disassembled it and bent it using pliers. Then I reassembled it and the fan's blades were hitting it as it was rotating... Then, as I tried to disassemble it, again, the bracket dislodged and it jammed the fan there!! So I had to unscrew the whole top part of the case, so that I wouldn't damage the CPU...

So there is simply no way, if you are using the same components... You can take a chance and use a different motherboard (CPU location can be different) and therefore it can fit. But I strongly object against that. Really, choose different CPU cooler (or AIO) if you want full-sized fans there, but it is simply not an option in this particular case (pun intended, haha).

Hope I helped a thanks for the feedback :)

TrumanStuff 2 points 7 months ago

Either you are really good at using blender or you truly are some pc building god, either way +1.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Haha, now you gave me a really good laugh.. I value your words, and thanks for taking the time to write them! :)

razzot 2 points 7 months ago

Wow, what an awesome looking build. Really great work! I am planning a build nearly identical to yours but it seems like the Dark Rock Pro 3 is a bit too colossal. I probably switch to an AIO. Do you have any experience with a 240mm Radiator installed in the top?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the comment :)

That is actually a very good idea and I support you in this decision. I don't have any experiences with AIO but I'd made my research on the internet and it should be TIP-TOP :)) But you should know, that it will cover a small part of your motherboard, because it is pretty thick and there is almost no headroom above it.

Henji 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

**** me sideways that's amazing. You know, i considered going for the itx version but i really wanted the kraken to fit. I simply love your cable management, its stunning. Any reason why you went with those fans in the top in particular? They look like airflow fans which doesn't do too well vs such a restrictive top.

Edit: The more i look at the build, the more i am considering buying an ITX case as well as a cpu rad for some sweet micropower.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Sorry for the late answer.. you know, Christmas, haha.

Thank You, that's very kind of you to say :) Well, the truth is those were the only decent-looking 140mm fans out there (maybe Prolimatech, but not a 'fan' of those... haha :). I really wished 25 fans to fit, but it simply was not possible... I does a good job, but like a pcmate has already mentioned, the front top fan is little bit counterproductive, because it is sucking mostly the cold air. I will try to disconnect it a measure temperatures to prove this theory, but one thing is for fact - there is a negative pressure in the case, which is not ideal.

I am also considering an AIO cooling for next build, mostly for its ease of use/installation and beautiful look. Good luck, my friend and Happy New Year :)

asu928 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

This is so awesome! I am a huge Superman fan so seeing that symbol thrown in there made me smile! Guessing that was a 3D printed piece? Anyways my new case is getting painted right now so I definitely can't wait to show you! It has a Superman symbol painted on the case (:

How do the LEDs hold up?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Welcome aboard, haha! :)) Thank You very much, mate! Yes, it is absolutely 3D printed... I am planning on 'curved' update here. As you know, it was supposed to be Superman themed, and Superman's logo is a curvy S. I thought I would gave it a nice little personal touch by making it angular... but I am not certain about the final look.

Wow!! Can't wait to see that! Please, send me a link once you are done, my curiosity is bugging me, haha. I hope it works out great :)

They are great, actually. Aura LEDs on the motherboard aren't too much to be honest, but Nanoxia LED strips are pure gold. But you need to be sure about the mounting, because they aren't flexible and can't be sticked to not-flat surfaces.

asu928 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I just got the case back today! I am going to put it all together tonight/tomorrow. I will let you know when I am done with it! I am going to order the Nanoxia LED strips tonight.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hello, mate! How are you holding up? :)

asu928 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Sorry about being away! I had a bad thermal paste leak that messed up my motherboard so I had to wait for new parts. My computer is redone! I will post pics soon!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Oh, sorry to hear that. I am looking forward to it. :)

Wolferton51 2 points 6 months ago

My question is how did you have all those fan powered and connected, directly to the psu? To the mobo using spillters?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I mentioned in one of the comments below... I used two special 1-to-4 PWM Fan Splitters from EKWB/GELID. Signal paths go to the MOBO and power pins are connected to the PSU.

jase10 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

The Photography is dope

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank You, very much appreciated :)

Lord_Commander_Squanchmeister 2 points 6 months ago

Im planning on getting this case and am going to switch out the front fan with 2 140mm fans. How did you mount those Be Quiet fans? They look like they are floating.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

It's not visible in the pictures, but they are mounted from the other side using the included BeQuiet accessories to minimize vibrations... let's call it 'little plastic thing', haha. It looks like a nail but with a small bump at the end.

Lord_Commander_Squanchmeister 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks!

MightyDesperado 2 points 6 months ago

Why does it look so good? What sorcery could this be?!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha, thank you :)

Dilbob 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

333333

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

There were even 333 votes yesterday, haha :)

Dilbob 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Ha ha

BLESSBUCK 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Really inspiring - thumbs up!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Thank You, I appreciate it :)

itssteveandcy 2 points 5 months ago

This is one stunning build... wonderful cable management, perfect usage of space with the large cooler making the whole build feel nice and snug in the ITX format, great color scheme consistency with the cables and components, and powerful components to back it all up. And you can't ever forget the RGB. Wonderful job! This no doubt deserves a feature!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

WOW, I wholeheartedly appreciate you taking the time to write such lovely words. Thank You :)

itssteveandcy 2 points 5 months ago

You definitely deserve it! It takes immense skill and creativity to put together a build like this!

jonbuttcheeks 12 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Amazing build. I'm planning on getting this case. But there's very little space between the GPU and PSU shroud. Do you have any issues with heat?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you! Absolutely none. This GPU is straigth-up 2-slot card, so there is like 10-15mm of spare space and the plate beneath is perforated. 60-64°C during playing, 67°C when benchmarking on 100% fan speed (it gets noisy). You can turn down the speed to around 60%, which is bearable and you get temperature around max. 74°C.

jonbuttcheeks 12 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks for info! Just ordered the case and all my coffee lake itx parts.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Nice, I hope it will serve you well! :)

ssjg5rlly 2 points 4 months ago

I clicked on this because I thought it would say it was called BlackMicrowave because it's small, black, square, you can see what's inside, and that it's radiating radioactive particles.

also, it's like 500 degrees inside.

jk

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Well, maybe someday there will be BlackPopcornMachine update, haha :))

HuguesP 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Really nice !!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Thank You very much! :)

MeatMilkShake 2 points 4 months ago

What kind of screws did you use to mount the front fans? Did they come with the case, or fans?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

They did come included with the fans... They actually aren't screws, but a simple antivibration "nails".

MrBloggy 2 points 4 months ago

OMG, this build is so clean that Mr. Clean looks dirty now.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank You :)) It's a shame you need to clean the insides all the time to keep it that way, haha.

eggssk 2 points 3 months ago

This build inspired me to build my first mini so thanks for that! Wondering what 3d printer was used I dont own/never used one.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

That's great to hear! :) I wish you lots of luck. Please, send me the link once it's done. I own Zortrax M200, but you can get the job done with pretty much any 3D printer.

Are you by any chance from Slovakia? (just guessing from your name)

eggssk 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks for the reply! My build is almost complete and will make a post soon just want to say thanks again for the inspiration your build is damn near perfect! As far as my username is just one ive been using for a while no origing but curious as to how it relates to Slovakia thats interesting lol one probelm im having is i cant get the led strip to work im using same one you linked, it comes with a 4pin connector to the motherboard where the one im using (asus z370i) has a 3pin connector and i havnt gotten the strip to work. any tips on how you got it working?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Hi! Thanks for the reply. Your username ends with "sk" which is the official shortcut for Slovakia. So I was thinking like "Eggs SK", haha :D

I was shocked by what you wrote, so I checked the manual (page 1-18 / section 12): http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1151/ROG_STRIX_Z370-I_GAMING/E13292_ROG_STRIX_Z370-I_GAMING_UM_WEB_082917.pdf?_ga=2.148329719.1518514734.1522743084-1560477143.1502044794

and there lies the problem. The Nanoxia (or the Phanteks RGB Led Strip, for that matter) Strip are basic RGB Leds that are connected in parallel (or to be exact, I believe 3 of them are always in series with current-limiting resistor and these units of three are then always connected in parallel). So the header has 4 pins, one for each coluor Red,Green,Blue and one for supply (or ground, depending on the application). That means all the LEDs will always shine the same colour. But Asus has now made some new "innovation" that literally no one asked for. They now use only three pins, one for supply, one for ground, and the third is for data. This data pin is basically one-way one-line communication protocol that can control the individual LEDs (it can address them individually due to controlling chips that are inside the strip).

That means you can't use the Nanoxia Led strip with this motherboard, which is a shame, because I ordered the same exact combination of parts (two of these strips and the same motherboard z370i) last week, because I'm planning on building a new computer from scratch :D :D :D :D

eggssk 2 points 3 months ago

Hey! First off thanks so much for this write up this is the best reply I have ever gotten online, this is only my first build but I take it you are far from a novice when it comes to these things, so I really appreciate the help!! Even crazier that you are experiencing (or will be soon :/) the same problem lol What I plan to do next is maybe contact Nanoxia support and see if they have a cable to 3pin or what else they can suggest to finally get the strips working on the z370i. I will keep posted on your new build and will update you if and when I get a response from Nanoxia. Looking forward to your new build and again thanks for your time buddy :)

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Hello, I thank You for such a heartwarming words, it's nice to hear :))

I spent some time looking around internet to find a solution, but there seems to be none available... Technically, it is possible to make a device (something like NEXT Hue+) that could do the job, it's not a rocket science after all, haha :D But as I said, unfortunately there is still nothing on the market as far as I know.

Knowing about this problem I was forced to buy a new LED strip. I chose Bitfenix Alchemy 3.0 Magnetic Addressable RGB LED Strip 60cm but they are pretty expensive, which is sad. Don't buy them just yet and I can give you a feedback after I try them (Z370i still hasn't come after almost three weeks), if you like :) There were also options on the Chinese side of the internet... I found gorgeous looking addressable LED strips on alibaba, but each of them had minimum ordering quantity about 100 metres.

Thank you for keeping me posted! Take care, my friend! :)

Thundercatz888 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Love the build! This has got to be one of the cleanest looking cases that I've seen. I'm looking at starting my own Evolv build and the bracket that covers the GPU is really throwing me off. But what you did with the 3D printed part to cover the hole and raise the GPU is ingenious. Would it be possible to get the plans for it?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank You very much, I appreciate it :)

Absolutely! I will try to find it somewhere in my storage and I can send it to you via email... Just write me your email address in personal message or something :) And it would be sick to see it in black colour, because it was supposed to be black, but I ran out of the filament back then, haha.

Thundercatz888 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

You're the best!

yeetmachine_ 2 points 3 months ago

nice

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank You :)

kenlao 2 points 3 months ago

Think the g.skill trident z would fit on the dark rock pro 3 or even on the noctua nh d15? also do you recommend the phanteks enthoo evolv itx tg over the nzxt h200i for better airflow of the case?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Hi!

The answer would be no, unfortunately... There is simply no space. I have low-profile Corsair RAM sticks and even those didn't fit and and half of the RAM's heatsink had to be removed, because it physically interfered with the cooler. If you notice, there aren't that many ITX builds with the DRP3 a that's one of the reasons. Either get heatsink-less RAM, or remove the heatsink... or wait for the DRP4 which comes to the market soon and has this problem worked out :) I don't own the Noctua and have never even looked into it... But what's the point of buying such a RAM, if it will be almost invisible in the end? That is something, you need to evaluate for yourself.

I can't really compare... I chose this case for the aesthetics and the airflow is fine, so I'm completely satisfied.

kenlao 2 points 3 months ago

thanks for the reply :3 i guess ill wait for the drp4, i'm doing some mix and match of parts for my build example: instead of getting full corsair route from case fans cpu cooler ram psu or nzxt route from case fans and cpu cooler, i'm planning to do the other way around like getting the nzxt h200i or that P.E.E itx drp4 trident z ram evga psu etc. hahaha if that's the case i guess i'll just go full corsair build though i don't see any good itx case from corsair all i can see were ugly designs

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

DRP4 is already available on CaseKing.de Wish you good luck, buddy. :)

TooManyGs 2 points 2 months ago

Its nice to see a feature that's just nice and clean and not exploding with RGB. Good job on the build!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank You! :))

j9506 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Excellent clean build great job!

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thank You :))

BMason1 2 points 20 days ago

This is a really impressive build! I've been admiring it for a while and have just ordered the same case and fans to start my build off. What were the SilentWings 3 too large for on top? Did the CPU cooler not fit if you had the SW3?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 days ago

Thank You, that is very rewarding to hear.

Yes, there is no clearance, you will be approx. 3mm short of space. And actually those SW3 will not fit, because you always need to mount the CPU cooler first, those top fans come last :)

BMason1 2 points 19 days ago

If I was intent on getting all SW3, is there any other cooler you can recommend in place of the DRP3 please? I can't find the measurements for the DRP3 to compare but the DRP4 is L163mm x W136mm x H146mm and the DR4 is L159mm x W136mm x H96mm.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 days ago

The DRP3 is even 3mm thinner, so it would not be possible, I'm sorry. If you want full size fans, maybe try to look up some low profile cooler. To be honest, I believe every dual tower cooler is that big... But if you really really really want them there, you can try modding the case. In fact, the fans are mounted to a special perforated metal plate so it should be no problem using Dremel :)

CSB0518 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I love the cleanliness of this build. The parts fill the case so well and those extensions look awesome. +1

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

That's exactly what I was trying to achieve. Thank You very much for kind words :)

TheNerdyPerspective 1 point 7 months ago

Just wait. This'll be featured. Cables look great and nothing is overdone. Just a pure, simple build. Good work.

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you! It is great to hear stuff like this.. :) That would be an honour.

TheNerdyPerspective 2 points 7 months ago

Well I open featured builds and this is number one. GG

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks, that very nice of you :)

leonardovelarde 1 point 7 months ago

mierda

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Not really sure what that is about, but thanks, I guess :D

Wi1dCard 1 point 7 months ago

You can't even see the motherboard or ram lmao

Minomir submitter 1 Build 4 points 7 months ago

Yes.. but ain't that nice?

Asarec 1 point 7 months ago

How long are your cables?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Those are only extensions, but depends... CPU around 60cm, 24pin cca 40cm and GPU 35cm.

Asarec 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks!

You inspired me to build my new rig. All parts will be in on Monday. :D

Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Well, I wish you lots of good luck, patience and success :) And don't forget to post it!

Sriggle1 1 point 3 days ago

did you only place your gpu that low because of the cooler you used, or can it be place higher if you had chosen to use an Aio?

Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

It cannot be placed higher. The dimensions are industry standard and the mounting PCIe blocks are fixed. Also, you can only use two-slot card, otherwise obviously there will be a problem...

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I am not arguing, these were my first fans from them. Maybe the fact they are thin makes the manufacturing process hard, I can't say...

It is there for covering ugly cables beneath. I does not block airflow, because it has the shape of GPU cut out, meaning it is not a rectangle. :)

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Haha, nice. Thank You :)

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Yeah.. I know those prices seem little bit higher, but that's because I put there the prices I paid when building this. The actual costs of those components are 10-15% higher in my country.. for example: https://www.alza.sk/evga-geforce-gtx-1080ti-ftw3-gaming-icx-d4798596.htm?o=20 this is the biggest online shop here. The prices of 877€ translates into 1030$, which is absolutely disgusting... And since the overal cost was really close, I made few changes to the prices to make it look nice :) I hope it doesn't offend anyone.

Thank You very much! :)

BartoL 2 points 6 months ago

OMG i can read it, very simmilar language to polish NICE BULID!!!!!!!

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I don't want to ruin the impression, but talking honestly, I did it. The final price was really close so entered the prices manually.

Thank You, and I hope you are not offended because of that price thing! :)

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Microwave uses microwaves - waves of electromagnetic radiation with frequencies ranging from 300MHz to 300GHz - to do its thing (heat up food in this case)...

BlackMicrowave uses the same principle to do its other thing.. :D

Thanks!

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Haha, wish you good luck :) Thanks for commenting.

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Absolutely, man!! :) Please, send me a personal message and I will hand them over to you through mail, or something...

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Minomir submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Those fans were chosen because of their ability to keep running at very low voltage, so that the setup makes no noise during low load... And it works like a charm. Thank You for commenting :)

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