That was my first ITX build ever; didn't have any problem except that i had to switch the included rear fan with a thinner Cryorig, otherwise the cooler would interfere with the blades :(. Kudos to cryorig for making think 140mm fans!

I could probably have done it without at least one fan on the top, but since they're all pwm i can have them on super low noise mode all the time and keep temperatures on check, which is great ! Too bad you can't use GPU temperature as a reference for fan control, maybe in newer platforms they introduced it i don't know, but they should, cause data it's already there and it's very useful!

Also took the chance to do my first delid/relid and it went easy and clean. Temperature drop was around 15-20C for the CPU in full load

Didn't bother to do that on GPU cause I am happy with the temps and noise level anyway. No need for overclocking the GPU for the games I play and also cause some are very sensitive to overclock so it makes system unstable.

950 Pro was probably a waste of money, going back in time i would probably choose a higher capacity sata ssd but it's not like I'm suffering hehe.

Temps (with ambient @26C)

CPU idle 30C max 55C (very silent rpm curve, maybe 50% of their maximum for intake (x2) GPU idle 40C max 76C (fans spinning at 700rpm intake+cpu(x2+x1) and 1000rpm outtake (x1)

Very happy with everything!

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  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the build, looks like everything was very well selected! Welcome to SFF :D

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) it's so much more space efficient!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! I have the same case, trying to figure out what kind of CPU cooler would work. Any photos of how the NH-C14S sits in there?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Very sorry for the late reply. I put some new pics on so that you can get an idea, I don't really have better ones. Hope it helps! Cheers

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No apologies needed, I appreciate you taking the time. Did you have any problems clearing the power supply? When I measured it, I didn't think I would have enough clearance for that cooler, but it looks like you have it extending over the PSU?