Description

After my old trusty Dell XPS 8100's GPU (an ancient Radeon 5770) died I decided I wanted to try a new, smaller build that I could take to LANs with friends. We mostly play Esports titles and lower graphics games (HOTS, D3, Rocket League, etc.) so I knew I didn't need a beast of a GPU right away. I also figured it would be a good idea to wait for GPU prices to fall and/or wait for the new Nvidia 2000 series to be released.

The result was a fantastic little pc that can run the above stated games at medium/high settings at 60+ fps at 1080p. I was a little hesitant about the onboard graphics from the CPU but they turned out to be pretty good, more than enough to last me until I can afford to upgrade.

The stock ryzen cpu fan is great for my stock clocked cpu, and the added case fan on top, as well as the included case fan for exhaust keep the pc at around 25C at idle (@3.60ghz). the PC is also very quiet (the stock case fan is a little loud, but nothing distracting). The SSD/HDD were salvaged from my old Dell.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

how is that case for cable management? and is there ample room for a full size gpu would you say?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I've built inside this case and used a card that was 10.1" long. It definitely fit but you have to do some wizardry with the front I/O cables. I later switched to a smaller version of the same card and it made life a lot easier in there.

I know it CAN fit a full sized founders edition card as well, you just have to get creative and do some wrestling to get it in there. And use an SFX power supply.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

good to know thhx man +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Good advice. That's a great little case, but using an ATX power supply makes the job really suck.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you put in a full size gpu will it mess with the airflow at all. Btw this build is simply mesmerizing.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

it's pretty tight for cable management, most of the psu cables are tied back and bunched up above it on the left hand side and there isn't enough space to route cables behind the motherboard, I found using a semi-modular psu was pretty nice for being able to just use the cables I needed and nothing extra to gum up the works. This thread on reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/6nzn93/ryzen_toaster_r7_1700_gtx_1070_asrock_ab350_itx/) is a pretty good resource for gpu sizes, I believe the author of that thread got a dual fan 1070 in there. I would for sure recommend an sfx psu if you want to try fitting in a full sized gpu.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job. I really like that little case.

Thumbs up.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, it was a lot of fun and I'm pretty proud of the results

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Those cables on the desk tho!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

haha yeah I really need to get a box to hide them in or some under desk solution.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! have always wanted to build in one of the metis cases and this new CPU is definitely going to help that

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooo. what is the mouse pad?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a Corsair M200 extended mouse pad. I'm not sure if they still sell this particular model but there are a bunch of similar extended mouse pads on amazon.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that white fan? Did it come with the case?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it came with the case. it's not too bad, a little loud.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you list all your peripherals and monitor please?

Would you use a portable monitor for lan?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point
  • speakers: Altec Lansing VS26212.1
  • mouse: Logitech G400
  • keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 (in white)

  • monitor is a Dell P2314H

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any chance you could add a picture of your PSU's placement inside the case? I'm interested in using the same PSU with this case and I'd like to see if there's enough room left for my mini-ITX GTX 1070.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you played CSGO on this, if so, could you tell me the FPS you get?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I love that case!