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loved the small form factor builds but wanted a little bit more room for thermals. not that many m-atx builds out there either.

side notes: very tight fit with the NH-D15S but i lucked out on the motherboard choice. lots of room for the GPU with an extra slot on the top and bottom.

2 ram slots ended up working perfectly as well, with the 2nd fan on the cpu cooler sitting right next to the ram without having to stagger the fan height.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Not many options in the m-atx space for intel motherboards but this one was a solid choice. tons of USB ports on the back and supported wifi.

my only knock on it is it should probably have 1 more PWM fan header on the right side of the board instead of FS_FAN's.

Monitor

this is a beast monitor. got it for a deal on amazon prime day which pretty much triggered the rest of the build.

Custom

doesn't quite fit right with the evga 2080ti but left it on the build it fills up some space on the bottom and looks cool.

Custom

surprisingly good! the motherboard uses 2 8 pins (just 1 included in this kit) so i wasn't able to swap those in but the 24pin and pcie extensions worked well.

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Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean. Nice build bro

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

very sleek, love it! very similar build in the works :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

What are your temps? And is your system quiet?

What about the cooler and the space between the cooler and gpu. Is this the only motherboard that have the space that the cooler will not hit the gpu.

And can you turn off all the light off the motherboard?

And my last question is can you show me a picture with the glass on please?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

God damn this is clean.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sweet build! Ive got the same gpu and planning to build an almost identical build. What temps are you getting on the gpu under load?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man! thanks i actually run it with the tempered glass cover OFF now but around 67-72deg under games like witcher3

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build, love the heat sinks of that GPU

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning my first build ever and want to do something very similar as you have done with the same case, mobo, CPU + cooler and number of case fans (but with two noctuas in the top). Love the clean look and the smaller form factor, thanks for the inspiration!

I have two questions about your build:

-in the pictures it looks like the two top fans are not spinning, are the 5 case fans all connected? (if so - how?) I am asking because I am trying to figure out the best way of connecting all of these as the mobo seems to only have three 4-pin connectors (I guess this means it only can handle three case fans + the two for the cpu-cooler, or am I wrong?). So far I am planning to use a very simple fanhub to control the case fans.

-how does the D15s manage to cool the i9 9900k? Have you done any OC'ing?

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hello

yea all 5 are connected, originally i bought a splitter off amazon. 2 top fans and back fan bundled off of CHA_FAN1 header on the motherboard. the 2 front fans off the other CHA_FAN2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F8LV1BY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

then i changed it up and got this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072M2HKSN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

all the fans are running, the gpu does get hot during heavy gaming sessions with the tempered glass panel on so i just leave it off now. it is extremely quiet when it's not under load.

for OC'ing, d15s is awesome i originally chose it since it fills out all the gaps in the case. no issues with temperature on the CPU it oc'ed to 5ghz all core template that came w/ the motherboard. the gpu was also oc'ed every so slightly since i liked seeing the boost clock over 2000mhz but everything runs solid.

let me know how yours turns out!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Temps on the gpu? Also any sagging issues?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

temps are good. around 60-65 but probably due to me running the rig with the tempered glass cover off to the side. too bad they didn't make a non-dark meshify c mini

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I know, i sent an email asking if they make an extra side panel

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

why not use aio???

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what i was trying to do first! but unfortunately i couldn't find a case that i liked that would also fit a 280mm AIO and the gpu is quite long.

supposedly i've read the nh-d15s is quite good and can compare to a 280mm

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

It's on par with most 280mm AIO's, yeah. The 280-360mm AIO's can get lower temps, but at the cost of much higher fan speeds and thus more fan noise, plus it's a lottery as to whether the pump itself will be quiet or not.. I'll take the NH-D15 and a few higher degrees operating temps and relative silence.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! Yep i definitely considered the 280mm AIO such as the h115i, but ultimately due to space constraints i went with the Noctua. the quietness of the D15S is a plus!

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

Why not a 120mm aio

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

120mm probably would have worked too but this gives me a little bit of headroom if i wanted to mess with some overclocking

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

nah get a 120mm it more better igot a deepcool 120mm rgb edition it just works fine no leaking uz the older one were leaking so they fix it with the rgb version

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I guarentee that this 2 noctua fan giant heat sink is more effecient than a 120mm radiator, probably better than most 240/280mm aios too