Description

Background. I've had the urge to build a mini-ITX workstation/gaming rig for myself for quite some time and finally pulled the trigger around Black Friday last year since both GPUs (team green) and CPUs (team blue) got pretty significant updates. Now, I know that this is by no means the most cost-effective build and total overkill for most of my use cases, yet it's nice to have such a beast of a machine for the time to come.

Intended Use. I mainly use this PC for:

40% - browsing, youtube etc.

30% - 4K gaming

20% - CAD & rendering (nothing too serious)

10% - machine learning basics

The goal was to build a very powerful yet silent PC. The size was a secondary factor.

NZXT H200. I like the overall monochrome palette of NZXT cases and I feel like H200 is the perfect compromise between size and cooling capacity. I also like a lot that Noctua NH-D15 just fits inside this case and the Chromax covers look gorgeously with overall aesthetics of NZXT design. The H200/NH-D15 combo is nothing new and has been used by a number of people here, whom I am thankful for inspiration.

Intel Core i9-9900K. I do not know why I bought this. Could easily go with 9700K or even 9600K I guess. Whatever, lol. I think I decided to get 2080 Ti and after that, I thought it would be cool to go hi-end all the way.

Noctua NH-D15. I knew I would be getting i9-9900K, and I knew I wanted it to be silent, so I did not have a lot of options. I generally prefer air cooling to liquid cooling due to low maintenance and silent operation. NH-D15 is pretty much the best you can get. It works great and the CPU stays around 25-27°C idle, and around 65-70°C under load with stock settings at 4.7 GHz.

EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming. I recently bought a 4K monitor, so I wanted to buy a card that would get me troublefree 4K experience at least at 60 FPS for a couple of years to come. Again, not a lot of options. I managed to snag this EVGA card at a very good price on Black Friday, yet imagine my disappointment when I received it, plugged it in, installed the first game and got artifacts right out of the box (probably memory failure). It was quite disappointing but EVGA has great customer service, so they RMA'd the card no questions and I got a replacement right away. The replacement card works fine so far.

NZXT Kraken G12 & Corsair H90 AIO. Well, everything above considered, the GPU was easily the loudest part of my system, especially when gaming in 4K. I did not notice any throttling with the stock cooler, yet the card could easily hit 80°C under load and the fans were really loud. I have had space for 140mm AIO on the front so I just went for it. Now it is almost silent, and the card would not hit more than 55°C under any circumstances (including OC). The downside of this is that it is in fact so silent that now there is a noticeable coil whine under 100% load. I even thought about RMA'ing the second card, but I am still hoping it would get better with time. It is not especially loud, but it is there.

Corsair Vengeance RGB 32 Gb (2x16) DDR4-3200. Surprisingly, RAM is the most disappointing component of the build. I bought a set brand new, yet the system boots up with ram clock of 2133 MHz and if I apply XMP profile of 3200 MHz BIOS crushes and I have to jumper reset it to the factory settings. Now I managed to manually overclock it to 3100 MHz and it is stable so far, however, I do not understand what is the problem here.

Misc. Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 850W PSU is rock solid and easily the best I have had, never heard a sound from it so far under any load. I have 2 NF-A15 chromax fans on NH-D15 and one NF-A14 fan on Corsair H90 and they work and look really well. All are controlled via PWM and are almost dead silent up to 1000 RPM.

P.S. This is my first post here, so do not go too hard on me :)

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 11 points

Finally a feature without a disco rave going on in their system. It's clean and mature looking.

  • 8 months ago
  • 7 points

This. RGB is a little over done these days. ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 6 points

I love RGB but I don't like the rainbows. I use a blue and white theme.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. It's just nice to be able to change the color of your build as you wish

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

I like how the only RGB comes from the RAM , which is completely obscured from sight by the massive cooler

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thx, man!

  • 9 months ago
  • 5 points

Very nice build!!!! +1

Enjoy it!!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks much! :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

this is my dream wow.. very nice. I literally want to go with this exact build, i'm just scared with the whole G12 thing, scared I might mess up the GPU haha. Was it fairly simple to put together with the h90?

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! IMO, it is not that easy to mess up the GPU. G12 installation is pretty straightforward and if you search YouTube you will find tens of videos describing installation process in details. Just make sure you buy the AIO that would fit the mounting pattern (Asetek Mounting). Cheers!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean! Judging by the pictures, it seems you didn't need to remove the mid-plate or backplate to install the AIO with the kraken. Did you need to use a copper shim to have the AIO make good contact with the die or did it make the contact just like that?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! Correct, I did not have to remove mid- or backplate from EVGA card to install AIO, the brackets that came with the Kraken just barely fit with included bolt length, but otherwise all is stock and fit properly. I did not use the 92mm fan that came with the Kraken, just put the copper heatsinks on VRMs and left them to be cooled with airflow from the front 140mm fan - works well!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

No idea how you managed, I needed to remove the mid-plate to make it work. The G12 brackets would not seat properly as a tiny part of them would get stuck over the mid plate, preventing them from fully seating on the PCB and aligning correctly. I did put a 92mm fan though. In my experience using the G12 bracket, even without the mid-plate and heatsinks on the VRAM and memory modules, they run even cooler than with the stock HSF, measured using ICX-enabled cards. Working like a charm but would've loved to keep the mid plate!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, check out this video: https://youtu.be/oXLaBucI_jg

It's not mine, but I did it the same way. Cheers!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you for your response!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

thank i cumed pant

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

"See guys? Noctua doesn't have to be ugly!"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks excellent overall!

How well does that kraken/h90 combo deal with the vram?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I placed the copper heatsinks on VRMs and I do not have any problems. I'll have to check for specific temps. I did not even install the 92mm fan that came with the Kraken. I think that airflow from 140mm NF-A14 on the rad is enough for VRM under heatsinks. They do not get that hot anyway.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Given how expensive that card is I would definitely add a 92mm noctua fan to add extra air flow perpendicular to the card. There are ones that can be run at low speeds all the time. Also the brown would be hidden behind the NZXT bracket as to not mess up your build theme. https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A9-FLX-Premium-Computer/dp/B00NEMG9B0

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'll think about it. I'll have to really look at VRM temps.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

if you were able to, can you show how you were able to mount heatsinks on the vrms as well as mount the 92mm fan? This is something i would like to do. Also, I was actually planning to make a build almost identical to this one and i hadnt even seen this one haha.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! I do not use 92 mm fan, because I do not really have space because of tubes from the AIO, and also heatsinks are blown upon by the 140 mm fan on the front, so they do not get that hot anyway.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks hella nice man

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx, man!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful. Love the black and white.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice man. I recently got the urge to build an itx gaming pc as well. Basically all the same specs except I'm using a 2070, however yours definitely looks cleaner. Good **** man.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, man!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx, man!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks super nice man. I'm thinking about doing the same thing. My gtx 1080 reaches around 74c and its loud.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an awesome build man and looks awesome without RGB besides maybe on the Kraken?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I got RGB on the motherboard and RAM, but I turned it off right away, lol. Not a fan honestly.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build! CPU temps are lower than I'd expect with the GPU rad exhausting warm air inside the case. Very nicely done and very clean. :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yeah, I was worried about that too, but D15 is pretty overpowered for stock settings.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

i can only imagine what it is like purchasing a $1,200+ GPU just for it have artifacting on the very first run... Thankfully you got in RMA'd! This build is so silky smooth!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah, it booted up just fine and died within first 5 mins of 4K gameplay, lol :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I like NZXT also. +

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! Very nice build! Chromax white builds always look amazing

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks super clean! I love it!

I have an H200 myself. Ended up with a custom loop cooled 9600K and GTX 1080!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot! Love your build! Was going to do custom loop too, but then realised it would cost extra 400$ and thought I could live without it, lol. Would do in the next build for sure!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It is totally do-able in the H200. At the end of the day... it's very much pick-your-poison. $400 goes a long way!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

A E S T H E T I C

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

C L E A N

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Imperial March intensifies

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I always appreciate a nice white build as I have one myself... they always looks nice and clean +1 enjoy the build!!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!!!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean Build! Perfect for CAD and Revit! I'm running a RTX 2080 and it runs smooth with Revit.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yep, Revit runs great!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Revit doesn't really benefit much from the GPU though does it? Isn't it more CPU dominant?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It uses CPU for rendering, but it uses GPU for orbiting, views etc.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Perfection at its finest

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

By far the cleanest build I've seen so far!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, man!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

w e l c o m e

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like this. A lot.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

That is beautiful, if I have the money one day, I'd love to build something like this. Enjoy it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build! Looks so Clean!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx, man!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an awesome build. I have a general question for you / others though. Why do I keep seeing this NZXT Case with AIO in the front of the case? Is everyone running this as exhaust rather than intake? If running as intake (ie normal airflow through the case: front to back) - then are you not just blowing hot air onto the CPU and into the case in general.

Would it make more sense to find a different itx case that supports more options for AIO mounting in top or back of the case?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I use the front AIO as an intake and I assume most of people do so as well. While you are right about blowing hot air into the CPU, as I have said in the description my GPU never ever gets above 55°C, so it is not that hot. I really liked the design of this particular case because it really fits the monochrome theme, and front is the only place where I can place an AIO while using D15. So you are right, it is not optimal, but it is good enough, it is nearly silent and temps are not too bad either :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Upon doing some more research...turns out that mounting to front can lower cpu temps 4-6 degrees while only raising gpu temps about 1 degrees (non blower design). obviously does raise the "overall" temp of the case but who cares...I'll 4-6 degree cooler cpu any day! Well done!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Omg this is ****** sexy

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx, man!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thx!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

idk what's more beautiful, the PC or the Vox 😍

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Jackson Ampworks amp, but thanks! It is a beautiful indeed! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This is exactly what I've been looking for as an example for my next build. My last one was designed to be quiet but powerful enough to last a while (this was 4 years ago). I'm extremely happy to know that the noctua cooler fits in this case. Awesome build and design.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m jealous I want this so bad xD it looks amazing except I would’ve went with the white or black nzxt motherboard just my style

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I do not think NZXT makes any m-ITX boards. However, even if they did, the D15 covers 85% of the motherboard, and the rest is covered by GPU, so you can not see it at all :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

i believe they only make atx motherboards but i think they are coming out with a mini itx idk

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair Vengeance RGB 32 Gb (2x16) DDR4-3200. Surprisingly, RAM is the most disappointing component of the build. I bought a set brand new, yet the system boots up with ram clock of 2133 MHz and if I apply XMP profile of 3200 MHz BIOS crushes and I have to jumper reset it to the factory settings. Now I managed to manually overclock it to 3100 MHz and it is stable so far, however, I do not understand what is the problem there.

2x16GB is harder to run compared to 2x8GB, as simple as that. I would recommend a memory test that runs overnight to actually validate stability, just booting means nothing. You can try to update your BIOS for better memory support, but dual rank is harder to run so it will never perform amazingly.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm using this setting (3100 MHz) for quite some time now and it seems stable. I'll run a memory test just to be sure though. In this regard, I am not sure what exactly do you mean by 'harder'? It needs more voltage than the board can provide or what? I genuinely do not understand.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The IMC (memory controller) on the CPU can only handle so much, 2x16 is just more to run than 2x8

Its being forced to handle more (since there are more memory 'chips' on the PCB) and that reduces your max performance greatly.

You might need more voltage to get XMP, but it may just never hit it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Well, if 9900K can't boot 2x16, what can? :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like your motherboard is holding you back more than your CPU

I know of people who have managed some pretty impressive stuff on 2x16GB

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have been on the fence with this case for a new build. Did you have any clearance issues with the Ti? Before and after the water cooler. I have a Gigabyte 2080 in my current system and am looking to transfer it over to a new build later this year, in probably this same case. The clearance has been my only concern.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thx! What kind of 2080 do you have Windforce or Aorus Extreme? Windforce would fit easily, Aorus Extreme would not fit with stock cooler. The max. thickness clearance is 2,5 slots (ideally 2 slots). Lengthwise you can fit 270 mm card with an AIO in front or up to 300 mm without AIO.

In my case the Evga XC Gaming fit easily with no tweaks with a stock cooler, but it is not the best case for hot cards (I am also using ATX PSU thus limiting air intake to GPU). With AIO it is a tight, but not impossible fit. The main issue is aligning the tubes in a limited space.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine would be the windforce edition in white. It's currently crammed into a tinier case than yours.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Windforce would fit both ways - stock or with AIO.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same issue with my RAM on an ASUS B450 MB. I bought 2 seperate 16 GB kits and later learned I should have bought 1 32 GB kits because they are certified at these higher clock speeds as a single kit. At 3100 speed I'm quite satisfied.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

FWIW, I bought two sticks as a set sealed in the box, yet they still do not work properly. I am not too concerned about missing 100 MHz, but it just bugs me a bit. I guess it is some sort of conflict between RAM and motherboard, but I'm not sure.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Continue to check for BIOS updates that might resolve this.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Liquid cooled GPU, air cooled CPU?

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

There aren't many aftermarket cooling options for GPU but there is for CPU. Even a decent CPU cooler can outperform or meet AIO performance whereas the same can't really be done for GPU.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Integrated GPU coolers usually do a good job of keeping the card cool because they are designed specifically for that model of video card. For example, an EVGA 1080 and a STRIX 2080 ti will have different PCB layouts and thermal design power. That being said, GPU AIO coolers are better than most integrated air coolers, but unless you have a really hot card, in my opinion, it’s not worth buying an AIO cooler and bracket when your GPU already comes with a perfectly good cooler.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not only about thermals but noise, too. I have a Gigabyte 2080 with a Windforce cooler. With a minimum fan speed of 30%, it's still fairly audible yet keeps a 40c idle. At load? Yikes. It sounds like a jet engine and still upwards of mid-to-high 70s. I noticed the same with a Windforce 2070.

After switching to a G12 + Kraken x62, my idle temps are mid 20s and loads anywhere 35-50c (depends on the game, I only saw over 40 in Metro Exodus) but it's inaudible.

You can get great if not excellent performance using a Noctua cooler or whatever on a CPU. If it doesn't outright beat an AIO, it'll be very close, and at a fraction of the cost. GPU aftermarket cooling is slim pickings. You either go with one of the Raijintek ones (like the Morpheus) or Accelero coolers, none of which would come close to the G12, plus they'd be much noisier. And custom loops? You then exceed the cost of the G12 without a giant difference to warrant it.

Personally I think GPU stock coolers are adequate, sure, but should you want better, your options are limited when for CPU you aren't. It makes sense to me to AIO cool a GPU and air cool a CPU.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not denying that AIO GPU coolers are better than stock, I’m just saying that I don’t think it’s worth spending $$$ to replace something that isn’t broken.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. All in all, for my setup it was about $200 to switch from stock to AIO, what with the need for extra fan, AIO bracket, and AIO itself.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the dual SSD?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The 120 GB one was just laying around, I just store my music library there. I'll switch it to higher capacity NVME as soon as I run out of space on the first one :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a change that a PSU will destroy other parts if the watt voltage is too high?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. PSUs only deliver the wattage that the system draws from it. ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard a lot of problems with that specific GPU by Evga... Hope it works out for you though. Have you not seen some of the negative reviews they have been pretty consistent. Gorgeous build though

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This type of build, aesthetically, is how to get my SO to Ok a new build...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

what is the rad for

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The rad is for Corsair H90 AIO cooler connected to GPU via Kraken G12 bracket.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your VRM temps? Does the NH-D15 provide any airflow over them at all?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I have not checked for specific temps under load, but I have not had any problems so far. I do not think D15 provides any airflow to them, but the front 140mm fan definitely does.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I was thinking it would provide some airflow to them. Atm I have a Kraken X52 and dont think there is much airflow at all around my VRMs that are throttling under extended heavy load on my Strix Z370 I mobo. Thinking of switching to the D15 instead

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, so you mean VRMs on the motherboard? Now it makes sense. I thought you were talking about VRMs on the GPU... In that case, yeah, I do think that D15 provides airflow to VRMs. I have it with two massive 150 mm fans, so the area around the CPU is pretty well ventilated.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes sorry the motherboard vrms I meant lol. I started using HWInfo monitoring software and noticed my VRMs throttling and and lowering my cpu frequency. Hoping the all black D15 is out sooner rather than later

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a side panel?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, there is a tempered glass panel. I just removed it to avoid reflections.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Same gpu here....using kraken g12 and h90 on gpu, did you had to do any adjustments? would you be able to help me to set same thing on my 2080ti pls?+1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sure I can help. What kind of help/info exactly do you need? Have you installed G12 and H90 successfully? Do you have any problems with this setup?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

what g12 and h90 comes with,in the box,is enough to mount this on 2080ti xc? or would i need extra bits? also,what other stuff i would need to properly do this? srry if i sound stupid,but is forst time im trying this,i would buy the hyrbid kit for 2080ti, but in uk,is ot available yet,not even on evga europe

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

G12 & H90 come with most of the things you'd need to mount the AIO on the 2080 Ti. Apart from what is in the box, you would obviously need a screwdriver and thermal paste to put between the GPU and H90. This is optional (since 2080 Ti XC has a midplate), but I also placed small copper heatsinks on GPU VRMs using the thermal tape, that holds the stock cooler on EVGA card. These heatsinks you should buy separately. However, I am not using the 92 mm VRM fan that comes with G12 (for the sake of silence), so if you would be using the fan, you can probably skip the heatsinks, because mid plate would act like one. All in all, check this video for more info: https://youtu.be/oXLaBucI_jg

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

One more thing: I have changed stock H90 fan to the Noctua NF-A14 fan. I strongly recommend doing so. The stock fan is not PWM controlled, so you should either control it via DC (if your motherboard supports it) or it would blow full speed all the time, which is LOUD. If I were you, I would switch it out for any PWM premium fan right away. Day and night difference.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

and also,is any difference in performance of i use a 140mm rad or 280mm?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have only used 140 mm and I can say that it's more than enough. The fan never kicks in full speed and the temp never exceeds 55C. So 280 mm rad would definitely be an overkill, but if you have space and cash, then why not :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think that it is safe to have a non watercooled triple fan 2080ti in this build if it isn't overclocked? I kind of want to do something similar to this but I would love to have a normal card if I can. I just want thermals that are average, but not dangerous for the card.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's hard to say with any degree of confidence. I mean 80°C is within the spec for 2080Ti, so technically speaking it's fine. But whether it will affect the card, in the long run, I do not know. I would not worry about it too much; if anything it would throttle itself down. What I am confident about is that you will be spinning your GPU fans on 100% a lot of the time and it would be pretty loud - that's the first reason for why I did the G12 mod.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So if I decide I want it to be quieter later on down the road I could still change to the G12 without issues?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure you can :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

what sleeved cables did you use?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I believe I bought a set of Corsair cables.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the space above the NH-D15 in that case is very tight, but do you think slim (15mm) fan would still be able to squeeze in there?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Technically yes, you can. But honestly, I have no idea how you'd be able to install it, as D15 requires some coaxing to fit into place. So you need some space to move it around. Also you need some space to connect the fans. And lastly I do not see why you'd need a fan on top.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

the reason for that would be that you should be able to improve your GPU temps by making this case work with negative pressure setup...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that the difference for GPU temps would be insignificant, if any at all. If you want to place a hot GPU inside this case, the best idea would be to watercool it: either with NZXT G12 (as seen here) or via custom loop.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can have a look at around 4:15 https://youtu.be/7cBFkGlrAEU

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I've seen that video. But he's talking about 1-2°C of difference, not really worth it in my opinion. I'm also much more concerned about noise than about temperature itself. If you are thinking about really power-hungry hot cards for this case (like 2080 Ti, GTX 1080, all kinds of Titans etc.) they definitely will be hot and noisy unless water-cooled, or heavily undervolted. You would not notice any significant difference in positive vs. negative pressure.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Will you consider the NZXT E850 Power Supply and NZXT X52 Liquid CPU Coller, so you could monitor all these power watts and temperatures in your pc and mobile phone? Even in a mounted 5 inch LCD screen inside the case. That's pretty cool ~

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not really need it. Also, the power supply is covered in this case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! Any reason you decided on the H90 AIO 140mm instead of NZXT's or Corsair's 280MM? Also I assume you have another 140mm below the radiator?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I do not think I was able to fit 280 mm in there physically. Do not remember why exactly, but I researched it at the time.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question- But the white Chromax bars next to the fans- do those come with the part list included? Also the white cabling into the GPU? Finally- Would you recommend another AIO cooler instead of the Corsair H90? Thanks so much!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Nope, you have to buy heatsink covers separately - look for Noctua NA-HC4. The cabling is bought separately too. I used just a pretty common set of Corsair braided cables. Hope this helps!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How did you mount the backplate on the gpu?

And do you have a picture with the window on the case?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

With this particular EVGA card, you can leave the backplate on the card. See more info here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXLaBucI_jg

No, I do not have any good photos with the glass on because it glares too much. But it's not hard to imagine how it would look.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Sir,

Is you system Dead Silent with the noctua fans? And what about your temps? And another question, how did you put the pins in the top on the cooler from the fans? because there is no space to get there. And i now there is no good pictures with the glass on but can you show me a picture?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, technically it can only be dead silent if there are no fans at all. But it is really quiet. Sitting 1.5 m from the PC I can not hear it at all even when playing games on ultra in 4K. So I guess you can say it's very silent. Obviously, if the processor would need to continuously sustain 100% load, the fans would ramp up and it will no longer be silent, but it does not happen in my use case. Temps are specified in the build.

As for the brackets for the fans, I used screwdriver to pin them. It is a pain in the *** to get them in place, but it's not impossible. You have 1.5-2.0 cm of clearance on top. Takes maybe 5-10 mins.

I do not have any photos with the glass, and I am not near the PC now.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

duuude! How's RAM clearance? I'm assuming you're using the stock fans + stock position with the same case + ram sticks.. I was SO sure that I'd need to replace my ram modules!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! RAM sits right under the heatsink, so you have full 64 mm of clearance. Enough for like 90% of sticks out there.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply!!

I'm almost buying the D15.. but my main concern is my mobo (AsRock Fatal1ty z370 ITX/ac). From the photos my ram slots seem to be a bit closer to the mounting holes (maybe 2/3mm) than yours. Wondering if there's some space between the Fan and your last ram stick (considering your seeing the mobo from the glass side).

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

wait a moment haha that's actually better lol the closer my sticks are to the mounting holes the better located between the fan and the tower.

~that moment when you feel dumber than you really are~

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a 2-3 mm clearance, so I think you should be fine. Even if you'll have some sort of 1 mm overlap (which I do not think you will), you can just put the fan at a slight angle. If you'll be using D15 with 2 fans it will work just fine, because there is almost no performance difference between 1 and 2 fans on D15.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome!! I ended up ordering this bad boy! Can't wait to try it

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sure you'll like it! :)

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey i bought that psu. Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850W. All will be fine? I found some strange topics on google with random restarts and shutdowns on that psu + 2080 Ti.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi there! Mine is rock solid. No restarts or shutdowns.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi friend,i AM going to do the g12 thing,into my Zotac rtx 2080 ti,but i need to know: have you out heatsinks on the vrms ir is it nude and still safe? Cheers

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi there! With my EVGA card I managed to leave both backplate and midplate on the card with G12, so in my case the midplate is effectively a large heatsink itself. However just to be sure, I still taped copper heatsinks on top of midplate where VRMs sit just to be sure. If you have a bare card with G12 I would definitely suggest placing some heatsinks on VRMs.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the Replay,just to clarify, you stock the heatsinks on the mid plate in the area that has the vrms underneath,ok. But on the VRams surrounding the GPu? Did you stick some in there? Thanks

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of doing a similar build. Would you mind measuring the gap between the GPU backplate and the AIO? (In mm.) Thanks!

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

And while you're at it, the gap between the GPU backplate and the NH-D15 Chromax covers?

  • 8 months ago
  • -1 points

really overkill for your uses lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of, but not really. I do need 2080 Ti for 60+ FPS at 4K. And 9900K is great for rendering and machine learning. But yeah, it's not like I need this kind of power.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, I understand. I am probably going to get a really overpowered pc myself once i get the money

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that bother you?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

No, just sayin, XD

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks!

  1. No issues with dam clearance since it sits under the heatsink and not under the fan itself.

  2. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/oXLaBucI_jg