When I built my last PC, liquid cooling was a joke, SSD price was rocket high, Captain America and Iron Man were still friends.
This is also my first min-ITX build. I knew I want the NZXT H200 at the moment I met her. It took me 9 years to capture my wife's heart while this small black/write box takes only 1 second to capture mine.
Anyway, I decided to build a black/write color theme build and finally the project is named as "Angry Panda". In the end, I'm incredibly happy about this build. It can play
Minesweeper Witcher 3 smoothly without no doubts!
I'm not an English native speaker. Sorry for my bad grammar/wordings.
No-brainer if you are looking for a OC high performance CPU with market approved quality.
It gave me a hard time to choose between HSF and AIO. Finally I followed some advice from the vet and got this one. It is as quiet as its brand name. The cooling performance is better than I expected. I have no problem to OC my 8700k with it.
Affordable ITX Z390 mother board. Nice layout. Really fits my cable management needs. It has only 3 fan outputs: CPU fan, pump fan and sys fan. You need to get some Y splitter if you have more case fans.
No complains at the performance, not at all! The price is really high comparing to some of its peers. Without a good deal I probably would not consider it. Another issue is the high temperature. Under load it can reach 70C easily. In average it stays art around 50C. I added a heatsink for it still not very helpful.
As one of the cheapest RTX 2080, this model doesn't have too many features. The LED control doesn't provide too many flexibility. Overall the performance is good. Cooling is better than I expected.
One of the best cases IMO!
The noise is bigger than expected. Did several tests and finally identified they are the major noise source. Very surprised. I reviewed all the connections and tied them hard in the case, still no help. Fortunately, I can set the fan control to DC mode so they are not that bad in low load usage cases.
This hammer makes a good couple with NZTX H200!