Description

The Jonsbo U1 case is perfect for anyone who likes a sleek, good looking aesthetically pleasing small form factors build. it works great for it's intended purpose. I use this rig as a everyday pc that does very light gaming The case is of very good quality, thicker gauge aluminum panels with window. Looks like a tight fit, but there is also adequate room behind the motherboard for cable routing because the MB standoffs are higher than normal. * Silverstones SFX 500LG power supply is a pleasure to work with as the cables are modular and flat. Very quiet PSU unit with 120mm fan * Enermax 80mm fans look great and run relatively quiet * This MB works well with this setup because of the location of the power connections

Here's some pics of my build. Enjoy

Part Reviews

CPU

Snappy performance for everyday user. I am surprised at the performance this chip delivers. Great for some light gaming as well. i have and i5 4690k and for general usage, it seems even faster.

CPU Cooler

Looks stunning, runs super quiet and no ram clearance issues on mini itx. I think the Noctua colors are nice and the whole product is very good quality. this cooler is really designed to function. I would buy another and recommend this cooler to anyone.

Motherboard

reliable. bought it because the layout is what i needed. M2 ssd support on the back of MB

Memory

Fast ram, and looks great with the led lights. Wish the software for the LED lights had more options. Bright setting is very bright, low setting is too low, nothing in between. Bought it mainly for the fast cas timing 8. so far very reliable.

Storage

This ssd is fast, solid looks, stable and i think is under rated. I heard alot of bad review on this ssd. I can say i am very happy with it. faster than my Samsung 840 evo

Storage

People looking to save room in sff builds, buy this. fast. and reliable storage. Some say it's loud. I like the spin up in my rig, cause it sounds very high tech :)

Power Supply

This is one of the best, if not the best sfx psu. love the modular flat cables, and the new 120mm super quiet fan. i am gald i got this instead of the smaller sfx silverstone sells. The fan makes a big difference. 500w plenty power. The fan only activates if it reached over 48 deg, i believe.

Case Fan

Look good. runs quiet at low rpm, little noisy above 1500rpm. Lots of settings for the LED and manual fan control. the fan wires are not easy to tuck away for a flush fit. i like them.

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 5 points

I don't wanna put down your system but the cooling seems like overkill considering it's an i3 and only 54W and no GPU. PSU is also overkill, this system shouldn't draw more than 100W of power.

A low profile CPU cooler like the Noctura nh-LI9 with a 300W PSU would have done the job. And maybe a quieter 120mm exhaust instead of two 80mm's.

16GB is also overkill for an i3 with no GPU.

Scaling back on the overkill you could have put a i5 or even an i7 65W in there and gotten much better performance at basically the same price.

sorry i pretty much ended up putting down your system... but the parts just dont seem to match...

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

No put down to me, and point taken. I built this rig mainly based on the aesthetics, the NH U9S provided me with the look i was going for. This case is extremely small and supports only 2 80mm fans in the rear, which is more than adequate. The SFX 500L is the choice for this case when it comes to cable managment which is very important in this build. The cooling intake is phenomenal for such a SFF case, not to mention the build quality. All in All, 16GB ram is overkill, 8 GB will do just fine.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree that you needed a modular psu, you could have gone with the 450 watt but I guess the larger fan on the 500 w version helps. The cooler is great and honestly getting a NH-L9i for (10 bucks less) doesn't really makes sense as the $10 difference is really worth it and you will have a much much much better cooler. Probably I would criticize the 16gigs of ram which is overkill... Great build!! +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I was also thinking about the 450w silverstone, but i got the 500lg for less price. i like it, it's so quiet.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

when I bought the 450watt version, there was no 500 or 600. I would have probably bought the 500 version and I also had to buy the cables which was an extra... I think you made a great choice as the fan is larger so it will be quieter. I have no complaints with mine...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your insight, i'm glad you liked it!

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

An i3 with a TDP of 54W won't run hot even with a stock cooler. I suggested a smaller cooler not so much because of the savings but because it would be easier to work with instead of a massive cooler in such a small case. NH-l9 is as quiet as it gets so noise or heat would be zero issue, but yes the savings is always good also.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Eee~ it's so adorable!! Great parts and I love it! So clean, so compact!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

This is amazing. Not only does it have some really good parts (like 16GB RAM!!), but it's so neat! The cable management is great! It looks so great and just amazing. There are no words.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your comments, glad you like it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there!

Outstanding build you have there! Just a quick question, what is the name of that case you have there?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Similar, but not the same. Look at the rear fan(s).

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Same case, different name.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

NOT the same case. Look at the fans in the back, one case has one, one case has two, look at the front panel, one has just a power button, one has front panel inputs...similar, not the same. More different than just the name.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Jonsbo U1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build. To me 16gb of memory seems a little high for everyday computing but I guess you will not need any for quite some time.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, clean build, and a cute little case. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks...it was tough to work on, but worth it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

i like the case. what is it?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a Jonsbo U1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! check mine, i use a jonsbo u2.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

checked your build out, very nice. like the color scheme. i'm thinking to try a build in a U3 next. how do you like the case?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Your case rocks! I want to get a Jonsbo U3 in Red, but hard to find. Have a look at this U2 in this link http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f143/cooltek-powered-jonsbo-u2-rot-pissdrunx1987-988316.html

It's awesome!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes i've seen that link as well! His build is so friggin cool! It actually inspired me to make an all-black build

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Dear ${GOD}, man, you put bare DRAM sticks on a piece of static-electricity-hoarding synthetic carpet?!?

I hope you tested the fertilizer out of them afterward...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, static free microfibre dust rag :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

(looks again) I've never before seen a microfibre cloth that looked like that...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Really clean nice looking PC. Great build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

do you think its possible to mount a single 2.5" hdd behind the front panel? planning to mod this case and put a gtx 750 ti so bottom part will be used.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes definitely you can. Some people even fit one on top the psu. If you install a 750ti, make sure it's a Single slot or it won't fit. Good luck!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

planning to put an elsa gtx 750ti sp but im worried about the gpu length. if its not too much of a problem, can you measure the max length of a gpu that will fit in this case.

edit: also gpu thickness. thanks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice card! The max length is 197mm, your card length is only 188mm, and you will have about 28mm from the bottom of the exhaust fan to the base of the case. your card is 17.1mm thick, so there should be enough room. Wow, that would be sweet if you set that up!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks alot! galax gtx 750ti razer wouldve been better due to availability but damn 233mm :(

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is gorgeous. I just love how the air cooler sits inside the case and it looks awesome.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment! Honestly looks even better in person.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That poor i3 is gonna freeze to death under that cooler! Haha. Nice build though, I did a similar one for a hackintosh/dual boot system.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

i like your build! I think those Noctua fans look sharp, i know most peps don't like the color, but i do. how do you like the U2 case? I'm considering getting a Red U2 or U3 for my next build, but hard to come by.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it quite a bit but have been considering changing it out in the near future for something a little more manageable, it's nearly impossible to work in with the amount of stuff I have in it. Might go for the Lian Li Q33WA.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't click away without stopping to say something - this build is freaking orgasmic. I think I just found my new favourite SFF build - unbalanced part choices aside, this thing looks utterly fantastic.

+1'd.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Put an R9 NANO into it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice SFF build! +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! One question: with two 80mm fans you loose the capacity to install a GPU, correct?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea. But this is an old case now and the case never originally supported a gpu. There is a new revision now with gpu support...i believe its called the u1 plus.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably one of the most lit builds I've seen. Holy crap, it's awesome.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

If I were you, I would have ditched the the cpu cooler and the 16 gb ram kit. With the money saved from that, I would then go for 8 gigs of ram, as well as either a GTX 750 ti or an r7 260x. Yes, it may cost slightly more, but you would then get far better performance in gaming, as well as some video editing. I know this is an every-day rig, but I think it would definitely be a better option to trade the cooler and 16 gigs of ram for a dedicated graphics card.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your advice. I would, but this case doesn't support a gpu. You can mode a spot for a single slot gpu with a dremel, but this case is all about looks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh ok, I was not aware that there was no gpu support. Your build makes a lot more sense now that I know that. I still like a dedicated gpu though, so I most likely simply would not build in that case. It is a very cool looking case though.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If your into it, you can fit a single slot gpu in there. You will need to dremel out the cutout in the back. Some people have done this already.

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