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My original intention of building this machine was to have something that could be used in my living room for things like VR, gaming, and browsing. I wanted to avoid all of the typical RGB and have something that could be a center piece for the living room. I decided on the LZ7 because of its modularity and customization was a breeze.

This was my first SFF build so I didn't know what to expect going into it as far as building. Wit that being said, the assembly was simple. The instructions were very straightforward. Although the case is only 7 liters in volume there was very few times I had any more trouble than one would in any mid size case. I will note that everything has a dedicated space and it gives you just enough clearance to fit what you need. The build quality is phenomenal, every panel and corner felt sturdy and sleek, I love it. The further and further I got with this build the more excited I got, every piece felt like a new Lego being added to my spaceship. It felt much like when I was a kid playing with Legos. I got increasingly excited with every new panel I added. It was the most fun I have ever had with a build.

The performance of the machine is better than I anticipated. I decided to test it out for a week or so before I moved it to the living room. I am able to game at 1440p no problem on mostly high setting and still hitting high fps. I also use it for some DevOps work as well. So far I don't plan on moving it to the living room anytime soon. I love the aesthetic, the minimal look, extra space on my desk, and incredible performance for such a tiny machine. I plan to swap out panels and corners down the line to change the look whenever I got bored of its look. At the moment I am extremely satisfied with its look so I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Did the mobo come with an updated BIOS to support the ryzen 5 3600? If not, how did you update it?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

It came with the update, but I had an extra 2000 series CPU just in case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

That's interesting, can you tell me where you bought it? And is it a guarantee that this specific mobo comes with the update, or is it a hit-or-miss?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it at Microcenter in Denver, CO. No itll tell you if it has the latest BIOS

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous build - love it! Definite uptick from me ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You got the lz7 for $211 USD?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. It shipped from the UK, as well as custom printed components.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow any config I come up with ends up at 295. Using overclockers uk

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

20% VAT should be deducted during checkout once you update your country (VAT only applies to EU residents).

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What case fan are you using? Looks thicker than your typical slim fans

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you having any issues after initial set up getting any display on your monitor? I have same CPU, RAM, and mobo as you and I cannot get any display using HDMI. BIOS is on 3.30. I looked up on Asrock's website and the RAM isn't even supported but it seems to be working for you. I tried flipping the RAM, different monitors, and different cables. It turns on and CPU fan kicks on but no display.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

one day, I'm going to build in the LZ7. great job with this build, I know mITX builds can be a bit of a hassle some times.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats, very nice buid ! I'll build a very similar one but I plan to use a gigabyte GTX 1660 MINI ITX OC 6G. Should be OK for me and it has semi passive cooling.

Do you use a 140mm case fan ? What about the temps and noise level ? What is the MoBo WiFi performance ? I've read it is capped at 433 MBit/s. Do you confirm?