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What I looked for is a small and powerful PC. I have planned for this PC for at least half year. At first, I was about to go with i5-6600K. Then, I heard rumours about new processor from AMD are going to be released soon, so I postponed in buying new motherboard, CPU and RAM. I mostly recycled my previous PC's parts, which was running Xeon E3 (Haswell Gen). Also, most of the parts on my PC is second handed, so it's cheaper. And added new stuff such as new fans, fan controller, lightning, and internal USB hub.

I use the machine mainly for gaming and streaming. I have met a few problems with building it, such as cable management and tubing from the AIO. And also the availability of the motherboard in my country which is Malaysia. I had to risk it and I bought it from China. Glad I was not scammed and the thing worked really well.

It worked really well, hitting very good temps, on both the CPU and the GPU. Both maintained under 50C. And it is quiet, I can set the fans to stop when idling.

All and all, I just think that this is one of the craziest ideas I have ever come up with. It's crazy how this small PC is running 6 cores, 12 threads. (Thanks to Ryzen or u will need X99 motherboards.) And also its fully water cooled using 2 AIO watercoolers.

Oh, and also, I had one more extra led strip after the installation of the NZXT Hue+. So, I installed the LED Strip under the chassis and had the LED cable routed through the GPU ventilation holes.

UPDATESSS Bought 2 more monitors, an NZXT Puck and also an SM961 128GB NVMe SSD.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 For such a colorful build! Its amazing how much raw power can be shoved into one of these smaller machines now adays. Congrats on finally being able to bring all those plans to life, it certainly feels great when it all works out!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

how do i get the same colours on my pc build? are they just part of the pc case?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

To get those COLOURS, refer this page: https://www.nzxt.com/products/hue-plus

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much! and congratz on your idea to light it up like this :P

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! Have a good day

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh man, a build in the case I'm going to use with AMD Ryzen, only problem being that motherboard (the only Mini ITX AM4 one on the market right now) is always sold out! Anyways still jealous, and great build! (Love the lighting)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you looking at the Biostar miniATX?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, only places I can find it it's always out of stock

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

r/sff keeps getting posts when it is back in stock.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

if you are able to wait a bit longer a new mini-ITX motherboard was announced the ASRock X370 Gaming ITX/ac which may give you more options/availability.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'll keep an eye out for it!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Not just limited stock, the motherboard couldn't be found in my country, I even had to buy it from China lmao. https://world.taobao.com/item/549575067957.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.rR2iiw#detail

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

i7-6600k? New Leaks!??!?! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for pointing it out. I have edited the post.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm about to order the same processor and I was wondering if it comes with a cooling fan and thermal paste, if you could reply that would be great. But nice build!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1600X does not come with any sort of cooling and thermal paste.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok! Thats great to know, thanks appreciate it.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

can you please tell me if those AWESOME led colours come with the pc case? i need to know!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks dude, they dont come with the case. It's from NZXT.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the mobo? Is biostar a reliable brand?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo is good and reliable Im yet to meet any problems with it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you be able to let us know if this board has the RGB header for the CPU cooler? Also what is the white thing on the front of your case, I really really want to know, man!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the ram be set at 3200mhz w/o any problems?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

for now, im unable to set the ram at 3200MHz, probably due to these factors: 1.CL clock too high (relatively old ram)(cl16) - ive seen a friend running 3200mhz ram smoothly cuz he has cl14 ram -his previous ram is same model but higher cl 2. Ryzen RAM compability issues

  • the mobo is absolutely fine tho and i can make sure of that
  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

So if I have my ram at cl14 3200mhz it will be set automatically to 3200mhz?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I see colors, I press like. Always!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

wow oh wow, this thing is a beaut, while being a best, quick question tho (sorry) - is the m.2 accessible while the mobo is still in the case as would look to put in a 960evo later on. ps, hope my pc looks half as good as this :D

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

yes the m.2 slot is accessible.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What screwdriver did you use for the m.2 drive?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

the screw came with the motherboard

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU temps are you getting from that cooler?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

under 50C, overclocked to 4GHz

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Was it hard to OC using the Biostar Mobo? Thinking about doing something similar. I'm bored of my 4770k and my giant c70 case taking my leg room.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for cloudkid on your monitor

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

1+! cool build! but i would mount that rad in the front because of temps....

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

There is two rads and I installed one on top and another one at the front. Temps are really good for both CPU and GPU.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhh... okay

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

For $110, you could've gotten a 3200MHz 16gb of ram, but 3000MHz 8gb Dominator Platinum ram is overpriced af. If you can afford to get an $840 gpu, then why not just go for the ryzen 7 or the i7 series? Just note that cpu bottlenecks when using a high-end gpu. So if I were you, I'd go for the 7700k or the 1700, or if you want to continue down the Ryzen 5 series, just get the 1600(cheaper and is practically the same thing). You could've also opted for the B350 counterpart of your motherboard as you are not using your gpu in sli.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

it's 3200mhz but pcpartpicker doesn't have the option for it so, it's still 2x4gb tho and ram prices are probably higher here, IDK. was opting for 1700 but I really don't need that many cores and I'm really new to CPU OC so I got 1600x instead. I totally agree the 1600 part, but still, like the 1700, I'm really new at OC and that is the reason why I gave up the R7 series. And also the motherboard, I agree what you wrote there but I thought x370 will have some improvements on NVMe and others, which turns out I was wrong.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao that's my sister's gpu

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, was planning on custom loop but I figured that it was expensive and tough in a small casing like this. And my AIO cooled my PC really well, so, I cancelled the plan on getting a custom loop.