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Current build to everyday computing and heavy gaming workloads. Reason to go with budget Z370 board than B360 is to use 3200Mhz RAM and future upgradability to unlocked CPUs. Got cucked with my GTX 1070 Ti purchase when the RTX 2060 is around the corner (at least it isn't so bad with the 2060 Super launch, phew). Tried GPU overclocking and will try RAM overclocking soon, maybe BCLK overclocking if I'm bored af. Will add a M.2 NVME SSD soon. EVGA G1+ PSU barely fits in my Meshify C where the cables are pressed against the hard drive cage (fml). Zotac GTX 1070 Ti AMP! does not have fan stop and is noisy af at 100% fan speed (please don't buy this garbage).

I called it the "Neodymium" as the colour scheme is similar to the colour of the element (Yes I love chemistry lmao)

Stuff I'd like to change in the near future: -My motherboard to a Z390 or the rumored Z490 with better VRM heatsinks (why tf does the Z370 Pro4 have so little heatsinks??), 2.5Gb Ethernet and WiFi 6 support and moar RGB headers -My video card to some next-gen RTX Video Card -Case Fans to some good ol' Noctuas with Phanteks Halos because RGB makes your PC faster by 10% -Storage to all SSDs (HDD is ded) -CPU cooler to a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4

(Huge shoutout to the LTT Cable Ties for keeping my cable management in check!)

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Even though the the PSU is a hard fit, you've got cable management nice any tidy. Great job! :)

I'll reconsider my PSU choice for my Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX TG. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! That took the longest to settle in my build (but heck it was worth it)

And no problem! It was actually an oversight of my side since my PSU has a chunky 135mm fan to cool the internals, hence the longer 170mm length of this PSU. A strong recommendation for your mATX build will be the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold! It is smaller with a 120mm fan and it has a shorter length of 140mm, which means you can have more room for your cables and shove excess cables in your case, and it features "fan-stop" mode, which this particular EVGA power supply is clearly lacking, great if you want to keep it quiet.

One small detail between these two power supplies that make me not regret on my purchase though is on the PCI-E cables. EVGA's is individual, which is neat-o. Unlike Seasonic's, where theirs are split from the main 8-pin connector (search their gallery for a better look), so unless you have a video card that has 2x 8-pin connectors, the extra connector dangling will look 'ugly' in your case (subjective, but imo). So do get a custom sleeved cable if you don't want that or look at other power supplies and their included cables!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You guessed it right, I was going to decide between the EVGA Supernova G1+ 650 and the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650. Buy a lottery ticket, you might just guess the numbers right, too! :D

I have an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW and some sleeved cables already, so this part's all right. I made and constantly make reserach not to mess up something in an mATX build, would be a damn shame. Thanks for all these details anyway.

I'm just missing the PSU, CPU cooler and some storage, in 2 months I'll build the PC finally. I'm buying the parts for it since last year, had some financial setbacks sadly... Check it out if you'd like: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/dreher93/saved/JsNgwP

(Note: I'm using the PCPP list as a cost tracker, too and Hungary has high taxes; I include them in the price list manually when I purchase them. The prices included may seem a bit absurd compared to today's prices. Specially the RAM, I timed the purchase badly, lesson learned :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

LTT!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this man, super fresh!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

lmao LTT cable ties! nice!