Description

This is a general purpose gaming and work build that I put together while hunting down deals in the weeks leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Overall I'm very happy with all of my components especially the Case and GPU. Case was great to build in and the GPU runs very cool in this case and fits like a glove.

I did run into a couple of issues:

The rear-chassis fan that came with the H200i was mounted in an intake configuration. This case is designed to work with negative-airflow and both the top and rear chasis fans must be setup in an exhaust configuration. I didn't notice this initially and my GPU load temps were in the low 80s (C).

Once I fixed the above, the GPU temps were more in-line with reported temps. The Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC card runs VERY cool and does super-well in this case, despite having only a few millimeters of clearance with the PSU shroud. The design of the case helps contribute greatly to the low temps, I'm sure.

There was only one USB 2.0 header on the motherboard, which was problematic because I needed 2: one for the H200i's built-in fan/lighting controller and another for the Ryzen's Wraith Prism RGB controls. I bought the little NZXT internal USB header splitter and that fixed the issue.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm surprised that the GPU gets temps that good with that little clearance. I'm planning on doing a build with the same case and gpu, but with a kraken watercooler. Do you think there is enough room for a radiator and fans in the front of the case?

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

I believe there's a few of those builds sprinkled through the site! You can always ask NZXT on their Amazon product page, they're super-responsive.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

There's holes between where the GPU is and PSU so some air can get through.

(see pic 4). https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Yj8H99/nzxt-h200i-whiteblack-mini-itx-tower-case-ca-h200w-wb

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Whether or not you'll be able to run an AIO or not is dependent on your GPU card. I wish I measured my card so I can tell you the exact dimensions. I think it is 270mm is the max. Check out my H200i build and you can see how little clearance I have between (just the) fan and the GPU card.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I have seen a 290mm card with the Kraken x62 in the h200i case.

https://imgur.com/a/yuO6Hxg MSI Gaming X 1080 ti

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I was gonna say, that third fan on the end is like "HELP MEEEE! I CAN'T BREATH!!"

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

looks really nice! +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build. I had similar concerns as other commenters regarding airflow and temps for the GPU but it seems this case handles it fine due to the perforation on the PSU shroud,

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

anyway possible to add a liquid cooler?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the front of the case has space for a radiator. There's a few H200i builds with the Nzxt Kraken.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Man is there anyway possible you could help me set up a pc with this same case but with i7 and liquid cooling? I heard running i7 is much cooler than Amd as far as temperatures

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I would imagine the only changes would the CPU Liquid Cooler and maybe you'd have to go a for a slightly shorter GPU. This card is a beast and might be a bit too long to allow a radiator in the front of the case to fit.

As far as Mini-ITX motherboards: Intel has WAY more options than AMD, so you should be in good shape there.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Can confirm. The Gigabyte 2080 "gaming white OC" doesnt fit in this case along with the kraken m52 radiator installed at the front. Found that out the hard way. Had to take it back and order the m22 (single fan) to get some space.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your CPU temperatures with the Ryzen's stock "Wraith Prism" CPU cooler?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning a build in this case using the same mobo, using the stock fans as exhaust and pccooler corona rgb fans as intake. Also planning to use the Wraith Prism cooler, so it's good to know I need a splitter for the fans. Would you mind posting a pic or two of the usb 2.0 splitter you used in the case? That would help me a lot.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That's okay, I appreciate the help : ) Another part to add to the list lol

  • 17 months ago
  • -2 points

Negative airflow be damned, do you even have any front fans in this thing? It's hard to tell with your pics. If not, thats a huge part of your issues. The other is choosing a 2.5 slot card when it's just BARELY able to fit.

If you've made it work, great, but cases like are design fails. I'm highly skeptical the small holes they put do much. Also that crossbar they put in is a giant middle finger to blower cards that otherwise would work well.

Phanteks handled this alot better, just as much room for the card as in this one, but alot better ventilation.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, this build proves quite the opposite: this case handles a 2.5 slot GPU just fine. In fact, in real world use (playing BFV for a couple of hours) my GPU temps don't go past 66C and the fans aren't even close to maxing out at that temp.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Skeptical Fry is Skeptical

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Skeptical Fry is not so skeptical that GPU sag is impossible in this build though....

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