Description

Hi everyone, this is my first mini-ITX build. Originally I just wanted a small simple PC that could play the latest games at a reasonable FPS to be enjoyable, unfortunately not all went as planned and I ended up making many changes along the way. CPU and GPU are overkill for someone not planning on OC . I understand that but I rather have the best I can afford now in case I change my mind in the future and give OC a go. For my current needs this is just perfect.

In the Pictures:

I had TOO MANY PICTURES as reminded by you guys in the site and a close friend of mine as well. (too Excited wanted to share it all) So I move them to a Flickr Album if anyone still wants to see the all and I only kept a few on the post. cherry picked them..

Album here : https://flic.kr/s/aHskRRoLUS

Serenity Version 1 (Pics 1 - 20)

I originally used what parts I had on hand, that meant a full size ATX PSU [XFX XTR 550 Watts] It fit on the case but it blocked my ability to add the SSD/HDD hard drive tray that goes on top of the case. this meant will not be able to use up my WD RED 4TB drive that I had laying around and was going to be where the games where going to be saved.

Added a GTX 1060 that I got from Ebay not to long ago as I was planning this build.

And Added 1 Corsair fan [SP120 RGB Fan in Blue LED] to the front of the case and paired it with the stock fan on the Corsair H60 AIO in a Push / Pull Config.

As seen on the last three pictures of Version 1. The fans LED lights formed the shape of a swastika and I was not happy with that so that had to go.

Serenity Version 2 (Pics 21 - 29)

Wife got me an RTX 2060 for my B-Day!! Yay! and I hurry to see if it fits! well it DID!

Serenity Version 3 (Pics 30 - 44)

Type to see if I can clean up the cables a little and maybe rearrange the AIO CPU cooler in the opposite direction. That was a major FAIL. I never noticed that the water tubes where blocking the PCIe slot and that will make it impossible to install the RTX 2060. Off it came and put it the way it was originally.

Serenity Version 4 (Pics 45 - 74)

Not happy with the lack of HDD support I replaced the PSU with a SF600 PSU from Corsair. This PSU is TINY!! So much more room now!. I was able to add my 4TB WD RED NAS drive to the bracket and had to install it backwards so as not to put too much tension on the RTX 2060's power supply cable connection.

Serenity Version 5 (Pics 75 - 112)

Now I figure I don't want to open this box again. So I got rid of the swastika fan and replaced it with DeepCool CF120 RGB Fan, Added a set of LED Light Strips by Deepcool [RGB200 PRO] and since I was already here added extra case fans to help add more air and extract the hot air.

Overall I am Extremely happy with the end result. I can't wait till I get to build another PC.

Serenity Version 5 (Pics 113 and up)

Some Screenshots of Benchmarks and Temps

If you read this far, Thank you very much for your time and for taking a look at checking out the pictures of this personal and tiny build.

TEMPS: CPU TEMP (IDLE) : 38 Celsius (Fans @ Full) / 42 Celsius (Fans on SILENT) CPU TEMP (LOAD AIDA64 - 15plus Minutes): 55 Celsius (Fans @ Full) GPU TEMP (IDLE) : 49 Celsius GPU TEMP (LOAD Heaven Benchmark): 73 Celsius

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Person: Posts 4 Pictures

Me: MORE PICTURES

Person: Posts 124 Pictures

Me: Smashes monitor

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

That's all I have to say.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL. Agree. I was told by my friend the same. I said the more the merrier.. I was WRONG!.. My bad. I have deleted LOTS of them and moved them to an album offsite. thank you for checking the build out.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I do have to add, it's an amazing build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see another Sg 13 build! I'm building in this exact case later today and hopefully, mine will end up looking and performing as good as this one!

Even though I have worse parts with a 1070 and i5 7500

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope it still goes well for you

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Your gpu is about the same as his so the rtx 2060 is the equivalent of the gtx 1070 ti so your gpu is about the same performance as his.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

how much was the case?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a pain to find the white version with the front mesh for a good price. Found it at EIO.com for$53.99 Shipped. They seem to be a drop-ship or something because the box took almost 2 weeks to get home and it shipped directly from SilverStone. But for the price I was not complaining.

You can get them faster from amazon but only in black.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the lighting you did

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Too many pictures bro lol. Like, 5-8 per iteration would've been fine. xD

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Agree and It has being fixed.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You're a world champion. Don't let your memes be dreams. <3

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How were the braided cables of the SF600 Platinum? I am planning on using the same model, so I was wondering. Is it difficult to work with?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Compare to the regular cables that come with the Gold version. The braided cables are a pleasure to work with in tight places. I just got another SF600 this time of offerup for $70 (The gold version) and I can say first hand the braided cables are 100 times better on the Platinum.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I am also planning to get an SF600 Platinum. Sadly, I can't find it locally (not even in my country). I am getting a friend to pick it up when he returns from US. But, I have to wait another month for that.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. You will be happy with the Platinum version.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, those 2 Noctua fans at the top of the graphics card, how are they fitted are they just resting?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look a little closer at the pic of the 2 little fans. To the left you can see a screw. that screw is holding a makeshift bracket made from thin metal I got at home depot, the fans are zipped tie to the bracket and the bracket is attached to the case using existing screw hole.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

you can see more pics here https://flic.kr/s/aHskRRoLUS