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