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My second mini-itx build, done for my significant other.

I used the thermaltake core V1 snow edition that I already used for my first mini itx build; I liked the case a lot, it was easy to build in and I think it looks great, so it was an easy choice.

For the motherboard I went with a H270, which does not make that much sense with an unlocked CPU, I know I know. I was looking for something not too expensive endowed with an M.2 SSD slot.

The machine will be used for general office tasks mostly and for that it sure is a complete overkill (as is the 650W PSU)... but you never know right, maybe it will run some games too.

The overall build experience was great and I am very happy with the result, especially bringing down the noise level using some resistance cables on the fans was working out great. Booting this thing up is fun every time thanks to the amazing speeds the M.2 is providing and the HUE+ adds to the fancy rainbow-eyecandy experience.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

With enough RGB, even noctua fans can look nice.

or at least that's what they said

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

true that! I have to say I start to like their look.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, they just look so cool and high performance

no pun intended

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, they really do :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

That RGB tho. Great build! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 needed +1 granted

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks =)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

np mate :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build man! Team Microwave unite!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks man! united we stand ;)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

The Thermaltake cores are great. My buddy had one so i went with an Air 240 (didnt want to copy him lol). I love my case, but I really like this one as well.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

in fact i was thinking about using the air 240 as well, really like that one too

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build, I'm biased because I love the V1 but still really clean and the rgb is nice. What are you using for led control, Hue?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks a lot man. yes, it's nzxt's hue+, wasn't sure how that would work out in this particular case but I think it turned out pretty nice.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, well done.

How did you plug it ? USB 2 on the mobo ?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :) right, usb 2 header on the motherboard

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you man

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, The motherboard is good?. I want to buy one. The speeds of the 960 EVO that you are getting is the promised by Samsung with this motherboard?. I have the same 960 EVO 250GB and I don't want to lose performance with this ASRock motherboard.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there. The board is good I guess, no issues whatsoever. For the EVO speeds I unfortunately didn't test them, I can do that next time I'm at the build and I'll let you know.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, I will appreciate it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi again The speeds I got are 3228 MB/s read || 1277 MB/s write

cheers

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, knowing that the board is cheap. By the way, why you are using a K processor in a H motherboard?.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that doesn't make that much sense but the price difference between locked and unlocked seemed very small, so knowing I wanted to use my own cooler anyways, I went with the K getting that slightly higher clock speed.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the Noctua cooler hold up with the Intel Core i5-7600K CPU? Can you overclock it at all?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooler delviers very good performance from what I can tell, I have to say I didn't stresstest it that extensively, neither did I overclock it at all... so unfortunately I can't give much info there. But temps in normal use seem very good.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your quick response to my question. I appreciate your feedback as I am also thinking of using this cooler. I will have to see how it performs with overclocking. Once my build is made I will post it here with the temperature information.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Your CPU gets 4.2GHz on all cores while gaming or when doing intensive tasks?, I have the same motherboard and processor but, mine doesn't hit 4.2GHz, I don't know why. I want to know if I'm the only one with this issue.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so cute and tiny. Like a baby.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the NVMe drive to show up for windows 10?

Please help.

http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=6203&PID=36924&#36924

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great!

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