My first build was difficult due to such a tiny case, I feel I messed up the thermal paste and getting the cables to fit was a challenge. I began to benchmark and I'm pretty happy with the results. 75 degrees on my GPU when gaming on 99% load. CPU is in the 50-60 degrees while gaming. Beautiful 1440p and 144Hz in most games make this a true PC experience.

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CPU gets hot while completing tasks and fan spins up. Not too sure if its my CPU cooler temp curve, how I installed the thermal compound or the fact that its a SFF case and breathing is hard for the cooler.


Has everything I need. in my case the configuration was a bit weird for the front IO and the CPU cooler but other than that I love this Motherboard


Cheap SSD and gets the job done.


Great PC Case, wish it had space for Radiator and for more cable management. I would strongly advise a blower style GPU. Best SFF other than those 2 things.

Case Fan

Small, fast cheap. Nothing to not love.


Best and most cheap 144Hz 1440p Monitor I could find. I love it. Can move vertically or rotate if you want. Also can overclock to 165Hz

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Man your finished product looks clean! thank you for sharing!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Savage build in a tiny space, probably a little on the warm side if you tried overclocking. But a beast none the less.

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

It’s the locked 8700

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Did NOT catch that, lmfao!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I need to build new Build to run the following Games and Software on Dell Monitor - U3417W 3440x1440 60Hz Monitor

Game: World of Warcraft / Overwatch Software: Photoshop / Lightroom / Illustrator / Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects

My main question is if I can play these 2 games without black border is good FPS rate at this resolution of the monitor, using High or Ultra configuration in the quality of graphics.

Below the Parts List, I am open to suggestions on parts exchange or even on fanning as Cooler CPU and FAN


  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

your power supply is not sufficient for the parts you have and could pose as a safety hazard for your parts. a psu with a minimum of 600 watts is what your parts need.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that too. But I looked on the EVGA and intel website and found how much Watts they consume (which was the same as PCPartPicker) and decided I wasn’t going to overclock so I should be fine. I’ve played PUBG High settings getting 99% GPU load and like 30-40% CPU load and haven’t had any problems. I more than likely will switch out the PSU for a 550 or 600 during Christmas. I want a smaller case too like the M1 but all of them are expensive

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Building with this same mobo, cooler, case. Did you have issues attaching the cooler? Two of the holes fall under the metal in the back and it looks like the posts come down to far when attached to fit under the metal. Did you have this issue and if so, how did you fix it? Thanks!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

no problems, i was new to PC building so at first it was difficult to put on but i was being a noob.