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This is my first build ever, and i decided to go ahead with the silverstone RVZ03. After doing some research, i ended up with the parts i have now! The biggest problem i had faced was getting the PSU in, the case can be quite tight around the corners. Overall, i had quite some bits of fun building this setup, and i'm looking for a monitor to play some stuffs on.

i7-7700 I was not going to overclock my current setup due to thermal restraints (it is a tight case) so i decided to go with the 7700.

Asus ROG Strix Z270i Compatible with kabylake, i also picked this due to the internal wifi and aurasync (RGB madness)

Corsair vengeance 2x8 - 2400mhz Picked the vengeance after much deliberation, i was contemplating between the vengeance and the dominator but the vengeance was cheaper so i went for that.

Samsung NVme 960 evo 250GB M.2 SSD Size of a chewing gum stick, no regrets.

Silverstone strider platinum 550W I did not need such a big PSU, so i opted for the full modular silverstone strider platinum 550W. It allowed me to just install the cables that i wanted, and it wasn't that much - freeing up more space for me to work around cable management.

Noctua NH-L9I I was initially going purchase the silverstone NT-06 cpu cooler, but the store that i went to did not have stock for it and they recommended the NH-L9I. I did some research and found that the NH-L9I is really small and low profile, it would fit nicely with my mobo, with plenty of space to work around the cabling.

MSI Aero ITX 1070 Although my case could fit GPUs up to 13", i wanted a smaller version due to the space constraints (i was worried about airflow) as the GPU slot is a little different with this case - silverstone included a riser that allows you to insert the GPU parellel to the mobo for more space. I did some research and went with the MSI Aero ITX 1070, i am really impressed with MSI's fan technology. I will be looking to run some benchmark tests after good temperature performance when i run blizzard games.

Corsair ML120 maglev fan Since the case has tight restraints on space, i was looking for a fan that would out perform the stock case fan. I happened to chane upon the Corsair Magnetic Levitation series. Corsair markets it as a fan that NASA would create, it is predominantly static pressure but it moves high volumes of airflow. When under 50%, i can barely hear the fan at all! However at 100% it goes significantly loud, like a mini lawmower. It has been extreme effective, and i might purchase another to replace the other stock case fan.

Currently i have 1 CPU cooler, 2 Intake fans (1 MagLev, 1 stock case fan), and 0 exhaust fans. The silverstone case is built with a "positive air pressure" case design, and it really shows - especially since i did not install an exhaust fan. Silverstone also provides 3x magnetic 120mm fan filters, which i place outside the case.

So far the setup has done really well, but i have not been playing any overly intensive games. I have run the setup on overwatch (ultra), world of warcraft (ultra), and rise of the tomb raider (very high) without any problems. Initially i thought that the case would have thermal problems but after a few days it does not seem to be an issue. I also currently use speedfan to control my fans.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the small form factor! Nice build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Why z270 with a locked SKU tho? Pretty!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! i wasn't looking to splurge TOO much, and i didnt think i was gonna do any overclocking so i went with the locked one! I am relatively new as well, and a friend opened my world with aura sync and i thought i'd try out the Z270 :p

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, is that only available on the high end boards? Well, nice! Enjoy!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I was wondering what your idle and load temperatures are for your CPU and GPU? Thanks. I really like your build by the way.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, my idle temperatures are pretty decent: CPU - ~41 and GPU - ~36

For load temperatures, it gets a little high; although i've read that its normal for higher temps because of the SFF builds (thermal restraints), and also i am currently in brisbane, and it gets crazy hot this time of year! CPU - ~50-60 and GPU can range from 60-80 (depending on the game, i run wow on very high settings and my GPU stabilises around 60-70, but overwatch on ultra can hit 80 but usually hovers around 70-80)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't see this case very often, really cool that they include the filters! How was the build experience in it?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a little complicated for my first time, but aside from the cable management i am really satisfied with my first setup :)

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