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u/AirCombatF22 · 3 pointsr/sffpc

I don't see any comments so I'll offer my advice. Take it with a grain of salt, as I'm always browsing r/buildapcsales and definitely more of a price/performance builder.

First of all, an $800 build with a 5700 and an SFF case and PSU is unlikely. Here's my recommendations

A Ryzen 5 3600 is like double the price of a 2600 for only 15% more speed. A 2600 is already a really solid CPU for gaming. Unless he's a hardcore gamer and streamer with a hardon for ultra settings games, I'd suggest the Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600x. On Black Friday, 2600 prices will probably drop to around $90 (they've been dropping to around $100 recently). Currently on Amazon for $118.

Really good choice in LPX RAM - that specific set actually dropped to $56 the other week and will be hopefully down again on BF.

A 5700 is fine in terms of price to performance, but if you really do want to get below your budget but still want really good performance, I'd suggest jumping on this deal asap: EVGA 1660ti for $255 on sale through Best Buy (originally $320), and you can use the first time shopping code (SHOPNEW19) for $20 off your first purchase using a google account/credit card combination you haven't used before. That effectively makes the 1660ti a $230 deal, and the 5700 (usually blowers are on sale for at best $280) performs only 30% better, sure, but you're going for a budget build, and a 1660ti can already handle anything for 1080p gaming. Even if 5700 prices drop lower on Black Friday, chances are the 1660ti will still end up being on sale for a better price/performance deal. Also should be noted that 5700's that do drop below $280 are usually blowers, and these can be very, very loud. Ultimately, check out userbenchmark, sort GPUs by value, and compare to figure out what's the best fit for you.

Not a bad SSD/HDD combination, but keep your eye out on Black Friday. Chances are that 1 TB SSDs will drop below $80.

With regards to PSU, EVGA is generally a cheaper line with still very good quality SFX PSUs. Their customer support is a lot better in my experience, but others may disagree. This 450W PSU was on sale for $69 the other day. Idk if it's your first time building, but do keep in mind to not vastly overestimate the wattage PSU you need. So many people buy 650W PSUs when they really only need to use 380W, which should only warrant buying a 450 or 550W PSU. I'd recommend this wattage calculator.

Finally, if you're really trying to do a budget build, keep an eye out on r/buildapcsales. Check early and check often. There was a sale today for a super high-end 1 TB m.2 NVME SSD that was $80, but it was sold out on Amazon in under an hour. Often times, the best deals will be sold out by the time they make it to hot. r/buildapcsales and r/sffpc are the only two subreddits I ever sort by new on lol. Again, I'm not sure how experienced you are with PC building, but make sure you're buying components of the specs that you want. There are times where I've gotten over-excited and seen a $48 RAM deal, but it turned out to be only 3000 mhz instead of 3200. Then again there have also been times where I've seen RAM prices and been like "wow, that's not even that good a deal," and then realized it was $100 for 32 GB and not 16 GB.

Afterword: Keep in mind that it's probably best to wait until Black Friday if you really want to play it safe price-wise. Don't buy everything from the same place at once if you want to save money. Buy from the credible sellers with the best prices at the best times. I've been exclusively buying from links off of r/buildapcsales and ended up with a $900 SFF build capable of all the gaming I'll need to do in college. And that's after spending $220 on a sexy SM550 case.

u/AlcoholEnthusiast · 1 pointr/sffpc

This was immensely helpful, thank you very much.

To comment on your points,

Very good to know about the fan controller. I suspected it wouldn't be able to power the fans. That seemed a little too easy. However, I will likely go for a 1 > 4 splitter so there is no wires that are unconnected. That would bother me.

https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1495948300&sr=1-8&keywords=fan+splitter

Would something like that work for the 4 fans? Then I would use the CPU fan header for the 5th that was attached to the CPU cooler?

Also thanks for the heads up on Corsair PSU > Silverstone. I was actually already planning on that, but for some reason, Corsair SF6000 isn't showing up in PCPP right now, and I wanted a placeholder so I knew where I was at financially. So I will be getting the Corsair SF600 + ATX -> SFX adaptor.

In regards to the front panel/header, I was going off comments like this that I had read:

"Nice but USB headers 3.0 and 3.1 not a good combination with Fractal Nano S (3.0) and Corsair H80i v2(USB 2.0). Z170i is better if you are going with these two items."

"But you can't use the front USB right now because new 3.1 to 3.0 adapter is not yet available AFAIK."

So yeah it didn't make sense to me, but since I heard a few people mention something about it I just figured there was something I was missing.

Thanks for the heads up on the RGB header. So that is a header that is in place specifically 100% for people who want to add aftermarket RGB lighting, and they would plug it in to that header?

I will not be getting an NVME SSD, as of right now I am getting the 850 evo 500g. Shortly after I build my computer and get another paycheck I will likely go back and get the Crucial MX300 1TB M2, so lessen the wires and get a good bit more storage.

And noted on the amount of accessories. I am not really bound by specific budget. I could upgrade to the 1080ti and still keep everything else if I thought there were a legitimate reason to spend another 200$ on a GPU. I am getting a 27'' 1440p 144hz G Sync monitor, and from what I can tell the 1080 should handle that at high settings pretty easily If it can do that then I really don't need to dish out the extra money for a 1080ti imo.

Plus part about building a PC (for me at least) is the aesthetics. Having parts that you love, and love to look at. I will have an open window case, so I wanted to use parts that I liked and made the computer look good - without compromising on space. So after looking at every Define Nano S build on PCPP I decided the one I linked above best represents what I'm trying to do on a computer (both aesthetically speaking and performance wise).

Thanks for letting me know about the 3 main cables I'll need too. What does the 4+4 EPS CPU cable connect, and what does the 6+2 PCI-E cable connect?

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

u/just_a_dreamer · 2 pointsr/sffpc

https://www.amazon.com/InWin-Chopin-Mini-ITX-Stickers-Aluminum/dp/B01N091225/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1536316953&sr=8-2&keywords=inwin+chopin

https://www.amazon.com/WIN-150W-Mini-ITX-Black-BQ656T-AD150TB3/dp/B01LVV6WVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536316975&sr=8-1&keywords=inwin+chopin

I always recommend the inwin chopin or its uglier/cheaper sister the BQ656T. Yours looks different from mine lol but I'm confident they all share the same internal shape and stuff. The Chopin is mostly OOS thats why prices are driven up. But when its in stock you can find it for ~100USD

I have a 2400g, asrock fatality itx mobo, and m.2 ssd. The 150w psu is plenty as your OC will be thermally limited. As for cooler options, in this case the stock cooler will fit but if you do want to OC, upgrade to the noctua l9a or c7 cu. I have also seen people remove the fan from the stock cooler and gerry rig an 120mm fan on the original heat sink with good results. I personally have the l9a and i strapped a 120mm thin fan to it for better results.

At this size you will not beable to fit any 3.5" drives. As for the build, its o k. You should break down the case so you can re reroute the psu cables thru the front and behind the mobo, and with some patience you can get it looking nice.

I personally love my chopin and its really smol. Some people have said the tiny psu fan gets loud, but personally I've never had a problem. I'm also really impressed with the 2400g and its performance. Pretty easy to OC/undervolt. AMA

u/pslate · 4 pointsr/sffpc
Hi everyone,

I wanted to share my build in the M1. I knew I wanted to do a build in this case the moment I saw it. I fell in love with the potential to have power, low noise, and portability in one case. I spent a ton of time researching to find the best way to achieve my goal. I ended up settling with a be quiet! Dark Rock TF as my cooler for the 4790k and an Arctic Accelero III on my 1070. As you can see in the pictures, the Dark Rock TF is mounted with the large heatpipes facing the PSU, meaning that I was also able to fit a Noctua NF-A15 on the right side of the side bracket (not pictured). I stress tested with x264 and with the 4790k at 4.5GHz (1.25v) and 4.6GHz (1.29v). The temperatures were pretty hot, 83 degrees and 88 degrees Celsius respectively. These are still 'safe' but hotter than I wanted. I ended up de-lidding my CPU and put Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra between the dye and the IHS and NT-H1 between the IHS and Dark Rock TF. This dropped the stress test temepratures to 70 and 75 degrees, a 13 degree drop! I'm controlling fan speeds with Speedfan and both fans hit max RPM at 65 degrees. For the TF's fans that's 1350 RPM (still pretty quiet) and I'm using the low noise adapter for the A15 which makes it max at 900 RPM.

My 1070 is an EVGA Gaming ACX 3.0. I bought this stock-clock version over the SC by mistake (whoops..). The stock cooler was too loud for me, so I got the Arctic Accelero III. I chose the III over the IV because it comes with mini heatsinks for the 1070's VRMs and VRAM. The III comes with thermal adhesive (glue) for said heatsinks but I was not a fan of this more permanent application (plus it was completely hardened when I got it). So I bought some thermal tape. Works great.
I'm using NF-F12s in an exhaust confgiuration under the Accelero's heatsink. The fan curve on the GPU is very passive. I overclocked the 1070 core clock to +185 and memory clock to +450 on stock voltage (max power limit). I tried running the fans as intake for all positive pressure inside the case which resulted in a temperature of 66 degrees in Unigine Heaven. As exhaust, the temperature dropped to 61 degrees.

So, some more numbers for you. To get an idea of max temps on both CPU and GPU, I ran Heaven and x264 at the same time. The GPU was overclocked to +185 core and +450 memory on both tests. CPU was tested on both 4.5GHz (1.25v) and 4.6GHz(1.28v).


CPU 4.5GHZ: 74 degrees max
GPU: 61 degrees max


CPU 4.6GHz: 79 degrees max
GPU: 61 degrees max


Also, because the GPU temps were so low, it still boosted to above 2000mhz thanks to Nvidia GPU Boost! As you can see, the increase in CPU voltage and temps didn't affect the GPU at all.

I also installed a custom power switch. I bought this vandal switch and this cable to rig it up which worked, but the spade style connectors on the cable didn't secure very well and would end up getting lose and touch one another and turning off the PC. I ended up cutting them off and soldering the wire to the switch.

After all this I can say that I'm finally happy with my build! Thanks for reading!

And sorry for the cable mess! I'll clean it up... sometime...


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | Purchased For $280.00
CPU Cooler | be quiet! DARK ROCK TF 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler | Purchased For $75.00
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard | Purchased For $100.00
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | Purchased For $45.00
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | Purchased For $80.00
Storage | Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | Purchased For $105.00
Storage | Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | Purchased For $105.00
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card | $360.00
Power Supply | Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply | Purchased For $119.99
Case Fan | Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan | Purchased For $18.00
Case Fan | Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan | Purchased For $18.00
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan | Purchased For $20.00
Other| NCASE M1| Purchased For $185.00
Other| Arctic Accelero III| $40.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1550.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-20 16:41 EST-0500 |
u/SimonSkarum · 2 pointsr/sffpc
Just to add to the trouble of choosing, I'd throw the Cougar QBX (19.9 L) or the Sharkoon QB One (14.9 L) into the mix. Both are great cases that'll fit your parts perfectly.

For parts, this is what I'd get within your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor | £196.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | £116.94 @ More Computers
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £136.79 @ Aria PC
Video Card | Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card | Purchased For £0.00
Power Supply | Silverstone - 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply | £80.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £530.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-19 13:11 BST+0100 |

CPU: Comes with a better cooler than the 2600 and it'll better boost clocks. Same price as the 8400 and a decent cooler, and much better value in my opinion.

RAM: Upped it to 16 GB and slightly faster RAM. It was within your budget and it's nice to have a bit of a buffer before maxing out your RAM. Also Ryzen benefits from dual channel RAM.

Case: I left the case open, as it's very much a personal thing. I'd personally get the Sharkoon QB One for around £50, but the Cougar QBX and Sugo SG13 are also great options.

PSU: Switched to a very decent SFX PSU. It'll allow you to switch to an even smaller case if you feel like it in the future. You might need a SFX to ATX bracket, but those are fairly cheap to come by.

I hope this helps, or at least serves as inspiration :)
u/johniib · 1 pointr/sffpc

If you're doing anything that taxes the CPU, that L9i will get pretty loud. I used it for a few days on an 8086k with the Boost disabled (4Ghz max)/undervolted and it handled it OK, but loud. I think my temps were in the mid 70s or so, but the fan was full blast. You could also try a fan shroud which has proven helpful for people in lowering temps. If you don't have access to a 3d printer, Jim will print one for you based on your case/ram/heastink/etc.

I tried the LP53 and that did a much better job with the noise/temp ratio. Similar temps, but I was able to tone down the fan quite a bit. Honestly, I probably would have been happy with that if I didn't already have an Asetek 545lc to try. I'm using that now and I like it a lot more.

I have to echo what everyone else is saying, I would drop down to the 8400 if you don't want to delid and I think you'll be fine with the L9i. If you want to save some money there, I'll sell you my L9i. I currently have the higher rpm fan on my Asetek 545 and the retail one with l9i, but I'm not sure I need the higher rpm so I could switch them out. May even sell the 53, but I did just get in my adapter/fan shroud in so I may test that out first.

u/LoneKrafayis · 2 pointsr/sffpc
  1. AIO will weight more than air cooling

  2. Airflow should be in on the sides and out on the edges (IMHO).

  3. The Cryorig C7 with the Noctua 92x14 PWM fan has been a favorite. The Alpenföhn Black Ridge is talked about a bit.

  4. The Dancase A4-SFX is better with standard axial fans. Let me tell you a little story...

    Video card is case vent


    The A4-SFX does not need the graphics card to have a blower. The blower-style cards never have fan stop and move less air in total compared to the dual or triple-axial coolers.

    The video card is the main venting force of the Dancase. A reference blower does not help or hurt the case, while a 130mm fan on a Aouras Gigabyte card will help the whole case. The huge differances seen by diffrent users of the A4-SFX are a result of the video card loading and fan speed changing the case tempature (IMHO).

    Plan your airflow with tape


    I own both the A4-SFX and the M1. The A4-SFX needs what I call the tape mod. This involves covering the side panel with clear packing tape on the inside wherever it is not above a component fan. I also cover the bottom vents and the front half of the top panel. This will cause the power supply to have a reverse flow when it's fan is off, and all exhaust will be via the rear top panel, PCI bracket area, and possibly the IO shield area.

    Highly-efficient power supplies generate less then 70 Watts of heat. Power supply components can often tolerate extended periods at/over 100C. Don't worry about power supply heat in SFX as you can't keep extreme part cool.

    Dancase and CPU coolers


    The Dancase A4-SFX holds 58 mm of top-down cooler. This is just the Intel Stock cooler height. Daniel expected 55-95 Watt non-overclocked CPUs, when he made the A4-SFX he had a 65 Watt.

    If you want to use 95-Watt and 105-Watt processors in the Dancase A4-SFX, you will need to tolerate noise, throttling on synthetic loads, and/or be careful about your components.

    Most of the coolers are of simmilar construction and effectiveness, if used with the same fan. This is because they are of similar size and fin area. I have been lucky enough to have a V1 and V2 with several of the popular coolers. This includes the C7, L9i, LP53, and a Cooljag/Nexus 7000-low. All of them have been used with the Noctua 92x14 fan as 120 mm fans do not fit with normal RAM.

    The height of the RAM also will make a difference in airflow, with the short height allowing more. Dan suggests VLP modules to improve airflow and these are just a bit taller then the DIMM locking points. Some coolers can accommodate 15mm-thick 120 mm fans with VLP RAM.

    Ncase M1, for your consideration


    For the highest-power parts at the lowest noise, you should consider the Ncase M1. It holds 3-slot graphics cards, as long as they are not too tall. The Ncase lets you run 120 and 140 MM top-down CPU coolers or 92 mm towers. It has dust filters that the A4-SFX lacks.

    NCASE M1 Mini-ITX PC Case - A Space Saver Without Compromises?

    The Ncase M1 also lets you keep or add up to three 3.5" drives (LIGAF). It lets you have 1-5 case fans, so component fans can spin slower. It is 12 liters to the competitor's 7 liters. Both cases fit small padded travel bags, the Ncase fits DJ equipment bags, and the Dancase fits large camera bags.

    Bag for Ncase M1: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00KTLRJLI

    Bag for A4-SFX: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01GU2UUW4/

    Alpenföhn Black Ridge:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/bdjpip/alpenföhn_black_ridge_test_results/

u/3lfk1ng · 12 pointsr/sffpc

It's impressive for sure, I definitely won't deny that, nicely done! I also saw mention that you've had that hardware since 2013 so I wouldn't dare fault you for that setup but for anyone else that is interested in pursuing a similar setup in under 3 liters, it is worth mentioning that the new AMD 3400G APU would likely provide similar performance (it's ever so slightly faster than the 2400G), with less demands on power.

The 2400G APU was a worthy competitor to the 750TI and it fits perfectly in a Chopin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJZgXuMvGsE

It's pretty impressive how well these APUs can perform. It's just too bad the 3400G isn't on 7nm. Maybe the next-gen APU will see an greater bump in performance too.

u/soren121 · 3 pointsr/sffpc

I have no opinion on the EVGA Hybrid, but I do have an EVGA 1070 SC with the Accelero Xtreme III and Noctua NF-F12 fans (which should perform similarly to Corsair's ML120's.)

I'm very happy with my setup. It runs at 31°C at idle, and around 53-54°C at load, with a max of 60°C. I set a custom fan curve with EVGA PrecisionX so that the fans run at 10% (350RPM) at idle and 15-25% (560-860RPM) at load. The card's default curve turns the fans off at idle, but my GPU isn't getting much fresh air from the side panel fan, so the GPU temp would slowly creep up over time. At 10% fan speed, the idle temp stays stable and cool, and the noise difference is imperceptible.

And for your second question...yeah, I think you could do it. I would recommend reading the instructions completely a few times before starting, just so you understand the whole process because it can seem daunting at first. Also, buy a roll of double-sided thermal tape! It will make installing the small heatsinks way easier. Arctic wants you to use epoxy to attach them, but that gives you limited time to install the heatsinks and you have to leave it overnight to cure. The tape is better because it has neither of those issues, and it's non-permanent, in case you ever need to RMA the card.

Edit: You might also be interested in this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/6ct3cr/the_arctic_accelero_xtreme_iii_is_a_miracle_worker/

u/steelax · 3 pointsr/sffpc

This was a labour of love and my first attempt. Thought you guys would appreciate.

The Design was done in TinkerCAD as i am novice in terms of CAD. The MINIRIG is kind of an inside joke with my friends but it sounded cool.

I have tested a few games on this machine, It stays under 60 degrees while running them.

Aprox FPS in games:

CSGO Medium 1440p - 170fps

Overwatch Low 1080p 70% resolution scale - 70 fps

Destiny 2 Low 1080p 75% Resolution Scale - 70 fps

WoW 1080p graphics level 4 - 80 fps

EDIT: Dimensions : WxDxH 186mm X 186.15mm X 66.40mm

Components: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GYVXCb

Power supply: Pico 160w PSU - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-Box-picoPSU-160-XT-Power-Mini-ITX-Supply/dp/B005TWE6B8

External Power Brick: Leicke ULL PSU Power Supply 150W - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YXXAG7C

Button:

QLOUNI 16MM Push Button Switch - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07LH2VDR8

(no wires come with these buttons however i used some wires from my raspberry pi Male to Female and it worked a treat. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heoolstranger-Multicolored-Dupont-Breadboard-Arduino/dp/B07RZK75RN Cheapest on amazon uk)

PLA: SUNLU PLA+ - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073PB9XWY/

3D Printer: Ender 3 HICTOP - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creality-HICTOP-Printer-Assembled-220x220x250mm/dp/B07GN9M85X

Other Images for the Build:

Final Product Unpowered - https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x62CfTnCfK4/XUlv_s99JLI/AAAAAAAAsRc/vSk8Tu4vmgUf-bo-VGdRQp41aF5oyn2TQCK8BGAs/s0/2019-08-06.jpg

Final Product 2 - Unpowered https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ACwFLhJNJv0/XUlwAJEv3_I/AAAAAAAAsRo/fQrDXyWgFF4S9G_zjL2cIBBIZwXx0q5_wCK8BGAs/s0/2019-08-06.jpg

Mid Print - https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dECiDeL1DRE/XUlwAwkdaVI/AAAAAAAAsRw/hm8XUlWLVQQG7BWBVISP9z4fNxBwOHtsQCK8BGAs/s0/2019-08-06.jpg

Fresh off the printer:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ACwFLhJNJv0/XUlwAJEv3_I/AAAAAAAAsRo/fQrDXyWgFF4S9G_zjL2cIBBIZwXx0q5_wCK8BGAs/s0/2019-08-06.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FTSmSgWPUbw/XUlwBursmOI/AAAAAAAAsR4/6RSP7E-jSIoXPU0B4FlaQ4SMDPb395QCQCK8BGAs/s0/2019-08-06.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NM2GYUlZdGc/XUlwAXwT2iI/AAAAAAAAsRs/NIpIDVodOxYhL-OXSokXTHUsJsomFcZYACK8BGAs/s0/2019-08-06.jpg

Anyway Hope you like and i will be putting my Design on Thingiverse at some point if anyone is interested.

u/rick1310 · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Built an SG13/2700X/2080 back in March and I absolutely love it. Here are a few suggestions from my experience:


u/poblopuablo · 1 pointr/sffpc

https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I?th=1&psc=1 this is cheapest small fan hub I know of.

The only one smaller is the aquacomputer quadro, but it's pretty expensive and uses molex, that being said you can download their software to finfigure any fan to any RPM you want. It's more of a fan controller than a fan hub. it's also about 3x the price.

If you plan to go dual aio at some point, I'd recommend the Quadro, because you can easily control RPM of each individual fan (or even use a splitter for 2 fans on one header so they run at the same RPM)

u/octoviano · 1 pointr/sffpc

I currently use a Nh l12s in mine and it works great, but I'm using a 3600 which is 65w IIRC. I do think the Nh l12s is able to cool up to 95w (would have to double check)

I did consider and still am considering trying the Gelid Slim Hero cooler out eventually, it's supposedly supposed to cool up to 136w.

Includes amd and intel brackets. Haven't been able to find any reviews unfortunately

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Slim-Hero- Cooler/dp/B00CYR6JC0

If you decided to use an AIO and don't want to use a top hat you could go for a 654lt, I managed to fit one in mine by slightly modding the psu bracket. It was a pain though. If I would have modified the spine I could have got it to fit better.

u/RKS3 · 1 pointr/sffpc

Few things to consider:

2.50" x 4.92" or Approx 63.5 mm x 125 mm is the footprint of a SFX PSU
3.39" x 5.91" or Approx 86.1 mm x 150 mm is the footprint of a ATX PSU
This leaves a difference of .89" or 22.6 mm


The AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G is 55 mm thick being 15 mm thicker than a FE card which we already know can fit with a standard ATX PSU


Using this adapter You can place the SFX PSU as close to the bottom of the case as possible
https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Universal-Adapter-Bracket/dp/B01BYB33J8


Here is a 800 watt SFX PSU which is the biggest I know
https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Silent-Modular-SX700-LPT/dp/B01NALZ89C?th=1


Also there is room in this case for: 2 fans on the front, 1 fan on the bottom, 2 on the top, and 1 on the back so I would also recomend a fan hub like this one from Deepcool that would allow for fans all running at a given PWM setting
https://www.amazon.com/DEEPCOOL-FH-10-Integrated-Occupying-Motherboard/dp/B077YHLDSP


I had already been planning this for some of my builds to give room for a standard dual slot card to breathe since the nano has a very limited space between the PSU and GPU. I would actually recommend this to anyone using a non FE card with this case as it will allow your card a better chance to cool properly.


If you are about to do this soon please get some Pics and share so others can see this too.


TLDR: YES

u/ltsnotluck · 4 pointsr/sffpc
  1. Before Accelero III: stock clocks on blower style cooler getting 80°+ within minutes of playing games. I could adjust fan speed to lower temps, but fan sounded like jet engine. I refused to run my GPU at these temps, so I ordered the Accelero III. After Accelero III: GPU on stock clocks never exceeds 63° and OC'd the temps never exceed 67° The fans typically run around 30% while gaming and are much quieter than the blower cooler.
  2. While my Accelero was in route, I watched some install videos and read up on it. When I received it, I took my time installing and it went quite well. I used thermal adhesive tape instead of the included thermal epoxy. It seems to be holding really well; I cleaned the surfaces using coffee filters and 91% isopropyl alcohol to ensure a clean surface for optimum adhesion. Just search youtube for install vids (Optimum Tech video here) and Artic Install Manual
  3. I used this fan adapter for my card. I needed this because my GPU only has 1 fan header and I didn't want to add another cable in the form of a splitter. The less cables you have to deal with in this case, the better. I used this thermal tape; I just used scissors to cut to size. I recommend some tweezers because the backing can be difficult to remove to expose the adhesive. I'm using two NF12 fans in exhaust configuration; they are connected directly to the GPU via previously mentioned adapter so the GPU controls the fans. I would recommend you have several different size phillips screwdrivers available; I used an ifixit screwdriver kit.
u/bizzy11 · 1 pointr/sffpc

Well for mobo's I like Asrock. The quality/price value is hard to beat.

Noctua fans are the best imo, but pricey. SF600 for psu.

L12S for cpu cooler, but you'll need to bend it for it to fit, not sure if you're comfortable doing that. If not there are some other options like the L9i and C7G, but they won't cool as well as the L12S.

If you already have a 2080 then getting a 2070 super is pointless. The 2080 should fit in the Ghost S1, but check measurements.

u/TimeRockOrchestra · 6 pointsr/sffpc

I just built in a GEEEK A1 here, so I can give you some pointers.

The GEEEK A1 requires a lot of assembly. If you like building Lego blocks, this case will be a lot of fun. If you don't like assembling stuff, then stay the hell away from this case. The A1 requires a PicoPSU with an external power brick. Documentation on this is a bit scarce, but I can point you to a good power brick with all the voltage regulations that you need. This has the same wattage as the Chopin PSU: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B078772YPS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1With this brick, you will need a 150w compatible PicoPSU with a 2.5x5.5mm adapter, like this: http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT

The A1 is cheaper than the Chopin, but it does not include its own power supply, and the entire case is made out of acrylic so it can scratch very easily. The main advantage of the A1 is its tiny footprint, at only 3.7L

The InWin Chopin doesn't require much assembly and comes with a power supply. It is also made of more resistant material, but it's also a bit larger than the A1 at 4.45L. If you want to build something quickly with no fuss, this is the better option. Also note that the Chopin has two extra USB 3.0 ports and two audio ports. The A1 has no additional ports, so everything is plugged directly in the MoBo's I/O behind the case. The Chopin also has space for two 2.5 inch drives, while the A1 can only accommodate one drive.

Although some people suggest you should stay away from PicoPSUs and external bricks, note that the Chopin's power supply is also incredibly cheap, and some external bricks have better power regulation and protection than this. It all comes down to which quality of brick that you buy. Power bricks have been powering laptops, screens, consoles and tons of other electronic devices for decades without blowing them up. It's a lot safer than some people seem to think. Just stay within the voltage limits and it will be fine.

u/Blue_Yoshi2015 · 1 pointr/sffpc

Yeah they do make an adapter, but why fiddle with it when you can get a native cooler? Also, these fans will fit under the PSU and motherboard.

Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (92x14mm, Brown) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NQM7V2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_on01Cb8VXWFKQ

I’d also look at your RAM too. The performance boost of 3200 vs 3000 isn’t really worth it with a Ryzen 5. You might be better served using lower latency 3000 RAM, but that’s for you to decide. You could save a few dollars by going with 3000 (same latency) over the 3200 you picked.

What’s your use case? Are you gaming, streaming, etc.? What resolutions, framerates, etc. are you looking for?

u/gummybur · 24 pointsr/sffpc

Build Pics

Setup details:Monitor: Acer KG271USpeakers: Logitech z506KB: Tecware Phantom w 3rd party keycapsMouse: Razer Mamba Elite & Razer scarab mousepadCase: SM550

Build Details:
MB: Asus ROG Strix B450-i gaming
CPU: R7 3700x
CPU cooler: Cryorig C7G + NF-A9x14
Ram: Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200Mhz CL16
PSU: Corsair SF750 Plat
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 Gaming XC
Additional Case Fans: 2x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 Pwm

Notes:

  1. Inserting MB before fans is easier in the SM550 (contrary to the manual)
  2. 2x Silent Wings 3 were from previous build but they are waaay louder than the small NF-A9x14
  3. The motherboard forces fans to go to 100% at 75 degrees, anyway to circumvent this?
  4. Wifi/ BT antenna on the asus b450-i is kinda ugly, need suggestions for replacements
  5. 3700x idles at ~50 and ramp up to 70-80 in games. Voltage jumps around 0.9-1.4 in idle but stays above 1.4 while gaming. Before disabling iCUE, Razer Chroma SDK, Razer Synapse and ASUS Aura sync, voltages were contantly 1.4v and up in idle
  6. Sliger gives an option for:- internal 20pin- USB A and USB C- internal 20pin to USB A and internal type L to USB CGo for the former with an AMD mobo cos they dont have the internal type L socket for the individual type C port like on Intel mobos. Mine got shiped with the latter so I cant use my front type c port :( Need the new silverstone CP14 connected for the USB C port on the front panel or the new front panel IO for it to be useful
  7. Didn’t add the GPU and supp mobo cables into pslate customs order! Have to wait till he takes orders again

    Questions:

  8. Any suggestions on Wifi/BT replacements for this mobo?
    1. Currently looking at this antenna from huacam and this unbranded antenna
  9. Any way to raise the thermal cap of the mobo to more than 75 degrees to stop fans ramping up so often?
    1. Stop gap measure is to set case fans to motherboard temperature, but under gaming loads CPU goes up to 80 degrees yikes gonna play more with fan curve
    2. Using noctua silent fan adapter works to cap max volume but ramping up is still an issue
    3. Noctua fan controller looks abit too big to fit into the case and cablemanagement would be quite messy
    4. Tried installing AI suite III and it crashed my com =/ don't really want to pay for software like argus monitor either
  10. Are the temps and voltages for the CPU normal? Been getting conflicting/ confusing answers on the r/AMD threads
    1. TLDR they are normal
    2. Tried reducing PPT but temps and voltages are still similar, will look more into it
  11. Will Sliger cases sell their internal 20pin to USB A and USB C header separately? (SOLVED)
    1. They do but will prioritize sending out current case orders first

      Overall pretty happy with the build quality and how the theme turned out. Black/gray with orange highlights :) Eagerly waiting the NF-A12x25 and NF-A9x14 chromax fans!!! (If we DO get them lol)

      (edit: added more info)(edit 2: added responses and findings)
u/Tylertooo · 2 pointsr/sffpc

You might get slightly better results from the Slim Noctua.

The Scythe is about the best cooler you'll fit in your Raven. Beyond that would require an AIO, which would probably not work in your case without mods. Here's my Node 202 modded to fit an H55.

I think you'll find that you may have better luck delidding your cpu and playing with your fan curves than with changing fans. The 7700K is a toaster to begin with...

u/NevilleDevil · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Z270 chipset does support overclocking, while B250 and H270 chipsets don't

I have the AsRock Z270i Fatal1ty and I undervolt my (delidded) 7700k so I don't produce as much heat, as I don't have the mesh front variant of the case. I liked the Z270i Fatal1ty and Z270i Strix for the Z270 motherboars. If you're not getting a K processor I would go with the H270i Strix over the other options due to the features on it compared to other H270i and B250i boards. If your gaming I would get 3200MHz ram, as it does help in memory dependent games.

The SFX psu gives you more room to work in, and the adapter only cost around $10. I would say go for the extra 20 euro for the 600W psu, as PCPartpicker doesn't account for overclocking and I would rather get a slight overkill then a psu that isn't enough. With the adapter, I was able to fit the C1 from Cyrorig (however its a bit tight, and would install all the modules and cables before). You're using an AIO, air cooler doesn't apply.

I use this fan, however I believe there probably is a better one, whichI'll let a fan expert give a proper recommendation. Since you're using an AIO, I would recommend a good Static pressure fan (separate) and using the variant of the case that has the mesh.

u/TaedusPrime · 4 pointsr/sffpc

For my ncase, I use a h75 on my 6600k and a h55 with a kraken g10 on my gtx 1080. It's all pretty dang quiet, not loud enough for me to comment on. I tied the h75 for my cpu to its own fan curve and the rest of the fans are on a Silverstone pwm splitter.

So my 2 case fans, 120mm h55 fan and the fan for the kraken g10 are on the same curve. When my gpu throttles up, the case fans do too. It's perfect like it is and I'm not gonna touch it.

Fans:

1 120 noctua in the bottom front slot pulling air into the kraken fan for gpu.

1 92mm slim noctua for rear of case.

2 noctua 120s for each aio cooler.

You can use a good air cooler but in my case my cpu never really gets warm enough to throttle high enough to make much noise. I like the look of the dual fans on each aio rad when you pop the side off :)


Here's the fan hub, it's really small, I tuck it into the front of case above front of gpu.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VNW556I/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483058552&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=silverstone+pwm+fan+hub&dpPl=1&dpID=41yV5kjgjRL&ref=plSrch

u/guisess93 · 1 pointr/sffpc

>Only 140mm fans will fit, you also need to get creative with the mounting to put a rad directly on top of it

What do you mean by creative with the mounting? Will 120mm fan will be easier to fit to the bottom rad?
And should I get the 12V or 24V version?


>https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gelid-PWM-Fan-Adaptor-Cable-for-VGA-Cooler-Fan/123674864966?hash=item1ccb98ad46:g:cP0AAOSwBLlVLGak

I thought this come included with Noctua fan? Like in here https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A12x15-PWM-Premium-Quality-Quiet/dp/B071W6HJP6

>How have you run your cases before without fans? Genuinely curious

My first case was a thrownaway old one from my brother. So i just removed the side panels and left it there. My second/current case is an itx Silverstone ml08. Things are tight, and I feel the heat when touching the case, but somehow dont throttle. So again I don't even bother. But I surely need liquid cool and proper fans in this on-the-way evolv shift :))

u/myfirstpcyay · 1 pointr/sffpc

Great case choice :D

I don't know what your application is for this build...but if you want to save money or deflect for another time, etc. I'd recommend just a single stick of 8GB ram (for now) - upgrading to the 16GB later. So this should drop it by ~$90.

Then I would recommend a SF450 or SF600 for your PSU - as this will open the door for future SFF builds as well. In addition to it, pick up the ATX to SFX adapter. What this will ALSO do is give you more room for your cooler to breath - if not get a bigger cooler that has better cooling capacity.

https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Universal-Adapter-Bracket/dp/B01BYB33J8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1527010539&sr=8-2&keywords=atx+sfx+adapter

This looks like you could probably get another ~20mm of room.

Which should allow you to get this instead...

https://www.amazon.com/noctua-Premium-Cooler_-Cooling-NH-L9x65/dp/B00VB3Y89E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527010650&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+65

Or any cooler that's 65mm tall or less (since with an ATX PSU, your limit is 61mm. If you use an SFX PSU you'll gain ~20mm, so technically your limit is now 81mm - but of course you'll still want a gap so...).

These PSUs are $80-120. So there's that.

Otherwise, I think everything else looks good.

u/ikjadoon · 3 pointsr/sffpc

I used these:

Makerfire 2pcs 2.4G 5.8G FPV TX Antenna RP-SMA Male Dipole Whip FPV Antenna for FPV Multicopter Racing Drone Quadcopter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071LMRK36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7E-8AbSHNSN3C

Way better than the standard ASRock one on my Z370 Fatal1ty and much smaller, too. Don’t ask me how that’s possible. 😂

5GHz is especially good with these. Ask me tomorrow and I’ll check what my link speeds are, if it’ll help. FWIW, I’m behind a 6’ tall mirror and two interior walls, plus a hallway. In total, maybe ~25 feet away from a Synology RT-2600ac with both bands active on a 100Mbps Spectrum package.

u/Redux-Limited · 5 pointsr/sffpc

I would send it back, yes it was a good deal but are you really comfortable by having a cracked panel and warped metal mesh? You could also pick a Sharkoon QB One for £42 sold and shipped by Amazon.co.uk Sharkoon QB One.

I know it's not the same but they're really similar and also a really good price.

u/IAmJasonH · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Hey, kona

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The photo is from the official Geeek Instagram, not mine. If you want to build a portable sffpc go with something all metal. I have the Geeek A30 and it will crack if you're not careful. You may want to check out the Dan A4-SFX It's expensive but better suited for travel. If you do not need a GPU in your build, go with the InWin Chopin. I hope that helps.

u/SpectralRaz · 9 pointsr/sffpc

Album Link

This is the Velka 3 v1.1 in Grey


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This is my very first SFFPC build. I am coming a Fractal Design Nano S. This Velka 3 is Tiny! I did some small amount of basic modding to make it look like I wanted it. I replaced the 16mm Anti-Vandal switch that came with it for one that has an led for power. I wrapped the psu cables in an automotive cloth wiring harness tape so you couldn't see the bright psu cables from the original. I taped over the Velkase Fans to hide the colors of the stickers and cables as well. I also used the small quadcopter antennas.

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Specs:


| Part | Price | Purchased at |
|:-----------|------------:|:------------:|
| Ryzen 5 1600| $65| hardwareswap
| MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC | $130| Amazon
| 8GB x 2 Crucial Ballistix Sport 3000MHz | $66| Amazon
| EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB | $110| hardwareswap
| FSP 400w Flex ATX PSU | $90| Amazon
| Reeven Vanxie 34mm Tall | $20| Newegg
| Samsung EVO 970 250GB| ($70 otherwise)| Previous Build
| Velka 3 Grey| $80| Velkase
| 2 x VF-8010-PWM 80mm x 10mm| $20| Velkase
| Velkase-LiHeat 300mm Riser | $40| Velkase

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Notes


Replacement Power Switch

  • For the Replacement LED I chose this one from Amazon in White color. I snagged this to create the harness. Using Shrink tube and Cable Sleeving and some solder to attach it to the switch.

  • For those of you interested in the space that the PSU has heres a close up with how close it to the power switch.

    CPU Cooler

  • I chose this cooler just to try. This was way before the Black Noctua NH-L9 Released. I replaced the fan with a Velkase fan because its all black and has the same dimensions and also has a higher RPM. So far the temps have been good. My CPU isn't stressed while gaming (1080p 60hz). I think I turned on game mode in the bios and the CPU is at 3.4Ghz on all cores. The cooler is rated for 65W TDP.

    Case Fans

  • For those interested in the 80mm x 10mm clearance heres a photo of close they come with the motherboard

    Velka 3 Sidenotes

  • So just a small side note the case came with plenty of M3 Screws BUT I noticed that some are different styles. There are two types. Ones that are longer, and have a smaller phillips socket. And ones that are shorter and a larger phillips socket. The shorter ones actually are shallower and they don't protrude on the sides of the case as much. I used these for the exterior panels. The longer ones I used for mounting all the internals as they had more "bite" to hold everything together
  • It also came with a prototype of the pico psu blanking plate for the PSU. Response from Michael on this exactly "the PSU cover is just an experimental part with limited use, so it is not mentioned anywhere. If the direct plug in HDPLEX 200 (not yet tested) physically fits into the case, then the PSU cover can be used with it. A PicoPSU from MiniBox can be used as well, but only if you correctly drill two small holes around the smaller circular opening in the plate."
  • One thing I want to point out is with my particular case it had a blemish on the side panel. Not sure why but its noticeable when looked at closely. There's one on both sides in the same spot but this on is the most noticeable and more noticeable in person
u/chyll2 · 2 pointsr/sffpc

The one you provided are for ATX power supply (though it can work for SFX series since it is type4 connector) and is too long for Ncase. For SF series, either you buy the platinum version or get these https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CP-8920202-Premium-Individually-Sleeved/dp/B01MRWN5M2 these premium cables are the same length as the standard SF450/600 Gold.

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Custom sleeves are basically two objective:

  1. Personalized or better look (color can be monotonous or different color every wire)
  2. To have better fit and routing since wires are ideal for their setup.
u/lidialiker · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Are you in Europe? Got QB One a month ago from German Amazon (https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00TL8VN5I/) which seem to still have plenty in stock, not sure how the shipping works, though.

As for 2600 vs 2700 it is all about those 2 extra cores, since stock cooler works fine for stock clocks and for OC you would probably want something bigger and quieter. So if you do a lot of tasks that will benefit multithreading maybe 60 extra pounds for those 2 cores will be a good investment but 2600 is such a good value atm.

u/park_injured · 1 pointr/sffpc

Hmm how about this:

Noctua NH-L12S

https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-L12S-low-profile-cooler-quiet/dp/B075SF5QQ8

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Seems to support 120mm fan. Would it be better than the Thermal right cooler you cited? Oh wait, you're talking about just the support

u/GroceryBagHead · 5 pointsr/sffpc

It's this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007YLUCKQ/ref=emc_b_5_t The best way to keep GPU nice and cool in ncase.

u/tb271 · 1 pointr/sffpc

Yeah i saw the wallye bag and that was the main reason i made this post because its a lot of money for just a bag.
In other posts i found a cheaper one Like this but i was curious if people maybe had some alternatives.

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But thanks for the advise!

u/space0watch · 1 pointr/sffpc

That is actually a really affordable price and I would consider buying it because most ITX cases of this caliber are way more expensive!! I already have a Riser cable though but would your case only work with the included riser cable or could I use my own? I will be saving up some money in the summer to get a new case+psu+motherboard. I will have to sell my current GPU to trade it for an ITX one since my current GPU won't fit but I was planning to anyway and I found a flex 400 watt PSU which might fit. Would this one fit in your case:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/FSP-Solution-Efficiency-Supply-400-60Fggba/dp/B014G2OUG2/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=flex+psu&pd_rd_i=B014G2OUG2&pd_rd_r=11731ee9-21fe-4812-b0b7-97ad1e52b518&pd_rd_w=W1LbL&pd_rd_wg=zQWJb&pf_rd_p=96416462-6ec5-42ef-a70a-1613ca6d0693&pf_rd_r=SCYCAWG6X9D6MND4MKS6&qid=1556311421&s=gateway
Thanks for posting the link I'll check it out.

u/Twigman · 3 pointsr/sffpc

I ended up buying these tiny antennas from Amazon. Performance has been the same as the stock antenna so far, but my PC is in the same room as my router so signal strength isn't really a problem for me. Aesthetically, they are perfect in that they are so tiny as to be basically hidden amongst the cables plugged in the back.

u/TheDreamingMonk · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Get the offset Silverstone ATX to SFX bracket. It'll help you gain a bit more room.

There are others but often times put the PSU in the center of the bracket, taking away valuable space.

u/danbert2000 · 4 pointsr/sffpc

Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM, 4-Pin... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071W6HJP6

They get a bit hummy at full speed but the static pressure is great for such a thin fan.

u/MonkeyTheMonk · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I have a nano-s myself, that I put together about a year ago.
https://i.imgur.com/7y5XJfn.jpg

Biggest thing I would suggest is a SFF PSU so that you don't choke the video card. Otherwise your PSU will hug really close to the GPU fans. Get the silverstone SFX to ATX mounting plate for some extra ventilation.
https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Universal-Adapter-Bracket/dp/B01BYB33J8

The other option is an AIO type video card, which sounds like it is a little out of the budget.

u/Setepenre · 1 pointr/sffpc

Is it because of the air flow or the small fans ?
I thought I would be able to fit noctua low profile fan.
You think it will not fit ?

If so you think inwin case will be better ?

u/demonguard · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I would just pick up some tape with prime shipping or something. It raises the heat sinks up a little off the PCB and keeps them naturally flatter than adhesive might so you gain a little safety there. The accelero also includes some little masking strips to protect PCB components from shorting (which I did not use because I missed them) so you might make use of those.

u/raphaell666 · 1 pointr/sffpc

Oh I am sorry, I was actually asking about this power brick/supply that you mentioned in your comment that I replied to: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B078772YPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_WESIDbYGZANEW

Did you buy your power brick from this seller (brand "Augustwxl" sold by "Miracles Online")?

I am looking to buy a power brick, I already have a pico dc-dc similar to yours. Thank you for the tips btw I am considering doing something like this for the pico psu of my build as well.

u/spendavis · 4 pointsr/sffpc
I finally finished it! After receiving my Ghost at the weekend I finally found the time to sit down and finish the transition from my Evolv Shift.

Here are some photos of the final build:
https://imgur.com/a/l89tWjc

And here are a couple of build photos:
https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/btf4h1/downsizing_again/
https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/btra3o/cookies_help_sff_builds_confirmed/

I moved from the Evolv Shift because the thermals were bad. Here are a couple of photos of my old rig:
https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/asiysd/my_new_sff_pc_phanteks_evolv_shift/
https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/b13r0w/rewired_the_shift_while_adding_another_ssd/

I'm currently running a 1080p 24" ASUS VG245H which is great for my current spec:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor | $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | Noctua - NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler | $39.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus - STRIX B250I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard |-
Memory | Kingston - FURY 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $86.94 @ OutletPC
Memory | Kingston - FURY 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $86.94 @ OutletPC
Storage | Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $29.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $29.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB SC GAMING Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply | $89.98 @ Amazon
Monitor | Asus - VG245H 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $159.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $903.76
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-30 00:34 EDT-0400 |

I have to say that I'm really impressed with the quality of the Ghost overall. The build experience was good (if not a little tricky) and I highly recommend custom cables if you can get them. I chose these from Corsair for my SF450 and they are amazing:
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CP-8920202-Premium-Individually-Sleeved/dp/B01MRWN5M2/
u/Speadyjooce5 · 3 pointsr/sffpc

From what I've read/saw, it seems pretty straightforward. However, people recommend using [double sided thermal tape] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSL64XG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3JMKZ8DR0NSCW&psc=1) instead of the glue they provide so you can take off the cooler in the future.

u/madmars · 2 pointsr/sffpc

32G of RAM is overkill. If you get serious about photo/video editing you're going to want an IPS monitor anyway. The QBX comes with one fan (92mm or 80mm, can't recall). You probably only need one more fan on the top, or maybe the front.

The SF600 is going to need an ATX to SFX bracket with the QBX. If you have a Fry's or Microcenter nearby, you can probably pick it up for $6.

u/onikobooboo · 1 pointr/sffpc

Anyone maybe try this combo?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G8CIP5Q/ref=crt_ewc_title_srh_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3D1M5ET5Z3YT6

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https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A12x15-PWM-Premium-Quality-Quiet/dp/B071W6HJP6/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=noctua+slim&qid=1555539813&s=gateway&sr=8-3

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Seems like it would be .15mm too tall if I'm reading it correctly but that doesn't seem undoable. Only concern might be with the fan touching the sides? Thoughts?

u/Zolor23 · 3 pointsr/sffpc

These are the ones I use on my Gigabyte Aorus B450i mobo - 2pcs 2.4G 5.8G FPV TX Antenna RPSMA Male Dipole Whip FPV Antenna for FPV Multicopter Racing Drone Quadcopter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071LMRK36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4a5ODb60E28V4

Works very well

u/DaDankPenguin · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I've flown several times with my Ncase build in this bag without ever filling the case with foam and its been fine. The Pelican stuff looks like it would provide a lot more support/isolation so if it was ok in my bag I don't foresee you having an issue. I have a 1070 FE and a Cryorig m9a cooler.

u/poonedundies · 2 pointsr/sffpc

You could try the sharkoon qb one, which is one of my favorites.
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00TL8VN5I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_gQbzDbXE8F43D.

Ships from Germany for ~$50 but it'll take a week or two.

Also you can try the golden field n2-s.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075J9T9BL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MSbzDb392R51M

The compatibility isn't the same but they are similar. Just double check them if you are interested in any of them.

u/loafimus · 1 pointr/sffpc

I would suggest against using that spongy tape you have there. Something like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYO3PK9/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 would transfer heat a lot better I would think. I'd also try to not cover up or have anything touch the fins.

u/Bmxican296 · 2 pointsr/sffpc

This is a great carry on bag for the M1. Bought it to carry on for an international flight. Only $30!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KTLRJLI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rh-EybS8B48X8

u/dreadrockstar · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I use ones that are used for drones. My gigabyte z390 mini itx has the the connectors close too. 2pcs 2.4G 5.8G FPV TX Antenna... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071LMRK36?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

No problem with antennas at all. I mostly use Ethernet so wasn’t concerned about the look. Good luck.

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u/AwwLurker · 1 pointr/sffpc

> Go full out.
Noctua NF-F12


OP, get NF-A12 if you want to "go all out."
The A12 will surpass the F12 in almost all applications. So, unless you're trying to push air through a bed sheet, get the A12 instead.

As for the bottom slot, get the low-profile NF-A12x15. You will also need a 120mm fan grill to prevent PSU cables from rubbing on that fan.

u/reifnotreef · 1 pointr/sffpc

You might be able to get away with a 300w psu, but I'd go for 400w to be safe. The 2600 and 1660ti should only peak at around 130w each so 260w for both, afaik. That leaves +/-140w headroom if you go with a 400w power system.



This is 1.5mm too big on one side(where your storage would go): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014G2OUG2/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_0xH0Cb29FFS7Y

u/The_Geoff · 3 pointsr/sffpc

I use these. They are tiny but work well, my router is on the floor above me and I've never had a problem with these

u/bloodbathsback · 2 pointsr/sffpc

It should be fine, I've heard that people do hear the fan a bit more with this one over the L12. BTW here is the L12s on Amazon

u/DisownedWeasel · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I just got a notification from Amazon that it's available to order. No shipping date yet, but it seems like it'll be soon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F84FJ1G

u/DemonBoyJr · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I personally used Thermal Tape, just in case I decide to RMA/sell the card, I can put the original EVGA heatsink back on it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSL64XG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

is what I used, there was even a review of someone else using it on the Accelero Xtreme 3. Seemed solid when putting them on.

u/noobstaah · 2 pointsr/sffpc

You will need this type of psu i.e. picopsu and a power brick to use with picopsu like this

u/doublepint · 1 pointr/sffpc

Take a look at the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KTLRJLI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I purchased one because I do 4-5 LAN parties a year and it held my QB One and everything else I game with besides my monitor.

u/fatpolomanjr · 3 pointsr/sffpc

I used the the Optimumtech video for his placement of the heatsinks, though I used double-sided thermal tape instead of the glue that comes with it. So I could put the original heatsink back on if I want to reuse or sell the gpu.

u/firehazel · 2 pointsr/sffpc

I want to do this exact build, minus the case(I want to use a Morex 557 and a Pico PSU for the smallest off-the-shelf solution) but I've heard suspect things about this motherboard... I really like it though.

u/AdisaFolami · 1 pointr/sffpc

Like this?

SilverStone Technology Universal ATX to SFX Power Supply Adapter Bracket in Black Color PP08B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BYB33J8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_QdtRDb0SCMXGG

u/thescreensavers · 1 pointr/sffpc

For 55$ nope :D cheap short antennas exist for example. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071LMRK36?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

I know that's not what you were looking at but just fyi

u/prayogahs · 1 pointr/sffpc

Ah sorry, probably because those cases are not sold globally so might be more difficult to get. In Asia its easier to get, but I found a link below from Amazon UK where you might be able to purchase.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharkoon-QB-One-Itx-Case/dp/B00TL8VN5I

u/lundit · 1 pointr/sffpc

Sharkoon QB One, just under 15 liters, and fits a 240mm AIO on the top. It's not going to break the bank at 40€ either.

u/hungryyelly · 1 pointr/sffpc

Ah, I forgot. If you wanna grab the qb one you'll have to grab it off amazon uk.

Heres a link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharkoon-QB-One-Itx-Case/dp/B00TL8VN5I

u/pleem · 1 pointr/sffpc

Those stock PSU cables are a nightmare. I ordered the sleeved ones for my SF600 from amazon for $40. They are included in the platinum version.

u/GlNKO · 1 pointr/sffpc

Mini-Box picoPSU-160-XT - Alimentatore Mini-ITX 24 pin a elevata potenza https://www.amazon.it/dp/B005TWE6B8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fU1TBbV5715DT
This?

u/GRboy · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Thermolab LP53
with the slim 92mm noctua fan

along with a -.090mV offset undervolt

u/That_Guy_Eee · 1 pointr/sffpc

I used 3 three of these. They come with enough splitters to run them all back to single header.




https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009NQM7V2?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

u/CSFFlame · 2 pointsr/sffpc

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KTLRJLI

It was $25 when I got it a week ago, now it's $27?

u/EvilDoctorShadex · 2 pointsr/sffpc

UK bag, This is the one I got

US bag, You can get this one if you're in the US, creds to u/Nugmast3r for finding it

u/llite47 · 1 pointr/sffpc

found the thread, plus the link to it on amazon.

u/oxleyca · 1 pointr/sffpc

I've added: this to the list.

u/archedpenguin · 1 pointr/sffpc

I don't know too much about the ncase but would this work for you?

u/r98farmer · 2 pointsr/sffpc

You can get the sleeved cable set from Amazon.

u/rizo- · 2 pointsr/sffpc

its been there for at least a week or 2 now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N091225

u/ohhtom · 5 pointsr/sffpc

Those are f12s, these are a12s. I actually went from the brown f12s to these a12s.

u/ryanvsrobots · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Just got some liquid metal today! ...also 4x 40mm and 2x 60mm Noctuas (I have a problem with buying crap on amazon.) Going to see if I can fit the 60's in there along the top grill - I hate opening this thing up so I haven't bothered to actually measure it. I got this controller to run the fans. Pretty sure I'l either fry the mobo or my computer is going to fly away.

I'll make a separate post after I cram the fans in there, but I'm also going to try to actually install the backplate on my cooler so it might not be a great control test.

u/SloppyCandy · 17 pointsr/sffpc

I use these wifi antennas. No real numbers to back them up but they seem to work and stay out of the way https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071LMRK36?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/zhengfu23 · 2 pointsr/sffpc

Noctua A12x15 PWM are the fans I'm using! It should fit any 15mm high fans between the rad and the GPU block I think, gonna try soon when the fans are delivered!

u/Shion420 · 6 pointsr/sffpc

No, these comes in the box for the SF Platinum version, I bought them separately

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CP-8920202-Premium-Individually-Sleeved/dp/B01MRWN5M2

u/IceQuake_ · 1 pointr/sffpc

I think that might be a little too big to work, unfortunately.


For a CPU fan/heatsink combo I used this:

Noctua NH-L9a AM4, 37mm Premium Low-profile CPU Cooler for AMD AM4 (Brown) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SG1T3X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oOnoDbHVM09XY


For bottom exhaust fans I used two of these:

Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (92x14mm, Brown) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NQM7V2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nMnoDbCGWJ8BW

Note my system is made of AMD components.

u/killall-q · 3 pointsr/sffpc

The InWin Chopin doesn't allocate room for a GPU, and comes in at 4.5L. See this subreddit's spreadsheet for more info on it.

Use pcpartpicker.com to choose parts, it will show you the lowest price for each part.