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I wanted a PC that was small (I have a tiny office) but could pack enough punch for 4K video editing and some gaming. This was my first ever computer build and has evolved slowly over the last 3 months, slowly upgrading parts and cables to become this little thing. I am very happy with what it looks and runs like at the moment, aside from the rather shoddy DIY side panel, which is just a place holder. I am having a bit of acrylic cut by a professional!

The Raijintek case is fantastic, would definitely reccomend using an SFX power supply, the case is much more manageable with a power supply of this size and the aireflow is much improved. The Sapphire pulse fits with about an inch of clearance to the front IO. You can get a much bigger card in there than the manufacturer reccomends.... Cable management is a bit of a headache, but I hope with the custom cables that it looks passable!

Another win was the Corsair H60 (2018), it fits perfectly and does a great job with the two fans in a push/pull configuration. I am very fond of how the AIO looks in there. Airflow is very good and temperatures are low and very stable.

I have over-clocked the CPU to 3.9 at 1.37v, no matter how much I pushed the voltage I couldn't get it stable at 4. Nevertheless, the CPU has more than enough processing power for my needs.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Cool build! Definitely powerful! Hope it treats you well and any future renders are blazing fast! :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much good sir :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

wow, that is a tiny PC. I love it! takes me back to the days when hornet cases were a thing for LAN parties. :-)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How is video editing and rendering with the ryzen 7 and rx 580 8gb

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Its great! I work mainly with Da Vinci Resolve, Lightroom and Photoshop. Its buttery smooth with all of them, render times are very quick as well. A good test for it was I did some heavy noise reduction with Arri Alexa 444 3.2K footage and it still played back fully. Fantastic

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is beautiful, I have an i7 7820x and a Vega 64 in the same case.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GZKBD3

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude I love that build!!!! I have thought about doing a custom loop in it as ny next mod. What was your process for the extra fan on the top? And what pump are you using for the water loop?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats great information, thank you very much Fabian!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty red o.o

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

what games do you play

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build ! I have a somewhat similar build. (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/2gyXsY) I've since upgraded by adding Rx 570. The problem I have, and I wonder how you worked around it, is that the MSI 570 GPU has fans right on top of it that blow down. So I felt the fan on the top of the case which sits right adjacent to the fan on top of the GPU would have to blow in the same direction (down) so they wouldn't fight each other. This goes contrary to the common wisdom of having the hot air blow out the top of the case. How did you handle this ?

Again, looks great !

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! Thank you very much. Apologies for the late reply I managed to completely miss the notification. So i've done a few more mods since posting this, to help deal exactly with this air flow issue.

I used a dremel to cut a large square hole in the top of the case. Across this hole I mounted a radiator grill, onto which I mounted another 120mm fan. Additionally, i've mounted another 120mm fan on the outside of the case, routing the fan header cable under the GPU screw cover thing on the back. So the AIO radiator is in a Push/Pull configuration.

So I use the top two fans as intake and the back fans as out take. So far this has worked really really well and I get load temps of around 67 degrees and idle temps of just under 30, witha 3.9 OC. Pretty happy!

I've updated the photos as well. Hope that helps!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey clean build. i'm in love with it. Did you route your cables behind the motherboard? i'm curious how they're not even visible. Also, i'm looking to make the same acrylic mod for my side panel and would like to know how you went about cutting it. I'm planning to use a regular box cutter. Do you have any pictures of your newly professionally cut panel?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! Thanks man, so happy you like the build. I’ve actually changed it up quite a bit since I posted this. I’ve put a full custom water loop in the case and modded it quite a lot to fit a reservoir/pump etc. I’ll upload some pictures in the new year.

I did indeed route some cables behind the motherboard, those would be: the Sata cables for the drives, the led header extensions, fan header extensions for the top fans. There may have been one more but I can’t remember.

I also ended up having a slower, more patient go at cutting the side panel with much much better results haha. Take your time and it’ll look great!

Here’s the video I followed:

https://youtu.be/SiM04iweOHM

Let me know if you need any other help! Happy to advise :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! That is awesome. I have actually watched that guys videos and he's the reason I bought the case.

I was also able to zoom in on the photo and I noticed the 24 pin cable is tucked nicely in the back. Very nice cable management.

So, yes, indeed I do have questions. :D

  1. Where can I find a similar top grill, and did you rivet that into place? 1b. If it's not rivets, where can I find similar screws?
  2. Have you played with fan configurations? If so, what do you find to be the best configuration for optimal temps?

I look forward to the updated photos!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Yeah his tutorial is great and his builds are really nice.

Answers::

  1. So the top grill is a Phobya 240mm Radiator grill that I bought from Watercoolling UK, was about £12 plus shipping. The screws are just M3 screws with matching bolts, I just bought an M3 complete kit on Amazon, it came with various lengths of M3 screws and a ton of bolts, really useful for this case. Their matched with M3 annodized red countersunk washers that I bought on Ebay. I took a dremel and jigsaw to open up the top of the case to fit the grill and both fans, you have to of course remove the hard drive tray thats up there.

  2. The best I found to balance GPU and CPU temps was to have the top two fans as intake and the rear radiator fans as out, the PSU is rotated so it takes in air from the middle of the case if that makes sense... not sure if you can see from the pictures but the rear rad is in push/pull, there's another fan on mounted on the back outside of the case, works a treat.

I'll get those photos over in the new year :D. I've now got a 120mm rad, a 240mm rad, four fans and a Vega64 in there, plus a phanteks r160 res, and DDC pump, its an amazing case to Mod.

Let me know how it goes or if you have any other questions!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I've got the same push/pull setup on the 120mm aio rad for my metis but I'm getting 40c temps on idle. I've either done a poor job mounting, or it's in dire need of that second 120mm fan on the top. I'll find out soon enough when I rebuild it later.

And those were awesome idea's for the m3 set. Would never think of that.

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