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H200 B/W

by Lilyo

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26 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 15, 2019

Date Built

Feb. 1, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

52.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

So this was my first upgrade since I made my first build 6 years ago. Upgraded from a bulky mid tower running a 3770k and GTX 760, so i thought I should go all out this time and I'm extremely happy with everything so far. I love the compact size and minimalism of mITX, and living in a NYC apartment I wanted to make sure i'm optimizing the space as well as possible.

Building in the case was a little hard, and I had a mishap with ordering a Macho RT first and not being able to fit it, so I went with a H7 that I custom painted (the H5 might have fit too, but it was a little too close for comfort). I had previously build my gf almost the same computer so it was definitely a little easier the second time. The gpu also barely fit and it has about 2mm of space to the bottom of the case, and I had to prop it up with some plastic door bumpers.

CPU/ MB

Got a nice bundle deal from Microcenter for under $500. Currently running at 5ghz @ 1.275v with good temps under regular use. Still messing with the oc as I hit 90s in some stress tests, so I might lower it in the future if I notice problems, but I'm happy with this setup so far. The MB is amazing and the onboard AI OC feature is great if you don't wanna mess with a manual OC.

GPU

Was debating between the 2060 and 2070 as I don't play too many games (mostly Overwatch), but decided to go with a 1440p 144hz screen so I though it would be nice to have the extra headroom. The card overclocked well and the temps are always around 70 under load. It was very hard to fit it in this case though, so I would recommend checking the thickness of whatever card you buy if you get this case.

CASE

Love the aesthetics and build quality. Very quiet overall with 4 case fans (especially if you place something on top, it actually dampens the top fan sound). A little hard to build in, make sure to plug the fans and cpu in before installing the cpu cooler since you wont have any clearance afterwards. Great cable management and temps.

SCREEN

First time trying 1440p 144hz IPS and got a great deal at Microcenter for this one. Originally went with a LG 4k IPS but didnt like the color uniformity on it so I switched to this one and it was definitely the right decision. 144fps is amazing, and the monitor is great overall. Just some slight color uniformity problems in one of the corners, but nothing too noticeable.

Overall really happy with everything!

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ZipGun 3 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

So clean! Man do I love the MSI GeForce RTX 2070, doing such an amazing job in my rig. +1

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Yeah I'm glad I went with it even tho there's literally 2mm of space under it lol. I had to prop it up with some plastic bumpers to keep the fan from touching the case. Still temps never go over 70c in game.

Btw do you know if there's any way to keep the led on it from changing back to the default when you restart the computer? Im using the latest version of Mystic Light but for some reason it resets when i restart.

ZipGun 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

70° C is fair enough, you're good. Mine is doing 68° C after hours of gaming, so no big deal. When I was looking for software Mystic Light 3 was the option. For some reason the app did not find the card. This been 3 weeks ago, ever since I use default. I will try the sotfware again some time soon. Sorry, no help.

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Weird, but I saw a lot of people having problems getting the leds to work properly. I think it might be because other rgb software interfere with it.

ZipGun 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Only other software I run is iCUE for Ram and headset. You? We might as well contact MSI support :/

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

iCue conflicts with it, i know that much. Wouldnt hurt to ask them, but i doubt there's much to do :(

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Your rig looks cute!

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

thanks haha

rdracerboyd 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Your plant is totally hardwarecanucks

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

haha yeah, tho funny story i actually put it there cause i noticed the extra weight dampens the top fan noise by quite a lot

oscarbussell 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Your cable management is amazing!!!!

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks, I try lol

Dr.Bird 2 points 2 months ago

Looks really clean

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

thanks haha, tryna keep it sharp

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

I like that powered by Corsair sticker.

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

glad someone noticed haha

callumggibson 2 points 2 months ago

What a little cutie! Really like how there is very little wasted space here. The black and white is real sharp.

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Yeah I really like that everything has its purpose in mitx and theres no leftover unused space.

jay15 2 points 2 months ago

Nice build! How did you paint the top white?

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks! It pops right off and I spray painted it a few times. Was a bit of a pain but worked out pretty well!

jay15 1 point 2 months ago

I might try that myself if I end up getting one

Lilyo submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Its pretty simple, you just have to do it from multiple directions to get an even coating, and it helps if you do it indoors somewhere (I did it in my window).

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