Description

Sixth migration to fit my previous Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini and upgrade to Ryzen 5 3600. Impressed with the easy build and quality of the case from Taobao and much better than the previous Metalfish S3. Not as great as NFC Skyreach 4 Mini but nothing can beat that case. Much sturdier than my previous Node 202, Dan A4 clone case and DSE Breathe V2. Had minor problems with Ryzen on temperatures and BIOS but running quite well now with the latest chipset update from AMD.

EDIT: Just found out the volume is actually bigger than expected according to the specs. Title is edited to reflect the actual size. Sorry if it causes confusion.

EDIT2: As another user mentioned, the photos are old photos using Intel CPU before I upgraded to Ryzen. Will take some new photos later.

Case specs: Dimensions: 226(L)x252.8(H)x112.5mm(W) (6.4L); Material: 3mm 6061 Aluminium; Motherboard: mITX; GPU: up to 220mm length; CPU Cooler/RAM: up to 43mm height; Storage: 1x2.5" HDD/SSD; PSU: Flex PSU; Fan: 2x90mm 15mm slim fans

Part Reviews

CPU

Very nice update from i5 7500 and no issues handling AAA games. Got minor issues with BIOS and temps but latest drivers fixed them

CPU Cooler

Very quiet and not to shabby handling the ryzen 3600. Full TDP got toasty under full load though so limited the EDC of Ryzen 3600 in the BIOS and temps stayed around 70-75C.

Motherboard

Its the only B450 ITX board that has 2 M.2 slots so chose this over the other boards.

Storage

Used it for my main drive and it is working very well without any significant slow downs.

Storage

Big storage, fast and quite affordable so its working very well.

Video Card

Powerful and good for AAA gaming at 1440p 60fps. The only issues are the noisy fans and coil whine.

Power Supply

It is a very good PSU as it has a silent fan compared to other Flex PSUs and Platinum rated.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Great little case! The build looks super clean

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
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This is just a beast, good component configuration and choice on CPU and GPU. That is some mighty power in a SSF. Well done on the build +1

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey your featured well done!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just noticed it as well. Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for SFF :D

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Always! Just have the SFF itch ever since :D

  • 3 months ago
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Love this!! Huge respect. I'm wishing I didn't go mATX now. I would love to have something this small... seriously.

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks! You can always do it later! Of course there are always compromises to make in SFF but as long as you have done your research then it should ok.

  • 3 months ago
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just wondering if ur able to overclock the cpu with the mobo

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock settings is more than adequate for me so I dont manually overclock and just let PBO do it automatically. There is also not much headroom anyway as I am just using L9i and it is already toasty using Cinebench/Prime95 up to 85-90C. Edit: On gaming it stays at 60-75C.

  • 3 months ago
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It actually looks really classy in that kind of case, but i also like how it also packs a punch. Nicely done.

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
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Packing a punch in a small package! I dig it!

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
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Small, beautifull and powerfull

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

what about an x570 Mini ITX?

  • 3 months ago
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The X570 Mini ITX boards are much more expensive and I dont really need the added features such as PCIe 4 so it is much cheaper to buy B450 instead

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The Build Looks Great, not the Parts that i Like, but very clean.

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
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Where did you purchase the case from? Having trouble finding it online. Is there a US-based retailer? Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
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Unfortunately there is no US retailer. I purchased it off Taobao and send it to Hong Kong. You can see the link below. Most people recommend using an agent like Superbuy for English translation and international shipping.

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4004-9545337326.6.3013221fzsITjW&id=581419642077

  • 3 months ago
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Love the case, I assuming it's 3D printed?

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks! Its made from 3m thick aluminium plates so its very sturdy.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Maan I'd really want to put a radeon rx 580 in that case but it's just 1 cm too long, nice build.

  • 3 months ago
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Thanks! Yeah unfortunately there is not much mini AMD cards. This case seems to be built to fit the mini zotac cards. Hopefully the RX 5700 cards have some mini AIB cards.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build but why do I see an ASRock motherboard that is clearly for an Intel CPU?

  • 3 months ago
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Whoops. The photos was taken before I upgraded to Ryzen, sorry if its misleading. Let me clarify it in the post until I take more new photos.

  • 2 months ago
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To be honest I thought this would be the case :P

  • 3 months ago
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How did you update the BIOS with no flashback on that board?

I have the same mobo + CPU combo

  • 3 months ago
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Fortunately, the shop where I bought the parts helped me update it for free. If not, I would opt for the X570 instead

  • 2 months ago
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Nice Build...What are you using the 660P for I am thinking of using one for my ITX build for my OS and Apps and then having 2 separate SSD for my games

  • 2 months ago
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I am using the 660p for storage and games. However, to be honest its also ok for OS as the crucial P1 is actually also QLC SSD like 660p and I have no problems at all using it as the main drive.

  • 1 month ago
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That is a lot of dust. Nice and Clean build tho.

  • 1 month ago
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Very nice! Beautiful, small and powerful! I love it (ill reproduce mine from you)! Are you using yours M.2 in RAID with this moba (is it possible)?

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks! I didnt use them in RAID and just them as normal storage. Not sure about RAID for M.2 drives, but it does support RAID in general according to the manual.

  • 1 month ago
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does the psu fans make noise cause i saw. video of optimum tech(velca 3)and his flex atx psu made a ton of noise (it was 400w fsp 80+gold )

  • 1 month ago
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The Enhance ENP-7660B PSU is very quiet and doesnt turn up even when gaming. A few others recommended this PSU as it is quieter so I bought it. I did see his video about Velka 3 as well and other people also got the same complaints about the noise for the 400W FSP but you could swap the fan with a noctua 40mm fan. If not, I would recommend the Enhance PSU instead if it is available.

  • 19 days ago
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Very good build. Did you have to update the motherboard's BIOS/UEFI to support the Ryzen 3000 series? When I'm building my parts list with this CPU, it's giving me error about the update.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you will need to update to the latest BIOS first. Thankfully the store where I bought the motherboard and CPU helped me to update the BIOS for free. If you are buying from a store, you could try asking them for help. Cheers.

  • 12 days ago
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What's the length and model for the riser? Is it the R33UF-TU?

  • 11 days ago
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Not sure on the length and model as I bought it together with the case. I think its around 200mm length. Seems R33UF-TU is quite similar as it has inverted connector on each end.

  • 9 days ago
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Beautiful SFF PC! I discovered Taobao recently, and have fallen in love with all their small cases. Question, you think an 230mm gpu would fit very tightly, or no chance? 226 is the length you say, and I'm hoping for a miracle, would really love to get an 5700xt on this.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Are you looking at the Powercolor dual fan card? Unfortunately I dont think it will fit as the 220mm is the max length. 226mm is the external dimensions. The Zotac mini card I have is 211mm length and there is already very little room left. Best if you look for longer cases if you plan to use that card like the A4 style sandwich cases as they have better support for longer cards.

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