Description

I wanted a build that could game and do light video editing on since I was using a MacBook. I also wanted a PC that could go on my desk, but my desk was small, meaning I needed a smaller case. I already had monitors and peripherals, all I needed was the PC. I went with a 9700k instead of an 8700k because i just wanted something 9th Gen. I used a RTX 2070 instead of a cheap 1080 because Ray Tracing. I did not care about RGB too much, so I went with a H200 instead of H200i. For storage, I already had a 1TB Hard Drive lying around, so I wiped it and put in in with the 1TB NVMe SSD from Crucial. I did not realize that the H200 could fit a 240 Rad, so i accidentally got a 120ml M22. This ended up being fine though, as my temps did not get over 85 degrees at 5.1 GHz somehow. I will never understand how. Later on I plan to sell the M22 and get a EK Fluid Gaming Kit.

UPDATE: It gets pretty hot in the summer at my house so i am getting a H400i before it costs more. Im getting the H400i because itll give me more room for my gpu fans and im also gonna get a 240ml aio, though im not sure which one.

Part Reviews

CPU

A very fast CPU, although it is kind of overpriced compared to the 8700k

CPU Cooler

A very good cooler, somehow managing to keep the cpu at 85 degrees at 5.1 GHz

Motherboard

Very good for its price, although it did not have enough fan/aio pump headers.

Memory

Reliable RAM, overclocked to 3600 MHz

Storage

Slower than other NVMe SSDs, but it works

Video Card

A very fast card, great lighting, and somehow does not thermal throttle inside the H200 with not even a centimeter of space between the PSU shroud and the fans.

Case

A great case with cable management.

Power Supply

At first I though this would be kind of loud, but in eco mode, it is dead silent, i cant hear a thing from it.

Operating System

Its windows, it never deserves 5 stars

Monitor

A great monitor that i overclocked to 75 hz

Monitor

Not too good color, but great price for a 144Hz monitor. I does not work well with G-Sync, as expected.

Mouse

My favorite mouse, it has very great battery life, even on 1 AA. It also does not lag.

Custom

Great noise cancelling, even with the feature off i cannot hear background noise, which i love.

Custom

This keyboard is a god send for me, because I used to use Apple Keyboards. I love the Red switches inside the keyboard, and it has pretty neat RGB lighting. The only problem is that the software that DREVO created for it doesn't even detect the keyboard plugged in or on bluetooth.

Custom

Your classic fan splitters, they're pretty normal.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm in the same situation as you with a ITX case that does the same thing in regards to the GPU being choked off, give me an update when you get the H400i.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Its wayyyy better. before i hit 80-90 degrees under 100% load on my gpu. now it only hits 60.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait did you already change cases before i said that?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i switched cases the same day you commented

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

85 degrees? ehhh. good build though. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, if it’s not thermal throttling, I’m good. Thx btw

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there any Problems with the GPU Fan spinning? or with temps? Im considering changing over to a h200 and itx formfactor

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

i had to put a small felt pad to raise the gpu cause than one if the fans wasnt spinning. other than that at max load the gpu hits 70-80 degreees

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How the actual f- did you overclock your 2666 Mhz ram to 3600? IDK maybe I'm just dumb and RGB ram can do that lmao +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

i honestly have no idea. Sillicon lottery?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I hope my ram can overclock that high as well...

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

just make sure your ram is XMP certified

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

No worries, getting the same RAM as you, because Corsair is great and I like RGB

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you put the SSD on the front M2 port or on the back one of your motherboard? Because im about to buy this mb with a Samsung 970 Pro, but id like to mount it on the front one, so that i can use the heatskink.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

i put it on the front.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I've seen that the heatsink has a blue film to be removed, with glue under it. Did you remove the sticker on the ssd or did you left it there to avoid the direct contact between glue and circuits?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I left the sticker on the ssd because its so thin i dont think the heat transfer would be affected

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

I know this is an older post, but did you have issues with clearance of the AIO tubes and the ram sticks?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

nope