Build this HTPC for my hall, to play spotify/tidal/netflix and some Blurays. Special thanks to my wife for buying all the parts as my 2019 birthday present, and pcpartpicker.com for helping her spying on me.
Lesson Learned; 1) Use magnetic screwdrivers - pc hardware 101. 2) i did wrong by using non-modular PSU, the casing is pretty tight. 3) These fans, are quiet enough, I am happy as is. 4) the bar that goes from the front to back of the casing, is touching the radiator of the cpu cooler, i am planning to shave half of the stick. 5) This casing, its perfect! suits my Marantz 6005 amplifier. 6) the ram, is nearly touching the tubes on the cpu cooler. but its not impossible to install.
I have included the picture to have an idea of the size comparing to Marantz 6005. As I am moving houses, the pc will be rigged at the new place and the pictures does not represent the final setup.
In the end, it is a very satisfying build. Happy building!
Quite powerful CPU, especially for what I am using, ie HTPC.
Very quiet, and never hits max fan speed on my build, very good!
One and only type I can find easily in Malaysia, for a low profile card. No complains.
Perfect case matching with my amplifier, which makes me very happy.
Not as expensive as well. Just that if this case allows normal GPU to be inserted although in horizontal, it will be very helpful.
Very quiet, reputable performance from a reputable brand. Highly recommended.
I like the build, the quality.
I dont like the lack of num pads, or numbers, i dont like the slow hard-press need buttons.
Very quiet and price very competitive.
Just that I bought this for a HTPC build, should get modular ones to get more space in the case. But it is my fault, not the manufacturer.