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Old 02-08-2020, 04:20 PM   #1
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[1st time PC builder log] CM NR200P ITX build

Decided to sell my laptop and build a desktop from scratch. After doing the research on the parts I went to buy the parts from SLS during the long Hari Raya weekend. I could have saved more by buying parts online / wait for sales but decided "what the heck" and just went to buy immediately.

Buying Process

I listed down all the parts I wanted on a Google and included alternatives in case the items were out of stock. I also included the price from various shops based on the latest pricelists. In the end, my list looked something like this (price list not shown).



So I scooted down to SLS and started from level 4 and went to the more famous (?) shops (e.g. PC Themes, Dynacore, Bizgram, etc.). Most shops had 1 or 2 items from my list that were out of stock. Eventually, I decided to get the parts from Bizgram and Dynacore. The buying experience took 20 minutes as they had to pick the parts. One thing to note: You really have to know what you are getting as they will readily swap out parts that are out of stock with other items without telling you. They will not bait-and-switch, but they may give you better parts that costs more and burst you budget or give you similarly priced parts that are not as value.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:20 PM   #2
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Loots from SLS

Parts:
CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard - Gigabyte Aorus B550I PRO AX
GPU - MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
RAM - KLEVV 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 3600MHz
SSD - ADATA SX8200 Pro 512GB
PSU - Seasonic Focus SGX-500
CASE - Cooler Master NR200P White (Black version is not available yet...)
OS: Windows scrapped from my 8 year old PC
Case fan: (Added later on) Cooler Master MF120L White

Completed Build - Part 1
I built the desktop first time around with the GPU riser as it looked nice. But my 2-fan GPU doesn't look as nice as those builds on YouTube with their triple fan RTX 2080 Ti.
Internals


Internal without fan and panels


Back and IO panel


Top Panel
The fan is placed closer to the front as I had some problems with the GPU power cable knocking against the fan. Was fixed after a bit of cable management.

Completed Build - Part 2
After gaming on it for a night, I decided to move the GPU to the more traditional position to test it out.

Teardown


Completed Build


There was a problem with the clearance. The cables coming out of the PSU was mashed against the backplate of the GPU. Everything still fits, but I didn't feel comfortable leaving it in there so I switched back to using the riser.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:21 PM   #3
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Completed Build - Part 3 (Finally)

Seeing that I only have 2 case fans installed (came included in the case) and the case could take at least 2 more. I went to get 2 "cheap" Cooler Master fans @ $15 a piece (same price as the standing fan keeping me cool while I type this). I did not know that case fans could be so expensive!



Installed the fans and after 2 days of tinkering around, I think I am done for a while until I get bitten by the upgrade bug.
Final Rig
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Old 02-08-2020, 05:19 PM   #4
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Good choice of case. I saw on some sites, the PSU could be mounting towards the front of the case, so the cables won't interfere with the GPU.

This pic shows a mATX might fit too.


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Old 02-08-2020, 09:37 PM   #5
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That is a good build!

The power supply could be avoided if you get the SFX power supply. The Seasonic is SFX-L, a longer version.

I like how the case is clean and provide a lot of airflow. Too bad, my usage does not allow for an Sffpc build.
Processor
AMD Ryzen R9 3900X - Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mainboard
ASRock X370 Taichi
Graphics Card
EVGA GTX 1080Ti FTW3
Memory
TEAM Dark Pro 32GB 3200C14
Display
2* 34" 3440x1440 monitors
Storage
WD Blue 1TB + Adata SX 8200 2TB
Casing
Fractal Design Define C
PSU
EVGA G3 850W Modular
Audio
M1060C + Fiio K5 Pro
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:41 PM   #6
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This casing can install mATX motherboard?
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 + Cryorig M9+
Mainboard
MSI B450M Mortar Max
Graphics Card
Sapphire RX 580 4GB
Memory
Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 3200, 2 x 8GB
Display
Dell U2412M
Storage
Adata SX8200 Pro 512MB + 2* 256GB Transcend SATA3 SSD+Toshiba 3TB
Optical Storage
LG BR/HD-DVD combo drive
Casing
Lian Li V354B
PSU
Superflower Goldern Green 500W
Audio
Schitt Bifrost MB+Jotunhiem
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Win10

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Old 02-08-2020, 10:02 PM   #7
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This casing can install mATX motherboard?
i think only mITX and mDTX
Processor
AMD Ryzen 3900X + IS-60 HSF
Mainboard
Gigabyte X570-I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
Graphics Card
ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16
Display
Acer VG272UP
Storage
Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 2TB x2 in RAID 0
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Fractal Design Node 202
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Corsair SF600 80 PLUS® Platinum
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:16 PM   #8
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This casing can install mATX motherboard?
Saw on reddit, only up to mini-DTX only. I was really hoping mATX mobo would fit but doesn't seems like it can.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:01 PM   #9
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If only I could hold my horses. If not I'll be getting this case.
awesome build ....
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Ryzen 3900x
Mainboard
MSI x470 gaming plus
Graphics Card
Asus 1080
Memory
Corsair 16GB RGB 2666mhz 16C
Display
LG 27'
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Samsung SSD
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Phantex p400
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superflower leadex
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Good choice of case. I saw on some sites, the PSU could be mounting towards the front of the case, so the cables won't interfere with the GPU.

This pic shows a mATX might fit too.

Thanks! I did not know about this. Thanks for sharing! Will try it out to see the temps

That is a good build!

The power supply could be avoided if you get the SFX power supply. The Seasonic is SFX-L, a longer version.

I like how the case is clean and provide a lot of airflow. Too bad, my usage does not allow for an Sffpc build.
Oh, I did not know that mine was SFX-L. Looking at it, I should have gone with the Corsair even though it is more expensive.

Side note: Anyone with a black NR200P wants to trade their extra black metal side panel with my white one?
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TS, how much is the total for your rig?
Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
Mainboard
DFI Infinity BloodIron P35-T2RL
Graphics Card
MSI R6870 (MS-V245)
Memory
OCZ Titanium XTC OCZ2T8001G x 2
Display
Prolink 17" LCD
Storage
Drive #1 - WDC WD6401AALS-00J7B1 (596 GB)
Optical Storage
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N ATA Device
Casing
NZXT Trinity
PSU
Seasonic M12II “Bronze” Series 620W
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Onboard
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Windows 7 Enterprise x64

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Old 03-08-2020, 08:28 AM   #12
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i think only mITX and mDTX
Saw on reddit, only up to mini-DTX only. I was really hoping mATX mobo would fit but doesn't seems like it can.
Thanks.

Cant think of a AMD motherboard that's on mini-DTX form factor
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Memory
Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 3200, 2 x 8GB
Display
Dell U2412M
Storage
Adata SX8200 Pro 512MB + 2* 256GB Transcend SATA3 SSD+Toshiba 3TB
Optical Storage
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:35 AM   #13
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Thanks.

Cant think of a AMD motherboard that's on mini-DTX form factor
Its the asus crosshair 8 impact which is very ex and hard to come by
Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700x
Mainboard
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
Graphics Card
Zotac GTX 1070 Mini
Memory
Corsair vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000mhz
Display
Acer Nitro VG252Q P
Storage
Samsung Evo 970 | WD blue
Casing
FD Meshify C
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Andyson G550
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Old 03-08-2020, 11:08 AM   #14
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TS, how much is the total for your rig?
Ya TS what's your damage$..... would be helpful if u can list the price of items u have purchased....

im thinking of building my own rig too... thinking of getting from Amazon and can save up to quite substantial savings...

but warranties another issue...
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Thanks.

Cant think of a AMD motherboard that's on mini-DTX form factor
Here's a compiled list of some of the board I found. But be sure to check the height of the board. It can only fit up to 226mm in height. Width of 244mm is fine when the PSU is moved to the front.

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