Stealth Nano

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Stealth Nano

After some consideration couldn't resist any longer to the amazing Swedish stylish, simplistic and industrial like look of Fractal Design and as a lover of ITX systems decided to move away from the niche NCase M1 to something a bit more "serious" that would also give me better opportunity of expansion and also ease of use and maintenance, mainly dust cleaning that takes about 4 thumb screws and 10 minutes to clean filters and dust on the Nano S against nearly 30 minutes on the M1 for the same process.

About tasty hardware, re-used all my previous parts apart from the PSU that also stepped to all another level of Design and Engineering with the new Seasonic SFX-L and loving it! All the remaining parts will not get upgraded for a while as by my experience they are a really good balance to drive my monitor and even on recent titles like Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assetto Corsa Competizione and DiRT Rally 2.0 can run with consistent frame rates and up to the monitor spec on high settings (Ultra Wide 35" 1080p 144Hz).

Another difficult decision was if to get with Window or Solid Panel and after some consideration preferred to be deadly silent and stealth look instead of flashy and "distractive" to pass more time playing instead of looking at it... will let the "lights show" to happen where it matters the most... on the screen! Please do not get me wrong... I do love to look at all the RGB glory and I had builds like that myself, it is only a matter of personal preference this time around as I did spend more time looking at my flashy build when I had one than actually using and abusing from it!

Hope you enjoy scrolling through the pictures as much as I did with taking the shoots and the building process.
Color(s): Black Gray
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX

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Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i5-7500
Cores: 4
Socket: LGA 1151
Motherboard
ASUS - ROG Strix H270i
Memory Support: DDR4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2400MHz)
Capacity: 8 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage
Western Digital - WD Black (Old Version)
Capacity: 512 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Storage
Western Digital - WD Blue
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Graphics
EVGA - SC Gaming
Chip: GTX 1070 Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU
Seasonic - Focus Gold SGX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case
Fractal Design - Define Nano S, Black
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Solid
Type: Mini-Tower
Case Fans
Case Fans
Case Fans
Cooling
Noctua - NH-D9L
Compatibilty: AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, LGA 1151, LGA 1155, LGA 1156
Size (WxHxD): 110 mm
Type: Air Cooler
Monitor
BenQ - XR3501
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
Logitech - G213
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Membrane
Type: Full Size
Mouse
Logitech - G203
Interface: Wired
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