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The Devil's Sauna. Mini ITX 8700K RTX 2080

This was supposed to be a another prebuilt for eBay. While I did finish it, unfortunately one of the standoffs for the glass fell out because the hole was drilled too large. I was still waiting on an answer about a replacement side panel but decided to RMA because I can't keep waiting. Also I would be changing cases anyways. The glass on this case sits way too close to the chassis. Easily a 30°c difference between the glass on or off. Open shroud GPU coolers will feed off their own heat instead of cool air. Especially those that let a lot of air exit under the GPU when vertically mounted. CPU temps can be brought down a little if you play with the case fan configuration but the GPU hits thermal throttle quick with any case fan configuration and the glass on. I'll be doing a build in this one later with a different hardware configuration.

If you really want to use this case then you will need to double or triple the gap on the glass side panels. You can screw a couple of standoffs together with a washer (see pictures) to gain more space. I would also recommend a blower style GPU or an open shroud one that only vents upwards. This case also appears to fit a Corsair H5SF cooler if you use an sfx power supply.

As you can see I had to modify the CPU cooler slightly to get it to fit like I wanted. Test fit shows a perfect thermal paste spread, but this cooler is a serious pain to install. Screws need to be a tiny bit longer. With the glass panel off it runs 4.8ghz all core with 0 AVX offset nice and cool. Mainly because of this motherboards awesome power handling. Easily undervolts and overclocks an 8700k

You will also have to get creative with hiding your wires if you want a clean install in this case.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX

Hardware

Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K
Cores: 6
Socket: LGA 1151
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac
Chipset: Z390
Memory Support: DDR4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory TeamGroup - Vulcan
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Crucial - MX500
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Storage Samsung - 860 EVO
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Graphics MSI - Duke (discontinued)
Chip: RTX 2080
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU EVGA - SuperNOVA 750 G3
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case Raijintek - Ophion Evo
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Type: Mini-Tower
Case Fans BLACKNOISE - NoiseBlocker - eLoop B12-P
Size: 120 mm
Case Fans SilverStone Technology - FN123 Slim
Size: 120 mm
Case Fans SilverStone Technology - FN123 Slim
Size: 120 mm
Case Fans SilverStone Technology - FN123 Slim
Size: 120 mm
Cooling be quiet! - Shadow Rock LP
Compatibilty: AM4, FM1, LGA 1366
Type: Air Cooler
CableMod CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Color: Black
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Accessories Phanteks - Halos Digital RGB Fan Frames
Accessories Phanteks - Halos Digital RGB Fan Frames
Accessories Phanteks - Halos Lux Digital RGB Fan Frames
Accessories Phanteks - Halos Lux Digital RGB Fan Frames
Accessories Phanteks - RGB LED Strip
Accessories Phanteks - RGB LED Strip
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