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Decided to build a small portable gaming PC since I'm always traveling on the weekends. I wanted to build this machine with some room for improvement down the road. I was able to find most parts used on Reddit forums and have been working great. The biggest issue was the pre-applied thermal paste on the H60. I had purchased the H60 from local best buy store since there was a sale going on. It never crossed my mind that the pre-applied thermal paste could go dry, once I booted the machine it idled at 40-50 degrees which were very strange and under any load would spike to thermal throttle at 100+ degrees. I started to think maybe the case was too compact, or the fan was not strong enough... did some more test until I decided maybe I should buy better thermal paste and reapplied. Once I took off the cooler and saw no thermal on to the IHS I was so relieved since the issue was a quick fix. NEVER TRUST APPLIED THERMAL PASTE

Few things: CPU is OCed to 4.9 GHz all 6 cores running cool. CPU is delidded with a copper IHS.

GPU runs a little hot thinking of adding some slim 120mm fans to help cool the GPU

Color(s): Red White
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Technology
Size: Mini-ITX


This build participated in 1 contest.

Rank Contest Date
#2058 The 10K Challenge ended


Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K
Cores: 6
Socket: 1151
Motherboard ASUS - ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
Chipset: Z390
Size: miniITX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Crucial - P1
Type: SSD
Capacity: 1TB
Form Factor: M.2
Graphics EVGA - GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0
Chip Manufacturer: Nvidia
Chip: GTX 1080
PSU SilverStone Technology - 600W SFX SX600-G
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Wattage: 600w
Case SilverStone Technology - Sugo Series SG13
Type: Mini-ITX
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fans Noctua - NF-A12x15 PWM
Size: 120
Monitor Sceptre - C248B-144R
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Size: 24 inch