White-Walker

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White-Walker

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
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 223.60
Intel - Core i5-8600K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 449.99
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (Z390-I)
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Red/Silver)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
Graphics
$ 999.77
EVGA - GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 115.97
Crucial - P1
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 149.99
SilverStone Technology - 600W SFX SX600-G
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 67.44
SilverStone Technology - Sugo (SG13B)
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fan
$ 29.90
Noctua - NF-A12x15 PWM (Brown)
Size: 120 mm
Monitor
$ 250.00
Sceptre - C248B-144R
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
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