Description

Decided a few days before my 30 day return period at MicroCenter to return my Ryzen 2700 for a Ryzen 3600 to get on the new 3000 series train. I really loved the aesthetic of the stock cooler that came with the 2700 and was really bummed by the downgrade in coolers. Not only for the looks, but because of the lack of vapor chamber, much louder fan, and the fin size. I knew it would be hotter but I was hitting high 80s regularly without and OC and decided to get somethin new. Upgraded to the bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 4. It somehow magically fits in this case!

I lost the RGB ring fans from the exhaust fan and the AMD cooler but I think it's equally as pleasing to look at. Just because it's quite stuffed in there. Kind of wish the glass was clear instead of tinted just so I can stare in there more.

Also adding those custom 3D Printed feet I designed yielded in 3-5 degrees cooler temps. You can test this on your A1 just by propping it up regardless of fan setup. If you want a pair, let me know. I have both 20mm and 12mm heights printed. If you have access to a 3D printer, I made the files available for free and you can print your own here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3845534/

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 5 points

I amazed that you managed to fit that cooler in there, how are the temps given you have one fan as exhaust on the cpu cooler? Also where is the 3d printed keyboard? that sounds really epic. +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Honestly, so am I. LOL.

The temps are ok. Low 40's at Idle and high 60's low 70's while gaming. That's with an all core 4.2ghz overclock at 1.35v. The exhaust fan puts out a ton of air and there is another 140mm fan inside that cooler in the middle.

I've made two boards. :) One here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3372910 and another here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3478494

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 points

Hey your featured and well deserved!

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 points

Feels good man

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

This build is really very well put together. Excellent job, I like this one a lot.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I'm really happy with it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build with fantastic components!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I got really lucky at MicroCenter on some of these prices. OpenBox sales ftw.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

TIGHT. V TIGHT +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

RIGHT. U RIGHT

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic job keeping everything clean in such a compact case! That cooler though... Damn that's TIGHT! Cable management is on par and the custom feet looks sick!

Great job all around!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! At some point I'll go back in and tidy up back there. I think I can get the cables way cleaner but left them kind of just tucked away incase I need to change anything out.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I thought you did a great job! It can always be improved but no complaints here!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Incredible clean build given the choice of components. Just as amazed st everyone else that you fit the Dark Rock in there!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That cpu cooler looks snug!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This will get a feature

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ha. That would be rad.

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

I knew it was coming.

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Nostradamus

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

So naice!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Incredible build. Im calling feature. Im also curious how you have your airflow configured?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I have two InWin Loops setup as intakes, the side InWin Loop as an exhaust and the rear Silent Wing fan from the cooler as an exhaust as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

definite feature

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That would be dope. :)

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

called it

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

You guys were on it! :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

So clean. Amazing work!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

That is an awesome build. I love how you fit that CPU cooler. lol

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the feature!!! Do you sell them 3D feet? Would love to get some!

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I do. Send me a PM. I have both 12mm and 20mm sizes ready to ship. :)

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Great work, that's a beast video card.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Coming from a 1060 6gb, it’s a big jump. Does everything I need it to at the moment.

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

ALMOST $200000 AUD?! NANI!!!!

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

That’s a lot of zeros!

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Amazing work!

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

defying the laws of physics I see

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Rules are meant to be broken

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Nice build man, how is your temp on gaming? Also planning to get this case on my build but can't decide between this and nzxt h200

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

The temps are great. I played a couple games for few hours last night and the cpu never went above 72 and the gpu was glued in the upper 60s.

The best airflow config I found so far is the side fan in the stock config, exhaust. Paired with two intake fans on the bottom and the riser feet (I have some for sale) that lift the case to give it more flow.

I too was choosing between those two cases but the included gold rated power supply made this a no brainer for me.

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the info I had doubts about temp before but now I'm lock getting this case lol, yeah the power supply is really a plus and i'll definitely use the wireless charger for my mouse.

I'll pm you for the riser feet :D

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

I firmly believe miniItx and MicroAtx are all you need for gaming in 2019+. Love the look you went for, super clean and great looking IMO. Excellent work on the printed feet, nice for near free 3-5c!

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Agree. ;)

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

How is the noise?

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

The video card ramping up initially is the loudest part. The cpu and case fans are silent.

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

My goodness, most definitely the case refuse to endure any more abuse from OP +1.

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Haha. Hope it can handle a bit more. ;)

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

I've been looking for inspiration for a small easily portable Mini ITX build, and you sir have provided it. Your build looks simple, clean and beautiful. Nicely done mate.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words. It’s a nice roomy SFF build.

I’ve taken this machine with me several times now. It fits in a large duffel bag easily. :)

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 points

Hey! ~~~ how did you get your motherboard for only 49 Dollars?

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

I got an open box with a missing io shield for $79 and they had a promo running for $30 off when you also buy a CPU. It was a steal. Same thing with ram. They also had a combo deal. The video card as well. Lol. That was the theme here. I couldn’t pass it up.

Basically, you save a ton of money if you do open box + combo deals at MC.

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

ahhhhhhhhh thats awesome! thats the mobo i wanna use for my build but there isnt a MC in my state

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

That’s a bummer. I’m super fortunate to have two in my state. They have some insane deals sometimes.

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

This is by far the coolest pc design i've ever seen for a mini itx build.... was it difficult fitting everything in there? I have this page bookmarked and am going to build come November due to the money i can save on the deals then. Also when I do end up building im going to use a AMD 5700xt GPU. Do you think that would run too hot for a build like this?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

It wasn’t too too bad. Just take your time and plan it out. If you don’t rush, you’ll enjoy it. :)

If you get any 5700xt but the reference design, you should be good to go in terms of thermals. The card gets fresh air right from the bottom. And you can put two 120mm fans and my riser feet down there to help out the airflow quite a bit.

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

Yeah im revolving my build around asus aura so I have two coolermaster 120mm fans that i was planning on adding to the bottom along with the Asus tuff 5700xt and 16gb gskill ram for more lighting effects. But I will definitely be buying a set of your riser feet soon just so I don't bug you about them 3 months down the road haha! Thanks again for sharing this amazing build!!

P.S if you make cool builds like this a lot you should get into youtube. Im sure the computer rig community would enjoy seeing the assembly and performance of these builds on there!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Haha awesome. I'm ready.

This is actually my first ever build. :) I wish I had the funds to build more. It was super fun!

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

Just checking whether the side panel can really be closed off with that massive heatsink. I checked for the CPU heatsink clearance and it is 160mm for the case, but Dark Rock Pro 4 is 162.8mm tall. Btw great build, good choice for the components!

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Mine closes with some room to spare. No issues there. :) If you look at the pics, you can tell the cooler is behind the metal that would be touching the glass with some room in-between.

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

Sounds great. What a tight fit! Thanks~

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

TWSS ;)

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  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

I'd agree with you but I got it new for $289. So, no brainer for me.

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

That’s a great deal! Damn