Originally Posted by adamlee05
It does as good a job that such a small case can do. I wouldn't run a highly overclocked CPU in the RVZ02. I have a Thermolab/Cooltek LP53 on order for my 4690k, since I'm currently using the stock HSF due to size limitations.
My 390 nitro under stock fan profile, while running Unigen Valley for 10 minutes using the Extreme HD profile peaks at 76C. VRMs are at 84C and 89C respectively. These temps are all safe and acceptable, especially given the space constraints such a powerful and high wattage card.
I had a reference 970 with an EVGA 980 Hybrid water cooler before, in a different case. Sold the 970 since I really liked the look of the 390 Nitro, and since the 390 slightly outperforms the 970. The Async compute performance on the AMD cards has shown to be superior so far for DX12, which was another factor. The 970 and 390 are basically sidegrades to another, but I wanted the Nitro. A 970 would have better temps in the RVZ02, but neither will be in unsafe territory.
An RVZ01 has far superior cooling options,such as the aforementioned fan mounts to help cool the GPU, and suppose for an AIO CPU cooler. But, the RBZ02 is sleeker, smaller, and in my opinion there's no contest which one looks better - the RVZ02.
Edit - Additonally, If you want to build in the RVZ02, you really should think out and plan your build around it. I went from,an NCASE M1, so I already had nearly everything I needed that would fit. If you're going to run a 390/390X with a K-sku Haswell/Devil's Canyon CPU, you'll want to be safe and run the Silverstone SX600-G. You could ok,with their 500-L SFX PSU if you went with an Nvidia card, or a 390/390X with a locked i5/i7 from either Haswell or Skylake.
I'm very pleased with my build, although I do plan to sell my 4690K and Maximus VII Impact as to go with a locked i5 Skylake CPU, for even lower thermals. Just plan ahead, ask as many questions as you want, and know it's a VERY easy case to build in. Cable management will not be an issue.
Thank you for your extensive reply.
For the build, this is what I am planning.
H97 itx board
Xeon 1231 v3
16gb ddr3 1600 cl9
128gb 2.5 ssd
Now for the options and unknowns...
If I go for the rvz01, the cpu cover will be the nt06, and I'll add a 2tb 7200 rpm 3.5 drive.
If I go for the rvz02, the cooler will be the ar06 and one hgst 1tb 2.5 hdd.
For the GPU, I am thinking either a Zotac 970 amp core extreme or a sapphire 390x tri-x.
For the psu, I wanted the 500w sfx-l because it is half the price of the 600w version and has the 120mm fan.
But if I go for the amd card, guess I better go for the 600w. Even with the 970 it might be better to have the 600w to keep the upgrade path of the 980ti possible.
I just don't know...
This will be my first itx build.
Cheers and thanks