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post #6051 of 7142
Hello guys,
I have browsed this conv for a couple of hours and I have a couple of specific questions to ask.
I am making my first mini-itx build with the RVZ02 (mainly for traveling) and it's gonna look something like this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: GeForce GTX 1070(not sure which model)
Case: Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case
Power Supply: Silverstone(or Corsair) 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply

I have a few questions:

1) CPU cooler wise I am unsure between the shuriken I put and the thermalright axp-100(Muscle, can't afford the R version). Which of the two offer the best performance with my specs? I want to be able to do some mid OC so I need the best cooler I can get. Would I have issues putting the memory in with these 2?

2) Regarding the case, should I go with the windowed or windowless? I read here that windowed offers better cooling while windowless offers more space for fans. If I can fit the shuriken or the axp-100 with the windowed case I'd rather go with better cooling.

3) For the PSU I was thinking about switching over to the corsair one (still 600w, not sure 500w would be enough), I read here that it's better than the silverstone one?

4) I'll be getting the gtx 1070 when it comes out. Should I go for a custom fan or go with the base cooler? I read that an open fan cooler doesn't work well with this case so I am unsure between the two options.

Thank you for your help I truly appreciate it. This is my first ever build so I really want to get it right smile.gif
Edited by Hitoiro - 6/5/16 at 7:17am
post #6052 of 7142
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Originally Posted by Hitoiro View Post

Hello guys,
I have browsed this conv for a couple of hours and I have a couple of specific questions to ask.
I am making my first mini-itx build with the RVZ02 (mainly for traveling) and it's gonna look something like this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: GeForce GTX 1070(not sure which model)
Case: Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case
Power Supply: Silverstone(or Corsair) 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply

I have a few questions:

1) CPU cooler wise I am unsure between the shuriken I put and the thermalright axp-100(Muscle, can't afford the R version). Which of the two offer the best performance with my specs? I want to be able to do some mid OC so I need the best cooler I can get. Would I have issues putting the memory in with these 2?

2) Regarding the case, should I go with the windowed or windowless? I read here that windowed offers better cooling while windowless offers more space for fans. If I can fit the shuriken or the axp-100 with the windowed case I'd rather go with better cooling.

3) For the PSU I was thinking about switching over to the corsair one (still 600w, not sure 500w would be enough), I read here that it's better than the silverstone one?

4) I'll be getting the gtx 1070 when it comes out. Should I go for a custom fan or go for the base vapor chamber cooler? I read that an open fan cooler doesn't work well with this case so I am unsure between the two options.

Thank you for your help I truly appreciate it. This is my first ever build so I really want to get it right smile.gif

Psu 500 or 600 will be just fine. You'll have no problem.
Case window doesn't really matter.
Delid the cpu and you'll be just fine with the cooler. If there's no aluminum on the cooler bade then use clu as your thermal paste. You shouldn't have a issue after that.
For the 1070 I'd look at custom designs but beware of the size of the cards It may not fit.

I thought for a long time that a 6600k was enough but my thinking has changed. I'd take the $$$ hit and get the 6700k. It'll be worth it if your planning on keeping it 3-5 years.
post #6053 of 7142
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Originally Posted by -illuminati View Post

I've had an FTZ01 for about 7 months now, and only a couple of months after I built my PC, the power button on the case broke. I pushed it in to turn it on, and the power button just kind of stayed pushed in. Now the button is non-functional.

Does anyone have any ideas how I might go about fixing this? Can I access the backside of the power button from the inside of the case to try to push it back out? I'm leery of turning off my PC and opening it up to look for myself because I've been putting my PC to sleep for these past 4-5 months (!) and I'm worried that I won't be able to easily turn it back on if I can't fix the button. I suppose I could short the jumpers to turn it back on, but I figured I'd ask here first.

Thanks for any advice!
I would say either:

1) wire the reset button to the power switch header and use the reset switch to power on.
or
2) get a momentary switch and mod it into the case on the front or side, wired into the header.

or of course 3) see if Silverstone will do a replacement, paid or covered, of your front panel assembly.
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post #6054 of 7142
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

Psu 500 or 600 will be just fine. You'll have no problem.
Case window doesn't really matter.
Delid the cpu and you'll be just fine with the cooler. If there's no aluminum on the cooler bade then use clu as your thermal paste. You shouldn't have a issue after that.
For the 1070 I'd look at custom designs but beware of the size of the cards It may not fit.

I thought for a long time that a 6600k was enough but my thinking has changed. I'd take the $$$ hit and get the 6700k. It'll be worth it if your planning on keeping it 3-5 years.

Thank you for the reply! I think I'll set for a 600w corsair just in case!

Regarding the GPU, should I get a blower or open air? I am afraid a blower won't do well due to the lack of internal airflow and that the temperatures will be sky high. On the other hand a blower is worse at cooling and noisier, not recommended for OC. Any advice on this?

I am actually starting to think about getting the older RVZ01. Way less problems with cooling to my understanding (since I could use aftermarket gpus and bigger cpu coolers with no problems) and it still fits in a suitcase to get on a plane's cabin. What would you guys recommend?
Edited by Hitoiro - 6/5/16 at 10:45am
post #6055 of 7142
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Originally Posted by Hitoiro View Post

Thank you for the reply! I think I'll set for a 600w corsair just in case!

Regarding the GPU, should I get a blower or open air? I am afraid a blower won't do well due to the lack of internal airflow and that the temperatures will be sky high. On the other hand a blower is worse at cooling and noisier, not recommended for OC. Any advice on this?

I am actually starting to think about getting the older RVZ01. Way less problems with cooling to my understanding (since I could use aftermarket gpus and bigger cpu coolers with no problems) and it still fits in a suitcase to get on a plane's cabin. What would you guys recommend?

The RVZ01 or the RVZ01-E would be a better bet for cooling, the 01 is only a little thicker then the 02 but you can mount 2x 120mm fans in the GPU side and 1x 120mm fan in the CPU side. You also have more choice with coolers even some AIO coolers fit. The E version lets you use a full ATX (max length 150mm) at the cost of the 3.5" HDD mount in the Non- E version.

Everyone's opinion is different but when I looked at the RVZ02 the cooling was the main turn off but that front sliding bit was a very close 2nd, it just sucked, sorry but it's stiff, gets stuck and ruins the look of the case when open
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post #6056 of 7142
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The RVZ01 or the RVZ01-E would be a better bet for cooling, the 01 is only a little thicker then the 02 but you can mount 2x 120mm fans in the GPU side and 1x 120mm fan in the CPU side. You also have more choice with coolers even some AIO coolers fit. The E version lets you use a full ATX (max length 150mm) at the cost of the 3.5" HDD mount in the Non- E version.

Everyone's opinion is different but when I looked at the RVZ02 the cooling was the main turn off but that front sliding bit was a very close 2nd, it just sucked, sorry but it's stiff, gets stuck and ruins the look of the case when open

Ah thank you I am glad I am having the right impressions smile.gif I am settling for the base RVZ01 then smile.gif I don't mind getting the corsair sfx 600w! I will probably replace the case fans if needed ( I heard they can be noisy) so the final result should be pretty good! I agree that they are both great cases, they simply serve different purposes (and that is not a bad thing at all).

This is my very first desktop pc so I will avoid liquid cooling, but thank you for pointing that out! Always great to have more options. The CPU cooler I set for is this : RAIJINTEK PALLAS 56.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler. From the reviews I have seen it's pretty good!

Do you reckon using an aftermarket GPU with open air fans will be fine with this build then in terms of temperatures? I'm 99% getting a gtx 1070.

Cheers!
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Anybody try putting a fury x in the rvz02?
post #6058 of 7142
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The CPU cooler I set for is this : RAIJINTEK PALLAS 56.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler. From the reviews I have seen it's pretty good!

Do you reckon using an aftermarket GPU with open air fans will be fine with this build then in terms of temperatures? I'm 99% getting a gtx 1070.

Cheers!

The PALLAS is a very good cooler, also look at the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B

Aftermarket GPUs are ok with the RVZ01, you have 2 120mm fans blowing cool air directly onto the fans cooling the GPU and the positive air pressure pushes the hot air out of the case. I have a R9 Fury and it usually sits around 69c when heavy gaming and that's with my case fans set at 60%.

The fans that come with the RVZ01 are not loud they just don't push much air, get some BeQuiet!, NoiseBlooker or Noctua fans and the case will be cool and quiet
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post #6059 of 7142
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Originally Posted by ZodiacG66 View Post

The PALLAS is a very good cooler, also look at the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B

Aftermarket GPUs are ok with the RVZ01, you have 2 120mm fans blowing cool air directly onto the fans cooling the GPU and the positive air pressure pushes the hot air out of the case. I have a R9 Fury and it usually sits around 69c when heavy gaming and that's with my case fans set at 60%.

The fans that come with the RVZ01 are not loud they just don't push much air, get some BeQuiet!, NoiseBlooker or Noctua fans and the case will be cool and quiet

These are the things I love to hear, thank you !! biggrin.gif

I will get myself those case fans then if the stock ones are not enough with my build.

I am actually slightly unsure on the case itself now. The RV0Z1-E can use ATX power supplies and I have to admit they are almost less than half the price of the 600w SFX one. Maybe I should that case then, would you say it's a better choice then? I am not sure I would care about the hdd 3.5" compared to 2.5" but at the same time I don't even know if I understand this whole thing correctly (I am a console peasant trying to make the switch to PC gaming, learning as I go biggrin.gif)

Thank you smile.gif
post #6060 of 7142
Hi guys, how are you finding the noise in the rvz02? I'm looking for a new pc with an i76700k but I'd rather something not too loud, like a ps4 maximum.
Any advice about the air cooler?
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