The Metis Plus is a really underrated ITX case, in my opinion. For my build, I considered 3 options:
Metis Plus (can fit long GPU's with a SFX PSU + Corsair or Silverstone ATX to SFX bracket)
Q10WX (window version is WX, non-window version is simply X)
I think either of the last 2 mentions are really good ITX cases for building a solid gaming PC with, but I don't need super high-end GPU's, and I really fell in love with the look of the TU100.
My only issue with the Metis Plus is the airflow design. By default, it's set up as a funneled exhaust in the back, but you can get better thermals by flipping the back to intake, and funnel airflow through to the PSU air intake
. Doing so probably requires you to run a blower style reference-style GPU top with an exhaust on the top case fan. That was the build I had planned anyway. Doing the blower-style card isn't really my thing (too loud for me), and since double intake with no exhaust would require modding anyway, I think there's still some work needing to be done on the Metis Plus. Maybe some perforation to allow some passive exhaust, idk.Regarding vcore adjustments,
it's just a vcore offset ("CPU core/Cache voltage" in the BIOS --> offset mode). Just set offset parameter to negative (-) and adjust with between 0.010V to 0.025V (10 to 25 millivolts) at a time until you reach system instability, then go back up one notch. That's the basic idea.
Keep in mind that undervolting is infinitely more safe than overclocking in terms of damaging your hardware. The worst thing that can happen is if you somehow make a 0.250V undervolt (factor 10 bigger than you wanted to) and the system can't boot or somethign liek that. In that case, you just CMOS reset and go try again
Also, I have found that disabling turbo helps with achieving more stability. I'm not too sure about how AVX offsets affect undervolts, but I suspect it has a positive effect on system stability in undervolting if using a moderate AVX offset, but i really odn't know for sure. I would expect most i7-7700K to be able to undervolt to at least 0.100V from stock voltages with turbo disabled, but you will get varying degrees of success. MAybe only 0.050V, maybe 0.200V, depending on your silicone luck Edited by ihateolives - 4/15/17 at 4:31pm