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[Build Log] - Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition with a 240mm radiator!

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Hello everybody and welcome to my build log of a Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition mini-ITX pc.

Keep in mind that this page is a work in progress and will be updated regularly as my build progresses.


Specifications:
Click here to see my specifications. (Click to show)
PCPP Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y3CFM8
CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor.
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220-X 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler.
Motherboard: ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard.
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory.
Storage: PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive.
Storage: Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive.
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB XXX OC Video Card.
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition Mini ITX Tower Case.
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply
Monitor: Samsung U28D590D 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit.
Case Fan: ARCTIC F8 PWM 31.0 CFM 80mm Fan.
Case Fan: ARCTIC F8 PWM 31.0 CFM 80mm Fan.
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY Wired Gaming Keyboard.
Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse.
Other: XSPC Radiator Gasket, 240mm, 2-pack


Current Look: Click here to see pictures. (Click to show)









My Requirements:

• Quiet
• Cool
• Nice looking
• Small
• Can play most titles on ultra/high @ 1080p


Still left to purchase:

VEGA...!


Next Steps:

1.) Modify case frame to accommodate the Swiftech H220-X. (Completed).
2.) Install components. (Completed).
3.) Boot up. (Completed).
4.) Install O/S. (Completed).
5.) Enjoy. (In Progress!).


Potiential Future Upgrades:

1.) Upgrade to 1080 or Vega (or possibly whatever NVidia releases to counter vega (1090?))
2.) Purchase/Install RX 480 Vega water cooling block and incorporate into loop (dependent on 480's Vega's Db output).
3.) Add additional 160mm (80mmx2) radiator depending on temperatures and space.
4.) Cut case side vents out and install acrylic windows.
Edited by Austinfound - 5/30/17 at 6:52am
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Nice build, so far !

I'm interested on how it can be upgraded to 1080, probably with an open Loop ...
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Originally Posted by termathor View Post

Nice build, so far !

I'm interested on how it can be upgraded to 1080, probably with an open Loop ...

I've decided that since I'm locked into freesync with my monitor that I'll be waiting for Vega to launch (and hoping it lives up to the hype). In the meantime, check out post #1625 on the core v1 owners club, JBtown just shoe horned a 1080 ti into this case:

[Official] Thermaltake Core V1 Owners' Club

Hope that helps!
-Craig
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Originally Posted by Austinfound View Post

I've decided that since I'm locked into freesync with my monitor that I'll be waiting for Vega to launch (and hoping it lives up to the hype). In the meantime, check out post #1625 on the core v1 owners club, JBtown just shoe horned a 1080 ti into this case:

[Official] Thermaltake Core V1 Owners' Club

Hope that helps!
-Craig

Yeah, but I also had to mod the case to fit 92mm fans in the back. 250W is a lot of power and heat in a small box. But yeah, it physically fits in the case well enough.
Edited by JBTown - 6/10/17 at 7:58am
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