My mini received another upgrade today. I replaced the most recent 4790k/GTX 970 combo for a Ryzen 7 3600X and RX 5700 blower. Instead of finding an AMD bracket for my old Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite, I purchased a new H60 and replaced the fan with a Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-2000 PWM, it's quieter than the CM/Air Penetrator combo was.
I bought the case and PSU (ST45SF V2.0) from NCIX in 2012 when they were around, it's still serving me well.
I thought I'd be able to fit that GPU in there, it was BARELY too long. Measuring the case it was right at 10.5", the XFX site said the reference/blower RX 5700 was 10.5". I figured since the bottom of the case seemed flexible it'd be ok but I didn't take into account the angle I'd have to use to get it in there and the bracket that holds the feet on the case not being flexible. Even if I were to take the time to bend stuff, the case would've probably wobbled and the radiator/fan wouldn't seat properly. I hated doing it but I think I did a decent job for having nothing but a jigsaw with a metal cutting bit. I'll probably throw some black foil tape over it and call it a day. The intake filter stays on despite the latch being cut off. The Noctua fan is a tight fit which holds it snug.
Last edited by CorNut; 08-19-2019 at 07:22 PM.