Thermaltake bronze 750w PSU semi modular
980 ti hybrid aio bios F0
i3 7350k @5.0 with EVGA 120mm AIO
32GB 16x2 gskill Trident Z royal ddr4
270n gaming 5 motherboard bios F5
512 GB m.2 2280 ssd
2x1TB SATA SSD
First itx mini build definitely waiting for Corsair to sell the One i180 case separately that'll be my next i9 build!
I posted here 7 years ago, still have the Elite 130 case and I'm now wondering if this box is fit-for-purpose if I was to do a full upgrade to latest chipset, NVMe drives etc.? Obviously I won't be able to have USB-C on the front panel but are there other issues I might run into? I'm assuming not since this model is still available and looks to be identical to the 2015 version I own.
I'm still using this case from my first build in 2015 with dual 120mm AIOs, one for CPU with a pair of Noctua fans in push-pull and another for a GPU hybrid card. Upgrades have been from 980Ti Hybrid to 2080S Hybrid in 2020 and from a Z97i mobo with 4790K to a B550I with 5800X3D earlier in 2022. Also running a 2TB NVME boot drive and 2TB SATA SSD. Just recently upgraded the PSU to an 850W PCIE5 model and GPU to 4090 Suprim Liquid X Hybrid, having barely fit the card itself internally with the 240mm rad mounted exernally out the back of the case.
You'll be just fine putting current hardware in this case. In stock form it's suitable for components with low to moderate cooling requirements, but high performance components will require some creative modding to fit custom liquid cooling or AIOs with external rads.
Thanks - that's encouraging. I'm looking at an i7 Raptor Lake, 64GB DRR5 and I'm planning to see how I get on with the integrated GPU for a while. I don't play games so it's 50/50 productivity and Adobe CS/Capture One. It's a pain there's no USB-C at the front but I could figure something out with a hub.
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