Ultra Small Black Build - RGB free!

by CP888 Posted on: 1/6/2022

Build Description

This was my first small form factor (SFF) ITX motherboard build after many years of experience with ATX computers. It was a joy to build in this Sliger SM570 case. But overall not cheap even buying used and open box. Cable management wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be (watch Youtube video and use use zip ties). Patience is required to go back and optimize cable pathways. PC Partpicker was not accurate in showing if a motherboard would fit with the NZXT (specifically the Gigabyte Vision Z590i was NOT compatible unless you were willing to only use 1 of 2 DDR memory slots). The Nvidia 3080 FE is not optimal for this sandwich style SFF case because the GPU uses a pass through cooling system that is blocked by the PSU and riser cable, but temperatures have been comparable to the prior ATX build it was in.

Favorite Feature

I like how the NZXT AIO is able to be mounted with the tubing coming out of the 6 o'clock position (one of the NZXT recommended orientations), and the tubing is able to be routed on the left side, somewhat hidden behind the PSU bracket

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $199.99
ASUS Z590-I ROG Strix Gaming WiFi Intel LGA 1200 Mini-ITX Motherboard
ASUS Z590-I ROG Strix Gaming WiFi Intel LGA 1200 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $369.99
 Nvidia 3080 FE
Nvidia 3080 FE
Qty: 1 $699.99
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK32GX4M2E3200 - Black
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK32GX4M2E3200 - Black
Qty: 1 $134.99
 Sliger SM570
Sliger SM570
Qty: 1 $200.00
Made in USA
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GM 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GM 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $189.99
 NZXT Kraken Z53
NZXT Kraken Z53
Qty: 1 $234.99