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Linus builds a gaming PC in a case that looks kind of similar to the forthcoming Xbox Series X, the NZXT H1. It’s got an Intel 9900K and an RTX2070 Super for good measure, though 😉



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Just now, hiitswilliam said:

You guy should put 1st or first in a blacklist for comments

no reason to do that. I've gotten 2 recently

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2 minutes ago, hiitswilliam said:

You guy should put 1st or first in a blacklist for comments

1 minute ago, GDRRiley said:

no reason to do that. I've gotten 2 recently

report them and we will hide them.


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The baked in AIO is really nice.  Many other small form factors have the issue that you're forced to use a lower profile cooler (ex: NH-L9i) for clearance which in term limits your CPU options.  But I'm not seeing this as something to recommend to new builders.  Linus calls out RAM clearance and a preference for avoiding rear SSD mount, but there is also the issue of GPU thickness and length.


The nice thing with your bog standard ATX build is that about the only really potential trouble is an air cooler overhanging your RAM slots.  I'd feel much more comfortable pointing a first time builder in that direction.  


Plus in general these smaller builds can end up costing a bit more.  They're the ones you really just want one nVME SSD that holds everything, vs a tier storage system where you have nVME SSD, a SATA SSD, and a mech drive.  I see these as more making sense for when have a NAS or such in the house and just want a media PC.  NZXT's own solution for more storage with their prebuilt H1 is to let you bundle in an external WD external drive, can't even add in a mech drive.  For a first time builder where this is going to the only computer in the home, the fact you can always open up an ATX build and slap a bit more spinning rust in there (at least until you hit data horder stage and accept you need to build a NAS) is nice.



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Vsync on when running the tombraider benchmark? Not a real test for the thermals.I don´t think this config only does 60FPS on high. R7 3700X with a 2070super gets way higher FPS than 60 on 2560x1440.

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Here is a novice question.


You didn't put any paste on the CPU?  Is that not needed anymore?


Been awhile since I built a PC.

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26 minutes ago, Dravinian said:

Here is a novice question.


You didn't put any paste on the CPU?  Is that not needed anymore?


Been awhile since I built a PC.






I believe thermal paste has been pre-applied to the cooler by the manufacturer. Note the protective plastic cover and the grey paste on the CPU cooler plate thing.

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Ahh, yes now you have a still of it I can see the grey circle, and i sounds like you are right.


I did not notice and don't think it was mentioned in the video, thought it was odd given other videos on LTT regarding, for instance the ICC carbon square that replaces paste - figured paste was still relevant to some extent.

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6 hours ago, SansVarnic said:

report them and we will hide them.


I mean in youtube, not on the forum. Sorry for not being clearer

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Worth mentioning is that PCI gen 4 over riser cable is really finicky.

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H1 looks like a really cool case, unfortunate that it doesn't seem to be available yet.

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Thinking of using this case when I finally get around to building my 1st system.

If you were to do an AMD version of this build, which motherboard would you recommend? 

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i ike the case, but i was hoping we could see a build without the an air cooler just to see if it was possible to use or even overclock without having too high temp

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1 Minute in and I now know why NCIX's site was really bad back then. Apparently Canada Computers has learned well from them because I'm sure they are running Pentium II...


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Please please put me out of my misery😆 what is the song at the start and end?!


I know it so well but I can't place it and it is driving me insane

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