S4M build / i5 8400 / RTX 2070

Discussion in 'Build Logs' started by Aoq1, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Aoq1

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    #1 Aoq1, Mar 16, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019

    So I ordered today my NFC S4M for my first sff build

    Here is the list of planned components
    1. Intel BX80684I78700 8th Gen Core i5-8400 Processor
    2. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050ti Mini
    4. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz
    5. Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD
    6. Either Noctua Low-Profile Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel 115x Based Retail Cooling NH-L9
    7. Or Titan TTC-NC25/HS
    8. HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX / ATX Bracket with 7.4*5.0mm Adapter
    9. Genuine Dell 330-Watt AC Adapter
    10. SkyWire 24 pin ATX
    11. Noctua Adapters & Extensions, don't know which model and if needed or not
    12. Samsung 860 EVO series - 1TB
    I will do more research and confirm the list above works together and I got everything I need to have it ready and running

    I downgraded the 1080 mini to 1050ti and now replaced the gtx 1050ti to rtx 2070
    And i7 8700 to i5 8400

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  2. brt02

    brt02 Cable-Tie Ninja

    I like it. What's your plan re. the 2 120mm fans?
  3. egoSniper

    egoSniper Minimal Tinkerer

    I'm curious to see what your power draw on that 330W brick is, if you trip OCP or similar. I'm working with the same case at the moment and don't plan to be brave enough to throw a 1080 in there.
  4. brt02

    brt02 Cable-Tie Ninja

    You should be fine, a lot of people are running a 1080 off the same 330W dell brick and HDPLEX 400W combo that the Aoq1 is looking at using, myself included. Problems only seem to arise from fake 330W units.
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  5. Kmpkt

    Kmpkt Innovation through Miniaturization

    I cannot stress enough how bad fake 330W units are. Seriously over half of my customer service complaints for the Dynamo Combo right now are coming from people buying and using shitty knock off bricks. Almost every one of them has proceeded to buy an authentic brick which magically solves their issues.
  6. Aoq1

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    I ordered the 330w brick from dell

    I am only concerned about the wiring if I have the right ones
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  7. Aoq1

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    I thought of having additional cooling with 1 more fan a 120mm other one is extra to test which is better, i dont really know what wiring I should get for it
  8. brt02

    brt02 Cable-Tie Ninja

    I wouldn't bother with all the extra fans, one on the CPU cooler is sufficient.

    The cables you need come with the HDPlex, though I'll add that I've found Josh's skywires are much better in terms of being the correct length for the S4 mini and a lot stiffer, thus easier to cable manage.
  9. Aoq1

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    Where can I find them ?
  10. Josh | NFC

    Josh | NFC Not From Concentrate
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    Hello, Aoq1.

    You can find the skywires here:


    Also, just in case you don't know, you won't need to buy any thermal paste or wire extensions/resistors as they come with the NH-l9i. I agree with brt02 that you don't need any extra fans.

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  11. Aoq1

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    #11 Aoq1, Apr 19, 2018
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  13. Thirumal Kumaran

    Thirumal Kumaran SFF Lingo Aficionado

    Wouldn't the 160 combo power of without any trouble?
    Or is it for future proof?
  14. Aoq1

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    Yes its a future proof buid as I am expecting the new generation of gtx cards this year, I also hope that we have the mini version this year
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  16. Aoq1

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    Hey, anyone knows if the silverstone ls02 RGB strip 12v is compatible with the Asus ROG Z370-I ?
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  18. confusis

    confusis John Morrison. Writer, Editor, Awesome Person.
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    Love it! Definitely an ideal desk for a SFF setup :)
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  19. kulbida

    kulbida Average Stuffer

    Nice build.

    I’m curious as to what keyboard you are rocking in those pics.
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  20. Aoq1

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    Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2