SFF Forum Giveaway: Win an ASRock Fatal1ty X370-Gaming ITX/AC, or a surprise swag package!

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Apologies for the wait on this, everyone, but I think you'll agree that it has been worth it! As was previously announced a few weeks ago, I'm excited to launch our first-ever giveaway of a motherboard, and a really solid one at that: the ASRock Fatal1ty X370-Gaming ITX/AC.

John's excellent review of this board (alongside its sibling AB350 variant) is available here. As of this posting, this board is available on Amazon for a tad below $160. Overall, the board is an excellent entry into the AM4 ITX space, and makes for a solid platform with which to construct a Ryzen rig. We can't wait to send it along to a good home.

But wait, there's more! We're breaking open the SFF Network Swag Vault (read: @PlayfulPhoenix's closet) and drawing from some of the piles of gear that we received from companies during Computex 2017. We have three swag packages ready to ship that contain a selection gear from the likes of Biostar, Corsair, FSP, Noctua, SilverStone, and Zotac. A motherboard they may not be, but some of this stuff is pretty neat - my particular favorite has to be the miniature Noctua fan keychains, though!

So how do you enter the giveaway? Simple: just post on this thread, sharing your current build or one you're planning to create! Using Random.org, we will select our winners at 8PM EST on October 20th.

This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited. No purchase necessary, and the usual T+C's apply.


Maker of Awesome | User 1615
Platinum Supporter
Mar 6, 2017
Currently have this next to my desk:
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fKLX4C
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fKLX4C/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700T 2.8GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design - Kelvin T12 62.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock - Z270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($68.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.30 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Low Profile Video Card ($146.91 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Case: DIYPC - J180-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.68 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: HP - 22UH 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $549.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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So much wasted space...


Master of Cramming
Jun 7, 2016
I've got this rig:
CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Scythe - BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory )
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply
All inside a LZ7 case.


Master of Cramming
Feb 14, 2017
Staring with the case, S4-Mini #440
CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600k
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i
Motherboard: Asus Z270i
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory )
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Video Card: Zotac GTX 1080 Mini
Power Supply: GUnique Arch-Daemon, 400 watt power brick

Done a few mods, such as placing a thermal pad between the aluminum bezel and graphics card heatsink, as well as installing a fan against the backplate of the GPU. Also added my own detachable horizontal risers for the case.
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SFF Lingo Aficionado
Jun 10, 2015
I5 6600
8GBs of Ram
Gigabyte Mobo
Bx100 SSD
GTX 960

Not sure what i would do with the motherboard. Will probably turn my current system to a server and make a new pc.
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By Toutatis!
SFFn Staff
Bronze Supporter
Apr 4, 2016
Current build, quite old but still powerful enough for whatever task I throw at it. It also runs ROTR, Metro 2033 & Metro Last Light at around 30-50 fps, so I can't complain (customized settings tho).

CPU: Intel - Core i5-4570 (non K)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 (overkill but darn quiet)
Motherboard: Asus H87 ITX Plus (*@#$!! board as the USB 3.0 header is very near to the CPU socket. It's right under my Noctua fins and I have to use low profile USB 3.0 header from Moddiy)
Memory: Kingston Low Profile 8GB (cheap, good)
Storage: WD 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: Zotac 950 2GB ITX
Case: Silverstone SG08
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 Watt
Monitor: Dell U2412M ( 1200p goodness - means a few more lines of code before I need to scroll )

in for the motherboard, please!


SFF Guru
SFFn Staff
Feb 12, 2016
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Memory: Crucial - 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2-667 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Crucial - 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2-667 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Crucial - 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2-667 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Mushkin - Chronos Deluxe 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $90.37)
Storage: Toshiba - 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $113.00)
Power Supply: CoolMax - 500W ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: ARCTIC - F8 PWM 31.0 CFM 80mm Fan ($6.76 @ Memory Express)
Other: BFG GeForce 9500GT 1GB (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86Ghz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: GMYLE (R) USB Class 2 Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle (Purchased For $12.41)
Other: ASUS P5LD2-VM (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: D-Link 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (DUB-1310) (Purchased For $28.24)
Total: $250.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-12 02:08 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($335.32 @ shopRBC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.20 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($166.53 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($282.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($207.63 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 4GB NITRO+ Video Card ($409.06 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case ($112.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($116.37 @ PC Canada)
Total: $1675.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-12 02:34 EDT-0400
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Airflow Optimizer
Sep 29, 2016
My dream console killer
Case: S4 mini (silver or custom-white) with mahogany bezel
CPU: 8700 non k / 65W
MOBO: Asus Z370-I Strix
GPU: GTX 1070Ti (IF released in ITX form factor, AND IF power draw = that of the standard 1070, otherwise Gigabyte 1080mini)
PSU: G-Unique VX + Ultimate brick
SSD1: Samsung 960Evo M.2 NVME 250gb (boot, apps)
SSD2: Crucial MX300 1.1TB (games)
MODS: Minimal


Airflow Optimizer
Feb 22, 2017
About to finish up my Timbre S4 Mini build which is in this thread:


Been waiting on this, @Kmpkt!

As for me and my next build going into this contest, putting together a pretty workstation (GIS, geoprocessing, scientific data work) with some new and some reused parts.

- Jonsbo U1 Plus (~11.5L, not extreme SFF, but beautiful. Shout out to @wiretap for helping with specific measurements and info on this before order!)
- i5-6500 (will throw an i7 Skylake in this when Coffee Lake drives 4 core parts down in price)
- 16GB DDR4 2300
- EVGA 1060 6GB
- Corsair SF450
- Samsung M.2 NVME boot/apps and Crucial SSD storage (HDD never again!)
- Still toying on which CPU coolers to go with, but I like the price/performance of the Phanteks TC12LS. Looking for something bigger than my NHL9i to get a 120mm fan pushing some air onto the mobo for overall lower system temps. I have the space, might as well use it. Any suggestions on a good downdraft 120mm cooler that has space between the heat-sink and board to get that airflow, PM me and share.

Good luck all!
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Shrink Ray Wielder
Aug 18, 2016
>>> EDIT: Drop this entry completely. Sorry ,_, <<<

gonna copypaste that lower third and add a bit:
  • i7-6800K
    • running at stock because apparently slime rancher doesn't like the slight OC instability. also staying there just in case it happens for other programs untill I can figure out if it's not cooling enough or I lost the lottery hard
    • There's the 8700K now, but I'm still okay up to the point intel decides the mainstream users should get 28 PCIe lanes.
  • noctua NH-C14S
    • on a separate note: I'm looking into a small / medium-flat CPU cooler as a nice-to-have for when another project only comes with an intel box cooler. so far I'm waiting for Cryorig's copper lineup to materialise, and @Kmpkt's SFF cooler as well
    • maybe on the old rig I still haven't got a disk to run on too
  • ASUS X99M WS
    • kinda lamenting that the m.2 slot on the board only does PCIe 2.0. x2.
    • dammit I wish ASUS did more boards to that finpipe style.
  • Palit GTX 1060 6G Dual Fan
    • that rumor of the 1070ti sounds a bit enticing though.
    • going on this bent for a while: kinda amused that nvidia redid their model tiers within the same generation
  • Silverstone SX 700LPT
    • replaced fan with a Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM controlled by the motherboard
    • tiny! nice to hold on hand! not as small as regular SFX PSUs, but still much smaller than that brick we call ATX
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x 8GB 3000mhz (edit: typo)
    • not running at full speed because see CPU
  • some m.2 drives
    • probably one NVMe SSD
    • Previously on Gear Acquisition Syndrome: Startech's 3.5" 4-stick SATA M.2 bay (OEM probably Addonics). It's things like these that makes me want to switch from 2.5" disks to M.2 sticks exclusively
    • maybe i'll use regular disk form factors for a NAS instead
All parted out for a:
  • KI Cerberus
    • c:
    • currently in a HAF XB
So that's my halfstation PC. Muscle for 3D, video and possibly image processing work, and occasionally the few games (imagine buff guy not using a trolley to carry heavy stuff to checkout in a mart or grocer's)

A bit off topic: someone I know just asked me for build advice, and when I suggested an R7 he was like "everyone at work thinks AMD CPUs are unstable and are still kinda wary of them now, so umm uhhh yeah...?" how do i even

EDIT: to go on a bit more: what would I do with an extra ITX PC? travel rig, most probably. Looking to make the Cerberus travel worthy, but for now most lower volume ITX cases are backpack friendly, so yeah.
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SFF Guru
Nov 11, 2015
Current build is archaic...

Intel i5 750 CPU
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti GPU

Future build could be either Ryzen / RX Vega or Coffee Lake / GTX 1070 Ti...

Or maybe Ryzen / GTX 1070 Ti...?

Or maybe hold out until Volta drops...?

Definitely go with 16GB DDR4 RAM & a 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD...

Or whole hog with 32GB RAM & a 1TB 960 EVO...

A number of cases are possibilities...

NCASE M1, Fire's MI-6, Lazer3D's LZ7; of course, the last two would require ITX GPUs; so either RX Vega Nano (whenever that comes about), or the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Mini...

If NCASE M1, then full custom loop water cooled...

Then there is the Ghost, which could allow stacking Top Hats for an EKWB 240 Predator on the CPU &, if Top Hats are also stacked below the main chassis, an EKWB 240 Predator on the bottom for the GPU...?

I dunno at this point, but snagging the ASRock AM4 ITX mobo would definitely decide the CPU route, which in turn may just decide the GPU route...!
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SFF Lingo Aficionado
Aug 7, 2015
IN please!
If I win the board, I'll build it in the NCASE M1.

current main specs:
Fractal Define R5
i5-2500k 4.5GHz oc
ASRock Z68 ex3gen3
16gb ram ddr3 1600
Zotac 1070mini
Crucial MX200 250gb

@VegetableStu Yah for slime rancher!:cool:
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Efficiency Noob
Sep 8, 2017
My Build:

ASUS Prime B250M-K
Intel i5-7400
RAM: 8GB x 1 G.Skill RipJaws V
GPU: MSI Aero ITX GeForce 1060 6GB OC
SSD: WesternDigital WDS256G1X0C
HDD: Toshiba X300 2TB 7200RPM
PSU: Corsair VS450
Case: Zebronics Cube (modded in front for a 120mm fan (Circle CG-12))
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Mortis Angelus

Airflow Optimizer
Jun 22, 2017
and the usual T+C's apply.

What does "T+C" mean?

The actual entry:

Currently planning and building custom computer based on the Original Xbox case. It is here where the mobo would find its home.

Mobo: AsRock Fatal1ty X370 or B350 mITX
CPU: Any Ryzen CPU. Most probably 1500X, but still undecided
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-L9a
RAM: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (haven't decided on speed yet). Choses as they do not have any bulky heatsink, but still look better than the green PCB. :p
GPU: MSI GTX 1050 Ti OC LP (planned support for long single-slot GPU beneath the mobo as well; think GTX 1070 Katana or Quadro P4000)
Fan-support: Most likely 3x 60x60x15 mm intake fans + CPU cooler fan. Depending on GPU-setup, there might also be room for additional 3x 60 or 50 mm fans. PERHAPS!
PSU: HDPLEX 300W + Dell 330W Powerbrick
Storage support: M.2 (depending on mobo) + Up to 4x 2.5" 9.5 mm drives (or 1x 3.5" HDD + M.2, but that would seriously disrupt airflow. If used with single slot GPU, this might be reduced to M.2 only.
ODD: 9.5 mm Slim Blu-ray drive
Front IO: 2x USB3.0 + 2x USB2.0 ports

Point is to create a system that really resembles an original Xbox as much as possible, yet house a powerful system. And an important thing for me is to also support modifications down the line. Most other Xbox-builds I've seen have components such as fans glued to the build. They are also removing the original aluminum cage, which is what I restrict myself to.
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Airflow Optimizer
Jun 15, 2015
I'm on a laptop now but working on an easy to carry ITX Ryzen build. 1800X, a low profile 1050ti and G-unique PSU are definitely going to be there. The case is most critical and haven't decided on any. I'm eyeing Realan E-i7, while dreaming about Lone L4 and Aiboh's Jolokia.
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King of Cable Management
Oct 13, 2016
Picked up a node 202 with the included psu for 35 bucks on Craigslist last night and threw a build together. Runs well.

Fractal Node 202
Asus z97i
Xeon e3 1275L v3 CPU
L9i cooler
16gb GSkill 2133 ddr3
Evo 250g 2.5in ssd
1Tb seagate 2.5 hdd
Asus reference gtx 980
Included 450w psu which I believe is made for Fractal by FSP

Stole the gpu from my Ryzen project so it's down for a bit


Trash Compacter
Sep 14, 2017
Wanting to build a fun mitx
Either i5 or i7 coffee lake cpu
Mitx mobo
16gb 3200mhz Trident Z
500gb m.2 nvme
Sf600 custom cables
Gtx 1080 strix
Custom mod SFX 5.9L case

So far the only parts I got are the PSU and the case is being made. Can’t wait!
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Case Bender
Sep 3, 2017
My current build is:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Spire
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350M-A
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270
Storage: Hitachi 1TB HDD
Power Supply: Chieftec 500W
Case: unknown ATX case :D

Desired mITX build:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X370-Gaming ITX/AC or similar
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
Video Card: Gigabyte 1080 Mini ITX
Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB + 1TB HDD
Power Supply: Corsair SF600
Case: DAN A4-SFX or similar
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Cable Smoosher
Feb 27, 2017
My current rig: (@ my hometown)
CPU: Intel i5 750
Cooler: Cryorig H7 CPU Cooler
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
Mobo: Asus Maximus III Gene
GPU: MSI Radeon HD5770 Hawk
PSU: Corsair HX650
SSD: 128GB Samsung 830 SSD
HDD: 1TB Seagate 2.5" HDD
Case: Lian-Li PC-V600FB

Planning to build rig:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
RAM: 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Vengrance LPX
Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a-AM4
Mobo: ASRock Fatality X370-Gaming ITX/AC or Asus ROG Strix B350-I
GPU: MSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver or GTX 1080 Gaming X
PSU: Corsair SF450
SSD: 250GB MyDigitalSSD BPx
HDD: 2TB Seagate 2.5" HDD
Case: Dan A4-SFX Silver
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