Published on 10th May, 2020
A new prototype has been made in grey and walnut with a clear side panel. Some minor improvements have been made including increased CPU cooler clearance height up to 105mm whilst retaining the same case volume through a reduction in case height.
To test the system a Ryzen 5 2400G has been paired with a Gigabyte ITX GTX 1650 Super and powered by a Corsair SF450 PSU.
For cooling both a Corsair H60 120mm AIO was tested followed by a NH-L12S in combination with a 140x25mm Noctua Chromax fan.
*Full Stress = Unigine Valley + 8 threads of Prime95. All tests were left to run for 30 mins minimum until temps had settl
NH-L12S with 140mm Noctua Fan
Corsair H60 120mm AIO
Routing the AIO tubes was fairly straight forward, they folded round either side of the radiator:
There is sufficient clearance between the pump and fan with the Corsair H60, there may not be room for thicker pump/radiator combos from other brands:
The Radiator/Fan can be mounted either to the rail mounts, or for an extra 6mm of clearance they can be mounted directly to the side panel:
Surprisingly the NH-L12S held its own against the H60 AIO with very similar CPU temps under stress and gaming. But with the H60 exhausting all CPU heat straight out the case, it helps to achieve lower temps elsewhere in the system with the GPU running a few C lower.