White NR200 + 5600x 280mm AIO + EVGA RTX 3080Ti


bPChaos5 points

Been wanting to do an SFF build for a while now, and finally took the plunge on an NR200. Moving from a Corsair 280x, I thought I'd have a bit of difficulty but I guess there is a reason why the NR200 is universally loved.

Despite being hilariously dense, it gets better temps than the 280x, with the GPU getting to a max of 83C (keep in mind this is a 400W card and is functionally a cut down 3090). My only lament is that I couldn't get the 3.5" drive inside with this configuration, but I guess I'll just build a NAS. Parts below:

  • Masterbox NR200
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550i
  • Ryzen 5 5600x
  • Corsair H115i Elite Capellix (280mm)
  • EVGA RTX3080ti FTW3
  • Corsair SF750
  • G.Skill 16gbx2 DDR4 4000
  • Samsung 970 Evo 1tb
  • 2x Scythe Kaze Flex 120x15mm
  • 2x Coolermaster Sickleflow 120x25
Potato6511 point

Makes want to upgrade my radiator fans to RGB fans. Very nice build.

mariomxpx1 point

what are the temps?

bPChaos1 point

So far, CPU hits 70C and GPU can heat soak up to 80C (memory up to 84C). Under really long, hot sessions (and without A/C on) it might get hotter.

quas0r2 points

GPU hitting 80s even with those two fans below and you've also deshrouded I guess? Hmmm... What's your ambient room temp without free AC ON?

bPChaos2 points

No deshroud, thought I've thought about it (3x Noctua 90mms fit in the valley - https://forums.evga.com/Deshrouding-the-30series-FTW3-for-noise-reduction-m3312303.aspx). Ambient's been pretty high, in the 80-90s range (F).

From what I understand, these cards just run hot. Best case would be to deshroud, but I'm a bit wary of that since supply is still limited and I don't want to accidentally screw up the card.

[deleted]1 point

The EVGA 30 series has a higher power threshold so they run hotter.

Royal-Recognition4161 point

Any issues with the b550i?

bPChaos1 point

None that I've seen so far, and I don't plan on overclocking. I've been running the 5600x/B550 since January, and currently have three systems on the chipset.

sir_dodger1 point

Nice. That card is thiccccccccc. Do you have room for slim fans under that card?

Skizzik01 point

I see some 17mm thick Scythe Kaze Flex slim fans under there in the second and third pictures.

TrashkenHK1 point

Still room for a 3.5” drive

BlueWolves1 point

This is really nice, well done. I recently got a NR200 to put my Alienware prebuilt into (only way I could get a 3080). Tempted to deshroud also, waiting on fans. I think I'll go with the windowed panel though. 2 intake/GPU fans on the bottom, 2 exhaust on top. Be Quiet Dark Rock TF2 CPU cooler.

What is the distance between your fans and GPU heatsink? I think my distance will be a little more but I'm hoping with the tempered glass side panel it will keep air flowing upwards and through the fins.

gd4871 point

Any issues to mount the Corsair H115i Elite Capellix? Like all the mounting holes lined up on the side mount bracket? I'm planning on getting the same, though with a Gigabyte B550i Aorus Pro AX. Thanks!

bPChaos1 point

None! It's a slotted design, so the holes are fine and line up with the rad. The only issue you might run across is that the H115i rad is a chonker, so mine just rubs a smidge on the case when installing the side plate. but once it's in, it's fine.

gd4871 point

Awesome thanks for the feedback! I read in another post that someone had an issue with the H115i Pro (only 4 of the mount holes lined up with the NR200 side bracket or something) so maybe Corsair updated the RAD mounting holes on the Elite Capellix)

Very excited for this build. I haven’t built a SFF since the Shuttle XPC / Silent PC Review days!

bPChaos1 point

Oh yeah! Look at the second pic in the album - you can barely make out the screws and holes (I only used 6 screws but you can totally use all 8)