Building (and testing) an EPIC Mini-ITX Gaming PC in the Tower 100!

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14 өдрийн өмнө

Building (and testing) an EPIC Mini-ITX Gaming PC in the Tower 100!
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0:00 Intro
1:29 Key Parts: Tower 100 Case, Colorful RTX 3080
2:22 The Rest of the Parts and Testing Setup
5:09 Colorful RTX 3080 iGame Vulcan Graphics Card Overview
8:18 Initial Overview of The Tower 100 case
10:02 Building the PC! Case Disassembly and Internals
14:57 Motherboard and AIO Cooler Installation
17:44 RGB lighting plans, cable management
18:54 GPU Installation
19:43 Build Complete! Notes on RGB Software and Assembly
21:20 Performance - Testing Results
24:59 Conclusion and Closing Thoughts
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core AM4 CPU -
Thermaltake Tower 100 Mini-ITX Case -
Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan OC 10G-V -
ASUS ROG STRIX B550-I Gaming AM4 Mini ITX Motherboard -
Thermaltake TH120 ARGB Sync 120mm AIO CPU Cooler -
Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4 4000 16GB (8GBx2) Memory -
Thermaltake Toughpower GF2 ARGB 850W 80+ Gold Power Supply -
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Mark 2 цагийн өмнө
Gorgeous case with decent enough airflow for mid range build. Great review, Paul.
Tortle 9 цагийн өмнө
Paul: Weather online or in their 25 stores... Me: HOL UP you cant order aaanything online from microcenter. (Yea im salty there isnt a microcenter anywhere in my state)
Young Jimi
Young Jimi Өдрийн өмнө
Paul needs to do an ncase m1 build
Rei Matsuo
Rei Matsuo 2 өдрийн өмнө
Will all these fit inside an older case like Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case? Thanks
b6s4shelter 2 өдрийн өмнө
Slick Rich Da Producer
Slick Rich Da Producer 2 өдрийн өмнө
Have got to have it... Excellent...
eMDe 2 өдрийн өмнө
Overheat GPU :) It is the fault of the card and heatpipe arrangement.
Viewing Sky
Viewing Sky 3 өдрийн өмнө
it is confusing case xd
Damien Robles
Damien Robles 3 өдрийн өмнө
Cool case
OscarCharlieZulu 3 өдрийн өмнө
Nice fish tank, er pc case. This looks like a 5-13YO’s dream case
discocrisco 4 өдрийн өмнө
I appreciate the quality of your reviews. I appreciate the editing skills of Joe. I appreciate you for reading my comment.
Watery Steve
Watery Steve 4 өдрийн өмнө
The petite door behaviourally reply because jam ideally remain amidst a sedate cultivator. silent, grubby gruesome cherries
gck86 4 өдрийн өмнө
i like this casing too. look like it can make 3d printer. looks cool
Jeff Bankston
Jeff Bankston 5 өдрийн өмнө
A graphics card you have to get financing for nice
Dale Marcell
Dale Marcell 5 өдрийн өмнө
This case is what happens when the case manufacturer hires new hardware designer from that fish tank company. 🐠 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠
ᕦò_óˇᕤ 5 өдрийн өмнө
RGB power supply seems pointless since it’s completely hidden unless maybe can you see it through the bottom vents?
TitaniumEye 6 өдрийн өмнө
That turbo button gave me flashbacks.
Максим Прокопьев
Максим Прокопьев 6 өдрийн өмнө
Hi Paul, could you please tell the size of mesh on the side panel? Looks like this should be able enough space for 240 or 360 radiators if width is more than 12 cm between mesh holes .
symbolsandsystems 6 өдрийн өмнө
Why does AMD include a Wrath cooler with it's CPU if it is so inadequate?
Rob Haney
Rob Haney 7 өдрийн өмнө
Wow, I really like this as an upgrade from my Elite 120 build I've had for many years. It sits in the living room and is also connected to a 55" for gaming (Skyrim in 4K👍) . Bought all my upgrades for a new build (except GPU) as soon as I saw things about to go crazy. My 1080 will just have to do for a long while. Thanks for showing us this build, I may have to send back my Lancool 2.
Thomas Martin
Thomas Martin 7 өдрийн өмнө
Glen Risk
Glen Risk 7 өдрийн өмнө
Quite like this case but I want full ATX.
Drew S
Drew S 7 өдрийн өмнө
I gotta admit, thats a pretty rad build! I love thats colorful GPU espescially
tans117 8 өдрийн өмнө
Man I just realized Micro Center is the main store chain in US for PC components now that Fry's is going out of business. It kinda makes me sad but it was inevitable just like Pauls head with Steve's hair XD
ssddsquare 8 өдрийн өмнө
23:23 temperature without max fan right?
Tyler Cummings
Tyler Cummings 8 өдрийн өмнө
17:58 Wait what? You can simply snip one of the middle pins and turn a 12v 4pin splitter into a 5v 3 pin splitter? I'm shocked that this is something that would work.
Anthony Angotti
Anthony Angotti 8 өдрийн өмнө
Paul I have an issue. I upgrade my MoBo to an Asus Rog strip b550-f and now my LEDs on my computer don’t work everything I have is plugged in. Do you have any ideas? If anyone has any ideas I’m open to the help
JoeVSvolcano 8 өдрийн өмнө
Biggest Mini ever...
KazYual 8 өдрийн өмнө
I just got mine yesterday and I love it!
Only U Cambodia
Only U Cambodia 8 өдрийн өмнө
Nice Build
Delistd 8 өдрийн өмнө
It is not passive when fans are pulling air.
jacob s
jacob s 8 өдрийн өмнө
hey paul i know you were using high end hardware for the test but my thought would be use lower tier stuff like a 5600x/3700x cpu to see what stress temps would be. the higher end cpu's are still a little hard to get a hold of along with possibly swapping in a 3060ti and 3070 to see those temps. it gives a good idea for those of us running lower tier things. ive been wanting this case but those temp make me question it
Max Spicer
Max Spicer 9 өдрийн өмнө
I want one to put next to my tower 900.
Jeremy Barber
Jeremy Barber 9 өдрийн өмнө
Good looking rig, I like how the flip out screen aligns with the “front” window.
Olaf Mikli
Olaf Mikli 9 өдрийн өмнө
Can you also fix an SFX PSU in there too?
Ziv Zulander
Ziv Zulander 8 өдрийн өмнө
You could do it with an SFX to ATX bracket. I'm doing this with mine so I can fit a lot more watercooling stuff in there than is strictly supported.
Trust Mubaiwa
Trust Mubaiwa 9 өдрийн өмнө
The case revision really looks way better than the one reviewed in June 2020 by a "MNpostr" whose name we will not mention.
David Nicholas
David Nicholas 9 өдрийн өмнө
I don't understand huge ITX cases. My ATX mid tower is less obtrusive than this thing
Trust Mubaiwa
Trust Mubaiwa 9 өдрийн өмнө
Please provide the playlist, there is a particular track at 15:00
nolan loewen
nolan loewen 9 өдрийн өмнө
I only you could fill that case with oil.
Zachary Atkinson
Zachary Atkinson 9 өдрийн өмнө
Great Video. Pls send me the build. Thanx.
Tina Bates
Tina Bates 9 өдрийн өмнө
This is the end of pc gaming all fall of hackers when all games are cross play it will be the end of consoles
David McManus
David McManus 9 өдрийн өмнө
Ordered the case after watching this video, same motherboard and will be ready to build in soon.
Scott Fuller
Scott Fuller 9 өдрийн өмнө
Hi Paul - can I buy it? :)
The Zapper
The Zapper 9 өдрийн өмнө
Great video! I really like that case (and Thermaltake cases in general). That GPU is fantastic, wish I could buy it.
Johnny Wallace
Johnny Wallace 9 өдрийн өмнө
that looks hot Paul, and doable minus the GPU. I liked this so much I'm now looking at that tower for a home theatre build case. thanks for this Paul.
Feronanthus 10 өдрийн өмнө
Here I am hoping the Turbo button underclocks the card
Brian Strunk
Brian Strunk 10 өдрийн өмнө
Case is a cool aesthetic, I tend to prefer ATX builds but this case looks pretty cool.
Lazerbolt 10 өдрийн өмнө
I love that case! Looks great
Max Cantu
Max Cantu 10 өдрийн өмнө
Its a really nice looking pc, not a fan of tt logos but its easy to fix that. Id build that pc if i was due for a new build. I dont mind giving up a little performance for a way more aesthetically pleasing look.
licksore stockpile
licksore stockpile 10 өдрийн өмнө
perfect! i was thinking about building a mini form factor just for the heck of it
12412303 12344
12412303 12344 10 өдрийн өмнө
Would be a better case if they somehow made a bigger radiator fit in there , it’s a nice looking case
Matthew L.
Matthew L. 10 өдрийн өмнө
Paul, Thanks for showcasing the case. This is what Im looking for for my wife build im planning on (not buying till the rush is over). Thanks
Hakkim Hamzah
Hakkim Hamzah 10 өдрийн өмнө
the itx im looking for T.T at last, itx with atx psu n 320mm gpu
Chang Ye
Chang Ye 10 өдрийн өмнө
i looks like a 3D printer. XD
Kyle White
Kyle White 10 өдрийн өмнө
I wish you could rotate the logo plate on the AIO block. The TT logo being sideways there but right-side-up on the case is ticking my OCD lol.
Kyle White
Kyle White 10 өдрийн өмнө
20:11 Nice.
Kyle White
Kyle White 10 өдрийн өмнө
Okay, dumb question time: Shouldn't that Phanteks fan on the "floor" of the case be pointing the other way? PSU fans draw in air from the top and exhaust it out the back, right? So with the Phanteks fan mounted the way you have it, wouldn't it create turbulence because the 2 fans are both pulling air in opposite ways? Idk, might just be me overthinking it lol.
Sadman1471 10 өдрийн өмнө
I did the same thing last week and make my own ARGB cables and connectors for the cooler master controller.... now i just need some software to control the rgb 4 pin 12v header, gpu rgb and argb because JackNet RGB Sync will not detect them all :(
Dividion 10 өдрийн өмнө
The vents on the rear of that card are all blocked. It won't exhaust any heat that way. /poke Colorful.
Dilandau Albatou
Dilandau Albatou 10 өдрийн өмнө
I'm glad youtube kept suggesting your videos. Lot more chill than the channel you mentioned in this video.
Dennis Rigdon
Dennis Rigdon 10 өдрийн өмнө
I just want to point out that we've come full circle. First we stopped using retail cuz they didn't have good pricing and availablity, now we use it because it has good availability and pricing.GJ Microcenter, you freaking get it!
Georg F
Georg F 10 өдрийн өмнө
With this case a proper air cooler for the CPU will probably be the better choice over the 120mm rad.
myriadcorp 10 өдрийн өмнө
That's one of the biggest ITX cases I have ever seen. What's the point in ITX if you put it into a mid tower looking case?
Todd Mclaughlin
Todd Mclaughlin 10 өдрийн өмнө
Glad to see a review of something I could buy, & something diffrent. So many chases never get seen.
Kazymedic 10 өдрийн өмнө
Great job!
Last Second Bloomer
Last Second Bloomer 10 өдрийн өмнө
Thermaltake (and many others) still didn't get the memo that having a 30+ liter ITX cases defeat the whole purpose of having an ITX system...
LVX Magick
LVX Magick 10 өдрийн өмнө
"Is that a 30 series graphics card;!!!?" Aww man it's only big foot.
Colton Mitchell
Colton Mitchell 10 өдрийн өмнө
the version GN checked out looked way lower quality, but it was also pre-production right?
Seirodor 10 өдрийн өмнө
CPU Looks kinda too spicy under that 120mm aio might as well try and fit big Chromax Noctua or Scythe in there
Ray Spencer
Ray Spencer 10 өдрийн өмнө
Really enjoyed the music selections during the time lapse segments. Might have been mixed a little on the quiet side. They were so good I was turning them up and then Paul would come blasting in.
ItsMy GamingSeat
ItsMy GamingSeat 10 өдрийн өмнө
Aight now give it to Jay so we can see a custom loop in this lmfao.
powderedwater67 10 өдрийн өмнө
if i could put a micro atx in id buy it
Zifan Zen
Zifan Zen 10 өдрийн өмнө
Tudor 10 өдрийн өмнө
So it seems until now Evga and only them has own store and they have an auto-notify button as well. But they work with Nvidia unfortunately. What brand works with AMD and has an auto-notify button close to MSRP prices do you guys know? I opted for a freesync monitor. And I will go only with AMD. I do not care too much about their encoder, I just want a 6800 bought at MSRP to play games.
Adam Hoch
Adam Hoch 10 өдрийн өмнө
Actually not a bad case
Lubos Maly
Lubos Maly 10 өдрийн өмнө
Mini ITX should not be the size of a fridge :)
LiK 10 өдрийн өмнө
Paul building again. Happy.
Masa Fulgur
Masa Fulgur 10 өдрийн өмнө
Wait where does the motherboard up go? Or is that inaccessable?
Andrew Beer
Andrew Beer 10 өдрийн өмнө
All I want is a small case that fits an atx psu. This one does that. But still concerned about airflow.
Kin 10 өдрийн өмнө
Steve's critique wasn't over the top. It only had mesh holes on the bottom.
Clau GM CMG AND PC STUF !!! 11 өдрийн өмнө
very nice cool bild mini frigi !!! but I would avoid it ITX FORMAT !!! MATX ATX ATX XL ! EY
Liam Copeland
Liam Copeland 11 өдрийн өмнө
Pretty sure the H1 is the best ITX case, great for a flame aesthetic build
SciPunk215 11 өдрийн өмнө
Why isn't uATX the standard? I wish it was more widely adopted.
Ronin 117
Ronin 117 11 өдрийн өмнө
Hey Paul, can a DTX motherboard fit in there?
Moustafa Baroud
Moustafa Baroud 11 өдрийн өмнө
That’s a huge case for a SFF
Curtis young
Curtis young 11 өдрийн өмнө
Well did some shopping and all the prices or jack all the way up for example the case is now 250.00 now on Amazon far from 99.00 just saying dam I wonted this build
denvera1g1 11 өдрийн өмнө
I've been seeing Ryzen 5000 on sale on AMD's website at MSRP, though that might just be because no-one noticed Great video, thanks Paul I agree that people buying this case are probably only going to be buying a 5600x, 5800x, 10850K, or 5900x, but an argument could be made to test this case with the hottest pocessors and video card. as the higher the total heat load, the more likely you are to find problems.
RedBearded Viking
RedBearded Viking 11 өдрийн өмнө
would be cool but 89 c is way to hot imo for cpu or is it just me?
Teh 0wnz0r
Teh 0wnz0r 11 өдрийн өмнө
this case looks great. i love thermaltake core v1, this looks like an evolution.. if i ever do another itx build i mite look for this case
Cassanova OK
Cassanova OK 11 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks for uploading in 4K!
Alex R
Alex R 11 өдрийн өмнө
nice build , Paul , love this case , tad sad for the cpu temps but overall it was extreme , love the GPU . Hope it will serve you well . Cheers 👍
MAV3RICK2 11 өдрийн өмнө
This makes me want to build another pc and I havent even finished my first one
UnknownUser 11 өдрийн өмнө
Screw thermal take. They copy everyone and make shit cases.
jjay8319 11 өдрийн өмнө
Well I'm wondering what happened to two fan 3080s. Triple fan cards or nice but can I get a two fan card similar to the msi 1080ti.
Hans Landa
Hans Landa 11 өдрийн өмнө
If it does not spontaneously combust then it sucks, mini itx cases are supposed to burn according to NZXT.
Divine 11 өдрийн өмнө
Imagine being able to “choose” a 30 series card
Nick Pilney
Nick Pilney 11 өдрийн өмнө
At 10:35, I'm envisioning Joe saying "Here goes Paul making me edit the video again to make it longer" 😂
John Groen
John Groen 11 өдрийн өмнө
Would have been interested in seeing how the cables run, power cord, video, keyboard etc. Great to see this unique design put together. I like the rotated MB design. I have a silverstone raven that does this. Good for hanging gpu with no sag issues
Adriaan Fourie
Adriaan Fourie 11 өдрийн өмнө
Would a thick 4 slot 3080 (I have an Aorus Geforce 3080 Master) have breathing issues in this case as it would sit too close to the side panel ? Can you reverse fit the side panels so that you could move the vented piece to the front part of the case ? (Putting the left panel on the right side and the right side panel on the left side )
Jon Hill
Jon Hill 11 өдрийн өмнө
Already bought it and exactly the vid i needed for support. Thanks, got my sub!
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