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

2021 19 فوریه
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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 -
Gamers Nexus Thermaltake Video from Computex 2020:
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  • I can see at least 2 120mm radiators on this case, maybe 3 if the case allows to put that rear fan outside

    Chave na ignição - Victor NezziChave na ignição - Victor Nezziپیش روز
  • At 9:58 who thought a timthetatman video was playing because of the music 😂

  • Can you paint the case red and white, and put fake popcorn in there....

    Jumbie & MHRJumbie & MHRپیش 3 روز
  • Who wants to remove the top every time you need to access the rear io? also 3 pin fans are not good. BD Bro (Bad Design). I have a Core V1, which won't hold a giant graphics card or a full size tower air cooler, but other than that it's miles better. I think it's a great looking case, and changing the 3-pin fans is EZ, but removing the top panel is a deal breaker. Lets say you have Wifi antennas directly on your rear io? now you're really in a pickle, like the top selling MSI B450i Gaming plus AC.

    Rob GRob Gپیش 3 روز
  • too big for itx its more like matx

    SJSJپیش 4 روز
  • what little screen did you use for the stat screen?

    Kiefer TyrrellKiefer Tyrrellپیش 5 روز
  • That's really big for ITX.

    GeoGeoپیش 5 روز
  • Looks like vending machine from future

    Nauval IrawanNauval Irawanپیش 6 روز
  • Nicely assembled and not a big difference in temperature and the unit looks really good..

    mike vlaanderenmike vlaanderenپیش 7 روز
  • Looks great 💯

    luckystrkeluckystrkeپیش 8 روز
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    Christian GallagherChristian Gallagherپیش 9 روز
  • I dont like how TT itself is, but some products like this prove themselves quite good and most of it Paul did a good job on this rig, GG Paul. Still rocking a core x71, and the thing i hated most about it is that there was no second rad mount, asked TT even TP sellers to ask TT, even they couldnt get an answer from them, so sad. So i made it myself...

    RisingYoloRisingYoloپیش 10 روز
  • Excellent review! Very nice case. I have large clumsy hands and appreciate that the sides come off. This make it easier to install the front panel connectors (and others). The only thing I would like to see is a built in handle. Perhaps attached at the top of one of the sides.

    Ben ClumberBen Clumberپیش 10 روز
  • Was ist das für eine Grafikkarte??

    Daniel PiontekDaniel Piontekپیش 11 روز
  • Nice work Paul, defiantly a interesting case. The 120min rad is a little disappointing, I can already see how to redesign to make it happen up the top. Be good to see 240mm option for sure.

    MyntyFreshMyntyFreshپیش 11 روز
  • Thanks! This build is rad. Did I miss what SSD is being used?

    Andrew KonaAndrew Konaپیش 12 روز
  • Thanks Paul - this actually is making me consider a "small" build for once - typically paranoid about things fitting but you demonstrated the versatility on this revised case. Maybe Steve can revisit with the revision?

    W. L.W. L.پیش 12 روز
  • Wish i could get one of those cpus at msrp. And any high end GPU for 2x msrp or less.

    Team Tech WorkedTeam Tech Workedپیش 13 روز
  • Looks like a pop corn machine

    RodRodپیش 13 روز
  • Any way of helping me where you bought the igame Vulcan ? Or selling me the one you used. I see it on alibaba but don’t know if I trust it. Any help would be appreciated thanks!

    NakataniiNakataniiپیش 14 روز
  • Thermaltake for all the parts... hmmmm...

    raistroseraistroseپیش 15 روز
  • why this case looking like a minifridge? Thermaltake and design are not good friends...

    Martin PedersenMartin Pedersenپیش 15 روز
  • Where do you access the motherboard I/O (to plug keyboard and mouse)

    TreasureFreakTreasureFreakپیش 16 روز
  • Is no one gonna mention his gpu custom text choice? Poop

    kyle bradleykyle bradleyپیش 16 روز
  • Man, I love this build. Gonna do some research into this case now. Really reminds me of a terrarium or some type of reptile enclosure lol.

    Dustin RyanDustin Ryanپیش 16 روز
    • @Jonny Fontane cool idea!

      Dustin RyanDustin Ryanپیش 16 روز
    • put some plastic plants in it

      Jonny FontaneJonny Fontaneپیش 16 روز
    • true

      Jonny FontaneJonny Fontaneپیش 16 روز
  • I already bought this case and ready to swap my system into it but I'm worried my 120 AIO would just be too inadequate for this build. I really want to keep using AIOs since they appeal to me more than coolers. So disappointing with such high cpu temps.

    Robert LRobert Lپیش 17 روز
  • This would be a great case to go with my Nitro+ 5700 XT with 3 clear RGB fans. I currently have it installed in a conventional configuration and can't see the fans as they are facing down.

    andy lamandy lamپیش 18 روز
  • Don't understand the hate this thing can get sometimes. Just built mine and I love it. Sure it can be a little bulky for an 'itx case', but I mean, I can fit two full sized hard drives and a standard atx power supply and still have a smaller foot print than a mid-tower case.

    Twotone FoxTwotone Foxپیش 21 روز
  • It looks like a fish tank...

    goobergooberپیش 21 روز
  • The PCI-E latch is incredibly hard to disengage when your GPU has a backplate due to the close proximity of the DRAM latch to the GPU release latch.

    betaunknownbetaunknownپیش 22 روز
  • The UBC cable is to populate the display port lanes on the usb c or thunderbolt lanes via their controller.

    Steven PSteven Pپیش 22 روز
  • What is the music that was playing during the build?

    rerjr007rerjr007پیش 23 روز
  • Just picked up this case today in white. Working on replacing the right side glass panel with an ultra thin XSPC 240 radiator. It should workout to be pretty easy.

    randy harpelrandy harpelپیش 24 روز
  • I love 200mm fans, the only thing I wish is they would make this case with both a top and a bottom 200mm aRGB variable speed fan design... and also tweek it just a tiny bit larger to support a 480mm Cooler Radiator x with 45mm Fins, with holes / bracket to support a 360mm cooler also (side or rear mount) That gives you max airflow and also max cooler block support for the mini-itx power build...

    SeaJay OceansSeaJay Oceansپیش 25 روز
  • Anyone make an EXTERNAL power supply ? Like a massive black brick, but for PCs ? :-)

    SeaJay OceansSeaJay Oceansپیش 25 روز
  • i was looking to build an ITX for my build project this year, and i came across this case, and typed in the search in youtube and here I am at Paul's Hardware. Looking at the full build i think this will be my future build.

    Chris de GuiaChris de Guiaپیش 25 روز
  • "Shall not be named" with Steve's hair. lmao

    Richard CaudillRichard Caudillپیش 26 روز
  • how can i get my hands on that IO for my custom PC?

    ToastMachineToastMachineپیش 26 روز
  • I want to do an itx build for my gf. But you know you can't buy parts 😂😂

    Dale Earnhardts SeatbeltDale Earnhardts Seatbeltپیش 27 روز
  • and another sexy and oh so lovely TT case

    Tim EndewTim Endewپیش ماه
  • Late to the party, but, hope all is well with you and yours Paul. Commenters as well.

    Chayse TChayse Tپیش ماه
  • I still feel like a moron buying the ROG RYUJIN 240 due to their LCD display (2 years ago), just to find out that they didnt offer support for the LiveDash software (which didn't / doesnt work) and spending roughly 75-100$ more on that option that a simple "standard" 240 liquid cooling. Awesome guide - thinking about building my next build in a mini case, just looking for the right one :D

    Jonas LogesJonas Logesپیش ماه
  • I've got a system build in this case for my office/workshop build and I like it a lot, stock AMD cooler and CPU never gets above 60C. 2 Noctua 140mm fans for airflow.

    Steffi ThompsonSteffi Thompsonپیش ماه
  • 10:11 Hey guys does anyone know this song title please?

    Kurho OniKurho Oniپیش ماه
  • Music selection is nice

    Randall LawkinRandall Lawkinپیش ماه
  • I really want to build in this case. Thinking of doing an Intel budget setup in this just for how cool it looks. I really like the tower 100 so far. I haven't said that about a Thermaltake product in some time.

    Craig ChevalierCraig Chevalierپیش ماه
  • Dude this is amazing

    APaulO96APaulO96پیش ماه
  • Regulated airflow is the best cooling solution.

    Firestorm2020Firestorm2020پیش ماه
  • Could you do the same test for the cpu with a air cooler

    Jacob SturnerJacob Sturnerپیش ماه
  • Sub'd because of this vid, great stuff, thanks Paul! Everything I could ever want to know about building with this case!!!

    robrath31robrath31پیش ماه
  • Can’t believe I’m saying this but that graphics card is kind of an asshole.

    Daniel DrakeDaniel Drakeپیش ماه
  • You must not have watched gamers nexus review on the case. Because they didn't make enough changes to actually make a noticeable difference.

    Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking Æsirپیش ماه
  • The lcd screen flips out for vertically mounting the gpu with a riser cable...

    Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking Æsirپیش ماه
  • Hey Paul I have a question concerning this case, if I used a 120mm fan right above the power shroud pulling toward the motherboard and a 120mm pulling down would the one exhaust fan in the back be able to pull all that air back out?

    Twedle DumbTwedle Dumbپیش ماه
  • i built my most recent build in this case with a dark rock pro 4 cooler. 5600x doesnt ever get over the low 60s at the hottest. Would love to see a revisted review with high quality air cooler for the CPU. the noctua nhd15 also fits in this case.

  • Really considering this case for my upcoming build. Is it compatible with an optical drive I wonder? As I tend to use disc on my pc very often.

    Bas BouwmanBas Bouwmanپیش ماه
  • the flip up is most likely for vertical gpu mounting

    JakeJakeپیش ماه
  • Is that an ITX case or a mini fridge? I'll pass on the case, personally.

    RojasTKD7RojasTKD7پیش ماه
  • In your graphs, I think you should have the GPU temps grouped in one graph and CPU temps grouped in the other graph, rather than 4 graphs for each set up. Makes it easier to compare the different setups.

    Samson LiSamson Liپیش ماه
  • Its nice but the tu-150 is still king of itx land for me

    ConcreteComaConcreteComaپیش ماه
  • I'm running a 3950x, 5700 XT, and using the Cooler Master MA620M tower cooler. It looks so good in this case

    KazYualKazYualپیش ماه
  • I love the cases. It's a space saver.

    The Blade RunnerThe Blade Runnerپیش ماه
  • Very informative. Great job on the graphs

    Bull GerbilBull Gerbilپیش ماه
  • Can we install Micro ATX in this case?

    ADADپیش ماه
  • It looks like a hotel minibar!!!

    James MuirheadJames Muirheadپیش ماه
  • 17:32 Sid from Ice age :D

    Shane MeowShane Meowپیش ماه
  • "should not be named" *wears a gn shirt*

    AliAliپیش ماه
  • Gorgeous case with decent enough airflow for mid range build. Great review, Paul.

    MarkMarkپیش ماه
  • 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)

    TortleTortleپیش ماه
  • Paul needs to do an ncase m1 build

    Young JimiYoung Jimiپیش ماه
  • Will all these fit inside an older case like Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case? Thanks

    Rei MatsuoRei Matsuoپیش ماه
  • noice!

    b6s4shelterb6s4shelterپیش ماه
  • Have got to have it... Excellent...

    Slick Rich Da ProducerSlick Rich Da Producerپیش ماه
  • Overheat GPU :) It is the fault of the card and heatpipe arrangement.

    eMDeeMDeپیش ماه
  • Cool case

    DamienDamienپیش ماه
  • Nice fish tank, er pc case. This looks like a 5-13YO’s dream case

    OscarCharlieZuluOscarCharlieZuluپیش ماه
  • I appreciate the quality of your reviews. I appreciate the editing skills of Joe. I appreciate you for reading my comment.

    discocriscodiscocriscoپیش ماه
  • i like this casing too. look like it can make 3d printer. looks cool

    gck86gck86پیش ماه
  • A graphics card you have to get financing for nice

    Jeff BankstonJeff Bankstonپیش ماه
  • This case is what happens when the case manufacturer hires new hardware designer from that fish tank company. 🐠 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠

    Mak erMak erپیش ماه
  • RGB power supply seems pointless since it’s completely hidden unless maybe can you see it through the bottom vents?

    ᕦò_óˇᕤᕦò_óˇᕤپیش ماه
  • That turbo button gave me flashbacks.

    TitaniumEyeTitaniumEyeپیش ماه
  • 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 .

    Максим ПрокопьевМаксим Прокопьевپیش ماه
  • Why does AMD include a Wrath cooler with it's CPU if it is so inadequate?

    symbolsandsystemssymbolsandsystemsپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Rob HaneyRob Haneyپیش ماه
  • tight

    Thomas MartinThomas Martinپیش ماه
  • Quite like this case but I want full ATX.

    Glen RiskGlen Riskپیش ماه
  • I gotta admit, thats a pretty rad build! I love thats colorful GPU espescially

    Drew SDrew Sپیش ماه
  • 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

    tans117tans117پیش ماه
  • 23:23 temperature without max fan right?

    ssddsquaressddsquareپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Tyler CummingsTyler Cummingsپیش ماه
  • 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

    Anthony AngottiAnthony Angottiپیش ماه
  • Biggest Mini ever...

    JoeVSvolcanoJoeVSvolcanoپیش ماه
  • I just got mine yesterday and I love it!

    KazYualKazYualپیش ماه
  • Nice Build

    Only U CambodiaOnly U Cambodiaپیش ماه
  • It is not passive when fans are pulling air.

    DelistdDelistdپیش ماه
  • 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

    jacob sjacob sپیش ماه
  • I want one to put next to my tower 900.

    Max SpicerMax Spicerپیش ماه
  • Good looking rig, I like how the flip out screen aligns with the “front” window.

    Jeremy BarberJeremy Barberپیش ماه
  • Can you also fix an SFX PSU in there too?

    Olaf MikliOlaf Mikliپیش ماه