Fresh Setup




Purpose for the build is to work with CUDA for data science seperate from my gaming machine in compact build as I have limited desk space.

Parts List

PCPartPicker Part List

CPUIntel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core ProcessorPurchased For $209.99
CPU CoolerDeepcool GAMMAXX 400 V2 64.5 CFM CPU CoolerPurchased For $25.54
MotherboardASRock B560M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1200 MotherboardPurchased For $130.00
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 MemoryPurchased For $169.99
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State DrivePurchased For $114.99
Video CardEVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video CardPurchased For $1099.99
CaseCooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop CasePurchased For $77.05
Power SupplyLian Li SP 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power SupplyPurchased For $159.99
Prices do not include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
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Hardware Choices

  • I had $2k pre-tax/s&h budget in mind. Initially opting for 3080 due to VRAM but budget and availability had me step down to a 3070 Ti. I was sucessful at this goal
  • Why not 3070 non-Ti? Availability and marginal difference in “real” price had me opt for this Ti version. GDDR6X upgrade is worth it for me. Most reviews only did gaming related benchmarks but I would like my use case tested as well
  • I am big fan of EVGA cooler design and it shows in the temps I see. IMO EVGA has the best warranty and support in the industry
  • Asrock Mobo is basic but functional and ticks all the boxes for me for this build (from size to chipset RAM OC capabilities to headers to vrm to back I/O)
  • RAM kit is great for price to perf ratio and overclock ability and is minimum size for my use case
  • NVMe might not be what it was before WD nerfed the write speeds but it is still better than SATA speeds for not much of a price difference
  • PSU is well reviewed and by reputable manufacturer and satisfies the hungry GPU and it fits my budget


Running Pop_OS! 20.04 (nvidia based installer). Why? It just works (most of the time)

Build Notes

  • Booted right up on the first try!
  • Overall impressed with this case, they thought about all the little things like push-fit side panels, PWM case fans, bracket to keep front panel headers together and modularity for the PSU bracket that make building a joy! The price point is good as well
  • Had no issues fitting the tall deepcool cooler in this compact case, no clearance issues with the RAM. Mounting mechanism wasn’t difficult to work with
  • PSU cables were the perfect size for this build and made cable management easy


  • Couldn’t fit to top 25mm thick case fan with this Asrock motherboard due to the position of the CPU socket. It was really millimeters away from fitting right in (Yes I tried removing the fan grills). I am confident that cooling won’t be an issue. Not a deal breaker as I knew this going into the build. The ITX motherboard was the right price. April 2022 Edit: I was clearning the case and noticed that the PSU can be mounted a bit lower in the case and I was able to fit the top fan above the PSU
  • Slight GPU sag and it took a bit of manoeuvring to get the GPU in the case but it is again not really a deal breaker


  • I didn’t see temps go above 65C (in Room Temprature) for both GPU and CPU in my limited testing
  • Idle temps were 30C for CPU and 39C for GPU

TensorFlow resnet50 benchmark 128 batch size with FP16: 853.77 Cats Per Second!!!

1869.2 +/- 0.0 (jitter = 0.0)7.858
10870.4 +/- 5.8 (jitter = 4.1)7.863
20860.0 +/- 5.6 (jitter = 9.9)7.841
30866.0 +/- 4.1 (jitter = 4.9)7.887
40856.3 +/- 4.7 (jitter = 10.7)7.968
50855.2 +/- 4.2 (jitter = 11.7)7.871
60854.8 +/- 3.7 (jitter = 17.1)7.889
70856.5 +/- 3.3 (jitter = 10.3)7.896
80853.8 +/- 3.3 (jitter = 17.1)7.900
90854.5 +/- 3.1 (jitter = 12.0)7.719
100854.0 +/- 2.9 (jitter = 15.1)7.897
total images/sec: 853.77

Build Pics

Case Cooler Cooler2 PSU GPU MOBO Case Side 1 Base Back Case Front Case Top Case Side 2 Case bottom Case barebones Case barebones 2 Case barebones 3 Case barebones 4 Case barebones 5 RAM Pre Wiring