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Time to build a new computer in a special case: the Louqe Ghost S1 ✨.

AMD Ryzen 5800X
Gigabyte B550i Pro AX
NVIDIA 2060 Super FE
HyperX 32 GB @ 3200 MHz
WD SN750 1 TB NVMe
Corsair SF600
Noctua NF-A12 (x3)

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Unpacking the mainboard 👀

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Because I’m using one of the new 5000 series AMD CPUs, the bios needs to be updated. This mainboard can do that without a CPU installed via Q-Flash.

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Ready to install the CPU :meoweyes:

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RAM installed :blobcatwhatsthis:

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Until the new GPU arrives I’ll use this 2060 Super from my previous computer :blobcatuwu:

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Preparing the case by taking off all of the removable panels.

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Install the cpu cooler support brackets :checkbox_checked:

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Storage module installed ✨

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After applying the Right Amount®️ of thermal paste it’s time to install the cooler ❄️.

This is Noctua NH-L12 Ghost Edition—a special re-release for this specific case.

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Time to put this into case—it’s so small and cute ☺️.

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Power supply with custom cables ✨.

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After some cable management it’s time to fill the other side of the case 🌟.

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Graphics card is in 👩🏻‍🎨

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Assembling the fan eh… assembly. In the second photo you can see the default height. In the third photo you can see how the fan assembly fits into the top hat extension part 🌟.

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Everything works as expected :meowthumbsup:

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The final result in daylight :blobcatlove:

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New piece of the puzzle just arrived :meoweyes:

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Mini ITX cases are great fun to build in. Beware that swapping a GPU might mean you have to take the entire thing apart :blobcatgiggle:

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@moiety Beaut

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@moiety Ooohhh, I was thinking of getting a 3070! My 1080 is still very capable though so perhaps I don't need to do that yet.

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@Wayril I'm upgrading from a 2060S (which is similar/bit slower than a 1080?). Main reason was this 3070 has a fan stop and.. because I could.

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@moiety holy shit

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