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ELFIN HTPC with Ryzen APU

This is going to be the first official build log in one of the new ELFIN ITX cases featuring a Ryzen APU from AMD. I got this order a while back now for a HTPC in the -then still upcoming- ELFIN mini case. Amongst the requirements were solid 4k@60fps playback,...

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Unique Designs

A quick update for those who are interested in absolutely unique PC case designs but with the same build-type as the HUMBLE and the ELFIN. The following photos represent a fully custom case where ITX form factor was goal but with a huge full ATX passive PSU.Unique venting design, custom layout...

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ELFIN first Look

In this quick post I wanted to share the first photos of the ELFIN in production.The case is beautiful and just like with the HUMBLE, the fine-textured finish gives it a classy and elegant modern look. ELFIN is now available to order! Check the SHOP! Previous Next

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HUMBLE Changes

No, it is not something huge because ultimately I am pretty happy with the design and I like to use the case as it is very much. But with that said, in the past few months the 12mm cube joints got harder to source and their price went up significantly making...

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Incoming! ELFIN

I have been asked many times if it is possible to get a HUMBLE like case but without the support for dedicated GPUs. Make it pretty much the same but smaller. Well at first I did not see the point as the HUMBLE is small enough and if you don’t...

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APU build from Reddit

It is not often that I get feedback from new owners of the HUMBLE ITX case let alone a detailed reddit post accompanied with High-Def pictures of the build process and the finished product as well. But in this case, reddit user #co_ordinator from Germany delivered in such a way...

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Ryzen Media Center

This quick post here is a lovely customer feedback who decided to build a Ryzen based media center rig in one of the HUMBLE cases. I always like when I get feedback from new owners but I especially love build photos by others. This gentleman made an outstanding cable routing...

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Classic Matte Black

Yes. This is one of those builds when friends ask me to build them a gaming PC in the HUMBLE but the budget is a quarter of a “today’s” gaming PC. Well, I can not say no to friends and I also can not say no to PC building. More...

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New Push Button

I have decided to switch the illuminated push button in the HUMBLE ITX case to a non-illuminated one. This decision has a number of reasons behind it which I am sharing with you in this quick post. – The switch overall seem to have a better quality to it. –...

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Vault-Tec HUMBLE

A while back I got an order for a very special HUMBLE case. The customer wanted a Vault-Tec style mini ITX case that resembles all the tech in the Fallout video game series.Since I take custom orders as well I was more than happy to create this beauty! The photos...

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Bare HUMBLE

I felt the HUMBLE in it’s bare metal stage is worth a post so excuse the low res mobile phone pictuers but I never have the DSLR with me when preparing to sand the fresh panels. On these pictures you can see the HUMBLE assembled but the panels are freshly...

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The Super Budget Build

This log right here is yet another inland order who’s goal was to have a very-very low budget ‘internet’ PC for his parents who live on the countryside and who wanted to have it in a beautiful light gray HUMBLE case. As the hardware is so dated in this one...

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GTX 1070 RGB Build

In this post I wanted to share some photos of a custom HUMBLE order as I felt this is another unique one! This one is not a build log as the components I was using are already present in some of the previous build logs so I decided not to...

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Noctua U9B

In this post I wanted to share some pictures of a mini tower cooler in the HUMBLE ITX case. The cooler of choice happens to be a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 which in my opinion is a perfect fit for the HUMBLE if you chose to go with a pico PSU...

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Build Log – 1151 Overclock

I wanted to try out an OC build ever since I got the first proto of the HUMBLE case and althoug I know that the real SFF genre is not about overclocking I was still really curious what kind of thermals and noise do I face when building and overclocking...

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Build Log – HTPC mod

I have always wanted to do a build in the HUMBLE with a mini tower style CPU cooler after the success of the Grand Kama build. Since the case accepts around 130mm total hight coolers if there is no SFX PSU present, I looked for something that goes by this...

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Build Log – 1150 Pinkwell

The other day I have got an -inland- order for a Pink HUMBLE case. While further discussing the finishing options the customer said that he also wanted it assembled and they would also provide some of the hardware. The requirements were simple. The PC would go to an elementary grade...

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Textured Black

I have been asked many times about the default finish of the case so in this post you can find some close up shots of the Fine Textured Powder coated finish on the HUMBLE. So without further due the shots can be seen below.

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Thank You!

Thank you everyone for the patience during this pandemic as everything is harder and takes more time. Stay strong!

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Build Log – 1156 Re-Build

We often get together with our friends for some gaming nights and they always bring with them office laptops or big desktop towers to game on.Since I have a bunch of mini PCs (some of the HUMBLE demo builds) I wanted to put them to use so my friends don’t...

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Build Log – 1150 Haswell

I have always loved playing games like GTA 5 and Fallout 4 that have full controller support on the TV. It is just a more pleasant experience playing from the softness of the sofa in a number of different unhealthy body postures. Also co-op games like the Trine series is...

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Build Log – 1155 Sandy Bridge

The last missing piece from my collection of Intel based ITX PCs from the -kind of- monopol era of the company is the 2nd generation or Sandy Bridge architecture.Back then ITX boards were available of course but finding one today was not an easy task. This is the reason why...

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Build Log – AM4 Pinnacle Ridge

So this build log is a bit different from the rest you can find on the site as this one is not built by me. I was just a guiding light to show the way into the depths of PC building/gaming. The story starts with my 13 year old nephew who...

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Build Log – 1151 Skylake

So a few weeks ago I recieved a request for a fully-passive Home Theater PC build in a glossy black HUMBLE ITX case. The requirements regarding the hardware were not that demanding: the machine should be able to play 4k Losless REMUXes of Blu-ray movies at 60fps or more without...

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Build Log – 775 Wolfdale

This was my very first ITX board back in the day and before getting into the build log, I must say this is somewhat a tribute and although the hardware can be considered retro I wanted to give it a proper housing in one of my glossy orange HUMBLE case. Back in the...

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Build Log – 1150 Haswell Refresh

So my brother came to me with a request for a mini PC knowing I have made several HUMBLE cases for the color demonstration/introdutction. He already had a a full tower desktop from around 2014 that he is still using today. He told me that the rig is perfectly fine...

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Build Log – 1156 Clarkdale

Long before I started up the website for the HUMBLE I was thinking about ways to demonstrate different hardware combinations in this tiny case without bankroupting myself by getting brand new gear all the time. The only way forward was getting second hand used parts. I mixed this idea up...

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Build Log – 1155 Ivy Bridge

When designing HUMBLE the main goal was the smallest modular case to fit ITX hardware relatively comfortably. This alone already dictated low profile air coolers and the idea of water cooling was not even a question. Among many other reasons the most obvious one is the lack of free space...

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Build Log – 1151 Kaby Lake

This was my main rig in the last 2 years when HUMBLE was still in the design process. As the first production case was ready I rebuilt the whole system in one beautiful, glossy black enclosure making this the very first offical HUMBLE build! The parts I am using heavily...

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