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After 21 years of Intel builds (and many years of apple machines before that!), I built my first AMD machine.

I chose the 3600x because I ordered it on release day, and just kinda picked the 3600x at the price range I wanted to spend. I realize I could have save money by buying the 3600, and overclocking... but I haven't bothered to overclock a CPU since the overclocking my Pentium 4 Northwood 1.6 to 2.4ghz :)

I got the 1660 ti on 20% sale through Newegg, but otherwise bought everything standard prices.

I wanted to make it pretty quiet. Hence the Noctua fans, with the two 1700 RPM fans as output on top and back, and two 1300 RPM fans as input in front. I even replaced the standard fan on the Cooler Master 212 with a Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax. I have no ability to record decibels, but its pretty quiet machine.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that case! I almost bought that same Video card. BTW, this Gamers Nexus opinion that everyone adopted about the 3600x was formed by a YouTube celebrity who should have thought about it first. Not everyone overclocks with LN2 and a whole warehouse full of extra computer parts. The 3600X was made for us non overclockers who wanted the most out of the chip. For the extra 40 or 50 you get higher tdp, slightly higher clocks, a better cooler, and pay AMD the extra 10 to 15 dollars to overclock for you. By not overclocking our 3600x's, they should last more years than someones 3600 overclocked, and we get to keep our warranty from being voided.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

love it! yea, you could have saved by getting the 3600 and then mby a rtx 2060... or a rx 5700 (xt)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ! super clean great job