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RX 5700 red dragon is UV@.972mv I posted benchmark pics and i'll add game screens later. So glad I bought thermal grizzly carbonaught.

I am surprised this works with no issue so far. No CPU cooler fan necessary.
My system is in my old Core 500 case there is only 3 case fans the 140mm rpm range 1600-1900 dependent of CPU temp. The 120mm that came with the CPU cooler is intake for the PSU not that it needs it i just wanted to see if it can be done and it can lol. The 2 5V 80mm noctua fans reduced not just the GPU hotspot temp by atleast 5c they also dropped other items by 2-4c somewhat within error range. The rear exhaust fan is a Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 140mm x 15mm PMW Fan.

Most CPU cores boost to 3.7-3.9GHz. I had a issue while I was setting memory timings I used Thaipoon and Ryzen DRAM Calculator 1.6.2. However the CPU DeBug light came on. The only thing I tried and was the fix was rip the io shield open a bit to reset the cmos battery cable into place that I unplugged from the back io area. Then reset bios to defaults. Ram speed is 2400 cl14-14-14-28 @1.25v stable so far.

1440P High-Max Settings GPU Hotspot for most games ranges from 72-80c @ Load CPU temps range from 50-60c @ load

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for the money! I did a slight Vcore offset still stable. Avg boost on all core is 3.7-3.8GHz and that's with no fan directly on the CPU cooler. The temps don't go above 61c while gaming with a room temp of around 72f for the high.

CPU Cooler

Great low profile cooler. It wouldn't allow a 25mm thick fan in the core 500 case at the rear so i had to get a 15mm thick fan. No matter what orientation i installed it in.

Motherboard

One of the best B450 itx board i did my research. one more fan header would have been nice. Maybe this board is the reason i could't install a 25mm thick rear exhaust fan in the Core 500 itx case?

Memory

Stable with adjusted timing 14-14-14-28@ 1.25V the speed is set at 2400. Not 3000. Over 400% coverage using memTestPro. It is worth the $5

Storage

Great SSD drive and cheap. It is sitting at 94% life now from my first PC rig back in late 2016.

Storage

Great SSD drive and cheap.

Storage

Great drive. It sometimes hits over 70c but I expect this as it is under the motherboard not on top. Most of the time its around 50-60c.

Video Card

Dang AMD drivers lol. Stable at .972mv with Oct 2019 driver 3 weeks going as of 2/27/2020. No Black screens during the 3 weeks. stock voltage is 1.050V Max GPU clock is around 1.750GHz avg clock is around 1.6GHz or more. GPU Hotspot hits around 81c. The DDR6 GPU Ram hits around 70c for the max. This info is from HWiNFO64 v6.20-4030.

Case

Probably one if not the most underrated itx case! Really good build quality with plenty of build options. If they just made it maybe 15mm or so wider I could add some fans by the GPU intake vents. Whatever replaces this from fractal design I hope they make it a bit smaller maybe not as deep and tall but slightly wider.

Power Supply

Awesome PSU from Corsair. The only thing I would change is have all the cables be shorter by 50mm or so. Mainly the 24pin and GPU cables.

Case Fan

Awesome 140mm fan. quite until 1200 or so RPMs It is the CPU cooler fan however it sits about 3 or so inches above it in the Core 500 case on the rad/fan bracket.

Case Fan

Great fan its not being used on the CPU cooler. I put in under the PSU in the core 500 case just to see if i could lol.

Case Fan

The best and one of a few options for the thin 140mm fans. This one came from Europe. Bought it off of amazon. It is plenty quite looks to be good build quality and as good as the 120mm noctua thin fan I had for the exhaust.

Monitor

Came with a few dead pixels. Best option for the price at the time. I am happy with it so far.

Mouse

The best and only mouse I will buy. I've had 3 now others broke due to my fault lol.

Speakers

Cheap and good speakers.

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Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1

With that ITX mobo, SFX PSU and low profile CPU cooler you could've cram all of it into smaller slim case such as Fractal Design Node 202 or 304, but you can't go wrong with mATX CollerMaster either.

How is your system doing? Most importantly, how's your GPU? There is a lot of talk here about poor drivers for those cards that cause a lot of troubles for people. And how is this card doing noise-wise?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have a core 500 itx case as a alternative. so far so good fresh win 10 install. no problems so far with the GPU. day 2 of build still early. I still gotta do light stress testing and ram timings.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, congrats for the nice build and cable management ! Can you give a feedback about the GPU drivers ? Is it stable enough ? I read on reddit that drivers are faulty (many crashes ...).

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah thanks. I've had no issues so far. temps are good all around. I've updated the bios for the motherboard and the drivers for the GPU. So far the only crashes I have had are most likely due to the game cheat trainers I use and the games they happen with are fairly new games and the crashes aren't that often either. No messages saying GPU drivers have failed or anything to suggest its the GPU. Memory timings still good also. Side note carbounate thermal pad is awesome.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.gskill.com/product/165/184/1536116621/F4-3200C16D-16GVGB-Overview https://noctua.at/en/nh-l12s

you should be good to go 42mm for the ram and 48mm ram clearance for the cooler with the slim fan in stock position

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

good deal thanks i just put everything in my core 500 case from fractal design. much happier with it now. looking to mod the core 500 next year adding window or two.