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Finally ditching my sandy bridge I5 2500k for a new AMD ryzen build. You just can't beat the price to performance ratio. A lot of the parts I sourced from Bestbuy because they're close, had everything in-stock and matched amazon's prices.

Case: NZXT H510 - Coming from a define R4 which was great although very big and heavy. I wanted something a little more compact and elegant. Best buy had it for $69. It was very easy to build in.

CPU/Cooler: Decided with the 3800x as it was only $15 more. Eight cores is plenty for my needs. I really liked the design of the new arctic liquid freezer II and the reviews were pretty good. Idles around 35C and 65C on load. Not bad for $85. It was a challenge fitting the thicker radiator in the front compartment but it fits. The H510 case makes it easy with the radiator mount plate.

Mobo: Asus Tuf x570 Wifi Plus - Trying to stick to a grey and black theme here. I've been lucky over the years to never have an issue with any brand motherboard and I've used them all Asus, Asrock, MSI, Gigabyte. Install of the Asus was a breeze although there were some issues. I got no monitor output without unplugging all hard drives. After reading a few forums some suggested to turn off the Wifi in the BIOS and it worked. Not a big deal as i'm not using the wifi anyways. I updated the BIOS to 1405 and it wouldn't post again. Unplugged all the drives and nothing. Next thing I did was pull the battery and short the clear pins and boom it posted. No issues since.

Ram: Corsair is always great. I set XMP profile and it's flawless so far.

Storage: Corsair MP600 Gen4 NVMe - Works fine although I don't get advertised read speeds. I get around 2900 MB/s although still fast.

PSU: My last was a corsair TX750 that is still kicking after almost 10 years. Time to upgrade to a modular and the RMX850 is great. Only gripe is cables are a bit stiff.

GPU: This was the only part coming from my old build as it still performs great for 1440P. I've had it for 3 years and will probably wait to upgrade to the RTX 3 series when they're released.

Fans: I really like the RGB PC Cooler fans from amazon. They look pretty good with minimal lighting.

I think the build came out pretty good.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey decided to build your build and I’m having trouble with the fans and the cooler. How did you mount them?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to position the radiator/fan bracket (that came with the H510) between the fans and radiator then attach using the long fan screws that came with the cooler. The radiator has to go in first, it won't fit the other way its too thick. Hopefully that helps.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah at my final attempt last night, I tried doing that but the screws seemed to be alittle too short to reach the radiator. And I noticed on 1 of pics that you’re only using 2 screws to hold it in place. So is there some trick to it that I’m not seeing?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's strange my screws were long enough. It was a bit of a pain in the butt to line up because I already mounted the water block to the mobo in the case. Try putting one screw through the fan and bracket, hold it with your finger and place on radiator and tighten. I only put 2 screws on each just incase I needed to remove it to flip the fans around. Good luck.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build man! I have NZXT h500 and same CPU Cooler. I'm just curious did you just remove Arctic fans? or it's fit nicely even with radiator and fans on front mount ? So it's push&pull configuration

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks...Yea I removed the arctic fans because I wanted to use rgb fans instead. The front mount is sandwiched between the radiator and fans. It's the only way it will fit.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's kind of a bummer this doesn't fit in this case with push and pull Did you just cut them off? :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No need to cut anything just unscrew them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man. I'm also interested in this case & cooler combo - will it definitely not fit without having to put the radiator in the front compartment? I think it's out by about 3mm according to the spec?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Either the radiator or fans have to go in the front compartment unless however, you want remove the nzxt cable cover metal piece. Having the fans or radiator in the front compartment will heavily restrict airflow but my cpu temp is fine max 72c under load. Perfectly stable. Airflow and noise are the only negatives of the H510 case. Hope this helps.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful Build

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I was wondering if you had to modify the vertical GPU mount at all to have it work w/your case? I'm thinking about getting it but a lot of people are having issues with that