Description

My first ever PC build!

This little guy is both my gaming PC and graphic design/video editing workstation. Totally kills all the workloads I could ever think to throw at it, and the newly installed RX 5700 has blown me away so far!

Part Reviews

CPU

Bought in April of 2018.

Awesome overclocking headroom with the right cooling solution. Save your money and get this over the X version.

CPU Cooler

Incredibly easy installation, pre-applied thermal paste is great. Double fans get decently loud sometimes, but I opted for this model over the H60 because of the adjustable tube positioning out of the pump. Thought it would come in handy in the smaller case. I could probably run it with only the push fan and get similar temperatures, but I like the balance of both occupying the top right of my case.

Motherboard

Great suite of i/o and support for up to 32gb of ram. Probably the best power delivery out of any other x470 ITX board as well.

One minor complaint is that the tab to remove GPUs is directly under the ram slots, making it really tough to release while the rest of your PC is assembled. Solved easily enough by removing your ram first.

Memory

Good ram, got running at 3400mhz with no problems with Ryzen 2700 on X470.

Storage

Using this as a boot drive, PC starts up in 7-10 seconds. Great price for NVME, as well.

Storage

Upgraded to this from a 2tb HDD and it makes a world of difference. Everything is so quick!

Video Card

Incredibly pleased with how cool and quiet this card has been running so far. Huge upgrade over my RX 590.

I have noticed that when the fans start to break ~2100rpm or 40-50%, there is an audible grinding/vibration; easily avoidable by tweaking the fan curve, however. My fans rarely break 30% and my temps are at a cool 60°.

Case

A total dream to build in. Plenty of room for cable management and well placed routing options. Highly recommend using an SFX power supply with an adapter here if you've got a dedicated graphics card. Otherwise you block a lot of potential airflow. The acrylic window gets scratched pretty easy. I'd totally invest in a tempered glass window if Fractal offered one.

Power Supply

Beefy PSU for its size. Nice and quiet as well. Cables were admittedly a bit short to run to my motherboard 8 pin in my Define Nano S comfortably. Opt for extensions if not building a true mini ITX rig.

Case Fan

Quiet and push a ton of air, what more could you ask for? PWM fans are awesome.

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Super solid, super clean build. Love it. Well done!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done! That build looks really sleek and clean.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! 1+

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build! Cable management is great, and the part choices are great.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

this shyt is gorgeous

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated, man!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my Ryzen 7 2700x on sale last weekend for $199.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an awesome price. I bought my 2700 in April, though.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

how hot is it?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Prime 95 took my CPU to just under 70°c and Unigine Heaven running at max @1440p hardly warmed up my 5700. Fans got quite loud, though.

Got any other benchmark/stress test recommendations?

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, did the PSU come with the atx to sfx adapter?