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This is my first build and it took 4 hours for me to finish the build. Entered BIOS in 1st boot and I am happy with the PC =)

Edit: Changed CPU cooler to ID-Cooling IS-60, the temperature in the CPU chamber is better a lot and the CPU temp is down for around 5 degrees.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice! I love seeing well done Node 202 build :-)

Can I ask, did you get that motherboard because Gigabyte had enabled PCIe Gen4 support, and if so, what are you doing about the AMD micro-code update (AGESA 1.0.0.3 ABB) blocking that: giving up Gen4 support for the Sabrent drive, or just sticking with the older BIOS version?

EDIT: ah, nevermind, I see there is a Gen3 version of the Rocket too, my bad. Leaving the comment here anyway, just in case anyone else is wondering :-)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for commenting, I saw you have built a lot of impressive PCs :) Yeah I am using Gen3 version, and according to the BIOS description, it seems like AMD blocked the Gen4 support on AGESA 1.0.0.3 ABB so I would say the Gen4 won't work on this version of BIOS (F42a).

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

How'd you get the b450 board to work with the ryzen 3rd gen? What method did you use to update the bios

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The mobo is being flashed by the seller before sending it to me.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you share where you bought it from? I'm putting together a ryzen 5 3600 setup and I'm looking for a mobo that's already been flashed with a compatible bios

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought most of the parts from CCL Computers UK. They have the free BIOS update service if you purchase both CPU and mobo in their site, otherwise you need to pay 10 pound for the update service if you just purchase the mobo.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

the Node 202 is a really great case to build in. great job with keeping it tidy.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The R5 3600 as AMD has said prefers 3600 speed RAM. Are you able to OC your RAM to that speed or get faster RAM instead?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I was trying to OC the RAM but the Gigabyte Bios is just a bit weird and I can't set the RAM voltage I want. Maybe I did something wrong and I may try the OC again after new BIOS update but at the moment I just run the RAM at the XMP profile (3000 cl15).

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I may have mispoke because you are using the b450 instead of an x570 board maybe you're not able to get to 3600 anyway.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU temps are 30-40 in idle and 70 in full load, CPU is around 50 in idle and 80 in full load. A decent CPU cooler may help a lot but at the moment I will just leave it first as my wallet not allow me to change it yet =(.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yh I understand, not everyone can throw money at their screens lol. We all have our budgets.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You're hiding that beautiful 2070 Super away man... Let him be free

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

WHAT MONITOR IS THAT?! A 165 Hz 0.5ms MONITOR?! 0.5ms! I've never seen that before, is that something new?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it is just some marketing gimmick according to some review websites. https://www.displayninja.com/asus-vg258qr-review/ The screen itself is good, G-Sync Compatible and the 165hz is working well. I was planning to get a cheaper 144hz screen but all of them are out of stock at that time.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty nice build with some really premium parts!! For the motherboard, it says it has 2 rgb headers. are they both 4-pin or is the second header a 3-pin? can't seem to find any real info on this online, would appreciate a response. thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't use the LED headers so I am not sure about this, but according to the user manual it seems like 1 is 4-pin and 1 is 3-pin. User manual: http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_b450-i-aorus-pro-wifi_e.pdf

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

I am planning to build something very similar, Actually identical.

Would like your take on why you chose the Gigabyte board. Did you consider https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kbx2FT/asus-rog-strix-b450-i-gaming-mini-itx-am4-motherboard-strix-b450-i for its support of 3600Mhz RAM?

Also post a picture of how/where you used the Noctua fans. Also how is the acoustics? Is it too loud during games?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I did not consider the Asus board because it is way too much expensive compared to the Gigabyte board (40 pounds price different). I saw a lot of people mentioned that 3600Mhz RAM gonna improve a lot for the Ryzen 3000 series CPU so it may worth to do it if the Asus board is in your budget.

The 2 120mm Noctua fans are under the GPU (in 6th pic). I would say Noctua is doing some "magic" on their fan and I can't hear anything from them even in gaming. Most of the noise from my build is from the AMD stock cooler which is also acceptable for me as well.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Those noctua fans are intake?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are intake.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. Just curious if you've had any issues with RTX GPU Fan being really loud at boot up? Seems to be an issue with 3rd Gen Ryzen and Nvidia RTX cards.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have this issue, I thought it is normal actually. Do you know any way to fix it?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't get a straight answer from anyone on whether its normal or not, but my gtx 1070 and 1060 do not exhibit this behavior. Someone on an Nvidia forum told me that they manually downloaded something on windows update that helped but it doesn't seem to me like that would work since this is occurring before windows loads. It's annoying to say the least.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have done some research yesterday most of them said that we can't do anything for the problem.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I like small builds! Did you had any problem with the FE card? Something like overheating, crashes, drivers problems?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The FE card doing its job very well, so far I have no problem with it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

how were you able to plug the PSU in? Is the plug upside down for you too?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't notice any issue when plug in the PSU. Maybe need to route the extension power cable idk.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

nice! i love my build with the node, does the 2070s ever have heating problems? i have almost the same exact setup except with a 1070. thinking of upgrading to the 2070s but have heard different takes on it in a small case like this. thoughts?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The temp is around 80-85 after hours of gaming which is acceptable for me.

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