Description

Like the title says, the aim of this build is to get 60 fps at 1440p with high/very high settings on AAA titles in 2019 which I believe is the 'sweet spot' in terms of FPS and resolution. Update: Now that the 2070 Super cards have been released, I realise that this card is now out-dated. However, I don't think it is worth upgrading right now and will keep it for the foreseeable future. I have also removed the dust filters on the case to get better air flow.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Buy a nice monitor and pump up the FPS!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I just saw review of that case on GN. Temps weren't good. Maybe put something under the case at front n back to allow air into those bottom fans.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you mean the Q500L? This is the Q300L.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I did mean Q500L. Didn't know there were 2 versions.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the Q300l. Temps aren’t that bad actually. CPU runs at about 30-40 oC at 4.9 GHz. GPU runs at about 70 oC under load.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh good. I like that case. I think the Q500L with power supply where it is is a big drawback. Although both cases have small holes and mesh that hinder intake. But I guess if mesh front is removed air flow should be improved.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is a mini-itx. I made a mistake with ATX board.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not trying to dis your ethic but you did not spend your money in the right places

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I thin the system is pretty balanced in terms of CPU and GPU, in fact the bottleneck is the GPU as the GPU can be maxed out with the CPU at around 50-60%, especially at 1440p.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. My monitor is 1440p 60hz and most of the time, the GPU is the bottleneck running at 90+% while the CPU is at 50-60%. I have overclocked the CPU to 4.9 GHz so that makes a difference.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It will hit 4.3GHz on one core or 4.1Ghz on all six cores with MCE (multi core enhancement). You should easily be able to get 4.8Ghz + if you OC.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

If I remember correctly, it will hit 4.3 on one core and 4.1 on all six cores simultaneously. But like I mentioned, you will easily get 4.5 GHz plus on all six cores if you OC. Just make sure that you get a Z370 or Z390 motherboard and a decent cooler.