Description

PC will primary be used as a workstation with zero gaming. I used the case in a vertical orientation by moving the feet and using longer screws.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, however I think the TDP is too much for this SFF case. Stock Wraith Spire Cooler was able to be used with the removal of the decorative AMD shroud.

Memory

Good memory, did require an adjustment in the BIOS to see 3000 however I do not know if that was the fault of the MB or the memory.

Storage

Super fast drive, 476 GB after formatting.

Video Card

Basic GPU, does it job of dual monitor displaying.

Case Fan

Dead quiet CPU and Power supplies fans are louder.

Custom

Not quiet at all, PSU ramps up and down even with zero load. If I move the mouse the PSU fans goes to full speed. Very annoying even as I type this.

Custom

Airflow is very poor, the 2 80mm fans are not adequate. Ventilation is non existent as the only pieces of the CPU fan are actually able to pull from them. Also the front USB header was in the way of the USB header panel on the AORUS motherboard. Required a hefty bend of the USB cable to be able to allow the plug to clear. I was also able to use the Wraith Spire CPU Cooler with the decorative shroud removed.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Good work! I actually really like this build; it's too bad that your experiences with both the case and PSU were poor.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!