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Comment reply on N.tony's Completed Build: Dyslexic 2600 mini-ITX

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! Sorry for the late reply. The temp sensors are kind of weird, HWMonitor doesn't see the M.2 SSD, HWINFO64 doesn't show the temperature of the SATA SSD, so I would be a bit sceptical about the info, but here's what I got:

  • During download of a huge file (Gears 5 from MS store) on the M.2 it says the temperature is around 50 deg. Celsius

  • After a few runs of Crystal Disk Mark and AS SSD Benchmark the SATA SSD warmed up to 38 deg. Celsius.

I initially looked at heat spreaders for the M.2, but after watching a few explanation videos decided against it - apparently, memory chips work better at higher temps, and the only part that might need some cooling is a controller, but it is not necessary, especially if you're not writing something extremely large at extremely fast speeds.

Comment reply on N.tony's Completed Build: Dyslexic 2600 mini-ITX

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it in February, tbh - it was ~380€, but came with a 20€ steam code. Today it probably makes sense to get the 2060 Super for about the same price, or the RX 5700. The case comes with a tiny knob that can be placed on the shroud and prevent the card from sagging, so it has some breathing room. After about 10 minutes in OCCT torture test the GPU got up to 85 degrees (celsius) and the fan ramped up from 1500 to ~2050 rpm. It was audible, but actually more pleasant than the CPU stock cooler. The card didn't throttle, so I assume it's not overheating in games, though I haven't really checked it yet. I guess the cooling of the graphics card could be improved with adding a fan in the front and maybe using an SFX power supply - the shroud has a bunch of holes up top, so it might let the card breathe more (check the H200 tests from Gamers Nexus).

Comment reply on N.tony's Completed Build: Dyslexic 2600 mini-ITX

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, yeah, I initially thought of mentioning the white tabletop, but then I didn't want to bring more attention to the front speakers - they sure look out of place here now :-| The monitor is an Asus MG278Q - it was the cheapest 1440p+144Hz+FreeSync when I got it (two years ago!), but today I would probably go for an IPS instead of the TN panel. The desk is a Flexi Spotlight E2 with an IKEA tabletop, and though I do like it, I gotta be honest, I use the standing position way less than I hoped I would :) I hope you'll be more diligent than I am :)

Comment reply on N.tony's Completed Build: Dyslexic 2600 mini-ITX

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Initially I looked at a whole bunch of ITX cases, but I'm super happy with this one - the white accents really pop. I guess red+black would be the choice for a more gamer-y build, but this one's real classy :)

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