2- 80mm fans sit almost wedged with the glass top. Add 1/2 strips of black double stick tape to the bottom. They won't move.
Thanks! By no means would I consider this a dedicated gaming rig. It is possible to have a completely acceptable casual gaming experience though.
The case did include a riser cable. Thanks much.
Oh man! Thank you for that. I could not figure out why... the light bleed is horrendous. Hahaha! Thank you so much!
Yes, everything is running in 4096 x 2160. It looks very sharp. The Forza 7 benchmark ran around 50 fps. In game I'm seeing as high as 70 fps.
I need to do some real benchmarks and update what settings I'm using with full accurate stats and temps. In time, I'll update.
Thanks! The Nvidia Shield does look great. I wonder about how much of a workaround things like running a VPN would be. I live overseas so it can be a challenge without one. Also- I wanted a complete functioning computer not just a streaming device. I'm finding that the family is using it more and more for mundane tasks. The SSD doesn't appear to have much heat issues, it all has to do with the CPU. The backside has a 140mm fan blowing directly on it. That being said.. I like that spreader! The Noctua NS- L12S might actually fit. I tried a Cryorig c7 and a Thermalright 100H muscle prior to using stock CPU heat sink and the difference was minimal to none. If I can get my hands on some thermal grizzly I think I'll do that upgrade. Thanks again.
Ambient temp - (delta) is 25c. :)
Temps hover around 42-44c at idle. 50c is typical light load and bench marking will rarely exceed 60c. If you look closely at picture #8 you can see the holes I drilled into the side of the case. With a proper workbench I think it would have been easier and nicer. I may cutout and add a proper fan grill later when I have the means. Also- It will be necessary to add additional fans, 2- 80mm in the front, 1- 90mm in the spot where the holes are drilled, and 1- 60mm in the back. That will bring the temps down 10c easily and won't require the fans to be on blast all day. If you have the space available I'd recommend the PC-05S. As it has additional cooling space for an AIO. It exceeded the height I needed so I had to pass. Good luck with your build.
Admittedly, the 32gb ram is overkill. As far as a better cpu cooler- I was limited to a compact cooler that would fit. I tried two other compact coolers and the stock cooler was inline with the temps they showed. The stock cooler provided a little more space and I think that allowed better airflow around the cpu. I also thought the stock cooler looked a little better. I tried a Ryzen 1800x in the build at first. The heat was overwhelming. I wouldn't consider anything more with this case.
Yes, 4k and the PC isn't limited to streaming. Games are manageable at high res from the couch!
The 480 was salvaged from a previous build. It's proving to be very capable so far. The 580 would have been my second choice.