Very nice allrounder build for a very good price.
That's a very nice first build, I still remember biding my first pc and that was not as smooth looking.
So I built it and it works, even with all my DemciFlex dustfilters in place. The GPU does run a little hotter than usual and fans turn up a bit, but there is still room to ramp up the fans more in case it gets hotter outside.
I am thinking about removing the metal that covers the GPU-intake with a dremel...or I will mod it, so I can put in a 120mm fan, but I have to improve airflow a bit.
I wonder if it would be possible to get a small tower cooler in there and use an HDPLEX PSU
Hi there. Thanks for the reply. I actually just switched gpus and got an EVGA 1060 6GB SC and made some profit while doing so. Prices are so weird atm.
But that should even make it easier to cool.
Just wondering: you said you wanted to get rid of the 380 for temperature reasons, but you stated below that load temps were 62°C may on the GPU...
So does it run hot? I am asking, because I have an RX 480 gaming x from MSI and I was wondering how it would perform in this small case.
Very nice build though. Big fan of the Xeon. ;-)
Still rocking that setup? How are your GPU temps? I just ordered the same GPU and wanted to try something small
Soooooo...I kinda have the same internals (just a different GPU that I am thinking about giving to my buddy and I wanna get the 1060 SC as well) :
How is you build working out for you?
I just saw some fans and stuff you tried on the one side of the case. Did you need those because of the high temps? I don't want a loud and hot case ;-) since it is sitting directly in front of me on my desk. ;-)
I would love to hear some of your feedback on switching to this case. (I actually have the case, just not in use right now...)
How are your temps on the Vega and more importantly noise? ;-)
I am really thinking about getting one for 400 bucks new.
Hello there. Despite being late to the party, I have to say it is a very nice build. How were your temps in the summer? Especially your gpu? I have always been looking at this case and would love to switch, but I am concerned that it might get very loud. I have the same gpu and as CPU I use an AMD R5 1600.
Basically it's your fault that I bought it. I also just upgraded to two sticks 8Gb of RAM so I have it ready for itx. Now a motherboard and I can get going. Should be interesting.
I am worried about drives a bit, since I have two 2.5" and one 3.5" drive... I will think of something though.
First off: thanks for the reply.
Well I still have a cooler master elite 110 (empty atm). I have some weird plans to use a pico PSU and thus use a 120mm tower cooler on the cpu to get some decent airflow in the case. Good thing would be that is rugged enough to be taken to LAN parties etc. and I wouldn't care much about scratches....a case like the ft03 is beautiful, but I would always worry about damaging it.
Or something slim like the node 202 would also be ok....not great though.
The case I really want is the Dan Cases A4, but that is so overpriced....
I just bought the same gpu and now I am planning on what to itx case to get etc.
How are temps and noise under full load?
I just snagged a 1070 mini for 360€. On eBay refurbished from an actual retailer, so with full warranty.
Now I need an itx mobo
I just got my Noctua AM4 bracket in the mail, installed it and went right ahead to overclocking that motherf***ing 1600.....and it downclocks to 1.55Ghz...
I thought: "What the heck?"
So I went online and searched quite a while and apparently there is a bios bug with MSI and Gigabyte motherboards where they downclock cpus to 1.55Ghz for no specific reasons.....
I am stuck at 3.8 Ghz with 1.275V or whatever that stupid voltage step was. I don't even wanna know right now.
So yeah, if you want I will update you as soon as there is a working bios out.
Temps are super low at around 60°C with the Noctua tower and the fan barely spins, so there is a silver lining I guess.
Wow. thanks for the swift reply. I will try to do that then. However I will have to wait for decent AM4 ITX motherboards to be released. Right now I am on an mATX platform with a Ryzen 5 1600 and love it, but I have a thing for small systems and I have a few "interesting" ideas for the Elite 110.
I want to put a full tower cooler into it in combination with an HDPLEX 400W PSU. That should help temps a bit as well and enable some overclocking on the CPU.
Hi. Very nice build.
I have a few questions. Is your gpu getting loud under load? I am used to a pretty quiet system. ;-)
I still have an old elite 110 sitting here and would like to use it again for portability reasons. Looking at the 480 prices, I might be able to sell my 480 and buy a 1070 without paying much extra. And then I would like to get the gigabyte mini gpu. Are you still happy with the combo? Would you recommend it?
Very nice my friend. The rx480 is a very nice card and the ryzen 1400 is also a good choice on a budget. I would have loved to see a b350 motherboard, because then you could do some mild overclocking. Nonetheless, this is a very good build concerning price/ performance. Good on ya mate.
I myself switched to the 1600 and also have an rx 480 and I must say I like it a lot.
Afaik that only applies to the 1800x, 1700x and 1600x. Definitely not the 1700 and 1600. I am not sure about the 1500X. Couldn't find any specific info. Just saying.
Love the case. Love it.
Nice build. I have a very similar one and similar "problems ". My GPU is also running hotter/ louder than I would like. It always reaches its max of 72°C and then ramps up the fans. It's not insanely loud or anything, but it cooled seriously be better. There is almost no improvement coming from the itx define nano s. I actually just ordered pwm adapters for the gpu fan headers and will soon mod my card with a morpheus cooler and two noctua fans....
Have you tried lower voltages on your cpu? I was lucky enough to get mine to work at 1.25v when dialing in 3.7ghz.
Anyways, I hope you are enjoying Ryzen as much as I am. I cane from a 6600k and still love it.
Yeah that kinda sucks. Although you still got a decent improvement and temperatures are amazing.
It also might not even be the chip. I used to have a system with a 6600k. The first board I used with that was the MSI z170M Mortar. I hit a brick wall at 4.4 Ghz with 1.35V and even with voltages that would only be safe for testing and not 24/7 I couldn't go higher.
After switching to an Asus Z170i Pro Gaming I was able to get 4.4 at only 1.2V and get the thing to 4.7 at 1.35V.....so yeah, boards are important as well. ;-) Just an fyi, because personally I have never seen such a huge difference (for reference: I had a 2500k before that on three different boards from three different brands and all overclocked very similarly).
I am still waiting on my mounting hardware from noctua though. :-(
Thanks mate. I am really glad that there are finally some cpus with more than 4 cores and that they are so affordable and easy to oc.
I will post my oc as well.
Nice build my friend
I actually just up/sidegraded from my 6600k to a ryzen 1600 myself.
Did you try a higher clock speed with your voltage setting? Because I actually set mine to 3.7ghz @ 1.25v and it stays around the 70°C mark when under synthetic load (aida64), around 60 when gaming. Very comfortable temps with the stock cooler, since I am also still waiting on my mounting brackets from noctua.
I am looking forward to getting my noctua cooler on the gpu and test how high I can get my clocks. Would be interesting to how far the 212 let's you take it. Probably very similar.
The sentry does look very nice, although what put me off was that my new MSI 480 won't fit. Other than that it is great. I have been following the sentry for a while now and also recently discovered the DAN A4, but that thing is waaaaaay over-priced.
I am very jealous. Awesome build.
I have a very similar system and would love to make it smaller. The node 202 looks pretty nice for that.....dunno yet.
I just changed my reference 480 to the MSI all thanks to your precious feedback. Thank you.
It sits at 72°C under load, but has not been undervolted yet.
Nice. I actually had the chance to shortly test that gpu in my system already, because a buddy of mine bought it. One thing I found was pretty great was setting the temp target a bit higher. That way it gets really, really quiet. Not that it was loud at the stock settings. Undervolting is pretty great too. Congrats.
Hi. My build is almost the same as yours. Same cpu and motherboard. Same RAM (I have only 8Gb though) and my psu is the platinum version of the one you have....well and the case is also the same.
I have the reference 480 in there and it is OK. It doesn't really bother me, but it is noisier than other solutions. However I would worry about choking an open air cooler.....
Let me know if you want to know anything about the 480.
I have a similar build....kinda. Biggest difference is that I have a reference RX480.
I wasn't able to mount my NF-A15 on my NH-U12P though, which apparently worked with your tower cooler. ;-) Good on you. For me it is over my Fury RAM and comes up too high.
What do you want to use the Fractal Kelvin for? CPU? I would say that isn't beneficial really. The GPU maybe, or if you expand the loop to be for CPU and GPU.....that would makes sense I guess.
I just finished my build with some similar parts. I went for the 6600k though. But the case, gpu and mainboard are the same. It is not as quiet as I thought, but pretty nice nonetheless. The cooler for the rx 480 is really not string enough, but it is not screaming loud .... So I guess it is OK.
That is very good considering the closeness of the GPU to the PSU.
Happy that it turned out to work so well for you. Enjoy the wonderful Sapphire cooling power. ;-)
Very nice build and I would really be interested in GPU temperatures. I want to move my build from an ELITE 110 to this case and change my GPU from the reference to the MSI RX480 Gaming. It would be great to know what temps to expect. ;-)
Anyways, enjoy your build.
However I hope you don't exceed 65°C too much, because a motherboard really shouldn't get too much warmer than that.
That sound pretty good actually. I thought those temps were during gaming, I really don't care for anything else myself.
Just keep an eye on your motherboard temps as well, I guess there isn't too much airflow in there.
Love the GPU temps.....CPU temps not so much. I would be uncomfortable with 85°C., but I bet you would be able to improve that by getting a nice low-profile CPU-Cooler. Keep us updated.
Great build. I love how it looks like so little, but really packs a punch.
Are your gpu emperatures really that low? I am just wondering, because it gets partially choked by the psu being so close.
I am wondering, because I want to do almost the same build. What do you consider a load scenario for the GPU?
I would highly appreciate your help.
What I dislike about this build is also what I really like.
Great choice for a budget CPU. I really hate that about Intel. They don't have a decently priced quad core, but amd even let's you overclock that sucker.
On the other hand .....well you were saying you are open to upgrade paths....well there is none for this socket. It will just be dying out, because everything new will be on thee am4 socket. Which is good for amd in general, but it means upgrading for you would involve and new motherboard, ram and CPU combo....basically change everything.
Love your build though. Nicely done and good choice on budget components. Have fun with it.
I have the same case and was wondering if replacing my rx 480 with a 1060 could benefit the overall build in terms of temperature and noise.
Would you consider your PC quiet? Also is the 1060 struggling? Or is there still room to increase fan speed by a lot?
More pictures. That thing looks sick! Would you be able to show the inside as well?
The TJ08e is a pretty small case, so the Tri-X cooler was pretty annoying, because it actually had c to work to maintain temps in the low 80s. The noctua fans also ramp up but emit much less noise at load and are extremely quit during light gaming.
Well thank you. Just FYI: I used an Alpenföhn universal fan mount that you can attach to any open PCI cover. The heatsink is the standard TRI-X from sapphire, just without the fan shroud
Very odd choice of LG to not include a displayport-cable with a Freesync-monitor...
Still worth it!
Thank you. I actually have a pretty nice view on an old German castle.
I also have a small LED strip behind the monitor for night use to also get some light.
Yes, I have a Steelseries 6GV2. It is a great keyboard, definitely not fancy, but very sturdy and well built and a good value overall.
Hi. I know I am a little late to the party, but I was wondering how well heat disposal works in your case....case, oh my god. Bad play on words.
Anyway, I was wondering about temps, since I have an R9 290 Tri-X atm and would like a small chassis. I have a TJ08e right now, but that thing is aweful for GPU temps.
This case would be great. It is so small.
Well I hope you still read this ;-)
What are your temps under heavy load with those two GPUs?
I love the sight of two so beatiful cards in CF.
Wow that is some good temperatures. So what do you mean by load and how long. Sorry, I am just wondering about that case and how well my 290 TriX would perform in there.
So how are your temps with that pretty system?