how did you test your cpu/gpu temps under load? Your temps look really good and I'm wondering if spending extra money on good fans like you did can help compensate for the small form factor being bad at cooling.
Can you post your CPU and GPU temperatures after gaming for an hour or so. Would like to know how effective the nzxt kraken and noctua fans are
What a powerhouse for a mini itx, and it looks so clean! With all the money you spent on the other components, I feel like you could have put it into a stronger gpu.
I actually have them both set as the same colors/pattern. It flashes from blue to purple down the line. But since one of them is on top, and one is on bottom (connected at opposite corners into the LED headers), they flash from blue to purple at opposite times.
My bad haven't checked pcpp in a while. Nope as far as I know you can't adjust the lighting on the GPU
lol thanks, trash photography :P
NZXT's Cam software, although it isn't the best, allows you to customize your lighting in addition to monitoring fan speed and cpu/gpu temperature. There are a variety of lighting effects, mine switch from blue to pink down the line in each strip. You can have each individual LED on the strip be a different color if you wanted with different lighting patterns.
lol thanks :P
I really like how you put one of those corsair ML fans on top of the noctua cooler. And your cable management made me nut! I almost went with the tg version of your case but decided on nzxt h400i instead
I love how efficiently that case uses its space inside it and how little space it takes up on the desk!
oh, i didn't realize. does that mean he just didn't select a price on each of the parts when he made the list so it automatically changes to current?
Thank you :)
Very nice high performance build without unecessary costs except maybe the keyboard!
Your build looks good, but you could have done it in half the price. Since you saved up for 5 months, I think you could have gotten much better deals, and then used that saved money to improve your components. There are frequent sales for bronze PSUs for 30 dollars, which are much more efficient than white. There have been rx 580s that have gone for half the price you got it for. Or you could have gotten a gtx 1070 at that price. Your total of 310gb won't be enough for more than a couple games and your normal programs and documents. You won't be able to play triple A games on high settings with a browser open yet alone stream with only 8gb of ram, yet you opted for a 90 dollar case and 216 dollar headphones. You could have gotten almost as good headsets like the cloud alpha for 70 on sale, and gotten 16gb of ram and bigger storage space. Or if you're just super into sound quality, then for 216 dollars you could get entry level audiophile stereo headphones (5x better than any gaming headset) and a seperate microphone like modmic or a desktop one which would easily outperform a gaming headset mic starting from 20 dollar pricepoint.
I saw the images and was like wow it's almost the same as mine (ryzen 5 + msi gaming plus mobo in an nzxt case). Then I saw the cost and freaked out because I thought I built mine for a really good price while waiting 2-3 months for the best deals I could find before realizing you already had some used parts. Anyway, it looks great! What do you think of the slighty smaller h400i matx? https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7XBbt6
Nice and fresrh look with mostly white. Especially digging the fan cooler. I just finished a similar all ryzen build in the slightly smaller h400i
Also I'm curious to see how your 2600 compares to my 2600x after you overclock, especially since you have a high end motherboard for it
My GPU is 43mm thick. If you have the same mobo as me make sure your GPU isn't any thicker. You're probably okay though since pcie bracket slots at the back are standardized so it would be kind of dumb for a GPU to be designed to block more slots/brackets than it uses. As long as your pcie wifi card doesn't have a heatsink on the top of it, you're good. As far as I know, all the cards with heatsinks have them on the bottom
it's kind of hard to get an angle for a picture because the wifi card is small and thin, and is between the gpu and psu shroud. The pcie card sits just under the gpu without making contact, although just barely fitting with a mm of clearance. It does cover maybe 1/4th the opening of one of the gpu fans, but my temperatures during gpu stress testing were still great. I guess I'm a little more concerned about temperatures of the wifi card itself, though it's been working about as well as I expected for going through 2 walls. My download speed is slow, but I haven't been lagging or disconnecting during online games
Nope, the case's smart device comes with fan splitters, so I just plugged in the 3pin cable from my thermaltake riing fan into the 4pin splitter. The smart device gets powered directly by the PSU so none of the fan headers on the mobo have been used. I think using the smart device and splitters and the 2 non-cpu fan headers, I could connect like 8 fans total, which way exceeds the case size.
Thanks! It booted up and ran well on the first try. Hopefully no issues come up. Im super happy with how it turned out
I appreciate it :) its a weird feeling to have spent so long choosing my parts then to have built it in a few hours. I still can’t help but refresh the buildapcsales sub every hour
Man, i love that h200! I wanted to do that with the led strips too. Nice clean theme with the white cable mod too
I like the iron man art! That's dope
It's a program called Wallpaper engine. Bought it on steam for 4 dollars. There's a bunch of customizable live wallpapers. It's awesome!
Hey, nice budget build! I think you're the only one to have reviewed the febsmart pcie wifi card on this site. It has great reviews on amazon and is a great price, but I was just wondering how far your pc is from the router and how many walls/floors in between?