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Powerful Shoebox AMD Freesync 21:9

by Tomyyy07


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Date Published

Feb. 17, 2018

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This is my second build. Spent a lot of time researching and assembling but it's worked out great. I modified the front of the pc to get more airflow. This big cpu cooler fit easily. Wanted to share my experience with this setup in case anyone else is looking to do something similar.

Primary purpose for computer is gaming and working in Autocad. I modified the front of the pc to get more airflow. This big cpu cooler fit easily. Temps are great gpu: max 55°c at 40% fan cpu: 23°c at idle max 55°c

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Cool and quiet

Video Card

cool quiet and powerful


Big enough for normal sized components and small enough to move easily

Case Fan

quiet and cheap,good airlfow


29" best size for full hd and has freesync. The games are very smooth colour are very good. I never go back to 16:9


Very comfortable, and good sounding headset.

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brettthurman 1 Build 2 points 11 days ago

Nice airflow mod! Looks a lot like the Node 304 now. Can I ask, does the case come with that mesh insert for the front optical bay, or did you fabricate it (and if so, how and what did you use)?

Tomyyy07 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Thanks. The node 304 give me the idea. I had a sharkoon vg5w case with an extra 5.25 bay mesh with sponge air filter. Its fit perfectly and give a little bit extra airflow.

brettthurman 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Cool, thanks!

solarwinggx 1 point 3 days ago

Did the heat sinks on the mobo interfere with your mounting of the R1 ultimate at all? I am planning on doing the same thing as you, but use the z270i motherboard instead.

frntpressure 2 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

why did you bother with an air cooler if you're just gonna block off air flow? You should have just gone with a 120mm aio for the cpu as well

solarwinggx 1 point 2 days ago

how is his airflow blocked off?

frntpressure 2 Builds 1 point 3 hours ago

The fat radiator in front of his two 80mm fans (which aren't very good with static pressure) means that his cpu cooler isn't getting much fresh air

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