Description

Midrangy build I mostly use for 1080p gaming and streaming. I have been upgrading my parts gradually over the time. This isn't the best bang for the buck, as I spent some money of quality of life improvements: all SSD storage and stupidly expensive cooling. What started off as a single 140mm case fan purchase developed into a serious Noctua addiction. This huge CPU fan is probably my favourite component in the whole rig. Asus's Dual OC version of RTX 2060 is also not the optimal choice for performance, but I happened to find it on a nice discount, and it has a fittingly overkill cooling solution.

I upgraded to my 3600 from an i3-6100. This motherboard has a flashback feature, which allowed me to install the newest BIOS at the time without an older gen Ryzen CPU. I have had absolutely no hardware nor driver issues!

The temps can be whatever I want, really.

Potential future upgrades:

  • PSU cable extensions that match Noctua colours
  • 144Hz 1080p 24" IPS monitor
  • New desk
  • No components for some while, my Ryzen is extremely sufficient and the RTX is almost overkill for 1080p purposes

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Ingenious design makes this cooler super compatible.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do LED/RGB colours show the Noctua coolers? or is dark enough to only show light?

  • Thank You.
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The glass panel is pretty dark, I'm not sure what kind of lighting would be enough. I don't have led lights inside the case besides what the has MOBO.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

40 on idle seems very hot, especially considering the super cooler you put on it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

from my understanding it's pretty typical that gen 3 ryzen CPUs run somewhere between 50-60 c on idle

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm trying to learn more about storage solutions. Is there a performance reason you have a 1tb ssd and another 250tb?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, I just used to have my system files on the 250GB SSD and other things on HDDs until I recently bought the 1TB SSD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean set up and build! +1 Well done!