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Full Build Log Here : https://alexwitherspoon.com/logs/a-computer-named-charlie/

Check out the 3dMark Score of 12,242 here: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/31490731?

Build went well, lots of space, and very easy. Parts all operate well together.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

You couldn't think of a better name? Lol.

Why the H400 and not the H500?

Why B450 instead of X470?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

why not a name

not all people want atx

b450 is great for a budget

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The name, and it's oogly eyes are subjective for sure :D

H400 was picked to keep the build as small as possible without going with ITX. A goal was to keep the case small.

On the B450 vs X470 - I thought about this a lot, but the end user for this system won't be overclocking, even though they could. So I saved a few bucks here so I could spend them elsewhere in the build.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Makes sense.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Doesn't a B450 MOBO allow overclocking just like an x470 MOBO? B450 just doesn't support SLI which is totally acceptable with a mini ATX build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The B450 absolutely supports overclocking, but some expect the limited VRMs to potentially hold back power delivery. - Honestly, it's pretty well seen that this first two generations of Ryzen aren't ready for 5+ GHz overclocks yet like Intel is now, but the system doesn't really need it, it's very speedy as is, and vert stable.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty sweet build, man! +1

How're you liking the 2080?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2080 ti has a steep price, but I definitely wanted something that will last a few generations - it's a beast at 1440P and my brother is a high actions per second player.

So far no problems or issues either.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

What fans are those?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

DEEPCOOL RF120 3 in 1 kit. I've got a link to them on my build page.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

alright thanks man

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you using a fan hub or splitters?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair 110i comes with it's own hub, and it's wired to the CPU fan slot.

The 3 in 1 RGB fan kit comes with a small 4 fan hub for PWM, and a second for RGB. The RGB is wired into the motherboard, and the PWM goes into the remaining system PWM header.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks clean. That's one lucky dad, I hope he enjoys his gaming! +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, Solid build, but I would spend some extra cash on some cablemod cables for that psu. Don't want those ugly multi-colored cables messing up that beauty. Nice job!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a solid bit of advice, and it's something that's holding this back from perfect for sure. Even some neatly wrapped electrical tape would cover the multi-colors cables for the last inch or two - solid suggestion.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the pins on that power supply? Definitely not standard pin layouts

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

They are normal pin outs in the sense of power delivered, but the physical connection on the PSU housing definitely is not normally used with computer power supplies, but larger supplies in industrial uses, or an electrician would use locked cable connections that seal. - The PSU does come with many many cables so I never needed additional ones :D

To be fair, I had this PSU already on hand, and I'd be tempted by other options on the market, but it's a solid brand. PC & Power cooling makes great hardware.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what is the gaming performance on this beast

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You inverted the radiator bracket. Did you do that because you couldn't get the front filter to fit?