Description

Had a Node 202 with 6600K, 8GB DDR4 3200, GTX 1060 3GB,. This started out as a memory upgrade.

The 3 things that really made this CPU work with this case are the Asetek cooler, PSlate custom length unsleeved cables, and losercard (from reddit) mods, which mounts the PSU higher in case to allow for a 92x25mm (vs 14mm) fan for radiator.

Took much longer to build than the node 202, but I am very pleased with the results. Haven't had much time to test temps, but all signs are positive so far. This build is for gaming only, no productivity here :)

9900KS - 5GHz, 1.27V, LLC2. Load 1.216-1.232V

Realbench 15 min, no WHEA errors

HT On, in case, average 4.55GHz, Tj 84C

HT Off, in case, average 5GHz, max 78C

HT On, out of case, average 5GHz, Tj 84C

Blender Benchmark (only ran for 5 min before work today)

HT on, in case, average 5Ghz, max 80C

Squad

HT On, in case, average 5GHz, average 45-50C

BFV

HT On, in case, average 5GHz, average 60C

From an Athlon XP to AMD Phenom II to i3 6100 (then used 6600k) I've always prioritized a build that fit my budget and I'm finally in a place to say F it and build exactly what I want.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

gonna get hot buddy! shouldve gone 9700k

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So far temps are good with gaming... but we'll see next year if games start using more threads. I've tried disabling HT to see what a 9700K (@ 5GHz) would do in Squad (one of the only games I play) and it drops the minimums to < 50 FPS, 30+ lower than what I see with HT on.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the loser card mod?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I will definitely get more up soon!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I didn't look into this carefully enough until after the build (too focused on thermals) and most of the games were on it already. It still loads me into games fairly quickly, so it'll do.. for now.

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