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I started off with the stock AMD cooler hoping it will be silent enough but I was wrong... So I have added some decent silent cooling. The GPU is carried over from my old build. Also, the prices are not up to date as I have foolishly not saved the build at the time... :( but it worked out to be ~940£

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool colours ,(in both senses) different from what i usually see here.

Has it all been working ok ?

I'm about to do something something similar atmo ,hopefully around the same price.

The thing that's holding me up is choosing a Ryzen cpu or Intel.

Ryzen is attractive due to pricing but i do a lot of gaming and will also want to use playstation/xbox emulators ,so not sure.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For games, I think the 5 3600 should be sufficient. More and more games better utilize multicore architecture so it will be more bulletproof.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You should move the gpu to the top x16 slot

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Going by the manual, I guess either of those slots can be ×16 by itself. But I don't see any reason not to use the top slot, as it's the reinforced one & you'll have more air under the 1060.

I like the Define C case quite a bit, like a refined distillation of all the Fractal Design towers I've used. For a modern desktop system everything is precisely enough without any cheapness or gimmicks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, both are x16, the reason why not to go with the top is that my GPU covers the chipset FAN in the top port. Also at the moment, I have 2 fans doing intake and one on the exhaust.

All is good although one of the fans (Noctua NF-S12A) can't be controlled via the QFAN on the mobo so it spins at max. Now for some reason, the fan is defo much louder than 18db! Acoustic pressure maybe?

At the moment if I disconnect it the entire PC ~36-37DB with the fan on it is closer to 41db.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I have a similar concern with my GPU covering one of my M.2 heatsinks . . . certainly an uncomfortable hot-spot to think about. Have you tried the Low Noise Adapter for that Noctua fan? They usually include it in the package.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I didn't as the fan was brought over from an old build from many many years ago. But I am planning to have a look online! Thanks for mentioning it! Also, I was thinking about getting 3x Be Quite PURE WINGS 2 140MM and swapping all the fans. Tho, the ASUS chipset was measured by some online services @38DB so not sure if there is a point rly...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You have 4 ram sticks installed, do they fit fine with this cooler?

https://www.bequiet.com/en/motherboardcheck

it says that usability of RAM slots is limited

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

I only have 2 sticks installed. With this cooler I can say that all 4 would fit, tho the stick closest to the cooler will make you lift the fan a little bit up. Bear in mind I am using regular sticks with not the biggest radiators. I think regular or low profile sticks should be ok.