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In Win 301 UV / RGB Build Ryzen 1700 + Sapphire RX 580

by EdwardNewgate


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Date Published

Aug. 28, 2017

Date Built

July 6, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C


UPDATE: Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ I swapped my Vega 56 for an RX 580 and I dont regret it. It is quieter now and not much slower.

I upgraded from an i5-2500k (4.4Ghz) to the Ryzen 1700. After nearly 6 years I felt the need for an upgrade. I overclocked the CPU to 3.7 GHz with a fixed voltage of 1.232 V and Load Line Calibration Mode 2. It is the second highest mode, so it will not drop much Voltage under load.

My CPU Cooler is an EKL Alpenfoehn Brocken 2 and it keeps the 1700 cool and quiet. The stock 140mm fan did touch the glass, so I changed it to one of my E-Loops. I mounted it as far to the Mainboard as I could, because I think the VRMs will benefit from the airflow below the heatsink. The heatsink itself is not touching the glass (measured height of 161mm). CPU coolers up to 163mm will fit in the In Win 301.

I have the case about 75cm away from me and all I hear is the graphics card. I read that the E-loops create a whistle noise when mounted pulling air in (like in the bottom), but there is nothing. I think these fans fit the case perfectly. Especially with the UV light. I did not find anything about the E-loops picking up UV light, but they do nicely. The Nanoxia UV LED is bright and connected to a 4-pin case fan header on the mainboard. The brightness is controllable via the voltage of the case fan header. I have it at 12V, full brightness. I also added a Nanoxia RGB LED strip, connected to the RGB header. I installed it in the small gap between the case wall and the fan mounting plate. I leave it off most of the time, because the UV looks great alone.

The B350m Mortar Arctic is in my opinion the perfect AM4 Mainboard for this case, it fits the color scheme and has the USB 3.0 header to the right side, so it won´t interfere with the bottom fans. Also, it is one of the few mainboards with 3 SysFan headers. While gaming the temps of the mainboard, shown in HWInfo, do not exceed 60°C. So VRMs seem also to be fine.

The RAM I got cheap, I will change it to white or black ones if prices drop. I used the memory try it function in the msi bios and now it runs on 3200 MHz with 16-18-18-36 timings and 1.35V (Stock: 2800Mhz 17-17-17-37).

The design of the case is brilliant in my opinion. It is compact with about 25l and the layout well thought out. Even though the trend is bottom mounted PSU, I like it better that way. In my case the GPU is the loudest part of the system, having additional fans helping it to keep cool is great. The PSU also helps the airflow actively. Temperature wise I have no problems, CPU is not even reaching 60°C while gaming. I set the target temperature to 70°C in the MSI BIOS (SysFan1 = UV LED, SysFan2 = front and rear fan, Sysfan3 = bottom fans). The fan curve for the bottom fans I set a bit more aggressive than the others. I connected 2 fans via 1 EK-Cable PWM Y-Splitter and it works fine. Working in it was fun, without any problems. Cable management is good with a bit of planning. I tried to stuff the cables in the upper part of the case, so the airflow to the front fan will not be blocked.

In the end the build worked out as I wanted, especially with the UV LED strip.

Comments Sorted by:

diesel_25 1 point 13 months ago

I really love that case. Nice build.

EdwardNewgate submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks man, me too.

Jack_Heywood 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

How are the temps on that Vega 56?

EdwardNewgate submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

It hits 75°C, which is target temperature. But the fan is only spinning at 2000 RPM max. while gaming (on my current undervolt).

Jack_Heywood 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Ok thanks for the information!

nexfb 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build! I'm thinking of similar set up. Did you try using the stock fan that came with the 1700?

EdwardNewgate submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks. Yeah I used it, but did not overclock with it. It is very capable for a boxed fan and it looks really nice.

sirvuong_hp 1 point 13 months ago

How did you configure your case fans?

EdwardNewgate submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Front and bottom intake. Rear and power supply exhaust. Custom fan curve via MSI BIOS.

Kitan3000 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Sick build dude!

One question: how did you get the custom Vega "V" on your backplate?

EdwardNewgate submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks man. I painted the shape of the V (using half the dimensions of the V on the GPU packaging) on a piece of paper. Then cut the V out, taped the template on the GPU and painted it with an edding 8280 securitas UV marker.

gogito 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks so much man, I was gonna get this cooler http://www.idcooling.com/Product/detail/id/124/name/SE-207

for my 301 and was so worry about the clearance ( 158.3 - 159 with the 301 listed 158 clearance ) and cant find anything online. Thanks for letting us know that the 301 support cooler up to 163mm. Is there any issue with installing coolers past 158mm ? Not that I doubt you or anything, just wondering why the specs listed 158mm :)

Cheers and great looking build man, I love this case XD

EdwardNewgate submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks man, you will not have any issues installing your cooler. The listed 158mm is with some margin. You could even fit 165mm tall coolers in it, like mine stock (https://www.alpenfoehn.de/images/Produkte/Abmessungen/AbmessungenBrocken2.pdf), but it did touch the glass and had a little tension. Good luck with your build.

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