Description

I use it for gaming and some basic 3d and 2d work. And just for entertainment, really nice and quiet when watching UHD movies.

Bought the GPU secondhand as I wait for atleast 1080 performance in a single slot card so I can go ahead and liquid cool this baby.

Under load the GPU and PSU are loud though :/ But I'll replace atleast the PSU soon for a Corsair SF600 and as I wrote earlier I'm waiting on a GPU that fits my requirements.

I'll probably see about getting another atöeast 480GB m.2 drive.. with a SATA adapter, it should allow better space savings than a 2,5" drive.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

he MEANS 4ghz not 40ghz as that would need a ark reactor to power and a stable temp of absolute zero to cool

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I just checked your build and it says there is some incompatibility. You might want to check it out.

P.S: Why are you using a GTX 970 when there are things like the RX 480 and the GTX 1060

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You can turn off compatibility filter here on pcpp, you might want to check that feature out.

Prolly because a second hand 970 is cheaper than a brand new 480 or 1060.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

...The 1060 & 480 score basically the same as a 970 in most games. Look up the benchmarks. Even where they outdo the 970, its not by enough to warrant spending the extra money on an upgrade from a 970 and if you're looking a for a GPU to begin with, a second hand 970 is indeed cheaper.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The incompatibilty is the cpu cooler. I believe it's supposed to be 2mm too high however it fits just fine without touching the filter so it's all ok.

And, I'm using a 970 as I got it for half the price of the cheapest new RX480. And considering it's going to be replaced by something more powerful, I won't lose nearly as much on the 970 when selling it.. Heck, if I'mlucky I can get itsold for a little bit more than what I payed for it lol.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the CPU would blow up if you tried to allocate the voltage needed to reach 40 GHz... lol, nice build though. +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

umm what's with the single ram stick? you really want to get yourself some dual channel dude

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

there's a negligible performance increase

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

As said negligible perfomance difference, and considering it's 1 stick of 16GB, if I'd choose to upgrade I can just pop another one in there!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the node 202! Great choice! Not sure if you know but once you put a waterblock on a card, it almost always turns into a "single slot" card with the reduction of the air cooler. It will still use 2 expansion slots in the back of the case for I/O but that's it. Idk how you would be able to run a custom loop in that case though...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thing is, The DVI port on slot 2 interferes with the radiatior. Without it I have enough room to fit my NF-F12s and a 23/25mm thick 240mm rad and still have just a bit of breathing room. Only thing is I'm gonna have to get some fittings for the GPU block custom made, other than that all the measurements add up although I won't fit a res... unless I get a custom cpu block-res combo made.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what you mean. What about getting a card like the rx 480 where all the outputs are on the leftmost side and you could dremel off the right side? I like the idea but I just don't see a future with a single slot 1080 performance.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

THe RX480 wouldn't offer much more than the 970 (3 mini DP, 1 mini HDMI and a DVI on one slot) and similar performance.

If looking at previous generations a single slot 1080 isn't far off, most xx80 cards tend to get a single slot I/O version from a few AIBs.

And on the Radeon side of things the only problem we might face is getting something that performs well enough, they atleast seem to like the I/O on a single slot alot more.

If all else goes to ****, I have a friend who can desolder the bulky DVI port. But that is not something I'd like to do... value-wise!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I clicked for the 40 GHz.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those case fans?

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