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Built this mainly to play Final Fantasy XIV as close to 144 frames at 1440p which achieves it most of the time. Also playing other RPG, etc. games on the side and it knocks everything out the park and stays cool and quiet. I've added a couple fans to the Meshify C since I had some extra gift cards laying around. 2 140mm noctua chromax fans in front with two fractal 120mm for exhaust.

Replaced a 3570k and 980 build and it was somewhat nostalgic going back to AMD. I absolutely loved my old 965 Phenom system back then and the 3700x reminds me of how a price and performance balance can still exist.

I wanted the Meshify C this time around due to no RGB lights and nothing flashy except for the subtle geometry going on the front panel. It stays cool and if I ever need to move it, I know it won't be as heavy as my old Corsair case. Pretty much just wanted a stealthy case with good airflow. Something that doesn't give off the vibe of being powerful or flashy but does have very good components inside.

Waiting for AMD's full high end lineup as of now to maybe replace the 2080 super but I can't complain about the card. It pairs well with the 3700x and does everything I needed it to do.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello

Can you give some gpu/cpu load temps?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I can tomorrow or the day after. I know in heavy games GPU gets to highest around 72c and the CPU hovers around 60c according to ryzen master. I'll run a stress test when I'm home next to see how far I can push them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the motherboard performance so far ? is it recommended ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues with mine. I haven't done any overclocking other than standard RAM factory clock profile so I can't speak to that but as far as I can tell, clean of defects and glad I can turn LEDs off.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've updated the table reflecting the benchmarked temperatures and also added screenshots with some bench results.

The first one of the CPU temps was ran on a max Small FFT test through Prime 95. Used Ryzen Master for most accurate temperature readings. CPU hovered around 61c after 10 minutes of testing.

The second one is ran through the Furmark stress test option. With no overclocking program or adjustment to the fan curve, an estimate of a 30 minute test ran the GPU to around 76c.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Did you have to buy any additional hardware to mount the second fan on the back of the NH-U14S? Or did the fan itself come with all the hardware needed?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! If I remember correctly the only thing it was missing was the thin metal brackets that attach to the heatsink itself. The heatsink came with an extra set of them that I used. But no additional hardware other than that.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, I'm debating on if I should run another fan on the back of the heatsink like you or just run the one fan it comes with. Did you ever do a comparison in temps by chance?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't do any comparison unfortunately but I mainly got it because I had an extra gift card and kind of treated it like the icing on top to my fan setup. I would say give it a shot if you have the extra $$$ laying around but with a heatsink that thin you might not see a huge difference except maybe minus a couple degrees. I'm very satisfied with staying under 60c under heavy gaming so I can't complain. If you haven't already I'd make sure your priority on fans go to the 140mm in front for intakes. I'd say that has had the biggest effect on my temps.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I do have the same 140mmx2 Noctua's in the front. Our builds are actually scary similar lol. Do you know if it's possible to mount a fan underneath the PSU shroud cover without taking the cover off? Not the bottom front but just the bottom, literally right under the removable cover. I'm thinking I might throw a 120mm fan under there then put the cover back on, that way fresh intake will be forced up and bounce off the shroud cover then head towards the PSU and vent upwards.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I know I don't think you can but my PSU is facing down so I haven't given it much thought. I do wanna try my temps with a small fan at the bottom. I'd like to get my GPU below 70 under heavy load without having the fans running at 60 percent fan curve or more but for right now it's been doing well.