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I'm calling this 'The Wife Approval' as she gave me the green light to replace my older system. I've been a Intel fanboy for nearly 12 years. My previous PC had been running the i7-4790k since it's release many years ago. Decided to do some upgrading and I just had to try out the new Ryzen 9 3900x, though I originally wanted the 3950x, I couldn't justify spending the extra cash for that.

Since I'll be using this for mainly gaming and some work, the 3900x will fit the bill very will. My old PC only had 1 500GB SSD. I decided to go wild and make sure that I won't need to worry about game installations any longer, hence the 3TB of SSD storage.

I did not replace my GPU, the 1070 came out of my old PC. I do plan on upgrading to a RTX 2080 Super down the road, but for the games I play, the 1070 does just fine for the time being.

While completing this, I did have 2 different roadblocks I had to get around. The initial power supply I had was a older EVGA G1 1000w, this came out of a old GPU mining rig and hadn't been used in over a year. I had everything setup and it failed to turn on, :(. So I quickly ordered a new EVGA PSU 650w and just got this installed last night. Now that the PC is on and running, I needed to install Windows 10 Pro. During the initial install, everything went fine. But when it completed it's first reboot and came back up, it BSOD. I received a stop code error 'BUGCODE NDIS DRIVER' error.

To get around this error, I had to go into the BIOS and disable the NIC, Wireless, and Bluetooth settings. I then proceeded to re-install Windows and it powered back up just fine. Once I had Windows installed and the initial setup complete, I went back into the BIOS and re-enabled those settings so I could then update my drivers. Everything worked flawlessly after that.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there enough room with the Noctua CPU cooler inside that Meshify C case? I’m thinking about both but want to be able to fit it with the chromax cooler covers.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Plenty of space between the cooler and the case window. Though if you use 4 sticks of RAM, you're gonna have to offset the CPU cooler fan on the right to sit higher on the sink.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

When the wife agrees, you best take advantage! Cheers

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! I have almost the same components as you (Motherboard, Case, CPU cooler) and only different RAM (Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16 Gb). I have no idea how you managed to fit in the second fan of NH-D15. If I attach mine, there is no space to close the case window. Are you having the RAM inserted in the correct slots? Or there is really such a difference in size of our RAM? Maybe you would be so kind to post more detailed picture of the Motherboard, RAM and cooler? Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So I've since added 2 more sticks of RAM for a total of 32GB. The 2nd CPU fan had to sit a bit higher off the cooler. The side of the fan is dead smack against the glass. I didn't really have to muscle the glass panel onto it. I simply laid it down, screwed in 1 corner, then proceed to get the screw threaded on the opposite corner and move onto the other 2. Didn't really have to fight it all that much.