Description

The NNRRGG is a straight-up vanilla AMD 144-hertzer omitting all fluff. Play your games & pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. If you're feeling the need for speed on the highway to the danger zone, you can tell the Vega 56 it's a 64 & totally buzz the tower. I don't know why I'm making Wizard of Oz or Top Gun references. They don't add anything to the plain fact of a sensible, results-oriented gaming PC. We're leaving all the rainbows & shirtless volleyball & showbiz at the door. This isn't Hollywood, it's home, where you don't have to impress anybody. There's no place like home.

Part Reviews

CPU

Did everything I wanted it to do, no perceptible drag on any other component.

Motherboard

Has everything you really need, but missing a couple of nice-to-haves. I ended up adding my own Wi-Fi & S/PDIF outputs.

Video Card

Got this in the summer before the prices blew up due to the BIOS flashing technique making it highly overclockable. I haven't felt the urge to do this yet — it's already making fine use of a 144-Hz monitor.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Respectable and quality build. Is the case closer to gun metal than black?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a black case. There's so much lighting in the room I thought it was gunmetal too.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the camera exposure & the lighting are exaggerating that tone, because it looks much more regular black to the naked eye.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

See when you purchased the case in your head you were saying "keep the change you filthy animal" nice job with the build though. Quite sensible and powerful!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah there's a different kind of satisfaction that comes with a plain Jane exterior, no visual boasts. I'm more happy with it than I would have expected. Thanks for checking it out

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i did have one question. the fan on the cpu cooler. is that pushing air the same direction as the exhaust fan in the back? Its hard to tell from that photo.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Same as the exhaust. Originally it was pushing air through the heatsink from the front, but that interfered with the drive mounting plate.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i like cpu coolers that allow you to mount the fan where it pulls air through it for reasons like this.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this could be considered a sleeper build. Really nice!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I had a similar thought while I was putting it together. It sure doesn't look like an entertainment machine, but that's really what it does best.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

if it has the original 120mm fan i doubt it would fly as a "sleeper" since that fan has a bright blue LED i think. If he replaced it with a fan with no LED's it might slide by but i have my doubts.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Funny you should say that, I did replace the front fan with a non-LED Thermaltake from a Core G3 case. Really trying to get rid of as much frivolity as possible.