My first attempt at SFF. Used for 4k gaming on 65" TV 60fps
I see its a tight fit, great job building! How are the temps? Cpu and Gpu? +1
CPU sits around 70 under load, turboboosting to 4.2 consistently.
GPU hangs out at 60 under load.
So not terrible, but not wonderful. Bit of a change from using 240mm aio, but worth it for simplicity, smaller size, reliability, and actually quieter as well.
Good temps i must say! Enjoy your new build! :)
What aio did you install ?
On my last build I had a Corsair H100i
70C under load for a high end CPU is amazing and nothing to worry about. 60C GPU under load is almost too good to be true. The fact it can do this relatively quietly makes it even more amazing. One of my worries with the QBX and open air GPU coolers is that the compartments are NOT segregated. You could probably knock considerable temps off your CPU by going with a blower GPU, but I don't think it's worth it. AMD's amazing engineering and efficiency seem to make using open air GPU coolers not a concern in the QBX.
Like you, I'm done with AIOs and enjoy the simplicity and quality of air coolers nowadays.
I like you sir used to think that the blower gpu would be superior. However, OptimumTech's video on open air vs blowers in ITX convinced me otherwise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFiI1IQOKgU
Also, ultimately the MASSIVE 2.7 slot heatsink on the card makes it worth it. I have toyed with the idea of segregating the compartments, but also think that creating a sleeve around the cpu cooler to ensure it operates on 100% outside air might do the trick. Ultimately, I am mostly just waiting for Noctua to release a 140mm slim fan as that would enable me to run a push/pull, which I think may improve temps. Also, once the 92mm chromax comes back in stock I will probably swap the stock 92 that came with the qbx. I think it is the loudest part on the whole rig.
Thanks for the response. I also love the QBX by the fact you can fit a 2.7 slot GPU in it. Something of which can't be done in cases like Core V1.
I also thought the intake fans under the GPU were 120mm. Where exactly are you going to fit 140mm? Push and pull you mean intake fans under the GPU, right?
Nah there are no intakes under this GPU. That 2.7 slot just barely fits, couldn't even put a slim fan under there. Which I prefer because less turbulence and the GPU feeds directly on fresh air. I'm talking about push pull on the cpu cooler because I currently only have pull from a fan on the underside, so it is breathing a lot of already hot case air. If I could fit a slim 140 on the top of the cpu cooler then it would get fresh air instead. In the one picture you see the 140 on the top of the cpu cooler, but I had to move it underneath as it doesn't actually fit under the side panel. Need a slim instead, but noctua doesn't make 140 slim yet. https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/9iiv97/noctua_to_release_slim_140mm_fan_in_late_2019/