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I have built many computers over the years, but I was always practical and smart. This time, I wanted to actually go "all out" on my build and since it was my first AMD, I thought what better time than now. I use it for gaming and school primarily, a little for work. I wanted a system that would be future proof for at least 6 years, I'm confident this will get me through that time frame.

The vertical fans are not optimally placed but I went for aesthetics over best airflow. Temps have not been an issue, so I gambled on that fact when I set it up. I have not found free benchmarking tools besides what I linked below, if you know of others, I am open to suggestions.

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/23954505

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  • 1 month ago
  • 7 points

I like how you have a 3950X for school. Going rabbit hunting with a bazooka. I love it man +1

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  • 1 month ago
  • 6 points

3950X for MOBAs and schoolwork. Killing two birds with one thermonuclear device.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

My comment is similar to yours lol

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

You never know when those extra cores will come in handy :D

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

lul

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Yeah I think this one will hold up for a while lmao, sweet build

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Heya, nice build!, what's temps do you see on cpu in idle\load?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Idle CPU is 46. Not sure under load, can you recommend free benchmarking program to test it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very good indeed.

You should only turn the side fans as intakes for better airflow logic.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I know it's taboo how I set it up, but I went for aesthetics over the airflow. Guilty as charged. If temps were to be an issue, I would 100% reverse the vertical side mounted ones.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

3 things, please, for the love of all things good, overclock the 3950x to 4.2/4.3 (if you are comfortable with it) You have the cooling potential and if you have a vertical mount for the gpu, why arent you using it? There should be plenty of tutorials on youtube for vertical mounting a gpu. DDR4-2666 is decent, but I would consider overclocking (if you got a good set of ram) to maybe like 3000, or 3200. The ryzen platform relies This PC is for sure gonna last you a long time.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I am not familiar with overclocking, so I haven't tried that.

I tried using the vertical mount and I couldn't get it to fit my case. I read that there is some minor work that has to be done using a dremel but after messing with it, I just gave up and ended up not using it. I tried removing it from the list, but there's no red X how there used to be. I read, I need to delete the list and re-build so I guess it'll stay there.

I also went for the fastest non-oc ram speed (or so I thought). It turns out that 3200 is the max non-oc so I'll be buying that and returning my 2666, thank you!! The max oc-supported ram is 4400 but I have no experience in doing that.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

League of Throws, Fallen Order, Witcher 3, etc.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey purple_office, what is that you have in the bottom of your case? It looks really cool and provides a nice affect to the whole build!

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

It's the ColdZero Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic Lightbox. It's basically a panel with a bunch of LEDs (don't remember exactly how many). It has a simple plug for power and comes with a remote that has over 300 pre-built light patterns that you can use and adjust the speed of the animation. It has a mode to make your own light pattern but honestly I didn't want to mess with it when I had 300 choices. It's tower-specific design, so it's cut to my tower perfectly. Thanks!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey man! Did the E-ATX mobo fit ok in your case without any modifications? Fans had enough clearance? And do you have all the screws in or did you just use ATX pattern? I'm looking at that motherboard but I have the O11d XL case and everything i'm reading says I need the extender plate which looks like it blocks the fans.

thanks!

btw the asthetics are sick. nice clean build.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! No issues with the mobo at all, got all the standoffs/screws in just fine. This case has room for fans top, bottom, and the vertical side. I went with the lightbox on the bottom, but I could have put fans had there had I needed. No issues with the fans on top/side. Only note is the vertical side, fans had to be put "behind" the bracket because the width of the motherboard would have made the power cables sitting on top of the fans, I put a picture to show this and explain why I put the fans "behind". If you would like to see any more detailed/zoomed in pics or specific areas of the case, let me know. Happy to help.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The sides do need to be switched around to be intakes but as for the top they are intakes for the radiator. But other than, very nice build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How can you guys tell the direction of the fans from the pictures?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I just butchered my Original post lol. Fixed it. The side of the fan that has the Brand Logo on it, that's the front. If the front of the fan is facing into the case its acting as an exhaust fan, pulling air out of the case. Vice versa, if the logo is facing out of the case than its pulling air into the case from outside of it. My friend has the same case. He has his radiator mounted vertically and pulls air from inside the case into it since the back is covered and really not any ventilation back there. 3 120mm fans mounted on the bottom as intake fans, and the 3 up top as exhaust fans. Not sure what is in the bottom of this build, but it covers the other fan mounts he could potentially use if there is temp problems. Other than that its a very very nice build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks for the info, I knew about the arrows for when you are building, but I didn't know about checking the logos and where they are at.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I agree with all of you and know the arrangement is not optimized for airflow, but I went for aesthetics. Honestly, temps have never been an issue. If it were a problem, I would definitely redo the side vertical fans and reverse them as many have mentioned. I know it's taboo but I knew I could get away with it.