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This is my first intro into PC building after deliberation over 6 months. O was fed up of using my xbox one and getting low quality visuals and stuttering whilst playing so my intention was to create a gaming PC that still looked like a games console (and not to attract the attention of the wife).

Having carried out the necessary in the BIOS and necessary driver updates I uploaded some games.

I'm very happy to report that connecting it up to the 4k tv in the bedroom and some minor adjustments to graphics settings in some games, I am astounded by the smoothness and quality I'm seeing in front of me.

I do find the fan on the gpu is still a little loud for my preference so I plan an undervolt and adjustment of the gpu fan curve using Wattman in the very near future but overall I am incredibly happy to be enjoying gaming again.

update

So I purchased a portable 4k 15.6" 60hz monitor to go with this PC. This is going to allow me to take this setup when I'm working away.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice!

I was planning on upgrading my build to most of these parts as well. Outside of going for a micro atx mobo and getting a powercolor red devil rx 5700 xt. Also did you have to update the bios on the motherboard or did the r5 3600 work out of the gate?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Not to step on the dude's toes. But I put together a PC for my buddy a month ago using a 5 3600 an a 450 chipset mobo and it started up without any flashing.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I had the BIOS updated for free prior to it being despatched. Most companies offer this service now so dont allow it to hold you back on your purchases. However I would check the reviews for the mobo your after to see how reliable it is following the update as I know not all take to the Zen 2 easy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

5700xt does 4k well than, nice.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.

Was really surprised in all fairness as its plugged as the ultimate 1440p GPU. I think they're missing the mark regarding their target audience as like me if they showcased the 4k at 60fps to those who already have a large 4k tv, I think more console users would take up the PC platform.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you change the fans on your gpu? if so any guide on how to do so?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

ChuErD, excuse the reply as i dont fully understand the question.

I have the blower style card and am not aware of an ability to change the fans physically. If you mean the new fan kit then no. It's my understand that the blower style cooler is more effect at expelling hot air from a htpc case such as the node 202 whilst also minimizing the radiated heat affecting the cpu and mobo temps.

I have since undervolted the gpu and can report better performance running at 1900mHz and 1009mV. It draws 141w and the junction temp has dropped from 96C to 83C with fan speeds not above 33%.

Overall very happy. I hope this helps.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

is your gpu sitting under the 2 noctua redux fans? I thought you added the redux fans onto your gpu

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I need to upload the additional pic with the gpu installed atop the 2 redux fans.

Whilst running tou can feel the additional air exhausting from the case vents.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! How are the temp of the cpu with this cooler ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU temps at idle fluctuate between 42C and 47C. Whilst gaming it runs at a steady 67C. During stress test I can get it up to 76C. I've kept the CPU at stock as overclocking reviews show negligible increase in performance with the inevitable increase in CPU temps.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Could you add some more pictures? Really like what I see here.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

DinoDare.

More pictures uploaded. I've added a 4k portable monitor too for when I'm working away. Will look at devising a way to mount it onto the case further down the line.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I got same case and a cpu and was wondering on how does your cpu voltages act, does it jump from .9 to 1.4V all the time like mine do? My setup is Ryzen 3600 + Gigabyte b450 aorus pro wifi + RTX 2060S in the same case. I had to downvolt cpu to 1,225V so it'd be quieter so its consistent 1,225V while idle and gaming and recently I just found myself playing csgo with the same or less FPS than my older machine 6700k + R9 280 which is kinda depressing. If I leave cpu on stock/auto voltages the noise is unbearable, it would just jump constantly from .9 to 1.4V even on idle. My cooler though is Cryorig C7, I even setup cooler fans on silent in bios, its still noisey af. Any thoughts on what to do?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont really know what to say to help.

First of all I increased my cpu voltage to 1.36V and it's pretty stable at 43 degrees not rising beyond 53 degrees with intense gaming. I put a lot of effort into cooling hence the noctua cooler and case fans. I undervolted the rx5700xt gpu for slightly better performance at lower fan rpm.

The problem I could see would be if you dont have a blower style cooler on the GPU with this case. Theres potential for a lot of heat build up in the ff but if with the cpu and gpu fans working together to expel heat and a case fan to draw cooler air in you mitigate this which is potentially why I dont observe the same issues you have.

Perhaps look at swapping the 2060S for the 5700XT.

I hope this helps.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Bro would you mind telling me your VRM temps while in game and idle?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What settings do you normally play on? Looks sick.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Mutsu,

Depends on the game. Most AAA games are high with some optimizations to obtain 60fps on borderlands 3 and division 2, whilst project cars 2, forza horizon 4, play 4k ultra settings at near 90fps. As for ecsports games such as overwatch, rainbow 6 and csgo are well above 120fps.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn. That's sick bruh.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the gpu temps during web browsing and gaming? Our builds will be very similar, ryzen 5 2600, asrock 450, rx 5700

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I see you have been using this PC for a couple of months now. I wanted to ask a question about your SSD. If you are storing alot, is is holding up and is it working fine/as advertised?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Deanward, been having absolutely no issues with the ssd. It boots up rapidly and has noticeably quicker load times for games. Compared with hdd I have on the office computer loading seems almost instant which has been a blessing whilst grinding through Borderlands 3.

Just to note I have around 200gb of free memory. I've not run any tests on the ssd, but if this is what you're after I can post an update over the next couple weeks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is great to hear. Yes, I would love if you would keep me posted as I will be building my setup with this ssd and wanted to know how it performs over time and/or with alot of stuff stored. Thanks for the reply!

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! Portable PC gaming without using a laptop? A+ move. I'm in the middle of my first build since Half-Life 2 released and I created my Steam account. So, I'm super excited. I'm building a beast in time for Half-Life: Alyx and to be ready for Cyberpunk.

How are the SSD's working for you? I am probably going with 2 SSD's and no HDD.