Late response... Both of the listed extenders are extenders only.
I've been doing a lot of work on that lately. The answer is nearly silent. I have a Synology buried in the corner of my room that is SCREAMING in comparison to this thing. I let my system run up to 52 degrees or so both on processor and GPU while light web browsing and it is basically silent. It's below the noise floor of most of the rest of the house anyway.
When the system is running full out, it's only the graphics card that is annoying. I'll probably fit a hybrid water cooler on it sooner or later to address that.
What I ended up doing was placing the middle fan on the back of the cooler, that way I could reach the cooler mount screws with everything else in place. Still a pain in the ***, but doable. I also am now using Argus monitor to control the fans. That way I can pin the case fans to the GPU temperature, since they are better and quieter sounding than my 1080ti spinning up like crazy. The cpu cooler keeps the processor cool without fans being spun up in all but the most prime 95iest tests.
Not a bad looking case! Nice wire routing. It's a very sensible build for the budget. Next up is getting a CPU cooler and/or SSD. Honestly, an SSD will be another huge leap in performance as the PC was. The upgrade path is great with this platform as you can update your CPU later as well as your vid card. The power supply is a bit dinky when considering upgrades.
What games do you play, or what do you use the system for?
Asking around I was tipped off that this is OK RAM for a Ryzen build. The board itself is rated for 3466 mhz, and this 3600 memory runs at that rated speed and no more. I am able to tighten up the timings a little bit so I don't suspect I'm losing much performance. I knew what was likely when I purchased the memory.
To be technical, XMP settings ARE overclocking, but maybe what you are asking is how much work it took to get this to work. It was simple. I loaded the XMP settings in the UEFI and then manually set the frequency down one notch to 3466. I don't need to mess with it past that except to fiddle with it. Can't help you with pricing.
Why would I need better than a 2550K for a media PC? Do you want to buy it? I'll entertain offers.
Shoot man, I can't find a picture with the 1080ti in it! I know I had one! Oh well, added a cooler block money shot.
If you check out this build vs my other build Thorson, you'll see in the userbenchmark single thread test that the 4.5ghz 2550k trades blows with the 4.25ghz Ryzen. In all other ways the newer processor blows it away for sure.
Hey, if you read the description you would probably realize that I put the 1080ti and the power supply and put them into a new build and will be using the 2550k as a media pc.
Please ask away! I appreciate responses to my build.
Before I added the 140mm fans I was seeing up to 80c, with those fans on, I'm seeing up to 76c while stressing it. For comparison, my old system with a huge case it was generally staying around 70. Of course, it's been hot as heck here the last few weeks. (~24c).
https://youtu.be/sgo_mvyH-kI for one thing, this is a risk. Also because a tertiary color is nice.