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Top Budget gaming RIG

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i5-9600K
●OC @ 4.8GHz

32GB DDR4-3000
●OC @ 3200MHz

RTX 2060 XC ULTRA
●OC @ +90 MHz core and +1000 MHz memory

970 EVO Plus M.2 (2x)
●RAID 0

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone should mention to you that you only have 24 PCIe lanes on your MB, and you are using 16 on the video card, 4 for the south bridge, and that leaves 4 lanes for the 2 M.2 drives. That means they are sharing the 4 lanes, which chokes their speed in half. You are better off running 1 M.2 drive and a SSD for a raid set up rather than 2x M.2 drives.

Another suggestion might be to change your radiator configuration. You are blowing the hot air from your radiator straight back into your case. This raises the ambient temps inside the case, which is exactly the opposite of what you are wanting to accomplish. I would suggest installing the radiator at the top of the case with two fans blowing out through it. This should lower your temps across the MB / Drives / CPU and GPU.

The other option would be to invert all 6 of your case fans. So the 3 on the top and back blow INTO the case, and the 3 on the front of the case blow OUT of the case. This wouldn't be as efficient, but would be better than your current setup.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would keep the radiator in the same place. I would place two more fans on the other side though and make sure they are pointing in. They are drawing in cold air and the ones on the back and top are blowing the hot air out. In general you want cold air in from the front and when it gets hot it goes out the back. I would not recommend doing the alternate layout because then the radiator would not be getting any cooling from the fans and that would overheat the cpu.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You should move one of those ram sticks in a different lane. To have dual channel you have to have them in separate lanes. If you check your motherboard manual it will tell you which ones to use. Generally if you have two sticks you want to do lane 2 and lane 4, at least those are the recommended ones on my motherboard(s).