Description

Thorson inherited a power supply and 1080ti from it's father. The X470 was purchased with Ryzen 2 in mind for the future.

I wanted to build a smaller, cooler looking system while splurging on storage and memory. The memory works at the maximum rated board speed of 3466 and without much playing supports slightly faster timings. The cpu clocks up to 4250mhz quite often even under multi core loads.

Benchmarks

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/9655752 https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4045481 http://www.3dmark.com/tsst/169723

Build notes and errata: Might have been I that mentioned it. Had a pretty good time putting it together. I'm glad I didn't go smaller. The fans that came with the case were kind of awful, especially pushed against the giant cooler I used. I left top top one in place, but unplugged it, and replaced the other with a "Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2" and additionally added a pair of the same type of 140mm to the front of the case. I bought PWM fans and the system is actually able to manage them unlike the other fans I had. I'm pretty satisfied with the noise level, especially since my NAS is louder.. .gotta get that outta here. I'm very happy with the noise level on the cooler. The graphics card is definitely the loudest thing in the case under load, adding the 140mm fans really helped with that. There are perforations underneath it, and if one uses a SFF power supply you would probably get decent air flow from the bottom of the case. I however, used my full sized 750 watt passive one from my old box.

I was unable to get the fourth motherboard screw installed, and the board is pulling a bit from the top left corner. I need to take the cooler off, put in the last screw and then try to get it back on... I'll need to evaluate how possible it will actually be.

I moved the SSD from the back of the case to the front as it seemed a little plain down there empty. The front of the case is held on with pegs which you have to pull pretty hard to take off to access the front fans and filter.

I'll remove the top fan and probably tape off the top vent completely next time I take this thing apart as it's kind of pointless with the cooler I have. An LED strip might be in the cards as well.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a question, did you go with red sleeved cables for a reason?

If not, I'd recommend white and black ones

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/sgo_mvyH-kI for one thing, this is a risk. Also because a tertiary color is nice.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair point.

Just asking here.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Please ask away! I appreciate responses to my build.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

What kinda temps does the gpu get?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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).

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build

But did your ram work at full speed out of stock without any overclocking ?

I am making a build similar to this but with gigabyte X470 mobo and i am having a really hard time finding the best memory

I am looking for a 3200 mhz memory under 170 $ that will run at over 3000 mhz at stock speed

Please if anyone can help

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I plan a similar build and I am very happy to see that the Dark Rock 4 Pro fits into the H200. I plan to remove the NZXT fans completely and let two Silent Wings 3 (140mm) bring in air from the front.

I'll put in a led strip in warm white and a 40w Edison bulb.

Crazy that you managed to put the big RAMs under the cooler...

Great job!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

idle noise levels?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build.

Last night I put a similar build together - same case, same CPU cooler, same problem with that 4th motherboard screw, same resignation re taking that cooler off again.

I also picked up x2 140mm be quiet fans for the front, but have had to leave them out of the case for now - I've got a EVGA hybrid 1080ti and the radiator and fan for that don't fit anywhere in this case apart from the front fan slots.

You are right about the provided NZXT case fans, garbage and noisy.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. This is going to sound incredibly stupid. Are those cable extensions, or sleeves. It says both, and I can't tell. Thank you!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Late response... Both of the listed extenders are extenders only.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

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