As far as lighting goes it looks good in the case, cannot comment on the diffusing because I did not notice any, but I was using CAM software for the lighting and it all worked perfectly. And yes the CPU runs good on the stock fan, did not see it go above 70C during load, but I just depends on your case and the fans, but if you desire to push on overclocking, then an aftermarket cooler or AIO will most likely be necessary. I hope this helped, thank you for your comment.
I guess I will do more research on Reference 64’s, thanks for the input.
Appreciate the information, I have seen a few benchmark videos myself, and almost all of them have the Vega 56 running just behind the 64 with in a %10 margin, they both outperform the 2060, I don't know how true this is but it was from a few benchmarks I have seen on the tube, I have been researching the Vega 56 for a few months now and have not seen too many board partner cards get too hot, as long as undervolted properly, I work on Aircraft electronics so I don't mind tinkering with things. I am just looking for people who have seen both of the Vega Cards performance in person at 1440p, I would love to take their opinions into account, because so far what I am seeing is that if I can over clock/ undervolt the Vega 56 to stock 64 or higher, then why should I spend an extra $100 for minimal performance, Liquid cooled 64 is out of the question, because they are still too expensive, and really not going to get any reference 64's, sure they are cheaper but at the cost of higher thermals and noise. Hope you can see where I'm coming from.
Thank you for your reply.
Yup already new that, looking for more on how the new performance is with the new drivers, people experienced in undervolting or OC, and is the price difference justifiable for the performance difference.
Thank you that means a lot, I try to make sure everything is perfect when building for someone. It helps to hear feedback from others, much appreciated.
Don't listen to reviews much, I like to test them out myself, it runs BFV just fine well above 60 fps on Ultra, RTX low.
No problem and thank you!
I don’t believe so, I did not directly connect any RGB headers. I’m pretty sure it was the usb 1 connection on the motherboard, tha is what connects the smart controller which is connected to the two included RGB light strips, remember that the RGB only comes with the H500i not the regular H500.
Yes it does and a smart controller, it’s awesome! Easy to use with the CAM software.
Hope that helps
I have not looked into it, but I have an MSI MoBo, and I can disable any lights on mine, so I can assume that it is the same.
Thank you, and yes upgrades are what makes PC’s great.
Not sure what you mean bud? Don’t have a “gfx” card and this is an AMD motherboard, so no an i7 4470 would definitely not be compatible.
Thank you, preference I suppose.
Lol sure thing
Don’t know you would have to ask him I suppose.
Thank you for your comment
I made the recommendation for a single 1 TB SSD bit customer wanted two 500gb, I don’t know why lol. As for the RTX he just was not a fan of the new GPU’s and had his heart set on a 1070ti
I just added a pic with the fans, if you want to take a look.
They were installed later, just did not get them in the pic, but thermals were still good under load, playing BFV for two hours, GPU only reached 68 C
It’s amazing to see that people like to tell others what they “should have” used for hardware. But the fact of the matter is, is that it is a “custom” PC, and people are allowed to choose what they would like. Even if another choice is more logical to a standard, there is truly no definitive right way to build a PC, which is why I enjoy the PC community so much. I am free to choose what ever parts go into my computers or what ever someone chooses for me to build, to say some one should have went with another part is completely opinionated.
Thanks for your reply. The motherboard was not my entirely my choice, it was chosen because of the style by the customer.
8 GB of RAM is plenty for most e-sport titles @ 1080p, obviously the would need more RAM if they decide to go with higher Resolution monitors.
Haha, yea your right, I was a bit thrown off when I opened the box, but it is a very nice GPU.
Thank you, yea like I said, it was the customers choice to go with the X470 chipset, even though I advised them of the B450 and how they are pretty much the same, with performance specs being negligible between the two, they just liked the idea of the easy overclocking function. Also 8 GB of RAM was more than enough for their needs, more can be added in the future.
Thank you, the customer wanted the auto-overclockability of the "X" CPU, which is the reason I went with the X470 MoBo.
Thank you very much!
just good cable management in the back, was not much of an issue, there was enough room for me to tuck away most of the cable.
I believe that an MSI GTX 1060 will fit, make sure you refer to your build specs for the case, but I placed a GTX 1060 in this case before. As for the WiFi, I fit it in to the small PCI port right under the GPU, and no it does not block airflow, the GPU cools just fine.
Very clean and fantastic build, job well done!!!
It really depends on what your using it for. You could always go strictly HDD and add an SSD later but it really depends on what you want out of your initial build, and the beauty about building your own PC......you can always upgrade later.
True but granted the current state of the computer component market there were not too many other choices for what my friend wanted. Also I had to include a monitor, keyboard and mouse, otherwise the PC itself was a little over $900.00, which is not too bad given the current prices.
it was a black and red build named "The Little Guy".
Not bad actually, my second time building in this case and all I can say is be mindful of your cable management when it comes to your air intake.
I like the motherboard as well, very clean looking with great features and good build quality.
Pretty sure this is the most beautiful build I have ever seen, job well done.
No problem, much appreciated.