Hi! This is Tiny Toaster. Tiny Toaster is my second build, and hopefully one that I will be using for a long time into the future. My first build was a typical mid tower using a Meshify C and an Rx 580. I carried over the ram, cpu and ssd from the first build into T.T. as I moved into the tiny Dan A4 SFX case, then sold off the other parts.
I use Tiny Toaster predominantly for gaming at 144+ fps at 1080p, and the 2060 Super has shown it is more than capable of this task in every game I play. I also use it as my main workstation, however barely any of my work related activities require large amounts of processing power. I occasionally render videos and light photoshop work though.
I really admire the tiny footprint of the small form factor A4 case. It is so small I could put it in my backpack and take it anywhere. Building in it was incredibly smooth, the hardest challenge being cable management, of course. After setting everything up, one small challenge which I faced was CPU temperatures under load. On Auto bios settings and a full applied load, the 2600 would approach 90 C, which honestly was expected given that the NH-L9 is one of the tiniest coolers in the world. While the 2600 is rated to work fine at this temperature, it made me uncomfortable. After adjusting the fan curve of the CPU fan, applying an undervolt, and applying a slight overclock up to 4.0GHz, I increased my performance while simultaneously decreasing the load temps by 20 C to a maximum of around 70 C.
Some may question why I chose a 2060 Super instead of the equally priced yet over performing Rx 5700XT, and fear not friends I can explain. I actually did initially get a RX 5700 XT Red Dragon from powercolor, but unfortunately the card arrived dead. I was able to return the card for its full price, but this delayed the build by about 2-3 weeks. After this experience, I concluded that I didn't want to risk it again, along with noticing that nearly every other 5700Xt AIB design were 2.5+ slots, and reports about AMD driver issues, I bought myself an EVGA 2060 Super.
:) ask any questions if u have, ill answer readily