I had to mod the cooler.
You can find the measurements of the card online. I have replaced it with a 2070 so I am not sure.
Heads up: the 580 is a bit hot for the 202.
Can a 140mm fan (not AIO, so no radiator) fit with a Sapphire RX 580?
Clean and good looking. (bonus points for red team :D)
Then he also needs to flip the fan positions of the CPU cooler since they are taking air from the back to the front of the case.
The honeycomb on the side is design as exhaust not intake.
In the InWin 301 intake is from the bottom, and exhaust is on the back and front.
I would work a bit more on cable management for both aesthetics and cooling performance. Nice build overall though!
How are the motherboard temperatures?
I have heard bad things about them up to the point that caused the M.2 SSDs crashing because of high temperatures from the mobo.
All the horrors of VRM overheating are just bad temperature reads then?
Looks good! Have you overclocked anything yet?
I would try to manage those cable below the GPU for temperatures and aesthetics though.
Have you installed the G.Skill RGB control software to control the LEDs?
What voltage did you set to get 3.8GHz?
Oh interesting. That's new to me, never seen it like that! Sorry for the bad advice then.
By plugging the RAM like that it goes into single channel and it's slower than dual channel.
Plug the RAM stick in the 2nd slot in the 3rd one (there should be a slot of space between them).
So you cut the sleeves in half and wrapped them around the tubing? You didn't detach the raditor/block (which would be kinda silly :P) to slide them in right?
How did you get the white sleeves around the AIO tubing?
Super nice btw.
Also, why a 7700K and not a Ryzen chip or 8600K/8700K?
How did you get the RX 580 for 102.5 GBP?
I did not even find prices close to that one when I bought mine (which was before the crypto craze).
Curiosity: why a 1050 instead of a 1030?
He/she probably have the Display-based fps cap activated at 60, since the monitor is probably 60Hz.
Good luck with it :) Upgrading from the Biostar X370GTN was a HUGE deal for me. Loving the Asus board!
If only gaming, get the 8600K or Ryzen 5 1600.
No need to splurge on 8700k.
Sleek and elegant. Love it.
How did you attach it with tape if there is the vapor chamber in the middle of the heatsink?
I have a Ryzen 5 1600 (stock clock) and with a RX 580 (stock clock) I run CS:GO at 250-400 fps depending on the area, LoL capped at 144 fps... If you are playing eSports titles Intel isn't necessary to get past 144 fps (it would still provide more framerates, but more than you need to be honest).
Considering the workload you mentioned I agree with Ender_Mist and would get a R7 1700... Plus, you get a socket that is supported until 2020, unlike Z270/Z370 with LGA1151 that won't be usable with the next generation of Intel CPUs.
Are the two 50mm fans useful? Was considering to get them as well to lower RAM and MOSFET temperatures. Also, why did you install them to push air into the case instead of pulling it out of it?
While Ryzen is better than the FX lineup, there's absolutely NO reason to throw away that FX-8350.
Just stick with it, it will serve you well enough until Zen 2 (7nm) comes out.
Not saying that it's useless and you shouldn't use it :)
I was just surprised that you bought it, that's all!
Isn't the RAM cooler a bit overkill considering that the Ryzen stock cooler has a push-down fan (meaning that the air will still go to your RAM as well)?
If the CPU overheats it lowers its performance to reduce heat production. The 7600k usually throttles at 100C. Ergo, if the CPU is "stable" at 99C it means that it's throttling.
It limits overclocking, therefore performance.
If it makes the CPU throttle, then it does affect performance (which it might do since 7600K don't come with a stock cooler technically).
It's also very noisy.
Thank you! I will look into it, thanks for the tip.
Hey, thought of updating you since you asked this a while back.
I found a trolley-bag from Eastpak that was just the right size for the node + some added rubber foam. You can look at the pictures I've added of it if you want.
It's not about redoing it, it's about the capacitors in the mobo blowing up for overheating after extensive usage. To each their own I guess.
You are linking a video from when Ryzen 5 just got released and wasn't optimised at all.
Is that fair?
Yea, but B350 (especially cheap B350s) overclocking is not going to last long term as the VRMs are bad... So is there any point in paying extra for something that you shouldn't use?
It's not i7-7700 vs Ryzen 7... Don't advise crap please.
As you can see the Ryzen 5 1600 beats the i5-7600 in most games.
...and destroys it in all other tasks (except single core performance)
Get a 1080, with a slightly lower wattage PSU (still good quality) - only $10 more.
B350 boards can overclock but have bad VRMs (which get more hot with OCing).
Plus, they are probably not going to be suitable for Zen2/Zen3 because of that.
The problem with MSI VRMs is related to AM4 motherboards, not LGA1151 (I have no idea how those are).
Ryzen 5 1600 pulls more FPS than a core i5 (but less than an i7), just saying.
It's a few FPS at most, not even going to notice the difference.
Asus Prime X370 Pro: very good VRMs for the price (and good memory support).
If you don't overclock maybe get the Asus Strix B350-F.
Get a Ryzen 5 1600. Much better bang for the buck.
If you get the MSI Arctic AM4 motherboard (it's the only white one), just don't overclock on it... Bad VRMs.
Don't recommend MSI AM4 motherboards please, they are the poorest quality of all for that socket.
Also, even if you don't OC CCX communication is better with high speed RAM, why go with 2133MHz ... ?
Stay away from MSI AM4 motherboards, they are the worst out there.
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I went with an A320 board because overclocking on B350s is not ideal anyway.
- Worse CPU OC potential
- Better memory (and CPU performance because of Infinity Fabric)
- Less storage
- Better GPU
I would get a Ryzen 5 1600 and save you some bucks. It will not bottleneck the 1080 and you are going to have a better CPU overall.
I am unsure about your budget: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/g2HwBP
If it's higher then you could get a 1080 Ti.
As Djdue167 said, get an SSD - it will make a huge difference.
You might want to consider adding two fans to the front of the case (top and rear are included with it), but that's entirely optional as your build should not produce too much heat (maybe get them only if you leave in a warm country).
I am aware that Intel is better than Ryzen for what concerns games but we are talking about a 5% performance gain, against a -20% on everything else (VR included).
I mean, I can understand an i7-7700k, but hardly an i5 nowadays.
Other than that, the build is still really good.
Curious about why you went with a Core i5 7600k instead of a Ryzen 5 1600 considering the big perfomance difference between the two CPUs.
I actually changed to 1306Mhz and 1075mV after a crash the day after. Temperatures are still much lower than stock clocks.
I will think about getting the fans, but the GPU support is very nice (especially since I need to bring the PC on the plane). By the way, would you remove the GPU or any other componenent prior to taking the flight? (I will keep it with me as carry-on).