lol what's up with the build name?
Beautiful parts list, too bad there's only 1 pic to see it.
Found your build by searching for people who used the Scythe Mugen. Great cooler, using it myself in my current build.
I'm surprised the Mugen fit in a MicroATX case! How much clearance did you have once you put on the lid on?
BTW, I have the R5 2600 non-X version, and with this cooler I've been able to OC to 4.2ghz @ 1.3625v, and it runs like a champ. Idle temps around 30c, and avg temps when playing AAA games around 50c. Runs very cool.
Hey AznKumar, sorry for the late reply, I'm just now seeing your comment. Yes, absolutely you'll be able to run a push/pull configuration without the VRM heatsink on the motherboard interfering. Although I think before jumping to the push/pull configuration right away, you should try it first with the default push configuration. This cooler is a beast and would probably do the job fine as a passive cooler. But with the default push configuration and a good case with good air flow, that should be all you need. The only other consideration is if the case you're using will be deep enough to handle the height of the cooler.
No, it all came as a kit. 3 RGB fans, Lighting Node Pro, and RGB hub. That was really the only was I was able to justify buying it, and for the price I got it for was a "sale" price. It also allows for expansion in the future and only having to buy the fans with the driver and controller already there.
Thanks! And I agree with the white sleeved cables. I looked into getting some, but they weren't cheap and I wanted to spend my money on better performance. Maybe it will be something I upgrade in the future.
Right now I'm running a very small OC with the CPU running at 3.9Ghz under load, and temps hover around low to mid 40's C.
I agree, although some people are hesitant on buying used PC parts, especially video cards. However, I recently found an ad on CL for a used EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB SC2 Gaming iCX asking $350. The guy was nice enough to invite me into his house, run a ton of benchmarks, showed me the invoice of buying it from Newegg in March 2018, and even helped in transferring the EVGA warranty into my name. Couldn't have gone any smother and I couldn't be more happy. Been running the card now for about a month and the thing is a beast. Had to couple it with a 1440p G-sync 165hz monitor, and it's like a whole new world of gaming. Moral of the story, be open to buying used video cards.
Would you mind posting a link to the Reddit post you mentioned? I'm currently trying to decide between the 2600 or the 2600X. Thanks.
Hey just now seeing your post. The Armor floats around mid-70's celcius under full load. I use MSI Afterburner for my fan control and have the fans turn on 100% around 70° just to keep things cool. I also boost my chassis fans at that temp too, and with the case provides great airflow. Settings are all stock, no overclocking. If I were to build another budget build I wouldn't hesitate to use the same card again, been pretty happy with it
Thanks! Seriously, the case really completes the build. There's so much air flow through it. I also really like the fact that almost all the intake areas have a removable filter that I can remove and clean out. If I ever do another build I'm definitely doing with a Meshify C type case again.
As I said in the description, I rarely ever hit above 50% of processor power, so why overclock? It just doesn't make sense to put extra strain and wear and tear on the processor if I'm not taking advantage of it.
I'm not sure what is, so no?
Well to be honest, I built this PC for my 13 yr old son and it seems to work for him. I will use his PC to game (because he has a better rig than me! :-/) and it bothers me too sometimes. I usually move the keyboard over to allow for more room.