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Alphonse all "red"

by sandris

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16 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 5, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.17GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

I've made this build for gaming @60FPS FullHD. I wanna spend not too much money and have a very silent Pc. Archivied the goal with Noctua fans. No compromise with noise, the system in idle is near-silent. I've reuse some parts from my previous computer like two SSDs and PSU.

PcPP flags my PSU incorrect with GPU but, The Corsair HX 620 comes with 2x cables 6-pin to 6+2 pin. So it can handle GPU with 2x 8-Pin. Actually i use it with Sapphire nitro+ 570 without any issue.

Update 10/15/2017: i've switched the Noctua L9x65 with a U12S Am4. The temps drop from 68° to 58°. Thanks also to Gelid Extreme paste. The U121S fill exactly into my mobo, there are 2mm between GPU.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very fast in Windows 10 and gaming. Best price/preformance rating. The stock cooler was faulty, it keep runs @ 1500rpm regardless Bios PWM settings. So i've bought a new Noctua. With boost and XFR it runs @ 3,9Ghz (the XFR in 1300X raise +200Mhz). Temps never pass 60° C. I also love the AM4 socket installation, very easy.

CPU Cooler

Easy to mount. Very silent. Keeps my cpu @ 58° C on load. It fit exactly into my mobo. Also can handle 95W CPU for a future upgrade.

Motherboard

Cheap Asus mobo. I don't wanna spent too much for mobo, but i was wrong. It has only one chassis-fan connector, so i've used 3x splitter. No Crossifire, no overclock due to A320 chipset, but i don't mind since i will not overclock. For a 60$ is a good pick-up, but is better go for a 80-90$ mobo with some more features.

Memory

I was looking for a reliable RAM, so i go with Kingston FURY cause are selled in big numbers. No matters about it. 2400 is enough for me actually.

Storage

I have this SSD from a previous Pc, so i decided to keep it and save some money. Not the fastest SSD on market but it makes the work. I have also a SanDisk in this build, but Samung is better.

Video Card

0dB in idle! And very low noise on load! It runs Rise of Tomb Raider @60FPS (medium setting) i'm very satisfied. Maybe is better to buy the 8Gb version. You can customize the LED colour with Sapphire software. 8-pin are required and 6-pin if you wanna overclock.

Case

I like this case, the aesthetics, the compact form. It's not a 5-star case cause the average cable management. The plastics are good, but the metal cage feel cheap, it flex easly when you mount the front fans. There are rubbered feets for PSU. For a 40$ is good case.

Power Supply

Bought to replace an old Corsair HX620 from 2008. Very satisfied! It runs silent and quite. It's extremely compact so it fit in all cases. The packaging and general quality are top.

Case Fan

Noctua are the best! Quality. Performance. Silence. Accessory. Packaging. Into the box you'll find: screws, splitter, rpm-reducer, rubbered-screws and another connector!!! I have a Corsair ML120 and CoolerMaster MasterAir 120, but Noctua archieve almost 0dB @600-700RPM!!!!

Monitor

My exact model is S24D330H (a revision of this one). I think this is one of the best gaming monitor for price ratio. Previously i used a Dell S2415H and Dell S2418H, but this Samsung is faster. I feel the 1ms response time. The panel is TN but the colours are not bad. So i preferred speed rather than IPS image quality. Thanks to AMD drivers i can choose between FullRGB or Limited colours cover.

Comments Sorted by:

Ronintheshark 1 point 7 months ago

Im curious on why you chose that card over a 1060 6gb which you could have gotten for 10 dollars more... But I do understand team reds appeal so that dosnt matter too much in the end as they both perform very well. But your processor and cooling system I agree with (you should have gone wth the asus strix B350-F

Ronintheshark 1 point 7 months ago

).. lol oops

sandris submitter 2 Builds 0 points 7 months ago

Yeah you right, i have to buy the Asus Strix, but my budget doesn't agree :)

As the build name said, it's a "red" computer cause i wanna try FreeSync. But after tryed it (with Dell S2418H) i prefer to go with better response time (Samsung). I feel the difference in gaming.

Ronintheshark 1 point 7 months ago

I got my asus strix for like 80 bucks you just have to wait for newegg to decide when you get it and yeah I agree with your choice response time> freesync/g-sync It makes a diffrence in tearing but with a budget graphics card you probably wont ever see it. (btw if it fits your budget you should get some led strips)

DopeAF123 1 point 7 months ago

is free sync worth switching over to team red?

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I think is worth only if you go for a 144Hz monitor. With a 60Hz monitor and V-Sync ON there are no need FreeSync/G-Sync cause a GPU like mine can do 60 FPS @ FullHD in almost all games. Instead, with a 144Hz monitor, is expensive have an hardware to mantain 144FPS, so adaptive sync is worth.

DopeAF123 1 point 7 months ago

and a GTX 1070, Ryzen 5 1600x, and an IPS 144 hz 3 milliseconds?

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Do you keep 144FPS with that configuration?

James_408 1 point 4 months ago

Hey bro so I noticed you split the fans up from the chassis header I was just curious because I wish to do the same did you have any issues and have you been able to configure the fans to run slower as they are all connected to the mobo, using the ai utility fan option to slow them?

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hi, yes i splitted three fan on cha_fan. It works without any issue, also i can manage the PWM, but they run all 3 at same speed.

I've use 2 of this: https://www.amazon.it/StarTech-com-Cavo-sdoppiatore-alimentatore-ventola/dp/B005G3010U/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1513926207&sr=8-12&keywords=pwm+splitter

JTGAMES2017 1 point 1 month ago

can i get 3.8ghz with stock cooler

tan--ahmed 1 point 12 days ago

You suggest any cheap motherboard which wont have the same problem as you mentioned?

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

After this build i don't suggest cheap mobo. Better go with at least B350 chipset.

tan--ahmed 1 point 11 days ago

can you recommend me a mobo please I am not sure what to get lol

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Sure, i'll go with this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nLx9TW/asus-prime-b350m-a-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-prime-b350m-a

Is little better than mine and it remain cheap. What's your budget?