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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. Upgraded to Evga 650W G3.

Update 2017/10/15: 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.

Upgrade 2018/07/25: i've upgrade the gpu with a 5-month used Asus GTX 1070 only 315€. Then i've bought a Ryzen 2600 due to 1300X bottleneck. Now it shine!

Part Reviews

CPU

I've bought it cause my old Ryzen 1300X bottleneck the GTX 1070. This 12nm Ryzen shine! It's faster in single core, and in multicore keeps 3,7Ghz on over all 12 threads. Precision Boost is amazing, it switch the cores hz based on game required. Some old-engine games like War Thunder doesn't benefit of Ryzen cause it uses few cores. Actually i don't have overclocked yet.

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.

Update 2018/07/25: i've drop 3 stars cause the mobo is really cheap. Also cannot keep long gaming sessions due to cheap VRM. Buy it only if you wanna make a low-budget build. I've played at 60FPS without any issue, but when i upgrade my GPU & CPU to reach 75FPS, the system become unstable. I resolved putting a 120mm fan over the VRM (on the fly, just to see if fix). So the VRM are cheap; when you demand something more, the mobo cannot give it.

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.

Video Card

Found a 5-month used one, i've bought for 315€. It's quiet and power. 70° C on max load. I also like the only one 8-pin. Great GPU.

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.

Update 2018/07/25 Can be overclocked to 75Hz.

Comments Sorted by:

Ronintheshark 1 point 10 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 10 months ago

).. lol oops

sandris submitter 2 Builds 0 points 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

is free sync worth switching over to team red?

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 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 10 months ago

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

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Do you keep 144FPS with that configuration?

James_408 1 point 7 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 7 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 4 months ago

can i get 3.8ghz with stock cooler

tan--ahmed 1 point 3 months ago

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

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

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

tan--ahmed 1 point 3 months ago

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

sandris submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months 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?