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I built this for my wife, who wanted a SFF PC with "Retina" like display with the option of running Hackintoch. Cooling is excellent with minimal fan noise after I upgraded to all Noctuas Redux fans.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

How was dealing with Clover and Catalina? Your current screenshot only shows the Windows side, mind showing the Mac boot with the 5700 XT working?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

While the GPU worked with the vanilla install, I couldn't get all the peripherals to work properly on Catalina. I installed windows for now so she can still use it (she has a blog to maintain), the next break I get from work I get I'll attempt it again, I basically have the exact hardware from the Morgonaut build so I expect it all to go smoothly with just a little tweaking of the KEXTS.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Try the Catalina Beta versions. They might have better luck as Navi drivers mature.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks will do.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi Do you know if DA2 supports 2.5 slot GPU like Sapphire Nitro+ RX5700 XT? thanks in advance

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't recommend it as it is the 2 slot GPU has less than .5" clearance against the bottom filter. This space is just enough to support a low profile fan (14mm) mounted on the new style bottom filter bracket. An actual 2.5 slot would probably press against the bottom filter. Take a look at the 3rd photo for clearance mentioned.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I would not get a 2.5 slot as the clearance between the 2 slot card and bottom filter is very tight (see 3rd photo) maybe 12-14mm tops.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Quick question: That fan exhausting from the back what size is it? 92mm? You think it can fit in there with a 280mm AIO? I'm trying to get the AIO and a fan back there.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

The side (rear) fan is a full height 92mm, it will only fit with a 240mm AIO, which is why I didn't get the 280mm, my theory if that I'm getting better cooling with a 240mm and exhaust fan then with just the 280mm. For this setup (Ryzen 3700x with PBO enabled) the Noctua Redux fans on the AIO and exhaust are remarkable quiet.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. I'm un the market for a 9900kf and I know the 280mm can cool it really well but I'm not sure if your setup would be better.

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Almost all of the youtube builders have been using 280mm AIOs in this case, but most complain of poor air circulation (compared to an N1, which I believe only does a 240mm but has an intake fan slot), so for me it was a logic reason, as it turns out for the 3700x even with PBO enabled the 240mm AIO in this setup does great, my other build right now is a threadripper on a 360mm AIO and my older PC has an intel 6700K on a 140 (single) AIO, honestly they are all overclocked and I haven't had an issue with any heat related throttling I think the main key it to have a decent amount of airflow in the case.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the front USB type c to work?

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

It's still running Windows (everything works as expected), I had some issues with the Mac OS (like ports not working) and haven't gone back to try again yet.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Quick question if I copied your build could it cool a 3900x on a lite OC to 4.2ghz?

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

I believe so, I deliberately went with the 3700x to keep temps down so that even with PBO on, I could run the case in basically silent mode (it sits on top of the desk right next to the monitor). If I went with the 3900x the temps would have been higher and required the fans curve to to be more aggressive, I don't doubt this setup can keep it cool, it would just end up being louder and my wife doesn't need the extra power.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

I was asking because I was of thinking to build in that case have the 3900x oc at 4.00 to 4.2 ghz

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

I understand, what I'm saying is that I believe (I don't have a 3900x to test) that it will not be ideal for this build. For example when I benchmark at 100% CPU (PBO lowers overall MHz when all processors are active) for 15-30 min the fans run at 100% on the 3700x and it's not thermal throttling, but the temps do get high.

With a 3900x in manual OC (MHz locked in) the temps will definitely be higher across the board. You might end up thermal throttling the CPU on the 240 AIO, even with the fans @ 100% which is also much more audible. I would consider the 280 AIO and some of the new style top and bottom filters which allow for low profile fan mounts for intake/exhaust on the top or bottom of the case.