Description

For this build I had a budget of around 800€, which I held on to quite nicely.

The idea was to have a cheap yet capable 1080p on-the-go PC that I could take with to LAN parties for example. And I think this build achieves that purpose pretty well.

I just love the sleek look of the Kolink Rocket aluminum case, and it has a really "premium" touch to it.

During gaming, the GPU temperature peaks at 73 degrees, and the CPU temperature peaks at 75 degrees Celsius when set at 3.6GHz stock speed.

All the clock speeds for CPU and GPU are at default values. This is something I will take a look at after taking care of the CPU cooling, possibly slightly overclocking both. XMP is enabled for RAM.

NOTE: I'm using the thicker NF-A9x25 fan with the NH-L9a CPU cooler, which works like magic to cool the CPU.

NOTE2: I used to have my hardware in Fractal Node202, but I swapped the internals to the Kolink Rocket in August 2019.

My short YouTube video on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SYoK9IZQDw

Comments

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the banana in pic 3

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! Scale is important! ;)

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Really good build for the price

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Did you consume the banana after the pic was taken?

+1 for you. Oh yes good build by the way. Next time, with a little more investment go for a modular power supply and custom cables. With small cases like this the extra bundles of unused cables is a pain in the ....

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

I actually did! And thank you for the kind words! That modular PSU (Corsair 600W) is on my upgrade-list for early next year, so I know exactly what you're talking aobut :) Perhaps even getting a Ryzen 7 3700x too.