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

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for the banana in pic 3

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! Scale is important! ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Really good build for the price

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 4 months 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 ....

  • 4 months 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.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the GPU handle? I was planning on getting the same one since I'm building a PC for one of my friends. Nice build too!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Do you mean how does the GPU handle in terms of performance, thermals or noise?

Performance-wise it can play any game I can throw at it 1080p +60fps max settings, and can even do some well optimized games at 1440p. All in all absolutely great card for the money (as you'd expect EVGA cards to be)!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes that i what i meant. Sorry for not specifying. Every decent card I've used has been EVGA

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's alright! Yeah EVGA is one of the best along with Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS in my opinion.