Description

Named BirdBox due to the fact there are 3 little birds inside this – a Falcon (Aorus), a Vulcan and a Little Owl (Athene Noctua). I’ve been out of the building game for about 2 years and thought it was time I got back into it. This is also a little reward for myself for coming to the end of my Computer Science Msc and for securing a technician/dev job in London.

The biggest upgrades since my last build are to the case, cpu and gpu. I needed an ITX for ease during relocating and as you can see in the photos it has a much smaller footprint than my old rig. The Kolink Rocket is a good mix of size, looks and build quality for it’s price. It’s not too difficult to build in cleanly if you think ahead. The most difficult bit I found was installing cables into your sdd when it is in the lower tray, because of it’s location it is very tight on space. To rectify this I instead screwed the ssd in backwards and used a usb sata adapter to the motherboard. This also allows me enough space to fit a slim 92mm fan under the PSU if I ever need to. The upgrade from a 1070 to a 1080ti is obviously a massive one and it enables me to now use my PG348Q to the max! I’m glad I waited for the release of the new Ryzen 3000 series, it blows my old i5 6600k out of the water and is great value for money.

I struggled for a while choosing a cpu cooler. I'm going to experiment with the Noctua and Cryorig with a mix of fans to find the best balance between temps and noise minimization. I may also buy an Alpenfohn Blackridge to do some tests with.

Thanks for those who commented on my forum post regarding my BIOS update issue, that threw me a bit, and thank you to all on here who motivate me to want to build everyday!

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 5 points

I love the naming convention. Excellent build, mate

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, appreciate it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

very nice and clean

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I think I can be a bit ocd with cable management haha.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

have the same diagnose :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I could upvote this twice.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot! Glad you like it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

How are the temps on your cpu? I’m thinking of getting a 3600 solely because of the price and 65w tdp to put in the new M1. I’ll be purely gaming on it so looking to get an MSI gaming plus b450 because of the VRM 6+2 phase for possible OCing.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you thought about doing PBO with voltage offset? Maybe not right now with the BIOS weirdness but down the line to get more out of that 1080 Ti?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't man, i'll have to look into it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

run fine ryzen 5 3600 with b450i aorus? bios version f40? thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually having issues at the moment like random BSOD and my 1080ti isn't being recognised sadly.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade BIOS F41a maybe run better

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured out the issues in the end. Stuck with F40 bios and it works great.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious if you've made a decision about the Noctua setup yet. I'm leaning towards the same cooler.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually just replaced the Noctua with a water cooler. In all honesty, the Noctua didn't provide great temps. But i don't know if other air coolers would really improve on that. I think it's just a limitation of the case sadly.