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This is my 3rd build and mainly use for gaming. I'm not a big fan of RGB lighting so you will not see any crazy lighting effect here. Not like other first 2 build, this time i focus on building a silent PC that's why only SSD are used. At idle I nearly don't hear anything. What do you guys think about this? Any idea how to make it look better?

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

To qualify as a silent build you need to meet a few audio levels. Do you ha e a sound level meeter handy?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think we need any tool to measure the noise at idle, i just don't hear anything. At load its about 35 db, i use Tacklife MLM02 to get that number, it was 1,5 feet away from PC when I measure.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I love those custom cables and co,bs. Nice job. The white menory doesnt look like that on your parts list. How come?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

It's on the part list, I set those Trident Z RGB Lighting to White only

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's mainly for gaming and unless you're a streamer, an i5-9600K will be a better choice that gives you more budget room for an AIO water cooling system, which helps to improve both the temperature and the noise departments.

Your SSD choice also raises a few questions. One won't need 2TB storage for gaming. If you want RAID 1, why not use two identical SSD? If they're for storing videos (like most average PC users would use them for) then a simple network storage would be a better option by which you can share the videos with other devices in your home.

Also, why waste money on the RGB memory modules if you are not a fan? Oh and regarding the fans, you are having negative pressure inside the case and my wild guess is your GPU & PSU will build up dust very quickly.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't like RGB lighting, but i want my PC have white light at night so i only buy 1 White LED fan to put in the back and set the RAM to static white - that way the light can be balance.

I use 970 EVO SSD for Windows and all software, other 2 - one for game only and one for my photo, music and other data, there is ton of data i don't want to share.

My personal i like i7 more than i5 and my budget allow me to do that so i just go for it, also i build this one for long run so i think i7 is the better choice.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB is great because it can be any color you want. Doesn't have to be unicorn puke.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm fairly new to this. How does changing the CPU from an i7 9700k to an i5 9600k have an impact? Why is one better for gaming and one better for streaming?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Streaming favours having more threads hence the i7 9700k would be better for streaming overall and gaming overall.

The i7 9700k is definitely up there with the top of the range however the i5 9600k is considered better value for money if you look at the Performance to Price ratio.

So the question remains as such: Do you want the absolute best performance or would you rather save a few bucks and still get a pretty good performance :) Hope that helped.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, thanks for the reply. I am aiming for a long lasting build so I probably go with the more expensive options in order to increase the lifespan to as long as possible with future nvlink and ram "add on" upgrades in mind, aiming for an overall cost of about a bit over 2000 USD for just the tower without future upgrades in mind.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

AIO is not as quiet as air cooling

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

A nice build. As it's always been said; "An inch is a mile." in regards to some clearances. :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, simple yet discrete! Looking at getting that CPU cooler too. Nice build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m planning to build a similar PC using the same CPU and mother board as yours but with an RTX 2070.

Have you got any compatibility issues with your new build? Thanks.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it boot from the m2 ?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, why Corsair fans instead of Noctua, if you are going for the silent build?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Great job on cable management, lighting and overall look. Thank you for posting. I'm looking at doing a similar build (CPU, motherboard, case, etc) and found your post very helpful. Thanks again and best of luck with your new system.

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Cover 1 slot next to cpu and don't leave enough space for any RAM stick. Other 3 slot is totally fine.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I use AIDA64 to test CPU Temperture (Stress CPU, FPU, cache and system RAM), CPU run at 4.6 GHz all the time. CPU Fan ~920 RPM, all case fan ~ 800 RPM. 73C after 30 mins stress test.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess the Dark Rock Pro 4 wasn't as good as I thought.

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

73C on load for a 6C/12T i7 is what cpu coolers of this size will do. Similar perf like the Noctua NH-D15

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

He has the wrong cooler listed in his parts list. He's using the Dark Rock 4 but has the Pro listed

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for letting me know that -> Fixed

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