After my last build, I added Ryzen 7 2700X as planned. I liked the stock cooler but it sounds like a Jet engine, especially under load. So I added Noctua Fans and ID-Cooling IS-60 cooler (low profile cooler as I plan to switch to a smaller case in a few months).

Had to do a bit of workaround (thanks to zip ties) to replace CPU cooler fan with Noctua Chromax. Installation instructions were misleading, cooler doesn't mount with stock AM4 backplate but fortunately included rubber paddings did the job.

My system noise level went from Boeing 777 to Prius Hybrid. It's stable and benchmarks are satisfactory as well.


Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Awesome pick for SFFPC. 6 heat pipes. Using with Noctua Chromax.


Runs stable at 2400 mhz but anything above it will not work.


Good for media (movies, shows, etc). Had to increase VLC buffer as high bitrate videos were lagging.


PSU is loud. Working in this case is kinda nightmare with fixed PSU.

Case Fan

Silent and works well.


  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

My 2700x cooler is loud also, esp under load. Im6 going to replace it soon.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, lovely case, hows the included psu, I've heard that it can be a bit noisy?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, it gets noisy while gaming for longer periods. With Noctua case fans it's not that bad actually.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

for which case are you planning to change?

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

prolly shuda got faster ram

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know! When I got this ram (back in June 18) it was my first build ever after using MBP for 8+ years, so was kinda noob when I made the purchase. I'll wait for a 3200 MHz CL14 to go on sale.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point