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I've built this machine for gaming and the odd stream(I have yet to do one).

In terms of all the components I have chosen I am quite happy with the compatibility and all the parts are able to be optimised. This machine is a beast and able to handle anything I require it to do.

If I were to redo this build I may consider using an SSD straight into the M.2 slot. I think it may improve on my already quick boot times, programs loading etc.

Edit.1: I've since changed my PSU to a Be quiet PSU, I would not recommend the GX550 or at least the one I had was defective and was very noisy.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but why did you buy an aftermarket cooler? The cooler that comes with the 1600x is a great cooler as well?

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

While the stock cooler is fine, you really want a better one for overclocking. Some people have OC'ed on the stock cooler, but this is a MicroATX build, so there's less airflow. Noctua make great coolers, and as you can see his load temps are only 65 degrees Celsius on 3.9GHz, which is a fair overclock. Hope it helped :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank You, the 1600X I had purchased didn't come with a cooler. That seems to be the case with most of the stores around Melbourne Australia.

I believe the 1600 comes with the cooler and is a great cooler(also has RGB LEDs).

Aside from not getting a cooler with the CPU. I am very happy with the Noctua cooler and the extras and quality of the components that come with it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, thought it came with a cooler as well.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1600 doesn't have the rgb cooler (sadface), its only on the 1700 and up afaik.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh man can confirm. (double sad face)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

1600x doesn't come with a cooler, the regular 1600 does though.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build btw ;)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I'm building a new rig in a couple of weeks for college.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, congrats! I have the same case and it looks awesome in person, can't wait to start building in it, just waiting for more parts to arrive before I can start. How do you like your GTX 1060 so far?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I'm very happy with it. The case is one of my favourite parts of this build. IMO it fits with the rest of the house like furniture and doesn't stand out as tech. It was really easy to build with considering this was my very first build ever.

I look forward to seeing your build.

The GTX 1060 I have is very good for the gaming I do. -Overwatch -Hearthstone -Fallout 4 -PUBG I believe the card is more than adequate for most "e-sports" titles such as LoL, DOTA2 and CS:go.

This card was very good performance for dollar option I had whilst completing this build (IMO) for what I was willing to spend. It is already overclocked out of the box (core clock 1607Hz to Boost clock 1800~Hz) and it is able to be pushed further. To the clock speeds I have listed.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really great! Love the air 240

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Are you able to run the ram at 3200mhz? I'm planning on ordering the same combo.

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you, Yes I was able to get it to 3200mhz with the latest UEFI bios. It's XMP profile 1.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Great to hear.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you happy with the motherboard?

I love your build btw. It's very clean.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

I am very happy with the motherboard. It has probably more features than I personally would need. The latest bios runs everything perfectly.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I love it just neatly tucked away on the shelf :)

I had forgotten about this case when starting to piece together my Zen2 build for next year. But once I rediscovered it I jumped it to the front of the list!

Can anyone comment on this Noctua cooler on a 2nd or 3rd gen Ryzen? 95W CPU. PartPicker says that upright coolers aren't compatible with the 240 Case :/

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say get a bigger CPU fan that you can bear to look at. The case has plenty of room.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

See, I always thought that it looked like it's wide enough to fit a vertical-oriented fan! Just can't be a super tall Evo or something lol. Thanks. I really wasn't wanting to put a water cooler in if I didn't have to.

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