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Originally named "The Butthole Build" named such because it's a Christmas present for my stepson and sometimes he can be a real butthole. (He's a good kid really) Before you say "Why the hell are you building a PC that's xmas gift now?" "Just wait till late in the fall." Well because I'm not made of money and have a ton of people to buy for. And now is the time I have the freedom and the empty house to do this.

So anyways, I already had a ROG Strix RTX 2060 from my personal build that I upgraded to a 2080ti. I also had the EVGA G3 650 Gold taken from the same build. I knew I wanted some sort of itx case, something console like as well. But it had to accommodate both the GPU and PSU that I already had. So the Silverstone RVZ03 won out, as it fit both.

The PSU was very tight as you can see. That was probably the most pain in the *** thing out of the whole entire build was cramming that thing in there. It did fit but if you have the choice get a small form factor power supply for this case.

For the motherboard I chose the Asus ROG Strix x470i. But before I even heard about AMD's little loner CPU program I already had purchased a A6-9500 to update the bios with. Had no issues installing the bios except for me forgetting that the flash drive I was using was exfat and not fat32. It took me a minute to figure out why I couldn't see the the update file. (Originally I had purchased B450i and a Ryzen 2600x for this build but after some thought and advice from several people in the forum here. I decided to return both and wait for a Ryzen 3600).

Bios updated I put in my Ryzen 3600 and installed the motherboard minus my air cooler and ram. After that was good to go, I took a little time to figure out how I wanted to route everything cable wise and the best orientation for the Noctua NH-L12S that would line up with the fan cutout in the case.

Once that was settled I installed the 2 Noctua NF-A12x15's, routed my cables for the GPU and the front panel and put the 2060 in it's new home. Next was 2.5 SSD so I could route those cables and then everything got plugged into the board. Now that I had everything plugged in and zip tied down. I put in the ram and the cooler. With the other slim noctua fan installed on the panel so that it will have a push pull set up for the CPU.

Overall I'm really happy with this build and my stepson should be too (I know I would be if I were him). It wasnt the cable management nightmare i thought it was going to be. I didnt really spend alot of time testing thermals. I did think it ran rather warm at idle 42-45c but I read alot of people are getting about those same temps with 3rd gen Ryzen. Although reading the temp through Ryzen Master did report temps in the mid to upper 30's. So I think it's all good.

I definitely need to thank @abula. His Compact Gaming PC build in this same case, helped me immensely. Also everyone in the forum who gave there input and suggestions toward my previous CPU/Motherboard situation. Thanks guys!

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey GrampaGrizz, really cool setup you did, really like the choices, specially with how good ryzen 3600 is. The only thing i would have chosen differently is the PSU, you mention that it was left over your main build and although you made it work, its a very tight fit, while Seasonic Focus (gold and platinum) and Seasonic Platinum 550 are 140mm PSU, there are other options for people wanting more space like Corsair SF 450/600/750 platimum/gold that would allow even more space for cable management, but i personally feel the Seasonics are a good fit, specially with 120mm on Focus and 135mm on the Platinum fan cooling.

Thanks for the kind words, enjoy your build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a coldboot issue where it forgets the DRAM Boot voltage if you've applied DOCP, then you cut standby power and try to turn it on again to a non POSTing system?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont believe so. Im trying to remember if I even cold booted this build. I dont think I did. Like I said this a gift and after tweaking stuff in the bios, updating Windows and installing drivers and other software. I just put it back in the box and hid it. It was so late when I was doing all of that i dont even remember what i turned off/on/tweaked etc.... Now I'm gonna have to go home and sneak it out of the box and fire it up to make sure it boots.

Is this an issue you are having? Bios related?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes. This is a common problem with the 2501 BIOS where it resets the DRAM Boot Voltage to 1.2V after standby power is lost.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it out and it booted up fine. Went into the bios and luckily I hadn't enabled DOCP yet. But at least it's a gift and wont be used for a while so there is no problem me waiting for an updated bios that resolves the issue.

At least I know to update the bios first thing before he starts messing around with it.

Thanks for the heads up FurryJackman

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

They will be pushing out a BIOS which fixes this exact problem. It's not on the site yet. Wait for the one that says 1.0.0.3AB in the changelog.