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R3D5N0W was my MicroATX/SFF build, intended to be used as a backup system should RY23480V3 fail, but I have since given the system to my disabled uncle who couldn't afford to fix his previous gaming system (i7-4790 and GTX 760) and was sorely in need of an upgrade.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

what VRMs temps are you getting with the 2700x ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't checked, but it shouldn't matter as most VRMs are designed to handle up to 150 C, IIRC. I'll try to remember to check though, whenever I turn the system on.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

VRM temps seem to hover around the 50s while gaming, and they're enough to handle the 2700X's turbo clock speed.

Do note that the Wraith Prism and 200mm stock case fan does help to give some airflow to the VRM. They will certainly be hotter without airflow, but it'll still be chilly for VRMs.

But, the ASRock B450M Pro4 is the better choice for budget B450s, since the feature set and layout is just slightly better for the same price. I somewhat regret not opting for that board.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! am planning to get a ryzen 2700 with that b450 DS3H mobo, i found an offer on it for 60 bucks, so taking that 50 degrees from you with the 2700x, i think it will be super safe for the lower 65w 2700 (non x), Thanks :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

For the price though, the Ryzen 5 3600 is better unless you need the extra 2 cores/4 threads for work. The B450M-DS3H has Q-Flash, which should allow you to update the BIOS without a CPU, so you should be able to update the BIOS for Zen2.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the main purpose for the build is dev/ops, so i think i will go with the extra 4 threads with less single core performance, i am gonna do slight gaming on the build with an rx 570 i think, but the priority is for work ;), thanks :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird question, but does the ring around the Wraith Prism shine red by default, or did you have a complicated time getting it that way? I've read some reviews that it's apparently a pain in the *** to change it to something that matches a color scheme, and am looking to make it red lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No, it's ARGB rainbow puke by default, and you have to install the tool from Cooler Master to change it, which only works when the cooler RGB cable is run through the internal USB header and not the included 4-pin LED_CPU connector. The software is buggy though, sometimes when I would restart or cold boot it would be a different color that I didn't set and would have to be re-set.

That program is here: https://landing.coolermaster.com/pages/amd-ryzen-wraith-prism-rgb-software/

So, in short:

  1. Install the cooler and plug in the USB connector to one of your motherboard USB headers.

  2. Install the software and run it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for this response. Very helpful.