Description

Using this machine for pure gaming. Mostly Overwatch and Verminetide 2 at the moment.

Everything was great during install although the H100i comes with the Intel bracket preinstalled on the block and was difficult to remove with one person as you have to push down on every surface and turn quite hard. I needed my wife to assist with this.

The Enthoo Pro M is a great, spacious case to work in. My only complaint is the stand offs for the tempered glass window kind of stuck to the screws, so I had to mash them back on to the case, and the magnetic strips on the dust filters don't stick to the filters very well so I had to move them around a lot.

Overall very happy with this build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great mid range CPU for the money. Decided to go with this over intel due to not agreeing with them using sketchy build materials requiring some people to de-lid their chips.

XFR works wonders on this chip. With a decent cooler it will push it beyond 3.9 GHz.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler with AM4 support straight out of the box (with the V2). Only bad thing is that it comes with the intel bracket pre installed on the pump and requires quite a bit of muscle to detach it for an AMD chip.

Fans run quiet and keeps my Ryzen 5 2600 at around 31 degrees C idle.

Motherboard

Great mobo with an easy to read manual that made assembly simple. Two NVMe M.2 ports for SSD's if that's what you're in to. Probably the cheapest X470 board you can find atm.

Memory

Great 3200 MHz ram to pair with Ryzen chips. A splash of RGB is nice as well. Not the lowest latency out there, but chances are you won't notice a different in real life applications.

Don't forget to enable XFR / overclock to ensure 3200MHz speed.

Storage

One of the more affordable and reliable SSD's out there. Enough said.

Video Card

Great card for the value, especially now since GPU's are starting to stabilize. Don't expect to get much overclocking out of this card. Even pushing my chip beyond +50 MHz and the memory beyond +100 MHz caused graphical and stability issues. The fan stop feature is nice for quiet operation.

Case

Good spacious case to work in, and probably one of the cheapest ones with tempered glass. Comes with one 2.5" SSD mount and 2 3.5" HDD trays, although it has space for more if you order brackets separately. Great cable management with rubber grommets and holes for zip ties. Comes with 3 Velcro tie-downs pre installed on the back and 2 140mm Phanteks fans.

The magnets don't stick very well to the magnetic dust filters and the rubber standoffs came off with the screws that hold the tempered glass window. I just mashed them back on and haven't had any issues with them since, however.

Power Supply

Great budget PSU. EVGA is a trusted brand for sure. Comes with one 20+4 pin and 4+4 pin mobo and cpu cables, 2 SATA power cables with 2 SATA power plugs on each, 1 GPU power cable with 2 plugs if you're running SLI/Crossfire, and 1 SATA / molex cable.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the board come with wi-fi?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it does not.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Did u overclock your 2600. What r the voltages qnd speed

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't touch it.

Left everything stock in the BIOS other than XMP and I just let XFR and precision boost 2 do it's thing. It hits ~4.4GHz when gaming.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the ram reach 3000mhz on that board?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the temps on your CPU?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

About 30 idle, 80 in games.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

wow we have the same build! (memory aside) im gonna be putting mine together friday, dont supposed you had a video putting it all together? it will be my first.

  • 16 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks nice... And it looks "capable".

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