Description

Second time building! Was just as much fun as the first (2014) with lots of little lessons here and there! Went MicroATX to throw everything into a smaller PC, my last build was about the size of a microwave, so it was really nice downsizing while upgrading the internals.

Didn't really mean plan it this way but after opening all the parts they're all black. Looked pretty cool.

Bunny for scale.

THE PARTS

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor This CPU is awesome. Great bang for the buck

Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Nice little board. Decent bios but I do have a few gripes. There's only one case fan.. and the 2060 covered all three of the PCIE slots so that was kind of a bummer. Was going to run a wifi card but can't do that now.

Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Good ram right at 3000, easy to set up in the bios.

Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card This thing is a beast. Rolling very high FPS on 1080p, looking at getting a 1440p monitor soon.

Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case Amazing case for the price. Cable management was a breeze and had everything I needed right in the box.

Power Supply: *EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter I'm returning this it doesn't fit lol

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 9 points

+1 for the bunny

What kind of CPU and GPU temps are you getting?

  • 10 months ago
  • 5 points

Move over banana, it's time to use bunny for scale.

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes!

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for the bunny scale

I’m actually shopping around for a new case and the Masterbox looks like a great option at a budget price.

Quick question though, what SSD/HDD are you using for storage? Edit: Nevermind I see the previous comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Similar to the setup I am gonna be making for a friend. Looks great Solid PC without the high end costs!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It is! Really loving the smaller footprint of this case especially.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like this build and am going to use it as a guide for mine. A couple of (some stupid) questions. Which power supply did you end up using, the list has EVGA but the pics have Corsair. How is the airflow, I have seen some posts on retailers the airflow on that case is not great? I have debating between the 2600 and 2700 but I wasn't sure about heat with the stock coolers. It looks like the power supply is close to the exhaust fans of the GPU, is that an issue with GPU temps?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure he went with the corsair because the tx550m is a great psu and has 80+ gold for about £20 less (sorry if it's different wherever you are but it's that in uk) but I'd really recommend it as a psu. also stock temps with wraith or wraith max should be ok, but no chance of overclocking. =]

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops - didn't realize that was in there I need to go change the PSU.

I ended up getting this one

I haven't got to test the GPU temps yet... but as far as airflow goes there's so much room on the opposite side of the case I feel like there's plenty of room for everything to breathe.

I'll try and get some CPU and GPU temps and give you a more solid answer.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How big is your microwave?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

there's nothing wrong with the HAF XB Evo tbh

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no I loved the case.. just didn't love the size. The whole reason I built a new one was to downsize.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you overclocked the GPU yet?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Not yet.. i'm still getting everything installed but it's crushing everything I throw at it currently. 1080p 60Hz

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I really like your build, its really good for the price, whats your framerate like?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be doing some performance tests tonight and tomorrow, I'll update as soon as I have them!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting around 120-130 FPS on Apex on high settings. 1080p Monitor. About 150 on Rocket League. Haven't got to test any other games yet

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

what about performance? (we basically have the same specs cpu, gpu and ram wise and i want to see if other pcs like ours perform the same)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be doing some performance tests tonight and tomorrow, I'll update as soon as I have them!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks. let me know

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't see an SSD or hhd here wouldn't that be a problem?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Picture 4 shows a WD black hdd. In case you haven't seen it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

There’s 2 SSDs mounted and one HDD on the back

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the ryzen 5 2600 and for the awesome cable management. I have a similar build but with a 1060 instead of the 2060 but nowhere as clean as yours.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The bunny made the build a million times better! But great build nonetheless!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

About to build a budget system in this case. (R3 2200G + RX 480 8GB.) You have me really excited to start the build, your results were awesome. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This would have been the next price point up from my machine.

How's it treating you thus far? I'm loving my Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 580, but I was coming from a FX-4170 and a R7 370.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very strong! Rocket League, League of Legends, Apex, and Battlefront II have all been silky smooth on ultra settings!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a thought - could you drop the GPU down a slot and put a PCIe wifi card in the top slot? Even if you end up with the GPU in an x8 PCie slot, it shouldn't impact performance at all.

Alternatively - m.2 WiFi card!

It's a real shame there aren't more mATX boards with wifi built in. I found one, but it's Z390!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Unfortunately the slot below the x16 is a PCIE x1 :/ The bottom is a PCIEx4

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is to die for, great build. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

im thinking about getting the 2060 and we have the same mobo how are your temps the card isnt to close to the psu?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

B U N N Y

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING CABLE MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but 3200mhz ram would have been better, other than that, beast build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how many USB ports does the motherboard have?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i want to buy it now!!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

oof you may want to upgrade that processor if you want max performance out of your gpu