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EDIT!

As soon as I completed this build, back in July (it is September now, en), I had a lot of problems with the FE RTX 2070 SUPER, and had to RMA the card 2 times. So, after all, I tested 3 FE cards. And none worked. Maybe I'm just unlucky.

Thought it could be the RAM, the PSU, the MOBO, drivers, Windows... I tried everything. In these months I replaced the PSU and the MOBO, just to discover that they were not involved on the GPU misfunction. Maybe.

Few days ago I decided to buy a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC WHITE, just to try...

Well, it works! No crashes, no problems, no windows instability. The new card just works fine! And with better temperatures. Just a bit noisy, mostly because I'm using a super-conservative fans profile.

This is my first build after a long, very long, time. I have started to plan this more or less one year and half ago, reading a lot and copying on this site. I have bought part after part, month by month, and now finally I have my gaming rig. And I love it :)

(Thanks pc part picker, thanks guys, I have learned a lot, and I have still much to learn!)

I wanted a fast, compact and durable and scalable gaming rig. No need to stream, work, video editing. Just gaming and some spreadsheets (you know: family budget, bills...). I'm a graphic designer and I wanted something clean, elegant, but with a touch of color. Something to put in front of my couch, beside my TV, looking good and cheerful. Something that my girlfriend didn't hate. (She hate it, btw.)

CASE I liked the NZXT H200i design the very first time I saw it. And it has the very same width of my TV bench. I found a bit tricky the cable management inside that little, maybe because I'm a newbie. The led stripe are quite easy to set up (no work needed, it is all set up...) and with CAM software (I know it is not the best) it is easy to turn this beauty in an efficient table lamp, very usefull when you watch a movie.

Just a bit to small for aGigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC WHITE. I'm planning to find a small case, but with at least 4 Full-Height Expansion Slots.

CPU COOLER AND FANS I choosed Cryorig because to me those fans looks better than NZXT's fans. And the H7 works great. It is just a bit too big for the h200i, and it was hard to put it in place and have some room to fix the MOBO to the case. I will go for a liquid cooler, maybe next year.

CPU I needed nothing more than a cheap and fast cpu for gaming. I went for Intel just because last pc I build, back in 2001, mounted an Intel Pentium Something.

MOBO I didn't have much choice, I went for MSI because of the price. Seems a good choice to me.

GPU I've been lucky. I was planning to buy a rtx2070 last year. I wanted the best, but no budget for the 2080. The day my paycheck arrived was the 9th of July: I went to NVIDIA web site and I bought a rtx2070 super founder edition without thinking about it. I think it is very nice looking. And it works very good too.

After 2 RMA I went for a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC WHITE, and it works better then the FE to me.

So thanks guys, I hope you like my build. It was fun to plan, read blogs, watch tutorials and save builds on this site.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Unique cables, better off getting faster ram speeds to be honest.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank god it is no longer how it was in the crisis. Mearly $200 for 16GB of 3000 RAM.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Forgot to say: it startet all with a budget, in one year and half the cost doubled the initial budget. RAM was one of the first part I bought, and maybe one of the first I will upgrade. Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem, I remember when like 8gb of ram was the price of 16gb now.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Get RGB ram! It would fit in nicely with your build, especially the G skill trident z rgb

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Very colorful! :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats the GPU temps like under load?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Around 72°C... but I will test more in theese days.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! How are you liking the Nvidia 2070 Super? Can you tell me if the fans are very loud or if you have any coil whine? Love how the founders edition looks, but heard some reviews about bad coil whine. Thanks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a couple of problems with RTX 2070 Super FE. Had to RMA it because it was probably (hopefully) faulty. Then I went to vacations... Just installed the new card NVIDIA sent me, and I'm going to test it in theese days.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's too bad. Hopefully no issues with the next one. It looks amazing, but was just worried about the potential coil whine. From reviews, sounds like a lot of the 2070 Supers are faulty, regardless of who is making them. Really wanted to like the FE.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the RTX GEFORCE logo have an option for another color or an option to turn the RGB off? I don't entirely dislike the green but I do want this card and will need to plan my color motif accordingly.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

uhm... I don't think/I don't know :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

temps you get on fe 2070s?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

~70°C under load, more or less...

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

What problems did you have with the 2070 super Founders? I bought one and I'm worried about thermals Theoretically, being a 2 slot card it would have more clearance between the PSU cover

Can you tell me how the Founders and the Gigabyte cards compare concerning Thermals?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if the problems I experienced were thermals related or I just unluckily had received 3 faulty cards from NVIDIA.

I had this same problem 3 times, with the 3 cards: after the card installation, the pc works fine for a while, then - ofc without any warning - the pc crashes. After the first crash, at restart, NVIDIA drivers seems missing, or corrupted (windows did not recognize the card, or the card works only at 1024x768 resolution). After drivers re-installation, everything works fine for few minutes (or seconds), then crash again, it reboot, works for few minutes, crash. Until, few crashes later, the drivers seems missings or corrupted. Uninstall Win10, and go back to the start, more or less 6 to 9 times :)

The 3 NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super FE cards I tried on my build were running at full load at 70/73° C and reached 75°C under load with 3DMark, the GIGABYTE card never exceeds 60°C while gaming (AC Odyssey for example) and reached 66°C under load with 3DMark, but I setted a very conservative fan profile (I'm a bit worried about thermals, after what I saw with the FEs). Gigabyte card is a bit louder, but at least it works :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't think it was a thermal based issue then. 75 degrees is completelly safe for a GPU like that.

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

Hi, firstly, nice build!

I wonder if there is any more space between the back shroud of the case and the cpu cooler to fit another fan (the same as at the front of the cooler)?

Thanks!

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks, firstly :)

There's some space there. I saw some builds around here that mount another fan after the cpu cooler. This guy, for example --> https://pcpartpicker.com/b/VfBbt6

However, I don't know if another fan there could help. I already see low temps on my cpu without that exhaust fan, maybe with a bigger cpu...

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

will my Gigabyte RX 5700XT Gaming OC fit?

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Uhm, I dunno... I don't know the dimensions of the RX 5700XT. But if pcpartpicker builder tool say yes, it is yes :)