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Hi!

This system is my interpretation of PCMR 60 FPS Ultra Build in SFF version.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/builds#wiki_the_builds

Overall system is intended for general use, internet browsing, photo editing, movies, yoputube etc. I'm not planning to uprage anytime soon, As far as games go i have tested it just with the Assasins Creed Odyssey (free bundle with RX580 - benchmark 45fps on high detail).

/CPU/ Idle W10 temperatures with IS-60 with a standard Noctua compound are 48 deg. C. with NF-A12x15 spinning at 650 rpm is perfectly quiet. This is normal situation for browsing/text editing/etc.

/GPU/ So far so good. Ended with RX580 because price was 50€ cheaper than 1060. Bit hot but oh well, at least works well with Free sync Iiyama in this build. Sapphire Radeon Rx580 8gb nitro special edition is too thick to fit in Node 202 with 25mm NF-F12, but I've got a plan, I will update later. Well, they marginally tight FIT in the case, but there is not enough place for the GPU fans to start spinning.

/RAM/ Runs on B450i as promised as 3200 flawlessly. Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 is not by default low profile (which is necessary for heatsink IS-60) but heatsinks are super easy to deinstall just with two screws.

/POWER SUPPLY/ 100% quiet. Nothing more to add :)

Enjoy!

Edit 1. So I've removed the original GPU cooling fans and replaced them with two NF-12 which are at the same time intake fan. Fans are connected to GPU pcb with 5-Pin VGA PWM Mini PH Connector to Dual PWM 4-Pin Fan Cable Splitter. The outcome was that the temperatures were significantly lower. However to my disappointment the noise was more disturbing than I could accept.

Edit 2. Final solution for cooling GPU was returning to the original Sapphire fans with two thinner NoctuaS NF-A12x15. Temperatures are slightly worse than with thicker fans, but noise is much much more pleasant for me. The temperatures after 5 Hours of heavy play (AC:O) are stable GPU:76 deg. C, CPU:70 deg. C At this point for reducing noise/temp if anything at all i will consider Accelero III.

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Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Do you like the 970 Evo?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely - fast & quiet, no complains so far. Albeit i have no comparison to other NVME ssds so it is hard to say if performance/$$$ invested is worth it. It was the fastest MSI said to be officially supported by B450.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450I-GAMING-PLUS-AC#support-hdd

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

So with smaller fans the case would be perfect?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

One could use for example 2x Noctua - NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120mm which are slim (about 15mm) instead, and it would fit flawlessy with thick GPU. What I do not personally like is 4 fan setup (2 case + 2 gpu), stay tuned I will update soon.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your final solution? Did you remove the GPU fans and rely only on 120mm fans?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just wondering does IS-60 fit B450I smoothly without any modification? Also what temperature do you get while gaming? Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, IS-60 fits Node 202 without any modifications, even with the included mounting system.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

actually, I meant to ask if IS-60 fits MSI B450I mobo without any modification. I once had a NH-L12 but the bottom fan got stuck by either the ram or the heatsink, so I wonder if IS-60 have similar issues.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It fits perfectly this mobo without any collisions. Just make sure to get low profile ram, high profile will collide with IS-60 in this board.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Temperatures while gaming Assassin's creed odyssey are for CPU 65-75 deg.C, deg. on mild curve but i prefer quiet operation. I guess you could reduce temp with steeper curve.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Any problem mounting the m2 on this board with this case? I know the m2 goes underneath the mobo with the MSI, and am curious if the node 202 provides enough clearance.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

That's correct, the m2 goes underneath msi (back side) b450i but it fits perfectly this combo. No modifications needed - no clearance issues whatsoever.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!