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QuietZen

QuietZen A Ryzen based BeQuiet build focusing on performance and silence.

  • Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.1Ghz
  • Asus Prime X370-Pro
  • 2x 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000 Mhz 15-16-16-35
  • Inno3D GeForce RTX 3070 Twin X2 OC



Installation Critiques:

The BeQuiet! Pure Base 600 Window is a decent Tempered glass case with great build quality and lives up to it's namesake. Although the cable management options do require a bit of work to get it all looking neat as there is little room in the back panel behind the motherboard tray. I added some dark grey adhesive foam (used for door seal) around the edge of the case between the glass to help with sealing and noise. The cable pass throughs on the motherboard tray are in an odd place, on an ATX board they're half covered. Some boards would obstruct them completely. Their placement was probably intended with mATX in mind. The case comes equipped with 1x 140mm Pure Wings 2 and 1x 120mm Pure Wings 2 fans. I added two additional 140mm fans in top mount orientation with the repositionable top cover opened. My fan layout is negative pressure with both the top and rear exhausting with 2x140mm and 1x120mm respectively. This is due to the poor front intake of the case. Fans mounted here tend to feedback on themselves than pull air in. This is the cases biggest drawback but it does help with noise.

The BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU cooler is definitely overkill for this CPU indeed. But this choice was made to keep the fans as low as possible even under load with an overclock. Some people would suggest using a liquid cooling but I don't really like AIO coolers for a number of reasons. Firstly, they do not have as long a life as an air cooler, the pumps are noisy and develop rattles and churning sounds. They can also dry out with many not being serviceable. A custom loop is not an option either as this case would make it difficult and I don't have skills/money/time to invest. An oversized air cooler is better for me. The installation of this cooler is not what I was hoping. The mounting system was meant to be much improved over it's predecessor and if that's the case, the DRP3 must have been an absolute nightmare. Mounting the DRP4 on AM4 uses the existing backplate. I would recommend to anyone to mount it with the motherboard outside of the case. I did not do this as I bought the cooler some time after install. I like the provided screwdriver to mount the crossbar but why on earth aren't the holes in the top-plate big enough for the screws? You have to poke the magnetic screwdriver through the top-plate, fiddle to get the screw sitting properly on the tip, all while making sure the crossplate stays still. It would be better if the crossplate had spring loaded captive screws, similar to Noctua, that would be much simpler, still multi-compatible and you would know when to stop tightening. I do like that BeQuiet is trying though. But the mounting is still very tedious. Other than the installation, the cooler is great 60*C load temp (26*C ambient), R5 2600 @ 4.1Ghz
Ram clearance could be an issue for some people, I moved the cooler's front fan up by 5mm to accommodate the Ripjaws v. Larger RAM modules may conflict more. The biggest drawback to the cooler is installation and the black coating/paint - it's very very easy to scratch off when clipping the fans on. You will do it, so have a sharpie handy.

Future upgrades:
AMD RX580/90 RTX 3070 instead.
Freesync monitor Purchased
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Technology
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 82.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (2600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 212.99
ASUS - Prime (X370-Pro)
Chipset: X370
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 49.99
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3200MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 448.68
Gigabyte - GTX 1050 Ti Windforce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1050 Ti
Storage
$ 100.00
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 59.99
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
PSU
$ 100.00
be quiet! - Pure Power 10
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Silver
Case
$ 128.47
be quiet! - Pure Base 600
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 12.90
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 12.90
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 10.90
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 12.90
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 89.90
be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 145 mm
CableMod
$ 30.00
CableMod - LED Strips
Color: Green
Accessories
$ 149.99
Accessories
$ 147.00
Monitor
$ 498.00
ASUS - VP247QG (2x)
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Keyboard
$ 37.95
Logitech - G910
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 79.86
Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,554.18
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