Goodbye NZXT, Hello Lian Li!

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Unbreakable01
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Goodbye NZXT, Hello Lian Li!

A friend approached me with thermal issues on his PC. He was running a 3700X with a stock cooler inside an airflow-challenged NZXT H500 alongside a power hungry RTX 2080 Super. There was only 1 intake up top and 1 exhaust in the rear with no fans up front. The previous builder also DIDNT BOTHER to turn on PBO or EVEN XMP/DOCP in the BIOS. The worst offense was using only 1 PCIE cable for the 2080 Super.

Working on a budget, I recommended the airflow-focused Lian Li 215X alongside a 240mm Galahad AIO, paired with a set of 3 Lian Li ST120 fans to feed more air to his 2080S.

Result: CPU temps lower by 25C (from 85C) / GPU Temps lower by 12C (from 82C) . A worthy upgrade indeed.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 265.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (3700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 329.85
MSI - MPG Gaming Edge (Wi-Fi)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 48.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3200MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 544.00
MSI - GeForce Gaming X Trio
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 SUPER
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 56.99
Western Digital - Blue 5400RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 179.72
Seasonic - Focus GX
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 169.00
Lian Li - Lancool 215
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
RGB: Yes
Case Fan
$ 120.00
Lian Li - ST120 (3x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 169.99
Lian Li - Galahad
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,894.18
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