I had the RX 590 that couldn't stay cool in my Oreo build, and I had this lonely Thermaltake Level 20 VT case a while back on sale.
Add a Ryzen 5 1600 and some RGB fans, and suddenly this thing became a serious gaming & streaming rig. I found some conservation board at Hobby Lobby to cover up some of the case's less pretty internals. This worked pretty well and I'm hoping to do this a bit more in the future.
This case's cooling is adequate enough for the RX 590, but running full stress tests on the GPU and CPU simultaneously started to warm up the internals a bit so I settled on 3.7 GHz slightly above 1.2V. A better CPU cooler would definitely gain a few hundred MHz.
Undervolting the RX 590 yielded significant power savings, but being a gaming PC, I left it at stock.
The RAM XMP's at 3000 MHz, but ran fine at 3333MHz cl18 - probably could have found a stable point at 3400, but it was 5:00 am so I quit.
Also, I'm ready for some good RGB software to come along. Cooler Master's beta MasterPlus+ seems fine, but not complete or compatible with the MSI motherboard's RGB.
Overall, this thing is nice.
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|Category||Brand / Part||Info|
|CPU||AMD - Ryzen 5 1600
|Motherboard||MSI - B450M BAZOOKA
Memory Support: DDR4
|Memory||ADATA - XPG Gammix D11
Capacity: 16 GB
|Storage||ADATA - SU655
Capacity: 480 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
|Storage||Intel - 660P
Capacity: 512 GB
Form Factor: M.2
|Graphics||SAPPHIRE - Nitro+ Special Edition
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 590
|PSU||EVGA - 100-W1-0600-K1
Form Factor: ATX
|Case||Thermaltake - Level 20 VT
Motherboard Support: MicroATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
|Case Fans||Cooler Master - MASTERFAN MF200R RGB
|Case Fans||Cooler Master - MASTERFAN PRO 140 Air Flow RGB