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Blue in Green

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.

Color(s): Black Gray Green Light Blue Pink
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Micro-ATX


This build participated in 1 contest.

Rank Contest Date
#146 The Stock Cooling Showdown - Air Cooling Division ended


Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600
Cores: 6
Socket: AM4
Motherboard MSI - B450M BAZOOKA
Chipset: B450
Size: microATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory ADATA - XPG Gammix D11
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage ADATA - SU655
Type: SSD
Capacity: 480 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Intel - 660P
Type: SSD
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
Efficiency: 80+
Wattage: 600W
Case Thermaltake - Level 20 VT
Type: Mini-Tower
Motherboard Support: MicroATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fans Cooler Master - MASTERFAN MF200R RGB
Size: 200
Case Fans Cooler Master - MASTERFAN PRO 140 Air Flow RGB
Size: 140