Blue in Green

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gurellia53
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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.

Neat.

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

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Hardware

CPU
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600)
Cores: 6
Socket: AM4
Motherboard
MSI - Bazooka
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory
ADATA - XPG Gammix D11
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage
ADATA - SU655
Capacity: 480 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
Intel - 660P
Capacity: 512 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Graphics
SAPPHIRE - Nitro+ Special Edition
Chip: RX 590
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
PSU
EVGA - 100-W1-0600-K1
Efficiency: 80+
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Non-Modular
Case
Thermaltake - Level 20 VT
Motherboard Support: Micro-ATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Type: Mini-Tower
Case Fans
Case Fans
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