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My first 1660 (7)

This started as a $300 2200G build, but I found a buyer that wanted something more powerful and under $600. I added a GTX 1660 and 512GB ssd, and ended up with a nice 1080p gaming rig. The 2200g is probably a bit out of place, but its still a 4-core CPU with respectable power. With the Vega chip not in use, I figured I should have some more thermal headroom for the CPU OC. Unfortunately I seem to hit a wall right at 3.80 GHz @ 1.3V. I tried to get stable at 3.90 GHz, but wasn't able to do it even at 1.35V. Maybe its the VRM on the motherboard. Maybe its just how the CPU is.

The ram was stable at 3133 MHz and 1.35V. Again, I found instability on Micron RAM when I raised the Vddr over 1.38V.

This was my first chance to play with a GTX 1660 - and really the only the second Nvidia card I've really looked into overclocking, the other being my 980Ti. This 1660 wants to run extremely cool. Under a 1080p Kombustor stress test, I hit 79C after overclocking - and this is in a $25 case. Compared to the string of AMD cards I've used, this thing is so simple to work with.

Color(s): Black Orange
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Micro-ATX


Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G
Cores: 4
Socket: AM4
Motherboard ASRock - B450M-HDV
Chipset: B450
Size: MicroATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT
Capacity: 8 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage ADATA - XPG SX 850
Type: SSD
Capacity: 128 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage micron - 1100 SATAIII
Type: SSD
Capacity: 512GB
Form Factor: M.2
Graphics AMD - Ryzen™ 3 with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 2200G
Graphics Gigabyte - GeForce® GTX OC 6G
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: 1660
PSU EVGA - 100-W1-0500-RX
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ White
Wattage: 500W
Type: MicroATX
Motherboard Support: MicroATX
Side Panel: Acrylic