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  1. It's getting a little old now but I always liked the bitfenix prodigy
  2. I have been wanting to do a budget small form factor build for a little while. Problem is that AM4 ITX boards are a fortune. And budget micro atx cases are really boring. So I came across this tiny micro atx case on aliexpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/OtGH0SUu I ordered it from a different seller for $38 after some coupon, but they are out of stock now. So the parts are: Cheap Chinese case $38 Ryzen 5 1600 $80 (microcenter) Asrock b450m pro4 $33 (open box microcenter) G. Skill ram 16gb 3000mhz $50 (newegg) Lenovo(Samsung) oem 256gb m.2 nvme ssd $20 (Ebay) EVGA 450br psu $30 (Newegg) The original plan was to use a RX 480 8gb refrence card. I specifically wanted a refrence card because I did not have high hopes for the cooling in this case. I picked one up on ebay for $92. However the RX 480 was giving me problems so I switched to a small gtx 1060 6gb that cost $90 locally. The case took about 3 weeks to arrive. First impressions were that it looked cool but the actual frame was pretty flimsy. Think cheap DIYPC. Also as you can see in the pictures below a micro atx board just fits. I had to remove the psu bracket and all the front cables in order to get the motherboard in. The power supply went in next. There is a little room in the back if the case for cables. But it's completely useless because of the way the power supply sits. The power supply is also right over the motherboard. There is about 3cm of space between the wraith spire cooler and the power supply. The PSU has to go fan down because there is no ventilation in the side panel for it. I had to do the front panel headers before the GPU there is just no space once you put the gpu in. I also decided to add a fan on top for exhaust. When I changed the gpu for the 1060 though i turned the fan around in order to bring more air into the case. The 1060 was hitting 82c during benchmarking with the fan as exhaust. Turning it around brought it down to 76c. The RX 480 did just fit. But I was having unrelated problems with it. There are definitely compromises with this case. The front 140mm fan looks cool, but I don't think it does much. The frame is made of very thin metal, and the PCI covers are the breakaway kind. On the other hand, it does look pretty cool. And it's really tiny for a micro atx case. It's definitely not a dan case. But for $340 total cost I can live with that. I live in New York so I don't think it will be hard to flip it to someone who is short on space.
  3. Card stayed under 70c at stock settings. I have tested reference rx 480s before. Never had this issue. I checked the vbios and the one that was on the card when I got it was for a non reference model. I forced flashed the reference bios onto the card but that didn't help. I'm wondering if the non reference vbios could have damaged the card because it was for a card with an 8 pin connector and the reference card uses a 6 pin
  4. Update. So with the power limit slider all the way up to 50% the card will hit 1200mhz but no higher
  5. It's an evga 450 br. The card has 1 6 pin connector. It doesn't draw all that much power. According to the overlay its using around 110 watts. That's normal for the reference card
  6. I purchased a used RX 480 8gb reference card from Ebay. I needed a blower card for a small form factor build. I checked with gpu-z and the core clock is 1288mhz. I checked in wattman also. I ran heaven benchmark and used the relive overlay. It says 100% gpu usage but the clock stays under 900mhz. I would normally assume that wattman is getting incorrect readings, but the benchmark scores are really poor. Around 1900. I have benchmarked a reference rx 480 4gb before and got a score of 2700. I usually get around 2500 on rx 470s. I tried to overclock using wattman but that didn't make a difference. Temperatures are under 70c the whole time and the fan stays around 1500rpm. Edit: one more thing when I click to exit the benchmark, I see it spike to the full 1288 clock speed for a couple of seconds before the program shuts down Any ideas?
  7. Why do you care. Enjoy your PC
  8. TX 850 is overkill for this build. The one for $80 in microcenter is a refurb with a 90 day warranty. I would rather get a cheaper psu with a better warranty
  9. I just saw this. Get the ryzen 5 1600 for $80 and see what open box b450 motherboards are available in your microcenter. You will have to get a manager to manually enter the $20 combo discount. (Was $30 until yesterday )
  10. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg Memory Team T-Force DARK 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon Storage Inland Premium 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $60.99 @ Amazon Video Card XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS Black Edition Video Card $100.00 Case Rosewill CULLINAN MX ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $52.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $533.93 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $523.93 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-03 22:10 EST-0500 Grahics card: https://www.newegg.com/xfx-radeon-rx-570-rx-570p427d6/p/N82E16814150795 Use code: MBLX2Y3X9A to take $20 off the case
  11. Do not get an a-12. Why would you get that in 2019. On an x-470 motherboard no less
  12. Nvidia doesn't care. They never dropped the price of the 1060 despite price cuts on the RX 580. Or the 1050ti despite getting killed in price performance by the rx 570