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About SMGJohn

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  • Birthday October 6

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  • Location
    Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 OC 3.9GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
  • RAM
    2 x 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sports 3200MT/s (3466MT/s) CL16
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon Rx Vega 56 (Vega 64 vBIOS)
  • Case
    Silverstone Raven Ridge RVZ03b
  • Storage
    Crucial MX500, 2 x WD Blue, 2 x Toshiba L200
  • Cooling
    Pure air
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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  1. Price to performance, AMD is arguably no argument today, you get far more performance, cores and security over anything Intel can provide not to mention far less power consumption and heat. If I were you I would consider AMD and get rid of the brand attitude, at the end of the day they want your money and then some. You should pick what performs best accordingly to price.
  2. I have a Raven Ridge RVZ03 desktop case, a very compact and small ITX case, as of now I have no less than 12 fans in there, 3 x 120mm Noctua fans, 4 x 40mm fans and 5 x 80mm fans to pull and draw air in as good as possible, the 3 x 120mm fans pulls air in while the 4 x 40mm and 5 x 80mm draws the air out. The case has been modified slightly to allow for installation of all these fans, the noise level is no more than usual. However it is in my mind that after running this setup I have acceptable temperatures of an overclocked system but I always beg the question in my mind wou
  3. Its no denying Vega 56 is a very hot card both in performance and in temperature.After all it will easily do 300W and even 400W with mods.I was one of the few morons who bought this card brand new at MSRP on release day with the infamous blower fan that AMD likes to use.As expected, the card had horrendous cooling, reaching easily 95 degrees and throttling, and its VRM doing 110 at times with core hot spots up in 120s.This kind of cooling is unacceptable, so 4 months ago I decided that I should get a Morpheus II because I had enough with the fan spinning at deafening 7000RPM which yes for thos
  4. They blow surprising amount of air for their size, you can definitely feel them very well, it also helps on the VRM a bit on the motherboard, noticed a positive temp drop on the VRM with them installed as hot air would accumulate near the CPU heatsink.
  5. EDIT: Updated original post by adding pictures I forgot to.
  6. Sure, when I get the rest of my 80mm fans I will take a picture of it. I tried looking for pictures of similar setups, could not find any oddly enough, seems to me not a lot of people tries to experiment with airflow in small desktop cases, in the laptop community its commonplace for enthusiasts to modify even add extra fans to the cooling system.
  7. Something I see a lot of when people build small ITX PC's and cram really high end hardware in them, they only utilise the fan locations the manufacturer put but ignore the possibility of installing smaller fans such as 40mm or 80mm in places the manufacturer only intended as air intakes and outlets.Big issue with small ITX desktop builds is getting the hot air out quick enough which accumulates and heats up every component because of the tight space, as an owner of the Silverstone Raven Ridge RVZ03 I decided to experiment and it turns out, yes its genuinely useful to install tiny fans.