Description

Upgrade for my previous system. my Asus X470-I has an annoying problem with the nvme so i ditched it for a new Aorus X570I. Stock chipset fan was too loud for me so I replaced it with a Noctua. I found the cable bar thing that runs from the top to the bottom of the case was blocking off the GPU heatsink's exhaust, after removing this thing my GPU temps dropped from the mid 80's to mid 70's. I suggest anyone running a non blower card experiencing poor GPU cooling to try this. The Delta 850W Platinum PSU is also a carry over from my previous system. Very quiet server PSU with ZERO coil whine, nothing at all. Only downside is the ugly, non-modular cabling.

Part Reviews

CPU

Decent upgrade from previous 1600X. hits 4.2 on 1 CCX and 4.15 on the other CCX.

CPU Cooler

Quietest pump in any AIO I've used.

Motherboard

No problems with this board so far. stock chipset fan is way too loud. Atleast the design allows easy modification to use a standard 40mm fan. -1 star

Memory

Cheapest 2*16GB 3200Mhz kit I can find. No complaints.

Storage

Runs very fast and very hot.

Storage

Plenty fast for my needs.

Video Card

The only decent looking 2 slot 2080S that will fit the H200 with front rad and fans. Can't complain.

Case

Cable bar thing blocks GPU exhaust. PSU shroud could be a just a tiny bit lower so the GPU fans get better airflow.

Case Fan

besides the poo colour, this fan is the perfect replacement for the stock X570 chipset fan.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

I like how you used a 40mm noctua fan to replace the motherboard fan. Pretty funny.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, I have nearly the same system setup. One question, how did you mount the 40mm fan where the chipset/heatsink was? I have that little fan but the holes don't line up with the ones on the motherboard

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I used the screws that came with the original fan/heatsink assembly. they are maybe 1mm or so off, which puts a little bit of strain on the fan. I did however need to make spacers to lift the fan high enough so it clears the other side of the heatsink.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. The other issue I have is the connector on the 40mm fan doesn't match the pins on the sys fan header on the motherboard(the one that the original fan uses. The 40mm fan header is to big to fit in the 5v header on the motherboard

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The fan header on the mobo for the chipset fan uses a standard micro 4 pin header commonly found on GPU fans. I just salvaged a dead GPU fan and used it's connector. The fan is still 12V so you don't need a special 5v fan or anything.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU worries me. I can't find it anywhere online...?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Delta PSU's aren't sold in retail, these units are generally found in prebuilt servers and workstations.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Delta makes killer products!

That PSU is mint!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What was wrong with the ASUS motherboard? I was going to upgrade to that board for two m.2s

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The board randomly stopped detecting my 960 Evo. RMA'ed but all Asus did was "firmware update" and sent it back, still does the same thing. Not even going to bother with Asus anymore.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you give the motherboard -1 star

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

says in the description, because of the loud stock fan which op replaced with the little noctua

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you tell me the length and pitch of the screws you used on the chipset heat sink fans swap out. I'm guessing they're metric probably m2.5? I want to do the same mod on mine but I have the 20 mm thick fan version, and I will have to buy new screws. It looks like you put a new screws as well?

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi! I have the same motherboard, and also replaced the stock chipset fan with Noctua NF-A4x10. Are you to able read the RPM speeds of the noctua? I'm always getting 0 RPM... also notice that temps wont go higher than 55, you got the same improvement? Cheers

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, sorry for the late reply, My RPM's read just fine, in HWinfo under PCH fan this fan idles around 2200RPM. I've also re-pasted the chipset heatsink and I get around 50C. Do you have the PWM or the FLX version?

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

wouldn't there be bottleneck galore?????

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i was thinking the same thing

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont see any bottlenecks with the games I've played so far, however I do play at 4k so I'm more GPU limited than CPU. Maybe the situation will be different if I were playing CSGO @ 1366x768 on potato settings and looking for that sweet 1000fps.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd reccomend upgrading to at least a Ryzen 7 3800X or a Ryzen 9 3900X

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

thats just a waste of money at this time, because that really wont make a noticeable difference depending on what theyre doing. the r5 is more than enough for the 2080 super

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

oh

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

that’s what i thought at first, but I checked userbenchmark, although it isn’t the most trustable, the 2080s is 5% faster

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

not really

  • 8 months ago
  • -1 points

From what i've heard on this website 3600 + 2080 SUPER causes no bottleneck, but I'm sure that's bull.

  • 8 months ago
  • -1 points

yeah, that's what i think as well. No way a 6 core 12 thread processor isnt choking up a graphics card that powerful. I'd think at least an R7 would be sufficient. high R7 or R9 3900X.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't need 8 cores to game. You'll get maybe 5% increase in fps, going from 150fps to 157fps really doesn't matter. R5 3600 gives 120-300usd in savings that can go somewhere else in the build, plus it OCs very smooth

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

huh

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU will not bottleneck gaming at all, not yet