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NR200 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by McPhee, 9 Jun 2020.

  1. OrionSain

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    Has anyone done any testing with intake fans on bottom for the gpu? I’ve just thrown some in loose under my 1660 super to see what they’d do and actually knock 4c off the gpu temp while gaming. (Arctic p12 @50% ~1000rpm)

    Long term I plan to get a 3070/80 when possible, so it would be good to know any temp differences people have had with higher power/tdp cards? Thanks
     
  2. Hedge

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    This is quite well done.
     
  3. voodooflux

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    Hello everyone

    I'm looking to upgrade my son's aging i5 2500K system for his birthday, and planning on an NR200 (mesh panel) build. This will be a gaming rig while also supporting his VFX studies.

    Based on some really useful posts in this thread I think I'm on the right track with the following components, but just wanted to sanity check:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
    Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280
    PSU: Corsair SF750 80 Plus Platinum
    Bottom fans: 2 x Noctua NF-A12x15 (Intake)
    Top fans: 2 x Noctua NF-A12x25 (Exhaust)
    HDD: Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB PCIe 4.0 M.2
    RAM: 64Gb (2 x 32Gb) of something, suggestions appreciated.

    We'll be reusing his existing 1070 GPU for now, pending an upgrade to something bigger, so need to bear that in mind.

    Any potential pitfalls to the above that spring to mind?
     
  4. Hedge

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    Looks fine but I'd be tempted to save money on the Cpu and motherboard because I really dont imagine you'd see the benefit.
     
  5. voodooflux

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    Thanks for looking Hedge. My son is doing a lot of rendering work as part of his studies, so my thinking was that the extra cores might come in handy there. I liked the option of the second M.2 slot on the AORUS, as that gives him scope to add another drive at some point with minimal clutter. Open to suggestions though.
     
  6. MaDMaX**

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    thats pretty similar to my setup,

    except i have a 5950x and 16GB ram, i choose my CPU based on availability at the time and decided i didnt want any bottlenecks/future proofing
    re ram make sure you really need 64GB, thats gonna cost, but if its needed then it is!
    my GPU is the Nitro 6800XT which is quite a beast, but that freezer is also a monster, so wold would need to think carefully if getting a GPU later size wise,

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  7. Hedge

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    I suppose if he's getting setup for his studies and want something to last then it's all good. It's just for the majority of us the absolute max of everything isn't needed. I have the B550I aurus motherboard(also 2 slots) myself which has been great so I imagine the x570 is much the same.

    I know this also might sound daft because there's always something round the corner, but this time next year we will likely be on next gen cpus and ddr5 memory. I'm not as clued up on hardware as most here but I'd probably be a bit annoyed if I paid absolute top dollar on all the high end stuff only to have it trumped by a whole new generation in 6 months.

    I dunno how likely that is mind.
     
  8. voodooflux

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    Looks like a nice build that, MaDMax.

    Might look into that some more actually, can probably get away with 32GB. Lower profile the better I'm guessing?

    If we went for a 3 slot card then we might have to lose the bottom fans I think. Looking at some other NR200 builds there look to be a good few that have squeezed a 3090 in there!
     
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  9. voodooflux

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    Not daft at all, I know exactly what you mean. Historically I've tried to build the kids systems with high end components that would deliver decent performance for a good few years, just perhaps needing a GPU upgrade. It seems to have worked out pretty well I think.
     
  10. b0rn2sk8

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    The issue with DDR5 is that because it will be new, there is no chance 64gb of it in two sticks will be anywhere near the price of DDR4.

    I’m not sure exactly what workload you are planning on but rendering doesn’t tend to benefit from faster ram once the ram is fast enough, it’s normally that you just don’t have enough of it.

    It’s almost certainly a given that motherboards will jump up in cost again because of the new requirements, game again when PCIe5 comes in.


    You might be better off going ATX if you need to add more storage. Big SSDs aren’t cheap and you can’t really add any hard drives if you are using AIO cooling.
     
  11. MaDMaX**

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    Thanks do love its stealthy looks with a slight led glow in the evenings :)

    I think my card is a2.5 slot, and i have 2x noctua af15 fans on the bottom, with some sticky spacers on them hold off the card, so yeah a 3 slot will push out the fans, however, you could mount the fans externally on the bottom if you needed to!

    Re the memory, you probably don’t really need low profile stuff, however your not going to be gazing thru the grille with that freezer cooler, so you may as well get the lowest profile basic looking ram available as it makes it a bit easier routing all the cables,
     
  12. McPhee

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    There are two 2.5" drive mounts under the front plate in the NR200 if needed. I had a thick 4TB drive in mine for a bit.
     
  13. voodooflux

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    Think I might be erring towards skipping the bottoms fans to begin with and seeing how I get on.

    Good to know there's potential to add some more drives if needed - thanks McPhee.
     
  14. b0rn2sk8

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    I didn’t think that would fit a regular hard drive? 2.5” hard disks are quite slow.
     
  15. Zagreus

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    You can mount a 3.5" HDD on the front of the PSU cage/bracket - assuming there's nothing else taking up that space.
     
  16. Zagreus

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    On a slight side note, I managed to get hold of one of these so I can finally move my decent spec ATX PSU into my NR200

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  17. b0rn2sk8

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    That stems back to my original post, the person who I was responding to would like to use an AIO so you can’t use that space for a hard drive. You are stuck with slow 2.5” hard drives in the front.
     
  18. Zagreus

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    Oh, yeah I really should read back before posting an answer :cry:
     
  19. bakes0310

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    Didn't know that existed, how does it work surely it limits you even more to what you can install?
     
  20. Zagreus

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    It mounts to the front of the case, for my build it's not really changed any compatibility - but I don't have any bog coolers - also it sits just above the GPU for anything that's a little longer than the 3070FE.

    Here's a photo, please excuse the fact that the systems needs dusting and the cable management sorting out, it's on the to do list for one evening this week!

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