Originally Posted by Max78
Looks good! Nice and clean as well! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/specool.gif[/IMG]
Originally Posted by clannagh
With regard to the RHS exhaust fan, it is unlikely a 25 mm fan of any diameter will work with an HSF, you may need to look at slimmer fans or mount the fan externally on the outside of the case. TBH even a 15 mm thick fan can cause issues with some motherboards, a 12mm is a safer bet.
As far as the LHS goes you can mount a couple of 60 x 15 mm fans above the graphics card. THis is not entirely necessary with your blower style card but makes a massive difference with more traditional GPUs that dump warm air into the case:
Thanks guys 🙂
I was looking at the Noctua LH-N9a, 92*14mm for lateral exhaust. I couldn't find anything else (cheaper) with the same size. It should (barely) fit, with help by a couple of zip ties.
I've tested the system (stock frequencies + voltage) and, as of now, I'm idling 39-43° depending on ambient temperature. Under game load I'm around 70-73°. Under synthetic load it goes up to 80-85°.
I'm not yet feeling the need to OC the CPU. The R5 2600 is a good unit so far.
I'm OCing the GPU though. My ASUS Turbo 1060-6Gb clocks ~1700Mhz on boost at stock, with 8Ghz memory bandwidth. I'm pushing ~2000Mhz for clock and 8.8Ghz for memory.
Temps stay around 70-72° under game load with a 45% fan. This tells me that the blower architecture works well in this small case, for now.
For 1080p gaming I'm OK. I've just bought a 4K TV which should arrive shortly. I'll see how the 1080p works on it and maybe try pushing 1440p on some games.
I don't think the 1060 can produce decent gameplay at 4K on most games so a new GPU is going to be an investment I'll have to consider in the near future. Problem is there seem to be no more blower style cards in the GTX 16 or 20 family, which is a shame for SFF case like the SG13. Probably AMD is a good bet as they still have reference blower cards.