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Slapped together a budget gaming machine on stream recently. I got a good deal on RAM, CPU and PSU so I put this guy together for playing esports titles and BRs. Ran it through Unigine Heaven 11 and got 90-100 fps average on high. No hiccups putting it together either.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

how are the temps in this case? I've been watching for a good deal on a microATX case to switch my build to, but most of them are too expensive to justify switching from my S340. I like the style of this case other than the lack of PSU shroud.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Temps are not the best in this guy. Really suffers without a top exhaust. The Thermaltake Versa H18 is a much better option for about 10$ CAD more. Has a 120 top exhaust, PSU shroud and comes with a tempered glass option. I got a couple of these Deepcool cases on sale and were fine for budget builds that aren't gonna be doing any kind of overclocking.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll check that out, thank you.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build if you're getting those frames! My only worry is the PSU. I try not to cheap out/purchase a no-name PSU since it theoretically has the ability to fry your other PC components. Just a thought!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya I have the same concerns, but it worked fine in stability tests and was clean. It's not a very demanding machine either so I was ok using it in this build.

I 100% agree that you should always use an 80+ rated PSU in a PC when possible.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

That's good to hear! thanks for the reply

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand this comment. its an Antec. they were once one of the top dogs in the industry of power supplies competing with the likes of seasonic, its a little older, but its certianly not a bomb psu like a logyics or a apeiva unit. Antec still is a great PSU. I looked up a review for this power supply and its current protection and power rails are accurate. it technically doesn't have an 80+ certification but it does hit the efficiency for it. Id leave that power supply alone it looks fine. https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/antec-vp450-power-supply-review/11/

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

alright sheesh lol I've never heard of the brand and when I checked the PCPP page for it, it had 0 reviews and had no links for where it could be purchased.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

if i sounded cold i apologize. I just was genuinely surprised that someone on pcpartpicker never heard of antec. its kind of like not hearing of corsair or evga. They are laying low rn with the advertisements, but at least before they were a topdog.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

where do you stream?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Twitch on the weekend usually.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't seen an RX 480 used in a while.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a local deal I found. I think it's 570s and 580s as the go to budget cards right now.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. I fell in love with the reference design of the 480s back in 2016 when Polaris and Pascal first came out. I can credit a Techsource build where he used 2 reference 480s with an FX 8350 in a Carbide 400c for my love of the reference 480 and my loyalty to AMD.

I was also slated to buy a 480 for my very first PC, but because of supply and demand I decided to make-do with an RX 470.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Excuse me dude but what cpu cooler do you think it fits in your computer? maybe a https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya you wont fit something like a hyper 212 Evo in there. Definitely a tower cooler smaller then with a 120mm fan. This used a stock intel cooler, but you can use a tower cooler like the Cooler Master T2.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your patience dude but this one(https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hJFPxr/deepcool-cpu-cooler-gammaxx400) is gonna fit?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing with a 120 mm fan will fit this case. You can use an AIO with a 120 radiator on the back, but only low profile or tower coolers with a 92mm or 80mm fan will work.

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