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Does this work?

neeb

Member
When I try to configure it tells me that the Gigabyte B450 MB won't fit in the Corsair case and only offers me the very expensive ROG as an alternative.. Can I assume that this is incorrect?
 

neeb

Member
Just returning to this.. Let's say that compactness was my absolute top priority. Is the V1 case just not a viable option? Would it be possible to customise some sort of dust filter..?

Alternatively, I could just get this straight off the shelf at my local Currys / PC World... (And maybe upgrade it a little, e.g. more memory straight off, perhaps a faster processor further down the line?).


The specs on the Currys website appear to be wrong - actual dimensions of the case are 128(w) x 348(L) x 244(h) mm.

Weirdly, Currys seem to be selling two versions of this for exactly the same price, one with the RTX-2060 and the other with the GTX1660 Ti!

It does seem unfortunate if there is no sensible way to build a custom machine of similar dimensions..
 

Gham

New member
Hi, I am considering a similar build also for zwift, I was wondering how the starter of this post got on with the Ryzen 3600?
 

neeb

Member
Hi, I am considering a similar build also for zwift, I was wondering how the starter of this post got on with the Ryzen 3600?
I'm getting on very well with it! In the end I just went for the Thermal Take Core V1 case after all, because although it may not be optimal for cooling etc., I was assured by PC Specialist that the configurator wouldn't let you put anything together that wouldn't work and they wouldn't guarantee, and I just liked the size and design, these things being important to me. And at the end of the day it's mainly being used as a desktop PC with "gaming" on Zwift for an hour or two every other day or so..

I'm just using air cooling - the big inbuilt fan on the case at the front and a Noctua NH-L9i CPU cooler fan.

I consistently get average framerates around 100 fps on the top graphics settings (4k resolution, maximum shadow resolution on the ultra profile).

Compared to my ancient laptop it's night and day - it doesn't necessarily make Zwift any better in a practical sense (except in races and large group rides), but it's a much more pleasant environment to be in. One of the nicest things is that Zwift now boots up in a few seconds and never hangs or crashes on startup - it used to take minutes to start on my laptop!

And the PC in general is so much faster for everyday tasks in Windows 10 - probably mostly down to the solid state drive and extra RAM.
 

Gham

New member
Thanks for taking the time to reply it helped me make up my mind in regard to the processor working well with zwift!

Happy cycle gaming to you, hahaa
 
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