Got my Steck running, didn't have much time to do much than the basic build and install Windows.
Ryzen 5 3600x
MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC
EVGA GTX 1080 SC
2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance 3000 MHz
Corsair SF450 Gold
Scythe Big Shuriken 3
128GB XPG SX8000 M.2
I bought the 3600x right after release before seeing any performance comparisons between it and the 3600, if I had known they would perform that close I would have saved the $50. Decided to save some money and get the B450 rather than the X570, the MSI is a nice board. I picked up a Athlon 200GE off ebay to update the BIOS, worked fine and the 3600x is running great.
I have a set of @pslate custom cables ordered, until then I am using a set that I had previously used in my Ncase which are way to long for the Steck. Once I get the new cables I will also be installing a Crucial 960GB 2.5 SSD below the PSU.
Haven't had a chance to install any games or run any benchmarks yet. I am amazed that my idle temps are only 26C, everyone else I have seen running the new Ryzen are getting really high idle temps.
Build went together really well, everything works as it should.
BIOS 7A40vA7, the one released on July 10. Haven't had any errors on my end.which bios are you running? I'm getting a ton of pcie whea errors using b450i gaming plus with a 3600, and still have tons of crashes and instability.
Also curious if you compared the wraith spire to the BS3, i just swapped them over last night and i had to up my fan curve just to get the same performance, it is much quieter though
I actually had to remove the 3600 and go back to the 2600x for the time being because my system was unusable, it would just randomly reboot in the middle of doing anything.BIOS 7A40vA7, the one released on July 10. Haven't had any errors on my end.
My Spire cooler is still in the box, never even tried it. Do you mean the Spire is quieter than the BS3 or the other way around?
I found out the reason for my really good idle temps. Partly it was because the side panel was off, the other reason was because I accidentally plugged the fan into the system header which didn't have a curve set and the fan was running at 1350 rpm constantly. With the side panel on and a fan curve which starts at about 600 rpm idle temps are up to 35 - 40C, which still seem really high to me but I know are common with the Ryzen. I also found that with the side panel on fan speeds of over 1000 rpm cause turbulence, if I keep it under 1000 rpm it is quiet.I actually had to remove the 3600 and go back to the 2600x for the time being because my system was unusable, it would just randomly reboot in the middle of doing anything.
So far the BS3 is much quieter than the Spire for roughly equivalent cooling performance. I'm ok with that, but i just thought with that much bigger of a heatsink/fan I'd get maybe a few degrees difference, pretty impressive for the spire cooler though. I used the included Scythe thermal paste, I might remove it to see if I made proper contact and try again with noctua paste to see if that makes a difference
I nearly bought the same one, but then I noticed you removed the feet. You think it will still fit with the feet attached? I suppose not.This bag will fit Steck.
I bought it from here.
You can probably find it on Aliexpress.
That definitely answers my question, you’d definitely notice the hexagons if you had them. I’ll take some photos when I get a chance.Not sure what you mean with those hexagons, IO don't see hexagons anywhere on my case. Power button wiggles a little when you touch it, but I didn't really notice it as "really loose", feels normal to me. i don't think there is a cover included, but maybe you can take a cover from an old case and try if it fits? Not sure.
My case has those same hexagons on it, but mine are nowhere near as obvious (maybe because I've got the black version).
Here is what I'm talking about. Plus a couple little spots on the button is missing paint, that's not a dirty lens.
Rocking slightly is a better description that is how mine feels.My case has those same hexagons on it, but mine are nowhere near as obvious (maybe because I've got the black version).
The power button also rocks slightly, but not to the point it feels loose.
Possibly a defective power button?
We always try our best to provide a good experience to our buyers. As mentioned before, I am an enthusiast just like all of you, and it bothers me just as much if any of you are not happy with the product. We will always try to fix any issues within our limits.Update on my case. After taking new photos at a greater distance Nouvolo has offered to send a replacement for the front when they receive new stock. Definitely happy with that solution.