Sff 4k silent build


Average Stuffer
Feb 23, 2017
new list

sorry for mistake.
Looks good, but you can probably find faster memory for cheaper. For Ryzen 3rd gen you should really have 3600Mhz or better and Patriot Viper has been really well-priced recently. Just don't use XMP; set the timings manually based on what the sales page tells you its tested timings are.


Cable Smoosher
Mar 18, 2019
The Scythe Ninja 5 might be a quieter cpu cooler.

Test results with the fans running on maximum (12V) and 130W cpu-simulator from hardware.info:
Dark Rock Pro 4 - 49,2 °C - 41,8 dB(A)
Ninja 5 - 53,1 °C - 30,4 dB(A)


Cable Smoosher
Original poster
Jun 23, 2019
I will look into faster rams.

Right now, my 2700x is cooled by the dr pro 4 in a define r5 and it gets above 75 (towards 80) in prime95 while in gaming (tw three kingdoms) is well below 60. But in a smaller case I expect higher temps. And the 4 degrees plus from the scythe could add up to a 10 more degrees. This seems alot.

Though I had a scythe kotetsu on my old i5 4690 and it was impecable dead silent and cool. But people advised be quiet for ryzen.

I will also look more into it, as dr pro 4 is ok @80% but audible @100% in my r5 case.

What about scythe fans on bequiet heatsink?


Efficiency Noob
New User
Jan 20, 2020
the scythe is very silent because the fan run at low rpm, and even with the low rpm it keeps very good temps, the probleme is that it's very thick and on a ITX board it goes past the rear side of the motherboard

pretty good review i think, you ll understand what i am talking about.

and please when u get everything post some pics and temps :D