Written by James McDonald

January 12, 2021

I recently built myself a PC using the SilverStone SG13 Case. I am planning to use it as a Hot Spare. So any client that has a failure can keep running.

Using an older 240GB SSD I had lying around and the parts listed in the table I found the CPU cooling wasn’t adequate. Just running normally not driving the CPU I saw temps above 85 degrees.

This was because of space constraints and the choice of a low profile cooler… It

So I went back to the drawing board so to speak and installed a Corsair Hydro Series H60 V2 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler

What a difference I now have a quiet PC that can sit right next to my shoulder and not drive me crazy with fan whirr and it keeps to a more normal 50-60+ degrees.

1Thermaltake Litepower Gen2 550W Power Supply$65.00$65.00
1SilverStone Sugo SG13 Small Form Factor ITX Case Solid Black$75.00$75.00
1Gigabyte GeForce GT 710 Passive 2GB$65.00$65.00
1Philips 223V7QHAB FHD IPS 22in Monitor$129.00$129.00
1Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut Thermal Grease 1g$9.00$9.00
1Logitech MK120 Desktop Combo$29.00$29.00
1Standard AU Plug to IEC C13 Power Cable 1.5m$5.00$5.00
1Gigabyte A520I AC Motherboard$189.00$189.00
1Alpenfohn Silvretta Low Profile CPU Cooler$32.00$32.00
1Corsair ML120 Pro 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan Black$35.00$35.00
1Team T-Force Vulcan Z 16GB (1x16GB) 2666MHz CL18 DDR4$89.00$89.00
1AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with Wraith Stealth$339$339


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