I replaced the Silencio fan with a push/pull config of 212 Evo fans I had laying around.
I had to tweak the fan profile in the BIOS but for normal/gaming use I never hit over 60c outside of the Civ 6 Gathering Storm AI benchmark. (which hits 67c)
Be wary though, anything above 75% on those Evo...
I also finally popped in my Ryzen 5 3600X and slapped a 212 Black on it. (got it on sale for the 3600 price etc)
Word to the wise, easily way to gain extra mhz is to force your CPU fan to 100%. On the 212 Black, the Silencio fan at 100% is absolutely silent and now Precision Boost is hitting...
That 1600 should overclock to 3.8 for sure....
Outside of the extra cores, I'd consider it more of a side-grade BUT still worth it overall.
(Personally, I'd sell the 1600 and put that cash towards a 3600 = much higher IPC, more worthwhile upgrade)
- I'm trying to force myself to try Crysis 3 but I've been distracted by everything else on this list
Tekken 7 (great online lobby system for a group of friends, highly recommended for that reason alone)
MSI needs to update this X470 Gaming Pro Carbon with a non-beta 3000 BIOS already so I can put this rig together....
I assume they're piecing it together as we speak but come on now....
EDIT: Apparently a couple more weeks...
I see a 3700X in my near future..
EDIT: I see some of you guys are posting your CPU history again -
AMD K6-2+ 300
Athlon XP 1900+
Athlon 64 3200+
Athlon 62 X2 4400+
Core i5-750 @ stock, then 3.6
Xeon X3470 @ 3.8
i7-2600k @ 4.2