Fractal Core 500 with Radeon 580?

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Fractal Core 500 with Radeon 580?

Post by Bradshaw » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:12 pm

A friends son is getting a gaming computer and my friend is asking me for advice on this build.

Fractal Design Core 500 looks like a great case and the Acer XF270HUA 27 inch Freesync screen is something I'd like to recommend (fairly cheap while it comes with 1440p/IPS/144Hz etc).

Would a "Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Pulse 8GB" work with the case? As in it won't be too hot for such a small case? I've heard great things about the "Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+" cards, that they are rather quiet. The Pulse cards use the same fans but is a smaller card, both in length and width. Since the Nitro+ cards take up 2.2 PCIe lanes (43mm) I figured that the Pulse (with exactly 2 lanes - 40mm) would be better. Also it has better reviews on Newegg.

Links to those reviews on Newegg: ... 6814202278 ... 6814202277

Will the 140mm exhaust fan provide enough cooling for the case or should I recommend an additional 140mm exhaust fan in the top of the case?

Also I'd like to recommend either one of these three PSUs (I've added links to noise tests of these - I'm leaning towards the first two):
be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM (costs 949 SEK here in Sweden, 80+ Silver rated): ... o,-312,679

Seasonic FOCUS Plus 550W Platinum (1099 SEK and 80+ Platinum rated): ... o,-312,701

Corsair RM650X 650W v2 (1099 SEK and 80+ Gold rated): ... o,-312,694

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Re: Fractal Core 500 with Radeon 580?

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:15 pm

SPCR review of the Core 500 with similar tdp gfx card.

It should work ok with single case fan. I'd lean toward the Seasonic PSU for it's size.
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