[SOLVED] Compatibility and RGB software questions

Dec 22, 2018
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Hello,

I have put together a nice PC build for my friend, which will be used for 1080p 60fps gaming and some programming or light modelling work.

I'm wondering if these parts are compeletly compatible with eachother and are good to go.
I have experience in PC building but it's always better to be sure.

Parts:
http://prntscr.com/pf8brr

Cooler Master MPY-5501-AFAAG-EU 550W MWE Gold
Kingston 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz HyperX FURY RGB HX432C16FB3AK2/16
Gigabyte GA-X470 AORUS Ultra Gaming
Gigabyte GTX1660 6GB GDDR5 GV-N1660GAMING OC-6GD
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 YD2600BBAFBOX
ANTEC NX600
Intel 660p Series SSDEPKNW512G801 512GB SSD

Questions:
  1. Are they fully compatible?
  2. How can I connect the 4 RGB fans of the case, can I to this mobo/PSU?
  3. Can i run the RAM sticks and the case rgb fans with RGB fusion too? I know I can run the mobo and the gpu with it.
  4. If I can't run the case fan rgbs with fusion, how can I? Or can I not? Is it just the default ranibow all the time?
Thanks for the answers!

If you have better suggestions for any of the parts in this pc with the same price (or lower) feel free to tell me, I'd love to see your opinions.
 

Aeacus

Glorious
Herald
Q&A:

1. Yes.

2. The Cooler Master PSU is low quality and here, i'd switch it out with far better PSU. Namely Seasonic Focus+ 550 (80+ Gold),
store link: https://www.pcx.hu/seasonic-focus-ssr-550fx-550w-80-gold-modularis-tapegyseg-147313

Besides much better build quality, with Seasonic PSU, you'd also gain double the warranty over Cooler Master PSU (10 years vs 5 years).
(All 3 of my PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD are also powered by Seasonic. Full specs with pics in my sig.)

3. Kingston HyperX Fury RGB RAM does support Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 as well,
specs: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/memory/fury-ddr4-rgb

Antec NX600 has additional wire from built-in RGB hub to MoBo 3-pin ARGB header which you can connect for RGB sync,
specs: https://antec.com/product/case/nx600.php

4. Backup control method is with built-in RGB hub and button on front I/O.
 
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Aeacus

Glorious
Herald
Q&A:

1. Yes.

2. The Cooler Master PSU is low quality and here, i'd switch it out with far better PSU. Namely Seasonic Focus+ 550 (80+ Gold),
store link: https://www.pcx.hu/seasonic-focus-ssr-550fx-550w-80-gold-modularis-tapegyseg-147313

Besides much better build quality, with Seasonic PSU, you'd also gain double the warranty over Cooler Master PSU (10 years vs 5 years).
(All 3 of my PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD are also powered by Seasonic. Full specs with pics in my sig.)

3. Kingston HyperX Fury RGB RAM does support Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 as well,
specs: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/memory/fury-ddr4-rgb

Antec NX600 has additional wire from built-in RGB hub to MoBo 3-pin ARGB header which you can connect for RGB sync,
specs: https://antec.com/product/case/nx600.php

4. Backup control method is with built-in RGB hub and button on front I/O.
 
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Dec 22, 2018
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Q&A:

1. Yes.

2. The Cooler Master PSU is low quality and here, i'd switch it out with far better PSU. Namely Seasonic Focus+ 550 (80+ Gold),
store link: https://www.pcx.hu/seasonic-focus-ssr-550fx-550w-80-gold-modularis-tapegyseg-147313

Besides much better build quality, with Seasonic PSU, you'd also gain double the warranty over Cooler Master PSU (10 years vs 5 years).
(All 3 of my PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD are also powered by Seasonic. Full specs with pics in my sig.)

3. Kingston HyperX Fury RGB RAM does support Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 as well,
specs: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/memory/fury-ddr4-rgb

Antec NX600 has additional wire from built-in RGB hub to MoBo 3-pin ARGB header which you can connect for RGB sync,
specs: https://antec.com/product/case/nx600.php

4. Backup control method is with built-in RGB hub and button on front I/O.
Thank you very much!!!
I swapped the PSU to a 550W Straight Power from Be Quiet! (becouse that's a brand I know and use) for a bit extra and now I'm fully comfortable.
Very helpful comment, you even linked me the psu from my website! :)
 
Dec 22, 2018
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Q&A:

1. Yes.

2. The Cooler Master PSU is low quality and here, i'd switch it out with far better PSU. Namely Seasonic Focus+ 550 (80+ Gold),
store link: https://www.pcx.hu/seasonic-focus-ssr-550fx-550w-80-gold-modularis-tapegyseg-147313

Besides much better build quality, with Seasonic PSU, you'd also gain double the warranty over Cooler Master PSU (10 years vs 5 years).
(All 3 of my PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD are also powered by Seasonic. Full specs with pics in my sig.)

3. Kingston HyperX Fury RGB RAM does support Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 as well,
specs: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/memory/fury-ddr4-rgb

Antec NX600 has additional wire from built-in RGB hub to MoBo 3-pin ARGB header which you can connect for RGB sync,
specs: https://antec.com/product/case/nx600.php

4. Backup control method is with built-in RGB hub and button on front I/O.
But the new psu I picked (straight power 550w) and the one you recommended (seasonic) both say they have 6-pin vga connectors, and the gigabyte needs 8-pin, is that a problem?
Also I've swapped the cpu to the Ryzen7 2700X, would that need a stronger PSU? (in W)
 

Aeacus

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R5 2600 is 65W CPU while R7 2700X is 105W CPU. Here's some wattage calculation:
GTX 1660 is 120W GPU, R7 2700X is 105W CPU, add the rest of the system to it at about 150W and max what your PC can consume is 375W, making 550W PSU more than enough to power it.

Seasonic Focus+ 550 has 2x 8/6-pin PCI-E connectors on it's PCI-E cable,
specs: https://seasonic.com/focus-plus-gold

Since i too have Seasonic Focus+ 550 PSU in use, with only difference that mine is with better 80+ Platinum efficiency than the 80+ Gold efficiency i suggested above. Regardless the efficiency rating, both PSUs come with same power cables. And here's the picture of it's included PCI-E cable:
Since i'm using CableMod custom sleeved power cables, i never needed to unwrap the stock power cables.
Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 550W also has 2x 8/6-pin PCI-E connectors on it's PCI-E cable, just like Seasonic unit above,
specs: https://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/1252

Though, one thing i don't understand. Why are you willing to pay 2722 Ft more to get a PSU that has half the warranty length of Seasonic PSU? Be Quiet! PSU, just like Cooler Master PSU, only has 5 years of warranty. While Seasonic PSU has 10 years of warranty.

I don't know about you, but to me, warranty length alone can tell how much confidence PSU OEM has in it's PSU. Or in other words: Be Quiet! assures you that their PSU works 5 years without issues. If there is an issue before that, you can RMA the PSU. While Seasonic assures that their PSU works 10 years without issues and if any issues should rise before 10 years is up, you can RMA their PSU.
 
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