AlphaSync Luna Mech Ryzen 3 3300X 5600XT System Review

/ 4 years ago

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The Exterior

A budget system this may be, but at first glance it looks pretty damn fantastic. You’ve got that stunning Corsair case giving us a contrast of rich reds on the front and matte blacks throughout.

The choice of components is brilliant too, as they’re all strictly monochrome and that kind of aesthetic matching typically doesn’t happen in this price range, so that’s something I REALLY love about this build.

They’ve stuck with the stock AMD cooler, but on a 3300X, honestly that’s all you need. At least at this price range, the option to upgrade isn’t too difficult.

In the front of the case, you’ll find some 120mm fan mounts. However, there’s no fan there. I think this is an alarming oversight by Alpha Sync given the low cost of a fan. Even a Corsair fan would be around £5-10 RRP. Fortunately, there’s lots of passive airflow from the bottom, front and top of the case, and nothing in here is known to be particularly hot running hardware.

The PSU isn’t too crazy at just 550W, but the hardware they’ve used is really efficient. PC’s in general are a LOT more efficient in recent years, so even 550W is way more than this system will draw from the socket. It’s 80 Plus Bronze rated.

The MSI card looks stunning, it’s got a twin fan design and some big heat pipes, so it really should get everything it can out of the more affordable chipset within. Look closer and you’ll see that PCIe WiFi card under it too.

There’s a single red LED fan in the back of this case. Honestly, I’d remove it and put it in the front. The CPU will exhaust passively just fine, there’s ventilation at the top and the GPU fans will shift its own heat too. OR just buy another fan, ha!

Cable routing is decent, neat and tidy, and all the cables are black so that’s a win.

Plenty of room to expand your storage in the future.

With the glass back in place, it does look pretty great.

There’s a good I/O panel on this case too.

A couple of USB ports and audio jacks, but it’s on the side, which I think keeps things looking neat and tidy.

The red LED fan adds a splash of colour to the interior too.

There’s a set of white LEDs lit up on the front panel too.

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