Description

Background
Coming from the legendary AZEND... behold, its little brother!

Need
Parents were in need of a new PC since their current is over 10 years old.

Uses
- General web browsing (Social Media, Online Shopping, Video/Music Streaming)
- Casual gaming at 1080P Low-Med
- PlayStation 1/2/3 Emulation
- Travel workstation
- MS Office Suite

Budget
Strictly under $1000 AUD; final price was $867 (~$692 USD)

Exclusions:
- Windows 10 Pro + Software
- Black/gold trims
- Postage cost

The black/gold covers were crafted by hand using household tools and scraps.
Total estimated price is about $25 (+/- $5) AUD.

Tools:
- Crafting knife
- Scissors
- Ruler

Scraps:
- 1 x Chrome gold vinyl wrap roll (600mm x 1200mm)
- 10 x Generic cable management wires
- 1 x Loctite 406 Instant Adhesive (25ml)
- 1 x Generic plastic A4 folder (Black)
- 1 x Electrical tape roll (1000mm)
- 1 x 120mm fan dust filter
- 1 x Bostik Blu Tack 75g

Time
- Delivery of parts: 5 days
- Designing, planning and retrofitting: 4 hours
- Assembly and software installs: 8 hours
- Testing and stability checks: 1 hour

Links
- Imgur Build Log
- PC Case Gear Wishlist
- SFF Forum
- AMD Reddit
- PCMR Reddit
- SFF Reddit
- Imgur Money shots (this same photo reel)

Extra
- Haven’t tested any type of OC yet, but at stock, it does what my parents need; and flawlessly in a snap.
- Those wondering about the original AZEND; 7 months later, it’s still working a treat! Only had to replace its PCIe riser since the stock one started to go awry. Overall, it still looks and performs the same with the aesthetic pieces still holding their form.

Part Reviews

CPU

Unbeatable value with the performance it provides - it is a significant enabler of SFF and miniature HTPC builds. I sense a new market will rise from this product line alone.

It has overclocking support on CPU and iGPU, comes included with a fantastic stock cooler; and all at a unbeatable price.

Kudos AMD! You are absolutely making a killing lately!

CPU Cooler

When you open the retail box, you will know it was money well spent.

Case

By far this has been the smallest case I built in - the size still surprises me to this day. It is the absolute 'go-to' chassis for SFF and HTPC enthusiasts - you get the exact amount of everything you need; like 2.5" mounts and USB ports; all at a very attractive price.

It's a little tricky to sort out the cables however, but a little pre-planning can make it pay off drastically (since, at this form factor, it can directly affect cooling performance).

The PSU is whisper quiet (even at load), and could you bring the little monster with you while travelling. The best part - you can transform it into a miniature powerhouse and silence the many arguments in the 'PC vs Console' atmosphere. The fine line between the two are just beginning to overlap.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 33 points

Amazing Job!!!!!! +1

The first featured RYZEN APU build!!!

Mani are we featuring this build any time soon? :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

SOOO LIT

  • 15 months ago
  • 18 points

Banana for scale is dead, 3 potatoes are now necessary.

  • 15 months ago
  • 10 points

3 really big ones.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

for SFF i think they need to be small :D

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably pretty heavy, though. 3 small potatoes wouldn't work.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

Welcome to APU Master Race!

Congrats my friend!

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

Did the board need a BIOS update to work?

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, he probably had to use a different chip to update the BIOS.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD will lend you a boot kit (a Zen processor) to update the bios if you meet the requirements.

https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/2Gen-Ryzen-AM4-System-Bootup.aspx

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, first two pictures in the build log - https://imgur.com/a/CUxv2

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, okay, thanks.

I didn't catch that the first time, so thanks, mate.

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

This deserves a feature tbh.

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

When I first saw this I was a little skeptical of the whole vinyl wrap thing. I just have to say awesome job. As someone who has spent decades as a freelance creative and production designer across industries I have a pretty good idea of how much work went into this. It paid off.
Attention to detail cannot be faked. I hope that it carries through your whole life no matter what you do. Congratulations enjoy your new rig.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, that looks awesome. Some very nice custom work on that case, looks great and overall for the end result (excluding hours poured into it) that is a smart looking build for the price. +1

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Can it run rocket league. I am so peanut butter and jealous of your system. I seriously want to rob you for the computer. LOL. But I still would buy the parts and build one myself. That is if it can run rocket league. Thanks

  • 15 months ago
  • 11 points

It doesn't run rocket league... rocket league runs after it!

No need for theft... because it has already stole your heart away

badum-tss

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Crysis?

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Appreciate it

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Inb4 FEATUUUUUUUURE!!!! :-D

+1!!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

This is pretty much exactly what I wanted to build for my ex wife's house, so the kids can play some light gaming and emulators when they are there. Nicely done.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Couldn't agree more, absolute bliss for the family!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Nice case mod. Hope you get featured

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the CPU fan painted?

Can we have the benchmarks???

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Build log - https://imgur.com/a/CUxv2

Haven't had the time to do benching yet - but there should be countless already online

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

... i think ive found the next feature... looks bloody amazing my man, +1 for sure

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice.

I can really respect the choice of parts used, especially given the new Ryzen APUs out, and, wow, that custom trimming in and outside the case. It looks professional. It really does.

Love that black and gold color scheme there!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

dayum your builds are like what my dream builds are but your are amd styled and extra awesome

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build man

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Unbelievably great job!!!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello, did you need to update the BIOS for your motherboard to recognize the 2400G? If so, did you need a compatible CPU to update the BIOS? Just wondering because a 2400G is on the way to me and I need to know if I'll have to order a bootkit

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, first two pictures in the build log - https://imgur.com/a/CUxv2

Bought in January last month, but it had a non RR BIOS out of the box.

It wouldn't hurt to order the boot-kit now, since it really is a roll of the dice (some 2017 stock are still floating around without the required BIOS) OR, ask your supplier/store if they can do it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I'm planning on ordering the boot kit. Problem is, you need the serial number of your exact processor to do so, so I can't until it gets here.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrants for the job! I am thinking about doing a similar PC (Ryzen 2400G + In Win Chopin). However, several reviews of the 2400G talk about a peak power consumption of 120 to 140 W. At first sight, the 150 W of the Chopin PSU may be insufficient. Have you had any problem with the building (playing, testing, ...)?

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Although 120-140W seems ridiculously high...

I only ever saw the 2400G peak at 68W with everything set to stock/auto config in the BIOS (and at full load). It's also important to note the stock Wraith Stealth heat-sink fan cooler (that comes with the chip) has a TDP of ~65W; so I guess that review source clocked the 2400G to its highest limits and used a large aftermarket cooler (which would be seriously counter-intuitive for a SFF build).

Shouldn't worry too much about going over however, since motherboards and PSU's nowadays have safety features when power seeps over (a switch-off trip). And if you're too concerned, you can always down-clock the chip (I think people have made it down to 35W without issue).

But so far, I haven't had a problem with the PSU yet; no matter what was being done on the system, from gaming to general browsing. It has been going solid for 62+ hours straight now - the RGB led strip, motherboard, SSD, and RGB keyboard + mouse combo all powered at the same time - it handles them all like a champ (and quite silently too, I might add).

I suppose if you were to add a second 2.5" drive AND connect 3-5 power hungry peripherals via USB (phone/tablet/desk back-lighting etc.) it'd just break-even with the maximum PSU output (and still not trip) ...but, it's not like the everyday person will ever need to do all of that anyway.

TL;DR - Don't worry friend! Just like how 450W is the recommended for Desktop builds with dGPU's, 150W is the sweet spot for SFF builds with an iGPU.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much for your extensive and exhaustive response.

I may have been unclear. The 140 W peak was the power consumption of the entire PC under stress conditions. In fact, I was thinking of using a Fractal Node 202 with a Corsair SF450. However, your building encourages me to use the In Win Chopin. I will only connect one SSD, my headphones and two bluetooth peripherals (keyboard + mouse). Almost all the time I will be browsing or programming.

One final question about the In Win Chopin. Its PSU is a quiet one?

Thanks and regards!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh right, my apologies! Yes, I can guarantee the PSU will handle your needs no issue!

Yes, the little fan on it is so quiet that all I could hear is the CPU Noctua cooler (and even that is whisper quiet). You can probably get near 0dB as well if you can squeeze in the included 'silent' extension adapter.

Enjoy your build mate!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Outstanding.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait. Noctua looks good in this build??? A little spray paint can do wonders.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean and sleek! Great job!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

building a extremely similar build with the ASRock itx board or the same as yours, will have 16gb ram tho, how much room is there for the Noctua fan and the cases side panel?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! 16GB is really good for this build - just make sure to set the VRAM allocation to maximum (2GB). Did you get a deal on them? Or was it bought before the hike?

Anyway, the Noctua fits really nicely and is whisper quiet at idle. The only reason to get it is so that the side panel can be put on when needing to travel or-the-like (with this chassis). From the fan to the panel mesh, there is about 2-4cm to spare (mesh is offset outside a little bit), and from the fan to the panel, is about 1-3mm.

One thing for sure is that the stock cooler will not fit (although can be installed if you intend to keep the side panel off).

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Or do what Bitwit did and cut a hole for the cooler.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using the stock cooler for now but I am getting the Noctua fan later on :D

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

VRAM allocation doesn’t really matter because the “VRAM data” will go to system memory, regardless of whether the VRAM allocation is none or 2gb, and all it just does is depriving the OS of RAM, which may even cause performance to be worse. Just wanted to let you know to avoid this misinformation. https://youtu.be/Y2KPzMeQnWE

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, for builds with 8GB kits (like this AZEND mini) any setting other than 1GB or 2GB is ideal.

As Steve said in the comments, bumping it to the maximum 2GB has a gain of 2-3 FPS. And with a 16GB kit, there isn't anything to lose - 14GB is still plenty for the rest of the system.

But, he fails to mention that by making it visible to windows that 2GB is available can totally eliminate any chance of stutters & delays (or chokes) when an application suddenly demands higher VRAM (an unseen variable in his testing since he only showed frame averages). This may also be the very reason for the 2-3 frame difference in the averages.

So while its only a small gain, it is basically a free performance tweak for a system with 16GB RAM. But I digress, everyone will have their own requirements and the most beautiful thing is that the setting exists.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Understood. Thanks for the response

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Your other build is my favorite. This one is a second. The Gold on black is stunning

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked at this build and thought it looked similar to one a while back, then I realized you posted that same one, ha ha. Nice job on this one too, love the storage.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha, cheers mate!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

IT'S GLORIOUS!!!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice boi. If there was no bujet, u would ave rulea the pc gaming world.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful Work :) Power to AMD!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build will probably do something very similar to take with me when working away. One question though can you close the side panel with the noctua cool? I didn't quite get that in your write up. Cheers and +1

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much mate

Yes, and it might be the only retail AM4 cooler that fits within the clearance (right out of the box).

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

HA!! I remember your original build! Was looking at this one thinking..... This has to be done by the same guy.... And then saw you first build in the picture! Great job and congrats on the feature! LOVED your first build!!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I love sooo much that case...

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job, that's beautiful, really like the gold trims ya did.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Tiny and beautiful ! love it :D Golden ascents pimp it up

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

finally! a proof of the Chopin 2400G concept! planning a VERY similar build.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Please share when it's done!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

will do! btw, you might wanna edit your case with the proper tag

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7zfmP6/inwin-case-bq696blk

so that when people filter "builds done in the Chopin" yours show up. haha

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip!

Will edit asap

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

hey! I'm back haha. so I just got the same board (retailer updated it to F22b) and the same APU.

they're current installed in my Silverstone ML08 but this is just temporary.

have you gone into overclocking yet. specifically for RAM? I can't seem to find a good guide on how to OC RAM.

I have the Crucial Ballistix 1x8GB DDR4-2400.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

For my main build, it managed 2933MHz on a 2x8GB Corsair kit (Hynix) just by increasing the memory multiplier (BIOS F22b - X.M.P disabled), for the AZEND Mini I've left it at stock (2400MHz - X.M.P also disabled).

Watch this video, the AMD rep goes through everything you need to know (the BIOS names and settings should be the same/identical to the Gigabytes) + the software to use for stability checking. His tips are particularly superb to get past 2933.

If you ever mess up (fails to post/boot/power-on) unplug the power, then unplug CMOS battery, then wait 10 seconds and re-plug + power on. Then try again. Best to have pen and paper ready to take down notes on what your stable settings were so you can always go back to them.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations excellent build. I am planing on a mini Ryzen APU build too for HTPC use and light gaming as well as web browsing. I chose the 2400G and the Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming with 8GB 2667MHz. I just want to ask if you had any incompatibilities at first and you had to update the BIOS. Thanks.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome!

There should be no compatibility issues at all, especially when leaving all settings to stock/auto in the BIOS - and yes, I had to flash the F20 BIOS using another chip and GPU because the board had BIOS F5 out of the box (non-RR).

F10 is the bare minimum to use the processor, but I strongly recommend F20 due to the GPU overclock feature and much greater RAM stability (AGESA compatibility).

On first OS install, first thing to do is to temporarily set the display to a low resolution like 720P (to not stress out the iGPU) and download the latest chipset + gpu drivers before ramping up.

Hardware wise - the motherboard and it's connecting cables are quite tricky to install and route (especially if installing a second 2.5" drive - or a LED strip like me). So I strongly advise pre-planning it.

Also make sure you have a torx screwdriver handy (to remove the 3 outer screws and get access to the front cable management holes) and use any wires you receive in your retail boxes as cable management ties.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the tips. I sadly have no older Ryzen chips to update the bios so I will have to ask the store I buy the motherboard to update it for me. As for ssd I am going with a M.2 ssd for saving space and sparing cables. Also I am about to use the stock cooler you think it is a good idea? The case is the Fractal Design Node 202 btw. Thanks again.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm unsure about clearance in the Node 202, but I just measured out the stock cooler for you - it is 5cm high from the CPU die surface (+0.5-1.0cm from motherboard).

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot. I found that the maximum cpu heatsink height is 56mm so it just fits. Now if it doesn't fit for any other reason or underperforms, I am probably going to change for the one you used which is 37mm from what I can see. Thanks for the tips.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the update!

Anyway, the Noctua and Stock cooler should be identical performance wise - only key difference is the Noctua is much more quieter with slightly lower power consumption

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

congrats on featured. I love budget builds that get featured on this website

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build. Why is the PCIE slot covered with tape though?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Primarily for aesthetics - keeping the main black/gold theme (and because the metal armour reflected the LED lights too much).

Was also to help with keeping out dust when it comes time to upgrade the chassis to support a full dGPU, the tape can just be removed.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense, I didn’t think of that. Smart thinking.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

does this motherboard need the bios update?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends where you get the board from, some will have the RR support, others won't (since 2017 stock will still be floating around).

But in general, it's a roll of the dice. Best to ask the supplier/store you will get it from.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

That black and gold thing you do is AMAZING! 1+

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks sick! How'd you learn to make the mods?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

TL;DR - Was throwing out household scrap one day and thought of a better use of the Gold Vinyl and Black Matte sheets.

Eureka moment came when I spotted a crafting knife on the floor.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks great! Your build was very impressive and I have decided to build almost same ITX with yours. I think of having HTPC with 2200G, m.2 SSD, Gigabyte B350,NH cooler and IN WIN(150W) case. As I don’t have previous Ryzen APU and the updated Gigabyte B350, I just ordered SSD and IN WIN Case in advance. But, I am bit unclear on the RAM selection regarding the Hertz. I found some people suggest to use 2666Hz or higher for 2200G/2400G. As my goal is to build silent HTPC, I am afraid higher hertz make any of [power / noise issue]. Do you think 3200Hz ram will not make [power / noise issue] in your setting ? Also, was your builds’ temperature stable for web-browsing and HTPC usage? As I am new to this territory, I kept worrying about the noise from HTPC.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

For RAM compatibility, it's really a roll of the dice - but the more recent the BIOS is, the better compatibility you will get.

RAM frequency is not directly linked to the fan speed (noise). The source directly linked to fan speed is the CPU temperature (since that is the stock source in the BIOS - but you can let it adjust based on other temperatures like the VRM). Typically aim between 600 to 1100 RPM for the best balance of airflow, noise & power consumption.

Anyway, on stock/auto settings, you will have no problems with noise or temps, especially if just web browsing. Also, there are silent 4-pin/3-pin fan extension adaptor headers out there - which simply reduce the voltage of the fan (which in turn reduces speed & noise). I'm unsure if the PSU fan can have one installed - but it is silent enough already.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

If then, as your system looks stable with 150W PSU, I will go for 2 * 4GB DDR4 3200Mhz. I will look for your extension-solution in case I met the noise issue. Wish I successfully build system like yours. Thank you for your advice!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i finally got all items from Amazon and now start working on assembling it. As i am not sure about Bios version, i tried to assemble it first to see whether it display something or not. But when i put all parts and powered it, it seemd actually not powered at all. Even the cpu fan is not wheeling. Do u think it’s bios issue or other hardware issue? I am afraid In Win’s power is not working properly.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Could be a mix of different issues, check:

  1. Power switch headers are on the correct pins
  2. Both CPU and Mains power rails are connected (and fully inserted/clicked-in)
  3. CPU fan header is connected (might refuse to boot if it detects no fan)
  4. CPU is properly installed with cooler relatively screwed on tight (but not too tight)
  5. All 4 motherboard screws are on (grounding)
  6. Boot with only one RAM module inserted (and try the other as well and/or different board slots)
  7. Check your wall outlet can output power (and is switched on)
  8. Check the lengths of all power cables (internal and external) for any obvious damage or cuts. Try another external power cable if you have one.
  9. Cut back on peripherals (RGB strip etc + Have only one SDD/HDD installed)
  10. Check rear of motherboard for any dirt/grime/liquid/dust and get rid of any (as they can cause shorts).

150W should be fine for power, as the build should really only consume a maximum ceiling of 99W.

If all the above is checked, it's most likely a BIOS problem; so if you don't have another ryzen chip - order a boot kit from AMD.

If still nothing, try some self diagnostics with a spare/loaned PSU/RAM/Motherboard/CPU and try power on the build outside the chassis.

In worst case scenario, RMA the PSU, RAM, CPU and/or Motherboard.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, don’t see many builds with the Inwin Chopin (and it only makes it better that it has a Raven Ridge APU!) +1 :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

DAMN

+1

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Like the gold trim on black. Nothing flashy (no RGB) :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, there is RGB lol

I always have the strip set to static warm yellow/white like the AZEND however

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Does it have a side panel?

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, stock chassis has a side panel. One for motherboard side, one for 2.5" drives side.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

So cool!

+1

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a lot of BLING

If you wanted to take care of the little bits of ketchup and mustard on wires like the base of the cable for the CPU Fan, you could practice sup with "Liquid Tape" that applies basically like paint. Home Depot has it on the shelf.

Or you could just break out a Sharpie and that will darken it also.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip!

Will take a look into it for a future build

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

How are the integrated graphics?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

A total powerhouse for the size!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Congrats on the build!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I JUST NOTICED THE GOLD RYZEN THING AND THE VEGA LOGO AND THAT THE CAPS LOCK IS ON AND THAT THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

i love it. all i can say to that.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice portable pc build but what frames do you get with just the cpu?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Floats around RX 550 / GT 1030 type performance

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

meh. Not bad for just a cpu. I guess they didn't have gaming in mind when designing this case. So this is just your web browsing and light gaming rig?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The case does incredibly well in gaming; and in actual fact, it was part of an AMD sponsored eSports rig for Fnatic in 2016.

Also - if you read the description, this build was for my parents. AZEND is my daily driver.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow it's actually an e-sports case? That surprising. I wonder how they fit the gpus in them. And I forgot this was for ur family. Lol.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

There isn't a GPU in there - the Ryzen 5 2400G is a cpu with an iGPU - a built in Vega 11, I believe.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

love disssssssssssss

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Updated the BIOS to run the processor?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

i love it

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job! And Wow the cable management!!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

An absolute beauty of a build :D

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome! Do you think it could handle a low-profile bracket capture card like the Elgato HD60 Pro?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, however it would need a little bit of DIY - since the In-Win Chopin does not have a PCI bracket slot.

Either do a chassis mod, or use a PCIe riser/extender cable (to have it outside).

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I have no idea how to favorite a build page, so I'm just gonna leave a comment here and say I think of this build almost every day and try to show it to as many people as possible cause this thing is just an amazing looking build. And it plays video games.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Great built!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

D-D-D-D-D-D-D DAMN SON!

Wow! 100/10!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I love the colour combination +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Cheezus Christ..... Godly....

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome. The second I saw the Raven Ridge announcement I got excited to build a new PC that I can easily take with me when I go to visit friends or family. I saw some reviews online saying they are not very good performance wise though, and have a ton of issues with booting/posting without major bugs. How is your performance so far? I mainly play PUBG, which I do not expect to run well on a system without a dedicated GPU, but other than that what type of performance do you get with it?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

As this APU just came out, there is still lots of optimization improvments to be made. Ryzen had the same problem when it first came out. food for thought.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Something on the lines of RX 550 / GT 1030. Haven't tried OC'ing as of yet, but I see from various reviewer videos it flies just under the lines of an RX 560 - so it isn't meant to be a pure gaming machine (only a very capable lightweight one).

Also have had no issues whatsoever with drivers or BIOS updates since it has been running perfectly fine for 58+ hours straight now.

So I guess the major issues are only present for those that want to tweak the BIOS (as the other guy said - still an early platform) but otherwise, it's simply plug and play

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi I am new to building PCs (as I am about to build my first one). And I would just like to know, how would you overclock graphics of the APU?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

For the 2400G on the Gigabyte AB350N ITX - first need to ensure the motherboard has at least BIOS version F20. Then enter into the BIOS and tweak settings under 'chipset' and 'M.I.T'.

I'm highly against first time users doing this though (since it's still an early platform), so it would be best to leave everything on auto/stock.

Also note that even at stock, the performance is really impressive for an iGPU (it's currently the best one out there afterall).

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks so much!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that case?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of updating was needed to get the board to work?

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

A BIOS flash with an older chip.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

ooooooh it’s an apu! I was confused cause I thought it was a 1500 or something and was wondering how it was for casual gaming

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Really should have taken that electrical tape off the PCIE slot before you took those pictures.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried it - it looked terrible (contrasted against the black and gold aesthetic)

But, that idea would be good for a black/red/white/silver theme

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello alejcho,

In the end, I have done the same building as yours. However, I think that the Noctua NH L9a is really noisy. Did you change the default settings in the motherboard?

Regards, Andrés

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I have since overclocked the iGPU to 1650MHz - but even then (at idle) it's still whisper quiet. It does, however, become slightly audible for only a few seconds after boot, and when playing games for hours; but this is normal.

If you are encountering noise at any other time; install the silent adaptor (included in the box). Then go into the BIOS (or OS fan software) and check the RPM of the fan (at idle, it should sit between 15-60%). If it doesn't, force the fan setting/curve to run it there.

If that doesn't help, check that no dust/obstructions are in or around the fan (or heat-sink) and no case wires are in the way. Also try placing the build where it has unrestricted access to room-temp air.

Worst case scenario, check the fan is not spinning at a sharp angle (bent) and/or if the blades are chipped/warped/damaged (uneven load) - RMA the cooler if so.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice, where did you get the case, I used these for a year for all my business PC builds and can't find them anywhere anymore. I'm located in the US

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in plentiful supply down here in Australia (no idea why).

I too have been hearing the difficulty getting it in the US - So I guess your best bet would be to call around or enquire in-store.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, I am looking at doing my first build as a casual, compact gaming rig in this case (using a Ryzen 5 2400g rather than a discrete GPU, partly for cost reasons). Given that the built-in PSU is only a 150W PSU, have you had any issues with power consumption? Is 150W enough to run the CPU, iGPU, CPU fan, both drives, the keyboard and the mouse comfortably? Was there much capacity left over for other things (e.g. phone charging)? Just interested to know. If the power supply was not sufficient, is it possible to upgrade it and retain the form factor? What form factor is the built-in PSU? Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is built only for the chassis - there isn't a universal name for its shape/size.

I'm unsure whether there is a higher wattage PSU for it, however, I am certain you'd have to have a ridiculous amount of peripherals attached to even hit the power ceiling (eg. all ~8 USB ports powering 8 external HDD's + 2 internal HDD's).

Although, surprisingly, 150W is plenty for an iGPU build - So just like how 450W is the standard for desktops, 150W is the standard for SFF iGPU setups.

99-102W is the highest this build type will consume, so there is still plenty of overhead for overclocking and external charging.

For reference, this build is mildly overclocked and has been regularly charging a PS3 controller and a Samsung S7 at the same time (even with its RGB strip on) - no issues whatsoever.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know, thanks!

Would you consider it worthwhile to wait for the 2400GE and use that instead?

Also in terms of cooler performance and clearance, are there any good alternatives to the Noctua LHA that provide near-silent high performance cooling under load, but are black? The brown on the Noctua is gonna shoe through the mesh.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to say whether to get the 2400GE since it hasn't been released yet - but the general rule of thumb is to go for the latest chip, as long as it's priced well or gives you better value. It also depends on whether you need the system right now, or you can afford to wait more. Personally, if you're budget conscious, I'd wait it out either way since the price of the 2200G/2400G will drop come release time of the newer gen APU's.

I don't think there are any black low profile coolers for the AM4 socket at the moment, so I guess it's only achievable via DIY/Mods for now. Alternatively, you can dremel out a hole in the mesh and use the stock fan like BitWit did.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ay what did you use to dye that noctua? It looks like the fan was originally black

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

2 light coats of Australian Export Aerosol Paint - Enamel, Matt Black, 250g

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

You need to take advantage of higher frequency RAM. It plays a huge part. I recommend 3000MHz DDR4

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

2400 / 2666 does great for now given it's an Office / HTPC ~95% of the time :) However, current pricing of sticks make it really tempting!

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  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

i got a ? i can,t see a GPU do do it have it

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

The cpu is an APU so it has a gpu builtin to the processor.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

joking or not i wanna say : ryzen 2400g has 4c/8t and a gpu of more power than gt 1030

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

i mean, looks nice.. but "Featured ?"...meh.. dont think so. Congrats for the pc tho'.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

this last week, this recent days, i saw better photos with a another setup, way cryspier... anyways, i dont need to explain my self.. just my opinion. ;)!

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  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

Upvotes decide whether something is featured

That's not true.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

arrgh jee bee

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

RGB is proven to increase performance by 10%.

jk

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