Description

Recently, I had my 16th birthday. I needed a computer that could do my homework as well as play a few games. I wanted it to be portable for when I go to uni in a few years. This does the trick nicely. It took about an hour and a half to build, and was fairly straight forward. I have overclocked the CPU to 3.9ghz, the vega 8 to 1.567ghz, and the RAM to 3466 mhz. It runs Cinebench R20 at 1403, and heaven at 49.7 FPS. Please feel free to ask questions and leave feedback, and I will try and post more pictures soon. Do I call it steve or pennywise? Thank you for stopping by.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, but the core clock is too low. I definitely recommend going straight to 2.75ghz.

Motherboard

Another great motherboard with great OC abilities. However the standoffs were a real pain to put in place, so only 4 stars.

Storage

Quick and large enough for me. Great product and would highly recommend for that price

Case

Although was easy to use, the cable management is awful, and the manual is unclear on which screws are for what. However it is still the best value ITX case.

Power Supply

Easy to use and has great cable management uses. Would buy again

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

With some more money (around $50) I would strongly recommend a better cpu cooler. The stock cooler is good but because you overclocked the processor and the integrated graphics (how did you overclock the integrated gpu?) things should get PRETTY HOT in there.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You overclock the graphics using ryzen master. However I have now underclocked to 3.875ghz, and 1400 mghz, but I am keeping the RAM at 4666

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow good for you for getting the ram to 4666. That takes skill!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

no that was a typo. it is 3466

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

But still pretty fast. Nice!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you. It seems to work well

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

i mean 3466 not 4666

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend trying to get cooling on the VRM if your overclocking the 2200G, especially since this is ITX. The CPU temps should be somewhat ok with the stock cooler, but with APU's. The motherboards VRM get a lot hotter compared to a normal processor due to the integrated graphics, and the boards VRM having to supply power for the CPU+Graphics. Compared to a system with separate GPU and CPU where the GPU has an 8 pin connected to it straight from the PSU which kind of bypasses the motherboard VRM.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

really good selection of parts overall. i have that same board in a portable build and am very pleased with it. the VRMs are sufficient for most use cases but i'd consider adding a few fans to ensure extra heat is properly exhausted.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. How would I do this in the thermaltake core V1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The rear of the case supports 2 80mm fans. I'd install 2 there exhausting air out. If you're using a 200mm fan up front, that'll help too. the plan would be to create a negative pressure setup as this allows intakes from not only the front but the side panels.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I always liked this case. When you get some spare cash together do install a GPU like RX 570 or 580, it will make the world of difference to your gaming although it sadly will not help your grades for homework ;)

Just be sure to take stock of measurements when you get a GPU, this Thermaltake case generally does not like long and chunky graphics cards. A dual slot card with length < 12" will fit in the case no problem.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Thanks for the advice, I did have this upgrade path in mind when choosing my parts

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

playing fortnite all the sudden you smell smoke you look down at your pc then realize you CPU/GPU is on fire seriously tho do not get the processors with GPUs in them they get way to hot

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I have underclocked my previous clocks so it will not get too hot

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Also don't do that. U need to see what the temps are when OCed in games. This way u know the limit of your system, so again OC the thing to what u had that was stable. THEN run fortnite at the ideal settings to get the most frames.

Run it for a bit in windowed mode so u can have Task manager open plus HW monitor to track temps. I like to set up my phone to record that part of the screen so I have a record of it. Because when u use OBS it skews the results from all the processing it has to do. So just use your phone if you'd like.

Anyway u will find out quick if the clocks won't work because it should shut down from the heat. If not then well u turned off the protection in BIOS because it should be on by default. But ya do this and you'll be fine.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Also ryzen 3 2200g is one of the best APU's on the market and I will not be doing extensive things on it so it will be fine

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

the 2400G is a lot better and for only 40 bucks more....

Also the 3200G and 3400G will come out end of year I'm guessing, so there's that to look forward to.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gonna go for the 2400g but I did not have the money and the benchmarks are not that different

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You do realize that every intel CPU most people buy has an onboard iGPU rit?

Also the CPU has built in protections. If it gets to hot it will shut down that or Fortnite will crash when it sees the temps. Those sort of old timey things just don't happen anymore bud on either platform.......

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah but the intel graphics look like a cat being sick so.................... https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel--HD-610-Desktop-Kaby-Lake-vs-AMD-RX-Vega-8-Ryzen-iGPU/m225196vsm441833

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was the total cost of shipping? (I assume you’re in AU from going to UNI :D). Plan to build this as well.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

He could have payed 7 bucks for prime student and bought all the items at once. This is the best way to take advantage of prime, u pay when u have stock piled up a bunch of **** u need. U then buy everything that month, saves so much money plus your prim e is half off because your a student.

What a steal from the Greedy Amazon amiright

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I am in the UK and got everything from amazon. It was all on prime so no shipping needed

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah nice!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gotten an EVGA PSU because they were 80 on Amazon and its EVGA's G3 SuperNova series. Much more reputable then Corsair and a great warranty backed by great customer support.

Corsair is alrit but EVGA is the better brand. Period...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

nah this was only $55 so..... 7 year warranty with 80+ gold

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 2200g and used it for awhile on its own just fine until I picked up a used RX580. For gaming, there is no benefit to overclocking the CPU portion at all. Put ALL the OC headroom into the GPU part. I was/am using the stock cooler and it was good for Stock CPU/ 1550-1575mhz GPU. Would stay under 75C even in synthetic stress tests. One thing to watch is the VRM MOSFET temps as this will push them towards 90c which is the max suggested. Also, you are correct on OC the ram, it makes a significant difference in overall performance. My Performance Test 9.0 CPU score went from 7887 to 8159 just by tweaking from 3000mhz XMP to 3266mhz w/looser timings (Thank you Ryan Dram Calc) - at the same stock CPU frequency. Also, just FYI I can OC my CPU to the 4.075ghz range stable, but I haven't found the need for it even with the RX580.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I have the same Ram kit as you, and to run 3466 your timings must be horrendous. I was able to get better throughput/latency at 3266 vs 3333. For your reference, I just ran a Cinebench R20 and scored 1432 w/CPU completely stock.