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Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for anyone that doesn’t truly need a mobile computer (90% of laptop owners), Mini PC’s are amazing!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I just added a 2TB SSD this week! It’s running like a champ; I love this lil’ system!

Comment reply on jamyreilly2's Completed Build: First build, nervous AF

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job!! I was super nervous when I built my first one, too. Luckily, I have several friends who are PC gurus.

Comment reply on raftinfoil's Completed Build: My first build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Both USB ports on the case share one motherboard connector. This Mini ITX board has two USB headers on the motherboard: one header handles up to two USB 2.0 ports, the other handles up to two USB 3.0 ports. Just gleaning at the support docs for the 'Asus B450I Rog Strix Gaming motherboard', it appears that board has the same setup: one of its two USB headers supports two USB 3.0 ports.

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen’s are compatible with B350’s IF the motherboard has a recent-enough BIOS that’s compatible... When I bought this, a lot of people were getting these mobos, only to find the BIOS wasn’t yet updated. They then had to get a free ‘loaner’ CPU from AMD to update the BIOS, then they’d ship the loaner CPU back to AMD, and could use their Ryzen CPU.

I purchased this one because Newegg started putting “Ryzen 2000 ready” in the description of some of their mobos. They advertised that any mobo with that designation would be guaranteed to ship with an updated BIOS which supports Ryzen. Worked like a charm!

Comment reply on Bee66's Completed Build: TUFZARD - The Ultimate Force

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the best-looking PC's I've ever seen. Awesome job!

Comment reply on Adonis_P's Completed Build: John McCain ($600, 1st build)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, why is it called ‘John McCain’??

Comment reply on merelyashadow's Completed Build: Very first computer build. I have dubbed it shade

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!! I think you did great on getting as much performance as you could, for the price!

Comment reply on jokemantrade2's Completed Build: Ryzen-based NGS data/deep learning rig

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I enjoyed your write-up! Thanks for sharing!

Comment reply on Freshjeff24's Completed Build: My Gaming and Mining Pc

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Taking an average of your given range, $165+/mo is a nice chunk o’ change!

Comment reply on Freshjeff24's Completed Build: My Gaming and Mining Pc

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious, and don’t feel like you need to share, but what kind of $-per-day can you currently get out of an i7 and a pair of 1080ti’s? I get that that’s highly dependent on your local power pricing, what the crypto market’s current pricing’s at, etc; but in general what’s the real $ gained per day for you, right now?

Comment reply on Freshjeff24's Completed Build: My Gaming and Mining Pc

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Google’s “Henbane river”... Far Cry 5.

Comment reply on SharpnessZ's Completed Build: Ryze and Shine

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice title, I’m a fan of that case, and you have good thorough write-up!!

Comment reply on RobSpectre's Completed Build: #mylastpc

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Makes sense, thanks!!

Comment reply on RobSpectre's Completed Build: #mylastpc

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing, mind-blowing build! +1

Question: I assume you’re doin’ some form of machine learning with this, based on your description. Aren’t the Titan-level GPU’s the best investment for that, more than a ultra-high-end CPU like the i9? Or is it dependent on the data/algorithms you’re using (backprop neural networks, elastic net, regression trees, etc)?

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I can’t hear the fan or PSU from like 8 feet away, when the room is dead quiet. I can hear a quiet whir from the fan when I’m like 3-4 feet away, but I’ve never heard the PSU.

Comment reply on botturion's Completed Build: Mini Ryzen PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn’t that an ‘In Win Chopin - Silver’? I built an HTPC using the same case (and CPU!), but in black. I love it!

Comment reply on BBearPvP's Completed Build: Blood Over The HoRYZEN V2

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Good, thorough write up. And I love the title :)

Comment reply on thechaseryan's Completed Build: RGB added +10 to my K/D

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for funny title!

Comment reply on NeXTechNews's Completed Build: Custom Built Wooden NAS Case

  • 18 months ago
  • 6 points

I saw ‘NAS’ and thought of the rapper by the same name, and his best album which was ‘Illmatic’! Then there’s a little tie-in to ‘ill’ which (loosely) meant ‘cool’ in the 80’s! My references run deep! :)

Comment reply on NeXTechNews's Completed Build: Custom Built Wooden NAS Case

  • 18 months ago
  • 6 points

Illmatic, yo!

Comment reply on fingerz1's Completed Build: Poseidon - I command water

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Resubmit?

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: R.A.G.S Craigslist Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

“Although hot, loud, and unwilling like a cornered babe in a dark alley”

Ahahaha!! +1

Comment reply on paiyan's Completed Build: ???? (Orange) by Stark Industries

  • 18 months ago
  • 5 points

This is great! Awesome job, good attention to detail, nice unique touches throughout. PCPP needs more of this, less $4,000 1080ti/hard tubing/RGB clones.

Comment reply on fingerz1's Completed Build: Poseidon - I command water

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I am the sand guardian, guardian of the sand!

Comment reply on Charliebrown0622's Completed Build: Hi Ho Silver

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!!

Comment reply on Charliebrown0622's Completed Build: Hi Ho Silver

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree. If nothing else, grab a cheap 1060 from Craigslist.

Comment reply on jvangorkum's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Beast

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Just 'discovered' the NCase M1 today, and I'm smitten... Giving serious thought to migrating an existing build to this case. I'd have to buy some new parts, but that case is so small and aesthetically pleasing!

Comment reply on wal20's Completed Build: My second build in 40 years

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like your attention to detail. 99/100 builders would ignore some noise from the side panels, but you DIY’d a solution. I think that level of perfection is where serious builders are headed!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure the power supply's a proprietary one, from what I've read. So I don't think an upgrade's possible. The custom PSU form-factor may be the scariest part of this build: if the PSU dies in a year or two, will I be able to find a replacement?

I haven't measured my power draw, but I recall someone on reddit having almost the exact setup that I have, and It was like 30w at idle, or something. I'm sure I'm barely using any power, since I'm just using it as a headless Plex server, andI've had zero issues with everything running 24/7.

There are several other 'Chopin + 2400G builds here on PCPP, and none complain about running into power issues. This guy https://pcpartpicker.com/b/NFCbt6 even overclocked his 2400G a decent amount, and didn't seem to have problems.

Here are a couple reddit threads that discuss the Chopin's 150W PSU, where people questioned if it's powerful enough: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/82mx70/my_r5_2400g_inwin_chopin_mini_itx_build/ & https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/comments/83m0eg/ryzen_2400g2200g_can_be_made_to_fit_into_an_inwin/

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Older's motherboard's potential (initial) incompatibility with new Ryzen chips ("Raven Ridge") is a huge pain.

You can't assume that older motherboard's, like this ASRock, can use a newer Ryzen chip right out of the box. Newer AM4-socket boards like the B450 and X470's (e.g. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119101) do support Raven Ridge from-the get go.

If you are looking for a 350/370 board, if you can get one locally, a lot of shops will update the BIOS in-house and put a 'Ryzen 2000 Ready' sticker on the box. I've seen stories that folks buying from Amazon and Newegg have randomly received mobo's that've had their BIOS updated after the fact.

I bought that ASRock mobo from Newegg, because they updated that product page to say, "Ryzen 2000 Ready!" (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157780). I haven't looked to see if Amazon's guaranteeing that there's are Ryzen 2000 ready?

If you get a board without a guarantee from teh seller that the BIOS is ready for the new Ryzen chips, you have two options that both involve quite a bit of hassle:

1) if you (or a friend) have an older, unused AMD chip, you can use that older CPU to get to the BIOS on the mobo, update the BIOS, then remove that chip and install your Raven Ridge Ryzen CPU.

2) You can request a free loaner CPU from AMD. If you have a mobo with an old BIOS, and a new Ryzen CPU, you have to do a little work, but they'll mail you a loaner CPU that you can use to update the BIOS. You have to mail it back within two weeks. https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/2Gen-Ryzen-AM4-System-Bootup.aspx

I hope you can find a 'Ryzen 2000 Ready' board! FYI, Newegg often knocks $ off if you bundle parts like CPU+Mobo, or CPU+Mobo+RAM. On the 'May We Suggest' area of their product pages, look for 'Combos'. I was able to get the Mobo+CPU for about $15-$20 off.

Comment reply on jordan.perry's Completed Build: Jordan's Black & White Custom Water Loop Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Dammmmmn that’s clean. Wow. One of the best looking builds I’ve ever seen.

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2017-001: The Little White Elephant

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I enjoyed your thorough write-up.

Comment reply on facelift13's Completed Build: Red Dragon: The Finale

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

“now I am not sure what to do with myself” +1

‘I built it!! Wait, now it just sits there..?’ The life of a pcpartspicker -__-

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

FWIW, I love it! Super sturdy, good quality overall.

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Per the label on the back(!) it’s a ‘Progressive Furniture P754 Emerson Hills - White‘: http://www.progressivefurniture.com/Product/Entertainment/P754%20Emerson%20Hills/594507c4-d0ab-4266-af95-177adeec7100.aspx. Looks like it comes in a few widths/finishes.

I got it from Nebraska Furniture Mart (www.nfm.com) for about $600 I think..? They have stores in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Texas, that I know of.

Comment reply on Predator783's Completed Build: Little Maquinon

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with the In Win Chopin! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YGdXsY

I was going to go with the Elite 110 if I used a stand-alone GPU, but went with a Ryzen chip with onboard graphics, so I decided to forgo the separate GPU. It won’t be used for gaming, so the surprisingly good on-chip graphics is more than enough.

I figure that if I ever want/need a GPU in my HTPC then I’ll just buy a case like the Elite 110, and migrate the parts over!

Comment reply on WizardlyMoney's Completed Build: Second Personal Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature! Personal advice, get an attorney to handle the press requests, and get off social media. Now that you’ve been featured on pcpartpicker.com, old relatives and friends are going to start coming out of the woodwork, wanting a piece of you.

Comment reply on jscott0524's Completed Build: Meshify build

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

That case is sexyyyy! I love it!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the Yamaha YAS-207BL. It’s showing as $300 at the stores I just checked, but two weeks ago I got it for $250 from amazon?

My friends and family have a running joke where anytime someone asks me what —— to buy, no matter the product, I tell them to go to thewirecutter.com, and just buy whatever that site recommends! It’s got so bad, I don’t think I could buy a box of cereal unless thewirecutter tells me which cereal to buy! The site just does such a good job of explaining what they reviewed, how they reviewed it, and why they chose the pick they did. Very thorough.

The site actually recommend the best overall pick as a 5.1 system from Visio, but I have no interest in dealing with the hassle of running power and wires up the back wall of my living room, so I just went with the sound bar+subwoofer combo. I also chose the Yamaha because it has 4K pass-through, which I am using.

The sound from the Yamaha system is very good! Not ‘$1000 5.1 system’ good, but it definitely punches above its weight!

Comment reply on Mefjus's Completed Build: Dreamlight-Centron (First PC Build)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

We’re all waiting on that mining crash! Then we’ll all be buying 1070’s for $30, just to have a few spares laying around!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Sites like this one make way-too-thorough build planning a snap! I think I looked at the other Chopin builds on PCPP like 10 times, each!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Using the stock cooler, and messing with the storage (Maybe m.2 + 2.5" HDD?), I think you could get this build down to $475 without much effort.

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect. Once I updated (installed?) the Radeon software from AMD, the HTPC output 4k seemingly without effort. I'm not really using the TV as a display, as the HTPC will mostly be headless, but it's nice to have the option.

And you're killin' it in the OLED department!

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it does, but have to take some plastic shroud off? This dude knows de way:

https://youtu.be/ueXGquDd8YY

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

And featured?! O.o

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 8 points

Hey, give them back! #DadJokes

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