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Things went pretty smoothly but there were two issues with this build. One, I actually used the Seasonic Focus SGX-500 500w psu (not listed in pcpartpicker) and i had to make a slight case modification for it to work. To get the case to close, I had to cut off one of the 4 rods that contain the screw mounts. If you're building in this case you know what rods i'm talking about. The ones that the 4 screws on the bottom go into so that the case is held shut. Anyways, without removing the rod by the psu, the psu cable prevented the case from closing because it had to be crammed where that rod would normally go. This didn't impact any of the functionality and isn't noticeable once the case is closed. The main issue is the location of the external power cord connector on the sgx-500 (Look at picture 3 to see how I had to position the cable to get it to work. If I did this build again I would switch out that power supply for one of corsair's sfx psu. Second, I originally had Corsair vengeance lpx 2 x 8gb at 3200mhz (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16) but the system kept crashing when I activated the xmp profile in the bios. I didn't think this was a real issue anymore, but it turns out that ram is not supported. Ended up switching the ram to the kingston hyperX 2 x 8gb 3200mhz (HX432C18FB2K2/16) because it was listed as supported by gigabyte and I have had no stability issues since switching.

I bought all supplies from microcenter or amazon. The GPU was given to me as a gift from a friend who no longer needed it and I transferred a windows license from an older laptop that nobody was using anymore.

If you have any questions about any of the parts I used please comment and I'll do my best to help you out.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really hard to beat at its price point. Excellent cpu.

CPU Cooler

No complaints. Don't expect it to keep your cpu ice cold but it does a good job for what it is.

Motherboard

Not planning to do any overclocking but my system has had no stability issues.

Memory

Good memory. No stability issues with Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 and Ryzen 5 2600

Video Card

Seems to run a bit hot but this is my first higher end GPU so I don't have much personal experience

Case

I feel like psu position and cable layout could have been better. However, the build went pretty smoothly and I like the way it looks. Also, expect your gpu and cpu to run hot. Its unavoidable with these kinds of small cases.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw the one and only storage option, and I'm curious as to what your build will typically be used for with such a small amount to work with.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I just wanted a really fast boot drive for the OS. I have a few 2.5in SSDs laying around that I can use if I want to add storage. Right now its being used as a comp and lots of 4 way nba streaming. I plan on buying a decent vr headset around the holidays and it should work well for that too.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesomeness!! 👍

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, but 1 TB need to htpc

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan to store a lot of media on it right now. However, I do have a 1tb internal ssd and 500gb external ssd that I can use if I want to add storage.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. I have a 1tb internal drive I can add in the future and a 500gb external drive.

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