Description

This has been a work in progress for over six months now. My old HTPC, I converted to windows and I'm planning on making it a computer to backup data to. This computer will be the successor to that system. Ever since I saw the reviews for the Chopin, I've wanted to build in it. And now that I finally have it, it hasn't let me down! It's such a beautiful case, hard to manage cables, but that isn't a huge issue for me. The 2.5" bay isn't used so a few cables were routed into there. The temps listed in the details are for when it's OC'ed. I was able to get it to run around 4ghz but with temps nearing 90c and voltage going from 1.3v to 1.4v+, I didn't feel super comfortable and thus dropped it down. I haven't messed with the iGPU yet, but I should have a small amount of headroom to maybe OC that in the future.

TLDR: All in all, I love this PC, it aesthetically looks pleasing, and for it size, it shows a lot of power!

Part Reviews

CPU

Fastest APU on the market and runs like a champ.

CPU Cooler

Easy to install, keeps it in check.

Motherboard

SOC doesn't have the best cooling but temps haven't been terrible so far. Otherwise it's a nice board, even has WIFI.

Memory

OC'ed to 3400mhz. Samsung B die when I looked it up.

Storage

Does the job in a small package ;)

Case

Love this case! Beautiful and small to fit anywhere!

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet. I like the case a lot, might have to find an excuse to build in it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's definitely a fun case and it has that nice appeal!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I honestly love builds like these, I'm planning the same but am waiting on 3rd gen Ryzen, In specific the 3600g, I wanted to ask if you were looking at possibly upgrading too.

Though in this case, I'm rather worried about temps, especially with a 3600g at a 95w TDP.

P.S this will be my first ever pc build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely! At stock, the temps should be okay though I can forget about overclocking. And thanks was alot of fun building in this little chassis!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I ask why didn't you got for the Noctua NH-L9a, it's for amd and from what I can tell its slightly bigger.

Didn't realize you weren't using it kek

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

When I checked amazon it actually is the L9a sorry I must've used the wrong one! Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

what are your average temps without the overclock?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

They were around 60-65c.

Remember thats a synthetic load too using cinebench. Gaming is probably a bit lower though this system isn't mean't for hardcore gaming by all means :)