Description

I've been wanting to play my Steam games on a better machine than my old MacBook Pro, so I was pretty excited to hear about the new Ryzen range. This PC is used for light gaming: Minecraft, Fallout 3, GTA 5, and The Witcher.

It's no powerhouse but works pretty well for me.,

It's small in size, just a little bigger than my PS4 check out the pictures, so it works well in my living room. -- also small form factor. It's also extremely quiet.

Future plans would be; experiment with overclocking, expand the memory with another 8Gb stick -- taking it up to 16Gb, and invest in a graphics card.

TOP TIP If you decide to go with the Node 202 case I would recommend buying a fully modular power supply, as you can see from the pictures I had a lot of trouble with cable management.

Benchmarks now included

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

You'll definitely want to upgrade the RAM when you can. The lower memory bandwidth running in single channel mode is seriously hurting your gaming performance.

Some benchmarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4PrQ1n2c0U

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

110%. You'll cream with dual channel

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's time to push that buy button right. His 8Gb Cinebench numbers match mine so I'd really like see what kind of a performance bump I'd get. thanks for the link.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice :D

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bud!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

what fps do have on GTA V? No video card?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The benchmark averages around 30fps

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised you still get 30fps with no video card on GTAV.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the be quiet power supply?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had no issues with it other than cable routing - I should have gone with a fully modular solution based on the case size.

Other than this it's worked just fine, very quiet too.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

have you tired running a 4K Video threw it I am going with same board just the newer version AB450

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

4K would run fine, scepter for drm. You need a pascal or turning or Volta GPU. The GTX 1030 is a good choice

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

ya I won't be watching anything with DRM on it

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, this should be enough. I was talking bout Netflix and it’s friends, though!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Node 202 is a good choice for carrying like a laptop? Can I put into a backpack?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty bulky but if you had a big backpack at a push you could.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry its a bit late - nice build, and mine is on similar lines with the 2200g (although I'm looking to upgrade to a '3300g' or whatever they name it in due course ;-), hence my question...

I've got the same PSU to work with the newer b450 version of your board but have just realized that its 4pin 12v connection, yet the mobo is 8pin... you must have had a similar scenario - what did you do? Use an adaptor? And if so, any issues with performance/ overclocking etc?

Any help is very much appreciated as I'm not sure if I can exchange the PSU now!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The benchmark says 30FPS. So it's basically console-level? Are the graphics better at that level to make it superior to the console? What framerates do you get on low settings?