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Corb3t
Jun 7, 2003


I'm tempted to scrap my above build for a friend and build around this instead.

Corb3t posted:

I'm helping a friend build a "casual gamers" SFF PC without a GPU with the idea that she'll use the onboard GPU until a more demanding game is released that requires it. She's only going to be doing light 1080p gaming - Minecraft, Sims 4/5, Stardew.

My parts list is available here, is there anything I should swap out, or does everything look good? Normally I go with MSI motherboards, but their ITX boards are rather pricy. I'd also normally go with a Corsair SFX PSU, but they only seem to have SFF-L format over 750 watts.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($177.10 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool R-AN600-BKNNMN-G 61.56 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 990 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Terra Mini ITX Desktop Case ($179.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Lian Li SP850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($136.37 @ Amazon)
Total: $963.42

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-09-06 13:08 EDT-0400

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VulgarandStupid
Aug 5, 2003
I AM, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, UNFUCKABLE AND A TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT TO EVERYONE. DAE WANNA CUM PLAY WITH ME!?




I wonder if you could fit that and a 4090 in the Fractal Terra.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post

Corb3t posted:

I'm tempted to scrap my above build for a friend and build around this instead.

The 7745HX will have roughly half the integrated graphics performance of the 5700G, as it is essentially just a Ryzen 7700X desktop part in a different package. For the basic games you listed (Minecraft, Sims 4, Stardew), that may not matter much, and the overall platform is much newer of course... but it might mean she ends up getting a stand alone GPU sooner.

There are rumors that actual AMD is going to bring their mobile APUs to AM5 with their larger integrated graphics blocks sometime Soonish.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010

Cheating at a raffle? I sentence you to 1 year in jail! No! Two years! Three! Four! Five years! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

Buglord
A 7900XT PowerColor Hellhound fits snugly into a Sliger CL530, for what thatís worth. I really canít believe GPUs have gotten this gigantic.

YerDa Zabam
Aug 13, 2016




Mini pc. Mini scissors. Mini screwdriver.
Living the mini life to the max (min)

TenementFunster
Feb 20, 2003

The Cooler King

YerDa Zabam posted:

Mini pc. Mini scissors. Mini screwdriver.
Living the mini life to the max (min)
if you only knew what size the zipties i was cutting with those scissors

HalloKitty
Sep 30, 2005

Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast
Scissors for cutting cable ties? The horror

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

He's outta line...

But he's right!
Currently looking to downsize my existing PC, reusing my Gigabyte RTX 3070 (L=286 W=115 H=51 mm) and Ryzen 5800X3D.

Any suggestions on a B550 mini-itx board that isn't gigabyte (I had to replace my gigabyte mobo last year after they refused to repair/replace multiple times when it regularly would not boot, while still under warranty)?

Was thinking of going Cooler Master NR200 for the case. Haven't even looked at PSUs yet.

Branch Nvidian
Nov 29, 2012


Toshimo posted:

Currently looking to downsize my existing PC, reusing my Gigabyte RTX 3070 (L=286 W=115 H=51 mm) and Ryzen 5800X3D.

Any suggestions on a B550 mini-itx board that isn't gigabyte (I had to replace my gigabyte mobo last year after they refused to repair/replace multiple times when it regularly would not boot, while still under warranty)?

Was thinking of going Cooler Master NR200 for the case. Haven't even looked at PSUs yet.

There is the ASRock B550m-ITX/ac https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VYCHMG for $130 and the ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VYCHMG for $192.

I have an NR200P and for a PSU I'm running a Cooler Master V850 SFX https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Efficiency-Included-Warranty/dp/B0CFCZYC2Q?th=1

orcane
Jun 13, 2012

Fun Shoe
Sadly there's no B550 ITX board that does all the things at once, some have dumb fans, some have barely accessible CMOS headers, some have USB-C headers and others don't etc. The Gigabyte had the things I wanted and I never had issues with my B450 and B550 Gigabyte ITX boards, but I heard horror stories about their support too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5xcVF04B_M

I'd probably get the Asrock phantom gaming nowadays. Or the basic B550m if you don't need fancy features, and you shouldn't be overclocking Ryzens anyway.

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Arzachel
May 12, 2012

orcane posted:

Sadly there's no B550 ITX board that does all the things at once, some have dumb fans, some have barely accessible CMOS headers, some have USB-C headers and others don't etc. The Gigabyte had the things I wanted and I never had issues with my B450 and B550 Gigabyte ITX boards, but I heard horror stories about their support too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5xcVF04B_M

I'd probably get the Asrock phantom gaming nowadays. Or the basic B550m if you don't need fancy features, and you shouldn't be overclocking Ryzens anyway.

B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax doesn't have any sort of flashback feature iirc which sucks because it would have been the perfect board otherwise

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