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Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004



So is there no mini ITX board I can buy on Amazon and be assured will boot with a Ryzen 2400G? I don't have an old CPU to flash with, and waiting for them to mail one is not an option.

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Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004



Mu Zeta posted:

The 2400g works on any motherboard made in the last two years.


Stickman posted:

Any B450/X470/X570 will work with a 2400g or 2200g. A 3400g would need a bios update on B450/X470, but X570 would still work out of the box.

Thanks, read too many contradictory comments in user reviews and got myself all confused.

Putting together a small PC for my dad, haven't built an AMD machine since my old Opteron 165 / NForce2 PC years ago.

Enos Cabell fucked around with this message at 22:28 on Nov 12, 2019

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004



Stickman posted:

Looks pretty good! I'd get an Inland Premium or Adata su800 over the WD Blue, though. They're both a step up in performance and a step down in cost!

If you'd like a cheaper option and you're sure he won't want a discrete gpu at some point, the $150 ASRock Deskmini A300 is tiny and includes a motherboard and 300W psu. It uses 260-pin laptop memory, though, so a comparable build would look something like:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($85.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Inland Premium 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Case/Motherboard/CPU: ASRock Deskmini A300 ($149.99 @ Amazon or @ Newegg)
Total: $459.96

The 2400G's stock cooler will fit if you remove the fan shroud!

Thanks for the feedback! I went ahead and updated the SSD to the Inland. The Deskmini is pretty tempting, but he's set on the extra USB ports and I may end up kicking down a spare 1080 in the future so want to keep my options open.

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