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Tiny ITX to Mini ITX upgrade

by ruthlessninja



Date Published

July 28, 2018

Date Built

July 27, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.178 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C


A couple of months ago I build a tiny PC for Dota 2 and Media Box. Everything was great except the box was getting too hot while gaming for long periods (3+ hours). I solved the issue by placing a 140mm fan on front.

My original plan was to have dual boot Hackintosh but I wasn't comfortable putting M.2 in an already hot case. I loved InWin A1 White (black doesn't look good with that base in my opinion) and luckily my colleague had a GTX 980 that he was planning to get rid of.

So I bought the case, Deepcool 3 rgb fans set and M.2 and build using all previous components.

My next step would be installing Mac OSX and hunt for CPU sales to upgrade from 2400G to 2700/2700X.

Part Reviews


Worst PSU ever. Can't believe they put such a cheap PSU in an expensive case. It's loud as hell! and moded to add wireless charging and cover. So replacing isn't an option unless I want to get rid of wireless charging and ruin the looks. Won't recommend.

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Footsocks 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Nice build! Did you have to update the BIOS, or did it support Raven Ridge out of the box?

ruthlessninja submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

It worked out of the box. I ordered from newegg which states that "Compatible with Ryzen 2000 series".

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Do you have any issues with team vulcan ram? i looked at it before purchasing g skill ripjaws v. i have the same mb as yours

ruthlessninja submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Only when I tried to overclock it above 2400mhz. At 2400mhz it works fine.

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Okay thanks, good to know. I have never used that brand yet.

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

You're proof of the upgradability of the Ryzen platform. 2400G tiny build to 2700X (soon) + GPU in great airflow SFF case? Perfection. Plus, getting that video card for free is amazing.

Question: What headphones have you got there?

ruthlessninja submitter 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Already added 2700X. Super awesome. I have HyperX Cloud Core Headphones.

XGCDrty 1 point 4 months ago

Im borrowing your build thanks mate!!