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AMD Console Fusion

by ApocPony

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Date Published

March 30, 2018

Date Built

March 2, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C

Description

Hi PCPP community, Here we have the teeny tiny E-W60 case fused with the AMD 2200g.

This was built for my wife so she could have her own computer as she always hogs my main rig to do important tasks, like play Candy Crush and surf the web.

It also seconds as a travelling gaming PC as I'm away with work fairly often.

So far I haven't had any major issues with the build process, the board came as 'Desktop Ryzen 2000 ready' so there was no need to update the bios to recognise Raven Ridge.

However when I initially loaded into Bios the cpu temps were reading 127c almost had a heart attack, apparently this is a bug with bios version 4.4 also the M.2 was not recognised. This was all sorted out by updating the BIOS to 4.5 and windows preceded to happily install.

XMP profile for the RAM is running no problems at 3200 MHZ this is one of the main reasons I went with Asrock as it has a broad list of supported RAM and rated speeds. Given that Ryzen/Vega does well with higher clocked ram I thought this was a no brainer.

I have only benched CSGO at this point and on high settings at 1080p I'm getting between 60-120 FPS this has exceeded my expectations for this APU.

The Vinyl was all cut by hand and took about 30 minutes to have it all finished.

Will be posting more gaming benchmarks at a later date.

So far the wattage measured at the wall is as follows - 23 watts idle -102 watts at full load CPU/APU/Ram @2200 Mhz - 85 watts Aida64 CPU load -108 watts CPU/APU/Ram @3200 Mhz

A shout out to alejcho for helping me out with PSU queries as this was my first delve into (ultra small) power supply units.

And I do plan to add two 50mm fans on the side as this thing is terrible for airflow.

Hope you enjoyed the write up. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding the build.

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BlueTrooper2544 1 Build 18 points 12 months ago

Im calling a feature... How many have you had now ApocPony?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 7 points 12 months ago

Just the one I'm afraid but thanks for the compliment. Just hope to share ideas.

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 12 points 12 months ago

I WOOD not be surprised if this got featured. Sweet little gift for your wife.

LonghornAlamo2040 4 points 12 months ago

wood you have any more puns? XD

islandg@m3r 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

I think he WOOD have many more WOODEN puns =)

Very Cute Build

LonghornAlamo2040 3 points 12 months ago

ಠ_ಠ

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Congrats on the feature, BlueTrooper was right!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you, yeah he called it ;)

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I also noticed with temps at 60 you have room to overclock some, maybe 3.7 or even 3.8 ghz.

Also how did you get the wood grain? Gives it a vintage Atari style look.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Laminate vinyl from the hardware store it's textured as well really convincing look. Also I could OC but there is not enough headroom on the psu/dc converter. I pushed the gpu to 1.3 with out changing voltage, and under volted the cpu to 1.35

Gooberdad 10 Builds 6 points 12 months ago

Nice job. That thing is tiny.

What in the world was up with your temps? 127.5C holy meltdown man. I hope that was an error on pic 13.

Thumbs up.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Lol it was a bug with the bios version 4.4 I thought it had insta melted my new cpu but all is well with bios v.4.5.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Phew. Good deal. That would have freaked me out. Glad you got it fixed.

three8one 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Man I was thinking the same! I was getting my cheesy AMD/overheating jokes ready!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Lol. I'm glad it was just a mistake.

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LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 5 points 12 months ago

Ok, on a scale from "scratching a mosquito bite" to "cleaning your ear with a q-tip", how satisfying was it when your fan cable turned out to be EXACTLY the proper length to perfectly reach the fan header? Talk about an OCD overload...

Asking for a friend.

Beautiful build.

+1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Can I say both? There really is no room for cable management in this thing so when it lines up so nicely it really satisfies my inner OCD :)

AhodShralpy 12 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Wow, beautiful little box!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thankyou sir,

Eltech 20 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

This was built for my wife so she could have her own computer as she always hogs my main rig to do important tasks, like play Candy Crush and surf the web.

It also seconds as a travelling gaming PC as I'm away with work fairly often.

Sounds like your wife and yourself is enjoying this cute little PC. It turned out great and love that it matches your main rig with the vinyl wood. This should be featured. Awesome work ApocPony and keep it up! Plus one.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Cheers Eltech, much appreciated comment as always. Hope it's up to scratch for the wife's quality control review ;)

97thAcolyte 3 points 12 months ago

Looks great! Definitely worthy of a feature, cool little build. I'm actual planning one very similar for my partner. Was undecided between the 2400g and 2200g, but those specs on CS:GO are leaning me toward the 2200. Looking forward to those other benchmarks when you get a chance! :)

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

It really depends on what you would be using it for, though when overclocked it can perform slightly better than the 2400g at stock though I don't think I would have the thermal headroom for it. It is better price performance value. Will hopefully have some benches done later this evening. Thanks for the comment.

Peepersxpd8 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Great build! Love the small form factor builds!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanking you.

skyrise 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

FEATURE.

ACPenguin 2 points 12 months ago

You should do a intel one with thunderbolt 3, so you could create a seperate box with the gpu inside

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

I did consider that, thought would be cool to stack the boxes and put a 1050ti in it, but I thought this would be more practical as an all in one, plus cost was a factor.

_Unphazed_ 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Really an inspirational build. Is that a pico psu you're using?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No it actually came with the case it's rated for 120w at 12v so it seemed perfect, currently paired with a 120w power brick. Once I do some tests from the wall I should know exactly how many watts it's pulling. Thanks for feedback.

bbogle86 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Excellent work! How are the temps?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

With the lid off great isles at 26c and under load about 58c, with the lid on and about 6mm of clearance from the fan to the lid things are getting a bit toasty I'm hoping once the two fans are installed it should help dump some of the hot air from the case. I may also have it vertical with stands to help with heat management. Thanks for the comment.

SuperDroid 1 point 12 months ago

Could you provide some rough temperatures when the lid is on please?

Thanks in advance

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

About 82 degrees Celsius under full synthetic load, so no throttling. Waiting on 2 60mm fans then will post results.

SuperDroid 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks a lot. I was considering replicating this build in carbon fibre wrap.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah that would look really cool, it comes in silver too. The aluminium would be easy enough to drill vents into as well if thermals became an issue.

BeezKnees 2 points 12 months ago

Cute.

+1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thankyou

ProbablyProdigy 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

This is incredible. I love it! +1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for the kind comment.

Bronstet 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

I would've had a heart attack too at that CPU Temp reading! Stupid UEFI! Damn but that is one tiny build. Impressive.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Trust me I did but apparently it's a known bug thank god.

Bronstet 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Oh, and don't be knocking your wife's Candy Crush playing and web surfing. Priorities must be set! :D

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Very true ;)

Tech22 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

INB4 Feature! Amazing build, I loved your wooden SHIFT-X! +22 ;)

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for the comment mate.

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Every time I see these APU builds, the closer I get to building one. Absolutely love it. Great job! +1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Cheers mate, thanks for the comment.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Cool wife gift dude, silly she steals your pc for candy crush. But that’s a wife for ya. Is that an atx Build on the left and an oculus rift on the right of picture seven? Good pc, happy wife, happy wife. +1 epic case modding on the wood! Mixes epic pc with nature.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nah I don't really mind her using it. Was really just a good excuse to do another build ;) the case on the left is a mini itx the evolv shift with my Oculus. And as they say happy wife happy life :)

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I know the felling of wanting to make another pc for no reason.

millerslaw 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

I love that wood, and by that I mean the wood accent to the case bro - no ****

ReverseFlash 1 point 12 months ago

This thing is so cool its got the performance of a console looks actually even better! PLUS its Awesome looking and its almost as small as a Raspberry PI!!

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

Not as smal as pi, not even close. Pi is 2.5”, the size of most drives.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey thanks for the compliment, pretty much all the things you said is what I wanted for this build.

Enrico411 1 point 12 months ago

Waw this looks amazing. I would buy a case like that!

+1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Cheers, appreciate the thought.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Love it, great job!

+1

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Maybe a pic of the actual temps after you updated BIOS would be great? Hahaha I think we all freaked at that 127C.

This looks awesome, great job! Absolutely insane that you can run this thing off 120w adapter.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah it got me real good when I saw that but my logic suggested it would have shut down immediately had it been correct. Figured I would post it to save others grief if they decide to do a similar build. But thankyou I'm really impressed with it and all the numbers add up to give me at least 30-40watts overhead with daily use and gaming. I would not try the 2400g unit with 120w though, I think the Inwin Chopin is better suited to that scenario with its 150w rated psu and better airflow. Thanks again for the compliment.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

%100 if you go to the actual product page it states the unit is capable of 120w output (also on the psu unit itself) you just need a power brick at a higher rated wattage. The brick that comes with it is only 60w. I purchased a 120w 12v power brick.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey congrats on the featured spot!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks man, feeling pretty humbled at the moment.

cupowner 1 point 12 months ago

wow amazing!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thankyou.

SuperCMTR 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What case did you use or did you make it yourself or had it made?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey mate the case is the e-w60, about 60 euros and comes with the 120w mini psu.

frostmaster468 1 point 12 months ago

you should use a 2400g in the future. +2 though

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The psu won't handle the power draw for the 2400g plus thermals would be a problem unless I modified the case. Budget was also a factor, the 2200g can actually perform better than the 2400g when overclocked. Thanks for the up vote.

frostmaster468 1 point 12 months ago

ok. makes sense. i love the AMD logo on the top. :-)

JefesHTPC 1 point 12 months ago

Hey ApocPony, congrats on the feature, and great work on this build! You've inspired me - a longtime lurker of this site - to copy what you've done here for my own living room. Consider this fair warning that I might bug you with some questions in the near future ;)

Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the benchmarks!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Look forward to seeing the build :) my only advice is additional fans are a must. Feel free to ask any questions in the future. Thanks and good luck with the build.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Also more benchmarks coming Thursday :)

neo_explorer84 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

That looks awesome!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks mate.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

You have no idea how much I adore ultra-small builds, and the quality of this one makes me like them even more!

Well done.

Well, well done. Maybe even a little burnt.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Yeah mini itx is my passion, really happy with the new Ryzen APU's it makes these kind of builds practical and possible for ultra sff gaming builds. Thanks very much for the kind words.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah, these Ryzen APUs are nothting to scoff at! I was really impressed by what my GT 1030 could do, and the 2400G is about the same, with the 2200G not far behind! Pretty impressive for a hundred bucks.

Thanks very much for the kind words.

You're welcome :)

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

congrats on the feature.

lol at the temps as well

i would be like holy wtf bbq at that funky temps if i didnt look up the forums

I also using the Ryzen 3 2200G with the Asus B350M-A for my HTPC build

but among the BIOS i have used the past few years.

I prob like MSI BIOS screen more than the Asus one.

I have this weird bug where on my TV screen, the Asus BIOS screen is horribly off center to the right that i cant see like 1/3 of the screen unless i plug a PC monitor to the DVI port.

HDMI works fine when its on Windows 10.

Just annoying when i need to tweak settings on my BIOS

also the BIOS is not really updated, so my iGPU can only have 1GB of RAM buffer which is a bummer if i want to play some games which may need 2GB RAM buffer.

at first when i saw your build i was like, is that really a wooden case?

until i saw in detail it just a case with a wood wrap

  • I need this!!! *

that cooler is just a nice fit for my PC but i am out of budget after my initial purchase of 450 dollars for the APU, mobo and DDR4 RAM combo.

Yes import taxes and retail markup is what kills us when buying PC parts.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

That's weird behaviour for the TV, try setting an adaptive resolution for TV also set it to gaming mode if the option is available. Using the app Ryzen master seems to be the best alternative to going through bios settings, a few people have complained about current issues with the bios so I'm hoping this is resolved with future updates. And don't stress the wrath cooler handles this thing really well, the Noctua is not a must have. Thanks for the feedback.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

it prob also my TV age.

this is a Sony Full HD unit from like over 10 years now.

I tried all video modes so far not much luck here. :/

prob due for a change soon to 4K

the reason for the cooler upgrade is prob because of the noise and temps.

the PC case is the CoolerMaster Elite 344 which hardly have any ventilation, only one 120mm fan intake and no exhaust fan when i bought the case.

I added a rear 80mm fan and zip tied another 80mm fan to the side vent for both exhaust and temps was still a toasty 40+ and highest was 50 degrees because it also sitting in my TV cabinet.

The stock CPU fan is currently at Turbo setting whatever Asus calls them and minimum fan rpm is hovering at 600rpm. I seen the fan go up to 1.6k rpm keeping the CPU at 38 degrees but could hear the fans whirring.

The Asus BIOS defaulted my CPU to 3.85GHz with the RAM stick at 2400MHz as these are 2400 kits from GSkill.

But for some weird reasons,the settings trips up the display output like as thou the OC failed screen black out and comes back but no GPU has stop responding message on the GPU side which is even weirder when i have yet to do any OC on the iGPU side. All voltages were set to Auto. CPU at 1.4V, RAM at 1.2V and iGPU 1.1V.

I have tried backing off my overclocks in Ryzen master but since it does not apply every time i reboot the PC.

I just went back to BIOS mode and down clocked the CPU back to stock 3.5GHz and it now fine.

I suspect this board BIOS is wonky in some way just like the MSI H97 board on my dads PC. On the MSI, if you set the iGPU RAM buffer above 512MB. That PC will refuse to boot up or restart. The later BIOS revision fixed part of the issue but I just left it at 128MB since it was also another web browser PC.

Currently the thermal paste is from CoolerMaster as during the testing phase. The stock thermal paste was ruined after pulling the cooler out 2 times.

Not sure if you encounter this as well. When i use alcohol swabs on the used thermal paste on the cooler. It darkens the aluminum part of the cooler and it stains the swabs.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Those temps aren't to bad if that under load or is it idle? Remember Ryzen master uses about %20 cpu so it's a bit of a recourse hog, try using something like Core Temp to monitor temps at idle.

As for the TIM it will stain swabs and tissues when you remove it, I just use Isopropanol and tissues, then a microfiber cloth. I tend to stick to thermal grizzly or Noctua TIM they are the best.

As for overclocking I haven't really tried due to the thermal and psu limitations there is not much head room with this case design and PSU, though my RAM is running at 3200 no problems.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

those were the normalized temps after running loads like web browser, YouTube video and video playbacks for prob like 30 mins to a few hours after a movie.

using a mixture of RealTemp, HardwareMonitor and Ryzen Master

i will log the temps again from boot up.

But what weird is the swab and the bottom are now black or really dark grey after the wipe which is odd.

The only reason i could think of now is prob the ink on the APU IHS got mixed into the thermal paste hence why the bottom is stained

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

ok today i boot up the PC

temps are in the 30+ degrees

CPU cooler speed at least 1300+rpm

limelight55 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Ugh, I definitely stole your wood idea for my Shift X (just waiting on the sleeved cables to post) now you had to go one up the rest of us again +1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Not stealing mate, that's why I load it up and share it. Looking forward to how your build turns out, still love my shift despite all of the headaches that come with it.

Thanks for the compliment.

limelight55 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Soooo many headachs, I'm going with watercooling, and I didn't know what it meant to have a hot/constricted case before this one. Parts of the case are a breeze, and then there is the thumb screw for the gpu bracket.

DonKeedix 1 point 12 months ago

I love this. Very nice.

1stGuyGamez 1 point 12 months ago

Oh my, This should really be a console. If there was a separate OS that AMD would have made for their console, a Ryzen 5 1600x, an RX 550, I would definitely buy this on the Market. I mean, the polished Wood finish is so great, Nice build.

f0ol1o 1 point 12 months ago

It looks like the e-w60 is actually now being sold as the h60. As far as I can tell, it's the exact same product.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nope one is by Realan the other is by Intertech both essentially the same though the power button is different, plus the vents on the side are slightly different. I'm sure they both come from the same factory, just with some small changes after there in.

f0ol1o 1 point 12 months ago

It's all pretty confusing. Here is a listing for the e-w60 on Realan's site - http://www.minicase.net/product_E-W60.html. So far I haven't been able to find the e-w60 available anywhere, but they do appear to be essentially the same case.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I'm in Europe so that could be why look on Amazon.de and you will see what I mean.

Stichyface 1 point 12 months ago

How do you get the case made?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The case is was purchased from amazon, then I made the wood laminate/vinyl to size and made the logo on top.

Stichyface 1 point 12 months ago

oh kool, thanks

three8one 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Love it! Great work! May I ask where you got the vinyl?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey thank you, all from the local hardware store.

WyrmWolf130 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Saxy! Well very done!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks

natewu 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nice work!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thankyou

natewu 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

NP

takuhatake 1 point 12 months ago

It's also made for streaming MLP?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Of course ;)

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I saw the feature and your name and thought to myself, "Hey, isn't that the guy that had the Silverstone Raven build that made me go and redo all my wiring?" Quick look and, yup, sure is. I've been plotting to see if I could create a reason for an APU build since the tech folks on YouTube started featuring them as standalone gaming/productivity/HTPC solutions. If anything, I was thinking that my best option was if my brother went into a computer-intensive major at college in the coming years/months (whatever he decides to do with his newfound adult freedom). Had you considered other options for a case/PSU that would support a 2400G build? That's what I'd probably want to use for such a build since my brother finds himself doing a lot of video/photography stuff in addition to, ahem, actually doing his schoolwork.

Great to see you still successfully inspiring mITXers everywhere. Time to go admire your Shift build(s)...

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey mate thanks for the comment! I really do miss my RVZ02 that took a few revisions to get right. As for cases that are similar sizes I would suggest the Inwin Chopin, it has a bigger PSU 150w but also support for 2.5 drives, just that it is a little bigger in volume.

Look foward to seeing your next build, love my ITX's.

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Chopin does seem to be a popular one. I'm also thinking this might be a good opportunity to see what small-time modders/custom builders are doing. Plus, I've also been learning about those ultra-small PSUs as well. And the quest continues.

tylermiller88 1 point 12 months ago

How did you attach the wood to the case? Contact Cement? Loving the build, looking for something just like this! Great job!!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No the vinyl/laminate has a good contact adhesive pre-applied and it comes of clean as well. Thanking you.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey it's textured laminate/vinyl comes with an adhesive on the back, thanks for the compliment.

ssjg5rlly 1 point 12 months ago

It's your main PC's baby. It's shining, the PC's shining, your drink is shining. I need a 2200.

Potatogamer1230 1 point 12 months ago

that case looks amazing!

KiddRedd96 1 point 11 months ago

Fancy the case stillz!

I like the fact it has wireless feature too

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah it's all set up now for my wife now made a few more mods to improve airflow and its golden

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I've been looking at wanting to do a similar build, but for htpc/emulation/plex server uses on my TV.

That case is so tempting for my next build. It is a shame that the DC-DC board is only 120w though. I had been eyeing an mini-box m350 case, but this one is sharper looking. The cost is higher though.

I'll take that back on cost. Aliexpress has the case for cheap without a DC-DC board of any kind. Where did you end up purchasing your case at?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Hey I purchased mine of amazon, though they seem to be readily available here in Europe. Could not find one without the PSU otherwise I would have done the same.

Just a word regarding the case, if you plan on putting something with a tpd above 65 watts you may have to add some vents to the top plate. I ended up milling a honeycomb pattern above the cpu as it just can't get fresh air and keeps recycling the hot air in the case. Temps are awesome with about 20 10mm holes and it doesn't detract from the appearance at all.

Shoot me a question if you need a hand.

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

That's the same thing I was thinking with the top plate since I'm currently looking at a 2400g. I'm figuring the 200w DC-DC PSUs should be sufficient.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

150w would cut it but 200 is plenty of headroom for peripherals and overclocking.

Look forward to the build.

Dspivey 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Great build +1

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanking you :)

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?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks mate, had a sticker on the box saying raven ridge ready, but needed to update the bios to recognise the m.2 ssd. I'm sure most stocks now are updated for raven ridge.

BolbiSwaganovsky 1 point 8 months ago

Thinking about buying that mobo for when i convert my pc to an ITX build. I see you got an m.2 ssd, but I don't clearly see the m.2 slot. Is it under the heat sink like on others?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Hey it's on the underside of the motherboard, though I had to flash the bios as it didn't pick up the M.2 first time. Board seems pretty solid and a good price.

BolbiSwaganovsky 1 point 8 months ago

Oh ok wonderful. Hopefully it will be updated to where BIOS flashing won't be needed.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Yeah look this was almost 3-4 months ago I would assume all stock has been shifted and updated by now.

MarkoRibeiro 1 point 8 months ago

AMD aims its Ryzen 3 2200G at eSports gamers, and we'd agree those lighter-weight titles suited to lower resolutions are a good fit. You may be able to overclock and see playable performance at 1920x1080 in some cases, but don't count on it.

Fortunately, Ryzen 3 2200G isn’t just destined for low-end gaming rigs. These processors are excellent for HTPCs and small form factor desktops. They might also serve as a respite from soul-crushing graphics card prices during the current shortage of mid-range boards.

Source: Tom's Hardware.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

That about sums up the build :)

ItsKehem 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome build man. I am planning on building for the same case. Does the E-W60 includes 8-pin CPU power connector?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Hi it comes with just a four pin CPU header, but that's enough to power the board just check in your motherboard manual as to which socket you plug the 4 pin into. Also be prepared to mod the case to add vent holes above the CPU or it will get to hot. Good luck :)

ItsKehem 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you so much! :))

Blu_the_wannabe_tech_nerd 1 point 4 months ago

:o what case is that me want it

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

In the parts list found mine on Amazon.

Pumpkincurry 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

what website did you purchase the case from? it is neat!

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I found it on Amazon Europe :)

woahwoahwilly 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

If that build sere mine, I would have velcroed a small enough UPS to the bottom and connected the AC adapter to it so I could run it on battery. Maybe use one of those cases I've heard about in a Techquickie video that have screens on them.

Like that would work anyways. Maybe it would. Maybe it wouldn't.

Great build though!

Blu_the_wannabe_tech_nerd 1 point 3 months ago

Can I get the link to the case pls

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Cant find it on Amazon anymore, maybe they have stopped producing it?

RiseOfAMD 1 point 3 months ago

Nice build but I have a few questions:

  1. How does the processor get air when the ventilation is blocked by the top of the case?

  2. Hom much hour and what game can you play on it before it get too hot?

(Nice build by the way, I like the AMD logo on the top)

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Unfortunately it got to hot for my taste so I milled some vents right above the cpu (10 times 10mm holes in a honeycomb formation) maintaining the logo and vinyl, now it never goes above 70c on a hot summer day (running cpu and gpu stress tests for hours. Also undervolted the chip without any loss in performance. I would recommend people build in the Inwin Chopin, but there are plenty of other alternatives out there as well. Cheers and thanks for the compliment.

Atomic_gaming1111 1 point 3 months ago

how well does that ddr4-3200 work with your 2200g?

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Perfect, checked the board manufacturers approved RAM before I purchased anything. One of the reasons I went with the board as it had a large list of RAM compatibility.

Bennykelli1 1 point 3 months ago

Holy crap... so do you have a video of the creation of the vinyl cause this is an excellent build.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Hey thanks for the comment,I contemplated doing a channel but I always get distracted :/ though I could always peel it off and film it again :)

AidinLMcLaurin 10 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Came here from your comment on my build. I feel safe about my 150W PSU looking at your data here, thanks for your input on that. This is seriously sweet work with the vinyl.

ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks mate much appreciated :)

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ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah I have a few, but my main rig has 2tb so that's more than enough, but with an external USB 3.0 hdd should be fine for games, you may even squeeze a 2.5 under the lid with some Velcro. good luck with your build.

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ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry just edited my comment, but you could possibly add a 2.5 hdd under the lid would depend on your cpu cooler placement though.

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ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

If you have 2 50mm or 60mm fans I think its doable for sure, worst case it gets to hot and you can pop the 2.5 hdd into an external enclosure.

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ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Almost.... :)

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ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I know it's awesome things just get smaller and smaller.

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ApocPony submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Plug and play just didn't recognize the m.2 drive so i updated the bios.