That's good to know. :) The 80 watt limit was a concern, so I was looking at mini-box pico PSUs with a different case as well.
I'm sure the integrated graphics in the chip is powerful enough for his needs; especially if gaming isn't needed. And yes, that is the entire computer.
How is the wattage draw on the system? I had looked at this case before for a 2400g for a htpc/steam/emulation setup, but didn't think it'd be powerful enough run higher wattage processors.
Very nice build. Glad to see another Launchbox user. :)
As with the dual boot, you should be able to set the bios up to select which drive to boot from so that you don't need to worry about breaking clover; or having to physically disconnect the drive. It's what I'm doing with a Gigabyte motherboard and Windows/Linux. They both use their own boot loader on for their own drives.
I'm hoping to set up a 3rd boot someday with a hackintosh since my hardware is compatible according to tonymac, but needless to say any attempt I've tried has never gone well. I fully understand why you don't want to risk any changes once you get everything up and running on Clover/OSX.
Almost $300 for the case? Yikes, I'd be upset as well for the delay and poor quality. Good thing you got a partial refund and was able to make the most of it. :)
I believe it's his failed attempt at trolling
Not all programs have optimized Ryzen support to where an Intel beats it in performance. It all depends on what he is running. In the business environment, you go with the standard if you're not sure the alternative will work fine in every case you work with.
I was looking at that case at one point for the same aesthetic reasons as well, but the sticker shock was high at the time. It is a really beautiful setup though that even Linus Tech Tips had built for one of their interns.
I do have a question regarding your current setup with the AIO and so forth. How many, and what size, hard drives can be fit in there for expansion since this case is ideal for HTPC setups?
I have a Raven RVZ-01 myself. I definitely feel your pain regarding the heat issues.
The biggest complaint with these lines of cases by Silverstone is that the cooling for the CPU and the GPU are on opposite sides of the case. I ended up getting a short length video card (was a 7770, now a 1060) so that I could put my CPU radiator/fan from my AIO on the same side of the GPU fans. My case is currently laying upside down as a result.
Mustard makes great thermal paste :) But yeah, I definitely love these micro builds; even though they can be a pain to setup
That cat looks like Godzilla in size compared to that computer case. :)
Asahi= good beer :)
Image and video editing. Plus it's much easier to replace/upgrade a GPU later on than it is a CPU.
I was going to suggest the same thing; assume he has some Linux knowledge and doesn't mind having to configure stuff.
Personally, I use Anarchy Linux; just to make the install easier since it's basically pure Arch.
If anyone is wondering where he got the hammer decal, it's a 3D Deco Light from 3DLightFX:
BTW, very creative use. I definitely like it! :)
I am also surprised no one has mentioned anything about the Funko Pop! baby Groot inside the case as well.
He overdid the paste though
Waaay overkill on the thermal paste. Using too much will actually cause CPU temps to rise. However, since you have a high end cooling unit on a lower power CPU, you probably won't notice much.
From what everything I've read, the i9-9900k requires water cooling to prevent throttling (100C). The Noctua more than likely will not be able to handle it either.
great... now I'm hungry for pizza rolls..... lol
I'd suggest either Launchbox or Playnite for the front end:
There's also Ice for the Steam client, but personally I think it makes a mess:
I know what you mean. At first I thought it was a picture of a trash bin until I opened it full screen and noticed it was the computer. As the author said, it's probably the angle of the camera.
You just need to add this on top and it'd be perfect :)
Very clean build.
The other option is to go with a motherboard that has USB-C/thunderbolt and use an external GPU enclosure like the Razer Core X.
"CPU CLOCK RATE
Wow! That's one fast computer!
BTW, I love the case/power supply setup. I've considered doing the same thing before in a mini build. :)
Ah, makes sense. :)
Nice build for the location and theme of where it is put. It fits absolutely perfectly in there. :)
I see over on the right side of the first picture, you have another device the laptop is sitting on. I assume it is a NAS of some form since it looks very similar to the Buffalo one that I have.
DC fan I assume? :) Where's the future tech in it? lol
BTW, very nicely done paint job. As for the spiking, that I'm not sure on. Redoing the paste 'might' help, depending on how much was used the first time. If too much is used, it can actually insulate the contact point. Too little leaves hot spots. The other thing to consider is if the newer cooler is overall lower in temp compared to the wraith, it could be normal.
Are you running Raid 0 on the system since you said 3TB storage or JBOD? Personally, I would setup some form of RAID (other than 0) for redundancy in case of a drive failure.
Does it play Commodore 64 and Apple II games as well since it'd fit with the movies release years? :)
Nice clean build. +1
The first thing your title made me think of was "You never go full micro" (Tropic Thunder reference; replacing one word)
However, this build definitely prove them wrong. :) +1
What are your temperatures/noise levels at?
Are there any 3rd party heat-sinks you can recommend to improve heat/noise?
What kind of uses have you been doing with the machine?
I assume the power supply is more than adequate for the system.
I am looking at doing something very similar myself for a HTPC/Emulation/Plex Server/Steam machine that is small enough to not look out of place by my TV.
Looking at that first picture on the pcpartpicker list screen, I first thought you built the computer into a microwave... lol
Nice, very clean build. :)
Oh gee, that one isn't bad at all; especially compared to the one I mentioned or the DOA Oppai mouse pads... lol
I assume it's the D.VA one with the 'ergonomic wrist support'? lol
Very nice build. I love seeing these custom cases. :)
What software are you using for the NAS?
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.
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?
Love the last picture with the case in the laptop bag. :)
Very nice. :)
Biggest thing I'm curious about is the Sennheiser GSX 1000 along with the Xonar U7 MKII. Why two different sound systems? Also, how is the performance of the Sennheiser GSX 1000 unit?
lol. :) Any other prog bands worth recommending? I know I've been really into Symphony X, Orphaned Land and Devin Townsend lately.
As "Achmed the Dead Terrorist" would say...
"Helloooo... I am Lindsay Lohan!" :)
Nice username. :) Dream Theater fan I'm guessing?
Very nice build. As you said, overkill for you mom.
The only thing I would have done differently is used a smaller case (as you suggested). I know most are expensive, but there are options such as the Antec ISK-300-150 and the In Win BP655. The nice thing though is that you have room for expansion; such as a dedicated video card or extra hard drives. :)
+1 overall for a very solid build
That feeling when over half the inside of your case is the CPU cooler. :O
It really is an awesome build for its intended use. I'm surprised OEMS don't try using NoFan coolers with their office PCs they sell.
The best part about it all is that you can play basketball with paperballs, while the computer is even running, since there's no fans to catch them on. :)
I am using a similar controller for Kodi on a RPI3:
It is definitely more feature filled than just a remote, but is confusing for my parents to use when they come visit. I've considered a Logitech Harmony remote and flirc.
I ended up getting a lifetime subscription as well for Plex since I also have a HD Homerun and a Roku in the house and wanted live local TV through the Roku. Plex recently added the feature.
I currently have a messy HPTC setup running right now with a PC running a Plex server (and is used for everything else, video, games,etc), a Raspberry Pi 3 running Kodi, and a Roku. I'm hoping someday to consolidate all the htpc related hardware into one device. I'm thinking either another PC or a Shield. Neither solution seems perfect though.
Are you just running the Plex server and a blu-ray drive? I am curious about your front end software; whether it be Kodi, Plex Win10 app, Plex Home Theater, etc. The biggest issue I've ran into so far with my HTPC setup is trying to make everything non keyboard or mouse dependent so that only a remote is needed. Win10 apps like Netflix and Sling are the biggest culprits.
That motherboard is the cheapest AM4 board you can get in the mini-itx form factor. As for the Ryzen 3, it really doesn't become a bottleneck until you get into the 1070 or higher class of GPUs.
Granted, he probably should have gone with a Ryzen 5 or 7, but it may not have been in his budget at the time and he can upgrade later; possibly to the Zen 2 series.
Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing as well:
The biggest giveaway is the Ducky logo and the word Legend on the space bar.