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Lil Brother is back in school (Grade 12) and I figured he could use his own computer...SOO why not build one together?! With a budget of $500-700 here's what we came up with.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Dont have the cash flow yet to drop in a discrete GPU plus I've been wanting to build an AMD setup ever since the launch of Ryzen. Great value for budget and performance (Cinebenched 801pts/52fps). Quite impressive!

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI Mini ITX Always been intrigued by the idea of small form factors and have been itching to try out a Mini ITX build. Slick color scheme, super easy BIOS, a nice hint of RGB (cuz 2018).

MEMORY: TEAM VULCAN 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4-3000 Went through several lists of RAM that would be compatible with the MOBO and CPU. Decided on these mainly because of their cost and clean colours. Defaults 2400mhz, enabled XMP profile and running at 3000mhz now. No Problems.

STORAGE: Kingston A400 120GB SSD & WD Blue 1TB HDD Really affordable SSD (perfect size for OS and space for a few of the latest games/apps), the HDD was for his school work and abundence of photos/videos.

CASE: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Been eager to get working on this case and loved the size factor of this thing. Decent room for cable management, tons of air flow and just a breeze to work with!

PSU: EVGA BQ 500W 80+ Bronze SEMI-MODULAR Best bang for buck I found during time of purchase. Never settling for anything less again, either its SEMI or its got to be FULLY modular. Makes cable management SOOO much more clean and easy.

Still have a few more plans but this should suffice until the bigger hardware comes through!!!

CPU - 209.99 MOBO - 141.99 RAM - 100.99 SSD - 34.99 HDD - 49.99 PSU - 74.99 CASE - 59.99

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  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

How is it? What games does it run, at what settings. Im curious now

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Lil bro hasnt been playing much given the boat load of school assignments and sports teams but most recently tried out LoL (Max settings = avg 105fps with a min of 50fps during huge team fights).

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice little build there man! That Ryzen 5 will keep things relevant for a few years!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Mini ITX Bro! Lots of potential for great hardware and performance in such a small form factor.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Plan to add some exhaust fans on the rear? This case holds two 80mm fans

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Plan on getting an AIO for the CPU, 2 80mm fans, and a GPU sometime down along the road.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking at a 120-140mm aio as intake or what do you have in mind?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly a 140mm aio as intake and a 200mm for intake as well. I mean theoretically 200mm should push lots of air through this case.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

It does! That 200mm was plenty as my solo intake for 2400g and a gtx 1080

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh 1 more thing I forgot. I ended up removing 2 case 80mm rear exhaust fans in lieu of a 2nd fan on the tower air cooler. It sits close enough to the rear anyhow. Those little 80mm fans are louder than I liked at any useful speeds. I tried 2 dif brands

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/s4J8TW Take a look at my old v1 If you decide tower cooler over aio this is about as tall as you can get with the h7 without modification

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean and simple build, thanks for the input. I'll definitely look more into things!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

When I had my core v1 itx build, I just use a cryorig h7 air cooler + 200mm noctua case fan for front to replace the thermaltake one. It was little too loud for me. That thing was super quiet. So much air. A 140mm front intake much more choices on fans; unfortunately not many compete with the brown noctua in the 200mm size

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the same cpu, check my build tho, i really liked this. are u planning on adding a gpu? i am planning on adding a gtx 1060 6gb.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely getting a gpu down the road, does more than needed as is for school work and light gaming. Got my eyes out for either a 1060, 1070 or possibly a 580. Too many choices but we've both been busy with school and gaming has been pushed aside haha.

Slick looking build you got though!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

lol true

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the vape :v