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Finally got around to get my pics of my SFF build and upload them. There are pics of all the revisions of the build.

Ever since AMD launched 2200g and 2400g I been wanting one for a build. And when I found the InWin Chopin with its 150watt power supply I pulled the trigger.

Since it was a fun build I was not looking to keep the budget super low so I went for the 2400G and 2x8 gb of 3200mhz ram. But If someone wanted to keep the price down the 2200g and 2x4 gb sticks of ram is probably the smarter choice in performance/$.

It’s a great size and easy to put in a backpack and bring along, and I been using it as a Emulator and living room pc.

The build went pretty smooth but cable management was more or less a nightmare. But I think I did an okey-ish job.

Pushed the overclock to 3.9 ghz on cpu and 1600mhz on the gpu, but it gets a bit to loud and mosfets and chipset on the gigabyte gaming wifi runs pretty hot. So I been trying to find a more balanced OC or might try to do some more for the cooling and swap the psu fan for a noctua.

Got my MSI B350I pro ac and wow did not expect that difference in mosfet and chipset cooling. Gigabyte was around 60c idle and 80-90 at load with stock clock. MSI is around 50-55 at load at stock clocks. So much more OC headroom in the air flow lacking chopin.

The noctua cooler dont fit without modification on the pro ac since it interfere with one of the motherboard coolers. But works well with cryorig c7.

Since the MSI B350I pro ac has moved the socket a bit more to the left. My c7 was touching the mesh bend on the left side at high rpm (instability in the fan I guess). So I opened two of the clips to and gave it a little more room. See the pictures if you have that issue with the msi board and c7 am4

Now I have gotten a 3D printed bracket for the noctua fan so it fits on the c7 cooler. The anoying whine from the c7 made me loose my mind. So now its super compact and quiet at least in idle :D

Update: Im now waiting for the C7 cu to see how that works. Might try and swap the 40mm psu fan to a 40mm nocuta just to see if it works and if the psu can get a bit quieter at load.

I really enjoy this pc! Its really quiet in normal use like streaming netflix, web browsing. Been playing through assasins creed series on it and some overwatch.

Hope you all like the Supersized micro machine SFF.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

But If someone wanted to keep the price down a 2200g and 2x4 gb sticks of ram is the much smarter choice.

another cost saving is opting out on a CPU cooler. there's a well-known mod for the Wraith Stealth. Remove the "AMD" fan shroud and you should be able to clear the cooler clearance of the Chopin.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You would save a lot on power too - but your computer may not ever want to compute!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Now this is a great idea, temps are the only thing i'm worried about in my current 2200G build but this might just do...you can't see it but i'm tipping my hat at you sir.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I Have almost the same :) small htpc PC for work, and gaming. This APU can handle many games on full HD. This is great choose for 'Sunday' gaming :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah the all black Chopin you got looks nice. I was a bit surprised that most games was playing this well on it, with some tweeking. Looking forward to be able to bring it to our summer cabin and be able to game on rainy days

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep I know what You mean :) i want to try some emulators From Console games :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s running most emulators without any issues. The games/emus that been wierd are having the same issues on my gaming rig so software related I guess

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thx for info :) what emulators are You using?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Demul for dreamcast, pcsx2 for ps2 and citra for 3ds, and retroarch for the all the classics. And you can bigbox them all in there and just jump around most emus with a controller.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Were the CPU and motherboard plug and play or did you have to update the BIOS on the motherboard?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

My motherboard needed an update of bios. But the webshop was awesome and updated bios for me before shipping it to me.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, so the store you bought it at updated the bios before shipping. What store did you buy the motherboard at? I was thinking about doing a cheap 2200G build, but knew that the bios may be a problem.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

From the swedish vendor Inet. But most smaller vendors can probably help you with that. Or buy it from a bigger vendor and drop by any local computerstore and they should be able to help you out.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Or you could get the MSI B350I pro ac. It’s about the same prices as the Gaming wifi. But since it just got released it should have 2200/2400G support out of the box. I ordered one today since it also seem to have better OC ability

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

InWin knows how to make cases, good pick onthat one!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes they do. And the power supply is awesome even if it gets a bit load when overclocking, but cant really fault them for since the OC is pushing the limits of 150w thats inside a case of this size

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen is Good.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the raven ridge apu’s are really good for the price

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a 2400g

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you find the MSI B350i PRO AC? I've been looking, but nothing seems to have made its way to retailers yet, despite being announced almost four months ago... One site in Australia has it, but it didn't appear that they offer shipping to the US.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Got mine in sweden. They are in most webstores over here. And wow msi have made a great job. Temps are like 20-25 deltaT on chipset and mosfet at load. It draw like 40 watts less power in idle and 20 watts less at load then the gigabyte gaming wifi. The built in audio is the only ”bad” part in my opinion. But at the price range you can get it all I guess

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Np! Hope you can find one where ever you are.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the US, and I did find one today!! It's ordered, though with a 'very low stock' warning stating that I may not receive the item if it's sold 'off the shelf' before it's picked for my order… They only had two left in stock, and assuming I get the one I ordered, there very well only be one new one left in the US.

I plan on posting the location of the remaining one to various Chopin build threads on here, where people are asking where to get one … after I see that mine's shipped :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Also dont go with the low profile noctua cooler if you dont want to do some modification. One of the heatsinks on the motherboard interfere with the cooler.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I looked at the webshops over here. Everyone has 20-40 cards in stock.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the case lay flat or does it need to be standing up? I'm looking for a case that looks similar to a console. Thanks!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can lay it flat on the flat side. But not on the mesh side.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

so the c7 does work on AM4! nice build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes with the am4 braket it’s pretty much the only cooler that could fit in this case with this motherboard.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy this case? I can't find it anywhere...

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

You can get it from the UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Win-BQ696-Chopin-Supply-Customisable/dp/B015P6IVKO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526873822&sr=8-1&keywords=inwin+chopin And they will ship to the US. I waited for it to stock up in the US for weeks until someone gave me this tip. Ended up being $120 USD all in. They also have the Black version in stock, but it is a little more expensive.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I never thought about trying UK Amazon.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes found it on amazon uk

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I'm really considering to do a very similar build myself, but I also want to overclock the apu as you did, I wan't to try a 3,9/4.0Ghz (if I can) and see where I can go with the GPU. My super main concern, that's restraining me to "pull the trigger" on this, is the PSU. Does it really hold on your configuration? I'm worried that something goes wrong and end up killing the entire PC.

PS: Is the Cryorig better than the L9? Cause I really like the Noctua :P

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Well for a big overclock you might be better of with a more powerful psu. Mod it with a pico psu or maybe go for another sff case maybe like geeek a20/a30 and a 200-250w flex psu. At full load (stock) the system pulls around 100-110 watts. Mine been working well but its pretty close to the psu limit. So psu need to work hard at load.

The noctua fan is much much quieter then the c7 fan. But the heatsink is much better on the c7 or c7 cu. I think the noctua cooler is rated 65 w tdp and the c7 is rated at 100 w tdp and the c7 cu has 115w tdp. So I took the best of both world so I put the noctua fan on the c7 with a 3d printed bracket. And now I gotten my c7 cu but not gotten around to try it out yet

Hope that helps you in your build and shoot me a link when you are done