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.