This is a build inspired by all of the people who have done this with Intel based itx systems, and especially based on Kyle/Bitwit's video and lessons learned. Also thanks to havoc58 for answering several questions.
The G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200 and new Biostar X370GTN board are not working the greatest right now. Even with the new bios, cannot get the memory to boot at anything other than 2133. It worked for a short time at 2400, but then when I updated the Ryzen chipset drivers to the newest, it wouldn't boot until the memory settings were reset to defaults. I think after researching that the 32GB kit is Hynix M-die dual rank and not Samsung b-die single rank like the 16GB kit.
I learned my lesson watching Kyle do his install of the AIO cooler into the Node 202. I cut the center section out before the parts came in, added a bottom bracket brace (for rigidity), and used some old case trim to cover the sharp edges before finishing it off with electrical tape.
Since this will be an editing rig, that I will take to sites, I needed larger hdd storage, but had to remove the drive cage to install the AIO. I put the 850 Evo flat under the cables. For the 2TB Seagate Firecuda, I modded a black $5 Purex USB 2.0 enclosure. It needed the bottom section trimmed, and two holes drilled for the side hdd screws, but was level with the case, protected the drive, and perfectly match both the case and the Corsair SF450 power supply. I secured it to the psu with plastic hook fasteners, and finished it off with electrical tape over the bottom cuts, and covering the floor area, where the hdd would sit.
Even using the low profile Prolimatech fans, I was restricted to a short (sub 6.3 inch) card. This wound up being the EVGA 1050 Ti SC, that was on major one day sale for Amazon Prime members. Since it is being moved a lot, I wanted the card to still have a bracket and experimented for weeks to make one. It used an 8-32-1 3/4 machine screw through the bottom fan hole, a side L and normal L small bracket connected with a 6-32-3/8 screw, with rubber pads wrapped in electrical tape, and some locking nuts to hold it together without loosening. This bracket allows the card to be braced whether it is in the vertical or horizontal position.
The Cablemod cables didn't reduce clutter as much as I'd like, but were a nice touch. Pic 10 was taken before plugging in the ssd and adding the final velcro/zip ties to the loose cabling. It's now pulled flat and organized in the space before the PSU.
Since the Biostar board doesn't have wifi yet, I use a USB Lynec UC6 AC stick in the front usb port. Speeds for downloads are 140 (instead of 180 LAN) and uploads at 6 (instead of 11). Not bad for the office and use the LAN at home.
Temps have been great so far (with no real OC yet) even under load these are what HWinfo have reported at the highest during stress/benchmarking: Ryzen 1600 CPU 40.6 Biostar X370GTN has all three sensors reporting 50/36/40 850 Evo 33 Firecuda 26 (this was welcome since it is right up against the CPU with no fans in that area) GPU 31
The 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 (grey) Backpack fits the Node 202 case, Keyboard, and mouse perfectly with room to spare.
When at home I use the Monoprice MP-22 Display Tablet. It is 1920 X 1080, battery free pen, and 2048 levels of pressure. It's stand is sturdy and has side connections unlike a lot of knock-offs. It works great with Krita, Affinity Photo, GIMP 2.8, and Clip Studio Paint Pro (Manga Studio 5).
I will update as Ryzen, Biostar, and G.Skill memory support gets improved.
Not a bad kit for the money, but only runs at 2133 on Ryzen/Biostar X370GTN combo. Hopefully memory support for Hynix will improve. Most forums are saying the 32GB is not Samsung B Die, like some of the 16GB kits are. Be aware.
Can't go wrong with this. I have 4 of these in laptops and desktops and these work with no issues, and decent ssd speeds.
Low benchmark scores, but great for editing and not too loud under load. This will be good enough for editing.
Good case for the money, but had multiple holes that you had to push to get the screws out, or couldn't use thee right screws. Some of the assigned screws would work in some hole, but then stripped in the others. I triple checked to make sure I was using the right screws, this was strictly a fit and finish issue.
Great power supply for the Node 202. Only issue is how the plug is situated. You have to run the Node 202 cord through the middle of your case and then loop, twist it upside down to plug it in. No stars removed, because that is a case issue, not a psu one.
These fans are great. Run quiet when adjusted, push a lot of air even this thin. Running without problems on a fan splitter.
Excellent feel and the software works much easier than my Corsair K70. Compact and sturdy build, with a removable cable.
Works great. I get 140 Mbps Down and 6 Mbps Up.
This bag fits my Node 202 build and is made of 1050D Nylon and feels indestructible. It has a separate admin panel section that hold a TKL keyboard. This bag will last for years and you can use it for any 3 day camping trip.