My wife was needing a new PC and this is what I came up with. I the Chopin case is super nice and this is now the 3rd system I have done with this case.
Paint the Noctua pink and I will give you +1. lol
If it was pink the wife would not use it, she hates pink. lol
Good choice of hardware for this build.
No space issue with the M.2 mounting on the backside of the mobo?
Nope, I have now built 4 systems with the M.2 on the back and have never had a issue.
Hi, did you have to flash the BIOS to let the motherboard recognize the CPU? Are you managing without PC speaker? I am in the process of setting this up as you can read, if you could answer I would appreciate a lot.
I had no problems with the BIOS the CPU, it all worked out of the box. But I did update the BIOS later. As for speakers the motherboard has HDMI and I just use the monitor speakers. My wife don't use sound when she is on the PC 99% of the time anyways.
Really nice build +1.
Hi there! Awesome build! I had a question, are you running into any problems with the m.2 on the back of the board? I know this is a concern in tiny cases like this and I was looking at this particular MOBO in this particular case.
So far we have never had a problem. I think the hottest the m.2 has gotten has been in the low 40's C, well below max operating temps. But this PC is only used for basic daily use, don't really do large file transfers and stuff.
Yah I mostly would only be doing internet surfing, YouTube/Twitch, and light gaming, Hearthstone, LOL, Overwatch etc., so I think that's fine. Thanks for the quick reply :)
Any problems fitting the L9a on the board? I've heard some coolers have trouble with ram or vrm clearance on this board.
With is combo I had no issues. The cooler installed with plenty of clearance. As you can see in the pics, there is no issue.