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Toni
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LAN PC / Livingroom HTPC

For this build I had a budget of around 800€, which I held on to quite nicely.

The idea was to have a cheap yet capable 1080p on-the-go PC that I could take with to LAN parties for example. And I think this build achieves that purpose pretty well.

As with all SFF builds, one of the problems is heat dissipation which is mainly taken care of the two "slim" 120mm chassis fans, and in addition two 40mm "exhaust" fans on top of the case, near where the CPU cooler is located. The latter is to help the CPU cooler with its job.

During gaming, the GPU temperature peaks at 73 degrees, and the CPU temperature peaks at 75 degrees Celsius when set at 3.6GHz stock speed.

NOTE: 30/2/2019 - Added two 40mm fans to exhaust hot CPU air.

NOTE: 18/8/2019 - Changed the Node 202 case to Kolink Rocket premium mini-ITX case. Also changed the RX580 to GTX 1660.

All the clock speeds for CPU and GPU are at default values. This is something I will take a look at after taking care of the CPU cooling, possibly slightly overclocking both. XMP is enabled for RAM.

Please see my short youtube video on the build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SYoK9IZQDw

Upgrade ideas for late 2019/early 2020:
- PS: Corsair SF600 (600W needed for a better GPU).
- CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 7 3700x
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

05/03/2019 - Replaced the Noctua NF-A9x14 (14mm variant) with NF-A9 (25mm variant).

27/2/2019 - Added 2x 120mm SilverStone Slim case fans

19/08/2019 - Changed case to Kolink Rocket

19/08/2019 - Replaced RX 580 with GTX 1660

Hardware

CPU
$ 236.73
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 129.99
ASRock - Fatal1ty Gaming
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ATX
Graphics
$ 226.70
EVGA - GeForce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1660
Storage
$ 54.64
Kingston - A400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
Storage
$ 27.99
Kingston - A400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
PSU
Fractal Design - Integra
Wattage: 450
Form Factor: SFX
Case
Kolink - Rocket
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 39.90
Noctua - NH-L9a-AM4
Type: Air Cooler
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