Minimum Viable PC - SGPC K17 4750G

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Minimum Viable PC - SGPC K17 4750G

A 4750G build in the smallest brickless case available. Having changed cases for the APU so many times, I seem to have hit the sweet spot in terms of size and compatibility (not having a power brick to lug around is a game-changer).

The internals are fairly bog-standard. High-speed memory to feed the iGPU, a 2300Mhz GPU OC through the bios, and enough storage for work. I may try to add another NVME via a PCIe adapter, but not sure if it'll be too tall. PSU has a fan swap to kill the extra noise and the modular cables make these APU builds all the more simple.

The truly interesting part is the case limitations. With a max cooler height of 30mm, I had to dig out some tricks, namely a Noctua backplate and scythe 100x12mm fan for the IS-30 (only allows for a 12mm fan and the stock fan is loud AF). It also won't take an IO shield, I will probably just end up creating a mesh DIY IO shield and double-sided tape it in there. All of the plastic above the IO had to be taken off as well as it was too tall to fit.

In terms of thermals, it's not nearly as bad as you might anticipate. Even with the GPU OC, I'm idling in the low 40s and hits the high 70s under a stress test. the larger fan, backplate, and Kryonaut seem to be doing their jobs quite admirably. I've said it a million times, but the Noctua backplate kit is the best $8 you'll ever spend.

Overall, I think this is a very niche case with a lot of compromises that might not be for everyone, but it hit all the right notes for me. I have an entire 8 core 16 thread little monster in something not much bigger than a book.
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
AMD - Ryzen 7 Pro (4750G)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (B550-I)
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 375.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3600MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 320.84
AMD - RX Vega 11
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 2400G
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 638.66
Western Digital - WD Black
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 187.99
Western Digital - WD Black
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
$ 89.99
FSP - Flex Guru
Wattage: 300
Form Factor: Mini-ITX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 79.99
CoolerTec - Super Mini K17
Type: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Mesh
Cooling
ID-COOLING - IS-40
Type: Air Cooler
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