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Modern Media PC / Tiny Giant V2.0

An update from my previous media PC, with much more power under it now.

Some time ago I swapped out the CPU cooler and PSU. The stock cooler was fine, but I wanted something a bit more quiet so a Hyper 212 was overkill but quiet overkill. I swapped in a Be Quiet 500W unit, I had it laying around and it was much quieter than my previous Corsair unit.

Recently I added a bunch of things to make it quieter / more powerful.
I added an extra intake fan for better cooling.
I added an AMD RX 470, I noticed my integrated graphics sometimes struggling with 4K60 footage and video, so I thought this 470 I recently got would fix that (and it did!).
I swapped the ram with a slightly slower kit, mostly because I wanted to free the kit that was in this PC. DDR4 3000 mhz CL16 is still plenty fast.
I swapped the HDD with an SSD, because its faster and quieter.

Thermals are excellently managed. During a combined CPU + GPU stress test:
Max CPU temp = 75 degrees Celsius
Max GPU temp = 70 degrees Celsius

It's a lot faster now, but it's still really quiet and power efficient, so it still serves its purposes as a quiet media playing machine.
Very happy with the upgrade.
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 144.99
AMD - Ryzen 5 (3400G)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 60.00
MSI - B450m Mortar Max
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 80.00
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (3000MHz) (Grey)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 499.99
MSI - Gaming X
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 470
Storage
$ 34.35
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 197.99
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 50.00
be quiet! - System Power 9
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 80.00
Cooler Master - Silencio S400
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 74.95
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 (Black)
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 116 mm
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,179.96
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