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Was looking to build a SFF for my wife as she's more interested in working at her desk than say taking a laptop to a coffee shop. I haven't built a computer since my first gaming ATX in 2016 so I was pretty excited to get my hands on some hardware for a new build.

I actually used my old Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000 from my previous build. It's overkill for her case (in fact most components might be a bit overkill) But technically it was better than buying new RAM. Cable management was a bit tough as I've never built a Mini ITX. Granted there weren't a ton of cables to mess with in this build, but the front IO cables took some time to cooperate.

Computer uses include personal use, light graphic work, and surfing. Potentially light gaming if we ever bring it on the go!

Definitely recommend the Chopin, it boasts quality at a decent price. Happy with the outcome.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm going to be doing a similar build for an SFF server here soon. Great cable management!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool. I'm sure you've heard the the 2200G overclocks well. It can handle GTA V at 45fps in 1080p on normal settings, especially with the 16GBs of RAM at 3000MHz.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I just did a very similar build the other day for my mother but I am unable to see her display. I get power to every component but no display. I tested the cables, monitor and even the CPU by using the build on my profile with no success. I have no idea why but I am having zero success with this APU. Perhaps it's the power supply I went with?

Regardless, I love the Chopin and this is a wonderful SFF PC!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice cable-management! I did one like this a year ago. It's hard to do good cable management in such a small chassis but is it worth it. Great build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Your cable management and build actually inspired me to take the plunge with the Chopin! I used several of your photos for reference.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's very good to know! I'm glad my build was helpful. You didn't have any problems with the CPU Heatsink height? I used the Cryorig C7 after measuring the additional height of the perforated mesh "dome" and it's about 1mm close to it but fit perfectly.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The Ryzen CPUs come with a stealth cooler (as I'm sure you know) and taking off the plastic shroud on top made it possible to fit. Granted the clearance is tight, I think it's barely touching the mesh. But I haven't had any issues with it. I was also interested in the Cryorig C7, but I did find a video comparison for how loud that cooler was and decided to stick with stock. Hopefully that wasn't an issue for you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice trick removing the plastic shroud of the stock Stealth cooler. The AMD Stealth cooler is way better than the stock cooler that came with the Intel Core i3-8100 I used. Considering that it's the only fan in the system, I decided to upgrade to the C7. The only problem was that I had to grind down one of the edges of the fan plastic (1-2mm) to avoid contact with the RAM sticks because I rotated the heat sink 90 degrees to have the fins vertically align. This allows airflow to escape trough the upper and bottom of the case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice built. I have the same pc case with power supply but haven't used in on this motherboard. Do you have any power issues?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

None whatsoever. Haven't had any issues

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on building with this case and gifting it to my parents for Christmas. However I've decided on the Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler (with the AM4 adapter bracket). A special shout out to 'rafael.maldonado' and yourself for the cable management ideas. Respect!