Its been a while since i built my last rig. Back when athlon and semprons are still a thing and rgb's are not. :) since then im using laptop for productivity and mild gaming. I had spare dough and then decided to go back to this old hobby of mine and discover new technologies. I chose to build in this tiny case. The goal is to build a media rig that can able to run new games and make it as neat as possible. Some parts are bought brand new, some are used and some are freebies. I didnt cheap out on some of the parts so i can upgrade it in the future. The whole build experience is satisfying and challenging at the same time. The most challenging obviously is the cable management with this small form factor and with all the RGB goodness that ive put in, it did add to the cable mess but i tried my best to hide the worms. I had to do some drilling too to mount the aio cooler with 2 fans inside. The 200 mm fan is too loud to my liking and replaced it with 140mm. Too much RGB perhaps, but it is something you can always turn off with some clicks but hard to put in if you decide later on. Besides, my little one loves it.
It is a quiet rig and was able to OC to 4.0ghz in all cores and pushed the rams to 3000 mhz stable in aida64 with temps idling at mid 30 to 70 max. Not that i will use the OC profile all the time i just wanted to see the capabilities of the build. One sad part of the build is, its finished! :)
This is basically 2600x with a bad cooler. Get it if price is good and you have a decent cooler.
Good enough for mild overclock!
Best b450 mini itx board at the moment. Nice looking and they didnt cheap out on the vrms unlike the cheaper ones.
Best value ram if you're into overclocking!