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This build is the smallest one I’ve ever done and probably the most… frustrating. But in a totally fun and interesting way. It's a basic PC that I'm giving away in my Discord community, ARDENT.

I went with the Phanteks Evolv Shift, a mini-ITX case that looks absolutely beautiful with its tempered glass and sleek finish. It’s a well designed case with great cable management options and enough to hide everything while still keeping it functional.

The ports are at the top instead of in the back, cleverly hidden by the top “lid” that easily opens and closes with a little push. A hole in the back serves as an outlet for the HDMI cable or whatever else you need to slip through there.

16GB of DDR4 memory clocked at 3000MHz keeps this Ryzen system happy with enough memory for multitasking and gaming. To fit the theme, I went with red Vengeance LEDs and these are SEXY.

Wait, a 2400g and a 1060? Why? Well, the 1060 was a last minute decision when I decided I wanted a little more power and the 2400g at the time was already installed in the system.

Fitting everything into this tiny little case wasn’t easy. I had to really contort my fingers in ways I didn’t know they could bend to make sure all the cables went where they had to go. I literally had to redo this PC about 10 times because I forgot a certain cable was supposed to go through a certain hole, but I had to remove a certain component before I could get to that one and I had to remove ANOTHER component before I could get to THAT component and it was… yeah. Frustrating. Eeeeek.

I’m all about that aesthetics so this build wouldn’t be complete without a set of CableMod sleeved cables for the the power connectors and SATA cables.

An LED strip gives the case enough ambient lighting without being too invasive.

A cute wittle SFX power supply provides power for the entire system. These small form factor power supplies are designed for little builds like this and cost more than traditional PSUs. Don’t judge this thing by its size, however, the tiny little PSU that could packs 600W, enough to power everything in the system.

I wasn’t sure of the BIOS version on the motherboard, so to ensure compatibility with the 2400g, I bought a cheap A8 CPU just in case the motherboard needed an update.

And voila! It’s alive! It looks like a little baby transformer and it’s just so awesome to look at. Compact PCs like this make great home theater PCs or for your dorm where space is a luxury.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

This is pretty amazing! +1 (should be featured)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Any chance of some CPU/GPU temps? And maybe a picture of the case fully assembled in standard lighting? I'm curious how this case fairs temp wise with more than the stock fan.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Calling aFEATURE.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks amazing with it making the mobo area looking like its suspended almost like a tower.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

So did you need to update the bios? Im getting a 2200g and With this mobo so I hope it wont be a problem!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

SHE'S A BEAUTY

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty project +1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

On your listing you show you are supporting an AMD Wraith Max but the pictures are showing an AMD Wraith Spire (RGB). Were you able to get a Wraith spire as a standalone CPU fan? Otherwise the PC looks great with the Spire just curious to why the Wraith Max was included in the listings?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! $60 on Amazon haha. I should probably update the listing...

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!!! Prior to stumbling acrossed your Scarlett Build i am in the process of creating my own something similar, just different color. would you say your RGB light strip over powers your RGB fans, what brand of RGB strip are you using? also i see your psu cables are red/black, included in the SFX corsair psu or standalone purchase?

do you notice any heating issues?

i'm more curious as far as any heads up i should know prior to ordering my components. Love the how the Red isn't to powerful, gives it a little look at me but nothing to over powering if you were in a dark room.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i might make a simular build but with a msi 1080 ti gaming. Would that fit backplate inwards?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

underrated build, best used of wraith spire I've seen yet.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The sleeved cables from CableMod, did you do extensions or full cables? I'm trying to find decent measurements on length to do full cables and hope you may have those numbers in your records.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I N E E D I T

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

Beautiful build, although i guess cpu temps are going crazy there, but managable. Thanks for posting your build.