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I decided that I needed a PC to take with me when I'm staying in a hotel for work during the week. I needed something that would fit in my bag, so mITX was the only way to go!

It was my first itx build and I have to say it was slightly more challenging that a bigger case. Especially the front IO cables! But I'm happy that it turned out ok.

I was on a pretty tight budget, using some parts I had at home and buying some new. Consequently many of the parts will be upgraded at a later date.

And yes, I put an RGB fan in because.

Update:

Temps in details

Time spy; 3765, GPU 4063, CPU 2685 Cinebench; CPU 539cb, OGL 84.37fps

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  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Small, yet fairly powerful. Good job

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks cool im new to pc building do you have any benchmarks?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

not yet. I'd expect them to be pretty low. I'll do some next week

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

given your gpu I'd say they would be pretty good :D if you only had the APU it wouldn't be nearly as good :P though the apu on it's own is v good.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Turns out not to shabby.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Ridiculously compact PC. Good job on the build.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey do you think this would fit in a suitcase to travel overseas? I travel to Europe every summer and would need to fit something in my bag and a laptop is far too expensive. I apologize if this is a rather stupid question but I'm very new to compact builds.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Will need to be a big suitcase dimensions are; 26w x21h x26d cm.

It fits in the holdall I use fine. I suspect you'll want to do a thinner one to go in a suitcase. And also remember that the airport baggage people will likely throw it around too!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply my friend! I think ill stick it into my carry on if anything, I don't trust cargo that much. But I might buy a holdall small enough to just fit this and put all my other stuff into a different carry on.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Good Luck!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I modified the part list a bit so its less expensive, do you think this would work? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/x8tckd

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

I would stay away from BIOstar for a brand personally. Also the r3-2200g is often very close to the 1200 in price but has faster base clocks and the igpu is a nice asset to have even if you have a dedicated GPU. With a plugin in OBS you can use the igpu to process game recording and live streaming if you want to get into that to keep the load off the CPU and GPU. You also don't need to buy thermal paste as what comes with the stock cooler is already decent and you "may" only see 1c or so temp difference if anything. Also with the PC being a sub 200w power consumption you can save money and go with a 450w EVGA PSU which is still a decent name brand.

Here is an example of a modified version of your build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $107.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $83.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $169.00 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $524.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-30 11:20 EDT-0400

I didn't change the memory option though but faster ram scales better with Ryzen performance due to how the CPU itself works. I did also notice you had no storage options selected so I didn't know if you already had that or are still deciding what to get. If you want the best bang for the buck that will perform better than a regular HDD then a 1tb seagate firecuda hybrid drive will be a solid choice. Be sure to get the 3.5" that has the 7200rpm speed and it will run ~$75 USD which will be far cheaper than buying a SSD and HDD separately. It's performance will also be in between having an SSD or a regular HDD.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Patriot signature line 2x 4gb 2666hz ram would be better for the money. You'll get the dual channel then too.

I used that fury cause I had it at home.

With the PSU, get the smallest one you can afford to allow more space inside the case. It's better for cable management and airflow. Also stick with semi-modular if you cannot stretch to fully modular

Tetsuclaw covered the rest. And did a great job explaining it too.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Silver stone ML08 with handle is a great option. It’s handle makes so you could carry it like a briefcase, and its size could fit in your bag. It also supports a full sized graphics card.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Did you need to update the bios with another cpu first in order to get the 2200g to boot or did it boot with the 2200g with bios that came with the motherboard?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No. It was OK thankfully!

And thank you

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear that! I'm on the fence between going with a Ryzen 2200G build or an Intel G5400 for the very reason I don't want to get caught up in having to swap CPUs to update the bios initially. Sounds like vendors are shipping out the motherboards with the new bios that allows first boot with the 2200Gs!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it has been sufficient time now for older stock to have been sold and the new 2nd series stuff to be distributed.

I would recommend the 2200g. Seems to cope with everything I need it for, and the ryzen master software is easy to use to boost speeds.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! The last time I built a gaming PC was about 17 years ago running brand new WIndows XP at the time LOL. I want to put together a budget build without having to pay ridiculous prices for a GPU, and this seems to be the way to go.