Description

This is my second build. It was a pain to work on but totally worth it!

I used Logic Supply MC600 case and made a custom acrylic top panel for better airflow and showing off the insides.

For power supply, I am using HDPlex 160W and an external power brick. I initially bought a used Dell 330W power brick from ebay, but sadly it didn't work. Then I got a HP 230W power brick, but that didn't provide enough juice for me to boot the system sometimes. Finally, I got a Dell 240W.

I wanted the GPU mounted upwards, so I cut out some material from the back of the case for the GPU IO plate to stick out, made an acrylic GPU backplate, mounted it on the GPU using 3M double-sided tape and mounted the whole thing in the case using some 3M Dual Lock.

Deepcool RGB 350 was my initial choice for RGB lighting but then it took up too much space and I couldn't connect both strips to the motherboard, so I bought a normal 5050 strip off Amazon and plugged it into the motherboard.

Part Reviews

CPU

I interned at AMD for the summer, so got a sweet discount on their processors :)

CPU Cooler

Their shipping time for the AM4 mounting kit sucks so bad. Their support did not respond to my suggestion of having a distribution center in the US. I couldn't even purchase the kit anywhere since it isn't available anywhere for purchase! If I had any other choice, I wouldn't have got this, but this is the only cooler that would fit in my case.

Motherboard

Excellent overall. Perfect layout to fit the HDPlex 160W. WiFi is slow. The included bluetooth sucks. My bluetooth keyboard and headset wouldn't function properly even when individually connected. Now the bluetooth device just shows an error no matter what I do to try install the drivers. Buying a USB BT 4.0 adapter fixed my problems.

Memory

Good compatible RAM for Ryzen. Worked right off the start.

Video Card

Having interned on the AMD graphics team, I really wanted to get an AMD card, but I couldn't find any within my budget and this form factor and VR ready. Oh well, I got a free copy of Rocket League with this card.

Mouse

No issues so far and great battery life I think.

Custom

Good mechanical keyboard with no connectivity issues so far.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Very interesting. Trying to figure out the power supply from the photos. Is it outside the case and what type of case is that...homemade? Very nice!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Judging by the parts list he appears to have used the HDPLEX160 + external Power Brick. Really nice, indeed...

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, saw that. Threw me off by the S12II photo. Now that I looked more of the parts up on the internet the case he used is an interesting piece also!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

KevinMoondust is right. I wish I could add comments to the pics here, but looks like there is no such feature. I used the ATX PSU for testing since the 330W Dell adapter I bought from ebay was DOA. That's why it is in the pics :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it. You did a good job on this one, never the less!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's very kind of you. Thank you!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I remember watching a review of that case in YouTube. Interesting to see someone choosing it when most SFF builders (provided they have the dough and are willing to put up with the waitlist) buy the S4 mini by NFC.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know if I'm just weird, but I didn't like how the NFC S4 mini looks as much. Most people seem to like it, but I liked the plain cold look of the MC600 with sharp edges better (with the acrylic top in my mind). Also the wait time. Cost might have evened out after how much I spent on customizing this.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Well, It's not being weird, it's called "having your own personal tastes" :P

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

looks really nice! good job!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang that's a nice build! I wouldn't be surprised if it gets featured!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues mounting the cooler? For some reason, PCPP says the Asrock board and L9a are not compatible.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues with it :) Fits perfectly.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You think you are going to have the world's smallest build? lol, just watch me when I complete my Ryzen build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost built a VERY similar rig but had to downgrade to a more conventional case and psu because of budget issues, this is so cool! Love how it turned out. +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah RVZ02. Waiting for pics :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

When I build my Ryzen build in June it is going to be even smaller than yours!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Which case? :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Wesena ITX5B, which aren't in stock anymore(only the ITX4B which comes without the usb ports are in stock ) I got the third to last one, apparently they only make 5000 cases per model.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting. I couldn't find many images of it online, but from what I saw, I don't understand how to fit a GPU in there. How do you plan on doing it?

The height of the case seems to be 4 inches and the bottom 2 inches will be occupied by the motherboard, cpu and fan, correct? Which leaves 2 inches on top for the GPU. My GTX 1060 mini's depth seems to be 2.32 inches. Which GPU are you gonna use?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU expansion slot is half-height, and only accepts half-height single slot cards. I am going to use a low profile single slot HD 7750 which I have. When I upgrade over the summer, I will upgrade to a Radeon Pro WX 4100, which is essentially a true low profile singe slot RX 560 with a 125Mhz core downclock and 2Ghz memory downclock.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

So how's the build going

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have the money yet( I should be getting it soon, like within the next month or so ).

I'm going to get an ASL GTX 1050 Ti instead of a WX 4100 since it is nearly $50 cheaper( from aliexpress )

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, it's my dream build. Thank you :)

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