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HTPC, light gaming, no graphics card, feedback welcome

dggoldst

1 month ago

Hi,

Updating this post based on your recent input

My goals are

  • small, attractive htpc case (pretty committed to mini itx)
  • low power draw
  • low heat
  • onboard graphics
  • onboard wifi
  • graphics good enough for home theater and light gaming (Steam, or low settings)

Ok, based on your input, I've put this together and made the following changes.

  • Better CPU
  • x570 mobo that won't risk BIOS needing update (I don't have an old AMD CPU lying around)
  • Smaller power supply (because small case)
  • Platinum power supply (because as HTPC it is on a lot)

How does it look? Any improvements you would make? Changes due to recent releases or recently discovered incompatibilities?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $138.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard *Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $219.00 @ Amazon
Memory *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Scorch 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case $59.00
Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $139.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $667.98
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 09:47 EST-0500

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $77.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Scorch 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $53.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case $80.67 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $442.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 19:14 EST-0500

better PSU (would work well with a RX570 I have heard), faster RAM

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $77.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $72.98 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Signature Premium 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $30.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.00 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 400 W ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ ModMyMods
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $290.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 12:45 EST-0500

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $138.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 400 W ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ ModMyMods
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $416.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 12:55 EST-0500

Better CPU with onboard graphics, option to upgrade to more power CPU and GPU later. Or stick with this CPU and a GPU

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, Morgan123!

I edited my post to say I would like to stay with the same small case (or one like it) which I think limits the motherboard and hardware.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The difference a few inches in case size makes; Limits choices and expansion possibilities.

Ryzen 3400G with a B450 Mobo may require a BIOS update in order to work.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Made some updates to original post.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

List looks good, but I’d consider adding in one 140mm fan, for air intake

You also won’t need 600W, 450W would be fine for a rig of this caliber.

Also got the meshed SG13 case (better for system temperatures) and got a more durable SSD

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $136.19 @ Amazon
Motherboard *Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $219.00 @ Amazon
Memory *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case $57.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS SGX 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $79.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST CO 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $12.82 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $630.96
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 17:07 EST-0500
  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

What do you all think about Pico PSUs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnHlqWUHLAI

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

They're good, but only if you intend on going smaller, like this one

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $131.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $49.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $218.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $77.98 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Custom RGEEK Top Cover with Holes, Aluminum Mini ITX Computer Case PC Case HTPC, Good Heat Dissipation $53.99 @ Amazon
Custom Mini-Box picoPSU 150-XT Bundle $79.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $680.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-14 17:01 EST-0500

TL:DR; your list with the SG13B should be fine, unless you really are short on space

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