Okay lets kick it off by talking about your favourite part, the parts. The motherboard were using for this build is the ASUS ROG Strix B450I Gaming Mini ITX Motherboard. Its got lot of features of a full-sized motherboard so I thought it would be the perfect board for this build. We had a closer look at this board. If you want to check that out its in the top right hand corner right now.
The GPU were using is the ASRock Phantom Gaming RX580 8G OC. I was going to use the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio but the case we have just wasn’t big enough for that huge card.
The CPU were using for this build is the AMD Ryzen 5 2600. This CPU is perfect for this machine as it doesnt generate a lot of heat and with 6 cores and 12 threads is great for productivity.
To cool the 2600 were using the stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 7 2700X the Wraith Prism. The Wraith Prism on the 2600 is actually pretty amazing. Because I have a few of them spare I thought it would make for the perfect excuse to use it.
The RAM were using is 16GB Team Group TForce Nighthawk at 3000MHz.
For the case were using the InWin A1 Mini ITX Case. It is the perfect size for what I want to do and will allow me to upgrade the GPU at a later date. It also has a built in Qi charger on the top that allows you charge your phone or any Qi compatible device I think before we head off to PAX it will be fitted with a Vega 64 from Gigabyte.
Lastly I wanted to talk about the power supply. The InWin A1 comes with a built in power supply however Silverstone sent me one of their brand new overkill fanless fully modular 450W 80Plus Platinum SFX L Power Supplies the Nightjar 450. It is one seriously impressive power supply and it just about the heaviest PSU I’ve ever used for anything.
This is not a review. I want to keep making that clear. I just want to share some observations.
I really like how this system turned out. I love how it looks like the case is kinda floating on a cloud of RGB.
I have watched videos and read about people complaining about how hard it was to replace the power supply in the InWin A1 and you paid for the case so dont change it. Blah blah blah. Seriously they are bunch of f**king sooks. Grow up. It took like 2 minutes and it was out. If you’re building a PC and more specifically a Mini ITX system, they are typically more finicky than regular sized machines. That’s what you sign up for. Don’t believe the bull**t you see on other channels about this case. Use a f**king screwdriver. Okay rant over.
Thermally I think the case has pretty good airflow however I think I’ll need to spend some more time with it before I come to any conclusions. I will talk about it in another video.
Overall I’m happy with how its running. It looks sweet and its really small. That’s the point of this build. To be small.