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My new build is finally done. My unconventional £1500 ($2000) Ryzen 5 build.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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REMILIA MK.IIC (Old PC) Specs:

CPU: Core i7 4770

Cooler: Snowman 6 Heatpipe

RAM: 16GB

Mobo: MSI B85-E45

GPU: R9 390 Nitro+

PSU: Corsair CX550

Case: ThermalTake V21

RGB: None

 

REMILIA Mk.IIIB (New PC) Specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X

Cooler: Arctic Freezer II 240

RAM: x4 8Gb sticks of Patriot Viper Steel Series 3600 CL17

Mobo: AsRock X570 Taichi

GPU: PowerColor RX5700 Dual 8G & Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB G1 Gaming

Storage: 512gb Silicon Power A80 NVME SSD, 512gb Kingspec "Halloween 2019 Special Edition" meme SSD, 6 other drives of varying size, dual drive external hotswap bay, PCIE 4 port SATA 3 controller. (Total NVME cap.: 512gb Total SATA SSD cap.: 1TB Total Spinning Disk cap.: 11TB)

PSU: Aerocool Project 7 P750

Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 MC500 (with add-ons)

Monitors: Samsung C27FG70 (144hz Quantum dot, Freesync, pneumatic stand), iiyama G2530HSU-B (75Hz, Freesync, one in landscape, one in Portrait, all on pneumatic monitor stands)

Audio: Sabaj D3 DAC/AMP, Littledot Mk.II (w/ Soviet Power tubes and British Mulard M8100s/Soviet Voshkod 6JP-EV/ American General Electric JAN 5654W dependent on mood), Beyer Dynamic DT990 250ohm Black Special Edition, Sennheiser HD598SE (modified to be a headset), Takstar Pro82, a literal pile of chi-fi IEMs (most going to be given away for xmas)

Mouse: Razer Basilisk, Keyboard: Ajazz AK60

RGB: 400mm Two sided LED ARGB light bar (bottom), 220mm Single sided ARGB LED light bar

 

Total Cost of new parts: £1513.38 (breakdown below)

My Ryzen 5 build ended up being a bit pricey. Oh well. I guess that's what happens when you buy parts for a PC over a couple months, buying random stuff I find cool on the way. If you want my two cents on any of these parts, reply to this thread.

I like this Chinese SSD. I built it around Halloween, so it'll be a nice reminder. It's metalic gold, it looks better in person (still tacky though). Yes, it's pretty slow.

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Observations and Notes about the build, in no particular order:

  • This case ( The CM MC500) was pretty much my only choice, since I wanted a decent case with mesh front, two external bays, and good drive capacity. I wanted cages for four more 3.5" drives, but CM doesn't have stock in their EU store; F*** you coolermaster, you've crushed my hopes and dreams. For some reason, the case came with none of the MB standoffs installed, which I've never seen before; not even in a £20 cheapo matx case. 
  • Between finishing this build late October, and now, I've upgraded from a R9 390 to a RX5700. My general thoughts about the new GPU is: "Wow, what I ripp-off" It has the same ammount of stream processors as a RX580, which means it's lower-mid range silicon, but it costs £300. F*** me sideways mate. I would return the GPU if I had the time. The only reason I haven't returned it and bought a used Vega 64 instead, is because it's not currently worth my time. AMD have also made it impossible to overclock the 5700, unless you buy the Powercolor Red Devil and you do dual bios stuff. F*** You AMD, you bunch of c*** Jockeys.
  • Yes, there's a PCIE SATA Card in the slot under the 950. Yes, it's tight af down there. Ohhhh yesss...
  • The Liquid Freezer is complete overkill for the 3600X. At idle it hovers around 45 degrees C with the fans not running. Some air is pushed through the radiator by the fans on the front. The AIO pump has a tiny blower fan. It's cool, I like it. Load temps? Well, I've never gotten it to get past 60 degrees C.
  • The GTX 950 is for NVENC H265 encoding, as well as decorative purposes. It makes videos nice and small so I can store more.
  • Yes, I chose the parts so it can take a Ryzen 9 and a top end GPU if I ever feel like I need it. That's why I have an overkill PSU and CPU cooler, with a mobo that's more expensive than the CPU.
  • The 400mm ARGB bar came with a wierd berg connector, instead of a normal three pin ARGB. So I snipped the berg off, and soldered the three wires to a ARGB male to male adaptor.
  • I Even did some cable management, for the first time ever. I usually can't be tossed to do cable managment for my own PCs, but I wanted to do it properly this time.
  • The Aliexpress GTX950 was a decent buy imo. It was cheaper than anything on eBay, and it's the G1 which has a nice backplate. It was listed as used, but it seems to be in mint condition; though the screws on the fan shroud have rusted, so maybe it was used near the sea? Who knows.
  • At the beginning, I couldn't get the RAM to run at 3600. After the AMD AGESA 1.0.0.4 update, it does now. Yipee!

 

This Aliexpress 220mm ARGB LED bar is wonderful at £8. The light is nice and uniform, as well as vibrant. Too bad it's not big enough, which is why I bought the 400mm later.

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I wanted the cables to look like blood vessels. A PC doesn't have enough internal cables for that effect tbh.

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The back is a rat's nest. An organised rat's nest though.

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That'll do

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I bought a BluRay Drive, because I thought I'd watch so movies and anime, etc. Who knows if I do.

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Parts Price list. I guess they're sorted by Merchant, then recent purchases. These are more or less all my parts, aside from the storage I bought over from my old build.

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  • Item: Powercolor RX5700 Dual
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £309
  • Item: Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 16gb (2 x 8gb) 3600Mhz PVS416G360C7K 
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £75.99 (x2)
  • Item: NoiseBlocker B14-PS 140mm PWM fan                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £22.94
  • Item: Powercool 45cm blue braided SATA to Molex cable
    Source:Amazon UK
    Price:£3.35 (x4)
  • Item: KKmoon Dual bay SATA HDD rack
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £2.88
  • Item: Arctic P12 PWM white fans
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: 6.49 (x2)
  • Item: Arctic P14 PWM Black
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £6.95 (x2)
  • Item: Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 AIO
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £59.99
  • Item: Shakmods 30cm Front Panel Black/Red Sleeved extension                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £5.99
  • Item: Powercool 30cm Red braided internal USB 2.0 extension                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £3.52
  • Item: BitFenix internal audio header braided red extension
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £7.34
  • Item: Phanteks 24pin extension Black/Red
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £6.95
  • Item: SilverStone CPU 4+4 extension Black/Red
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £3.98 (x2)
  • Item: Aerocool Project 7 P750 750W fully modular 80+ Platinum PSU
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £90.72
  • Item: Silicon Power A80 M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £57.99
  • Item: WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM
    Source: Amazon UK
    Price: £37 (special deal of some kind)
  • Item: Windows 10 Pro
    Source: eBay UK
    Price: £1.58 Yes, these gray market keys work. I've used these on over a dozen PCs over a couple years, not one has deactivated.
  • Item: Office 2016 Pro Plus
    Source: eBay UK
    Price: £3.28
  • Item: CoolerMaster MasterCase MC500                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Source: eBay UK
    Price: £80.35 (£94.53 with 15% off code)

  • Item: Ryzen 5 3600X
    Source: eBay UK
    Price:£206.74 (£258.43 with 20% off code) This was how much the 3600 Standard cost back when I bought the CPU in late summer 2019.

  • Item: Asrock X570 Taichi
    Source: eBay UK
    Price: £225 My most proud find. A good £60 off what amazon sells them for.
  • Item: 3 Pin ARGB 4 Way Splitter
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price:£4.56
  • Item: 400mm Two-Sided ARGB Light Bar
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £20.36
  • Item: ARGB 3pin 220mm LED bar
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £8.11
  • Item: Braided Green 50cm SATA cables (right angled)
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £0.90 (x3)
  • Item: Clear/Blue SATA Cables 50cm
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £0.72 (x4)
  • Item: PCIE x1 SATA Card (4 Ports)
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £9.29
  • Item: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 950 2GB
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £54.73
  • Item: KingSpec 480GB SATA SSD Halloween 2019 Edition
    Source: Aliexpress
    Price: £36.49
  • Item: LG CH10LS20 10x BD Drive
    Source: CEX UK
    Price: £20
  • Item: 3.5” Drive cage and 2.5” SSD bracket (x2)
    Source: CoolerMaster Europe
    Price: £27.55 (31.90 Europe monies)
  • Item: MasterCase 5 AIO Top Cover
    Source: BOX UK
    Price: £4.94

Total Cost: £1513.38

 

 


REMILIA Mk.IIIB: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X, Cooler: Arctic Freezer II 240, RAM: 4x 8Gb sticks of Patriot Viper Steel Series 3600 CL17, Mobo: AsRock X570 Taichi, GPU: PowerColor RX5700 Dual 8G & Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB G1 Gaming, Storage: 512gb Silicon Power A80 NVME SSD, 512gb Kingspec "Halloween 2019 Special Edition" meme SSD, 512gb Hectron SSD, 6 hard drives of varying brand and age, PSU: Aerocool Project 7 P750, Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 MC500 (with add-ons), PCIE Cards: Cheap Chinese Marvell 88SE9215 4 port SATA card, Monitors: Samsung C27FG70 (144hz Quantum dot, Freesync, pneumatic stand), iiyama G2530HSU-B (75Hz, Freesync, one in landscape, one in Portrait, all on pneumatic monitor stands), Audio: Sabaj A3 160W DAC/AMP + Wharfdale Diamond 220, Fosi Audio Q5 DAC/AMP, Littledot Mk.II (w/ Soviet Power tubes and British Mulard M8100s/Soviet Voshkod 6JP-EV/ American General Electric JAN 5654W dependent on mood), Beyer Dynamic DT990 250ohm Black Special Edition, Sony MDR-CD900ST (w/ YaxiPad stPad2-LR) Sennheiser HD598SE (modified to be a headset, snapped headband held together with gorilla tape), Philips Fidelio X2HR (with thicc Chinese lambskin pads), Takstar Pro82, a literal pile of chi-fi IEMs, Anker Soundcore Pro+, Mouse: Razer Basilisk, Keyboard: Ajazz AK60 modded with Kailh Box Navys

 

KOAKUMA Mk.IB (24/7 Folding Slave PC made of spare parts): CPU: Core i7 4770, Cooler: Some small antex cooler with 80mm fan, RAM: 2x 4Gb Sticks of 2400Mhz DDR3, Mobo: Asus H81i-Plus, GPU: R9 390 Nitro+ (barely fits in case), Storage: 256gb Korean no-name SATA SSD, PSU: Corsair CX550 (Gray label), Case: Antec ISK600 ITX case.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, amdorintel said:

Looks like a great build spec, except the lighting of course

Yeah, I've ended up putting the bars into "spring" mode, so they run left-to-right/right-to-left occasionally. Any mode that has the LEDs bruning constantly was too distracting.


REMILIA Mk.IIIB: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X, Cooler: Arctic Freezer II 240, RAM: 4x 8Gb sticks of Patriot Viper Steel Series 3600 CL17, Mobo: AsRock X570 Taichi, GPU: PowerColor RX5700 Dual 8G & Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB G1 Gaming, Storage: 512gb Silicon Power A80 NVME SSD, 512gb Kingspec "Halloween 2019 Special Edition" meme SSD, 512gb Hectron SSD, 6 hard drives of varying brand and age, PSU: Aerocool Project 7 P750, Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 MC500 (with add-ons), PCIE Cards: Cheap Chinese Marvell 88SE9215 4 port SATA card, Monitors: Samsung C27FG70 (144hz Quantum dot, Freesync, pneumatic stand), iiyama G2530HSU-B (75Hz, Freesync, one in landscape, one in Portrait, all on pneumatic monitor stands), Audio: Sabaj A3 160W DAC/AMP + Wharfdale Diamond 220, Fosi Audio Q5 DAC/AMP, Littledot Mk.II (w/ Soviet Power tubes and British Mulard M8100s/Soviet Voshkod 6JP-EV/ American General Electric JAN 5654W dependent on mood), Beyer Dynamic DT990 250ohm Black Special Edition, Sony MDR-CD900ST (w/ YaxiPad stPad2-LR) Sennheiser HD598SE (modified to be a headset, snapped headband held together with gorilla tape), Philips Fidelio X2HR (with thicc Chinese lambskin pads), Takstar Pro82, a literal pile of chi-fi IEMs, Anker Soundcore Pro+, Mouse: Razer Basilisk, Keyboard: Ajazz AK60 modded with Kailh Box Navys

 

KOAKUMA Mk.IB (24/7 Folding Slave PC made of spare parts): CPU: Core i7 4770, Cooler: Some small antex cooler with 80mm fan, RAM: 2x 4Gb Sticks of 2400Mhz DDR3, Mobo: Asus H81i-Plus, GPU: R9 390 Nitro+ (barely fits in case), Storage: 256gb Korean no-name SATA SSD, PSU: Corsair CX550 (Gray label), Case: Antec ISK600 ITX case.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, amdorintel said:

thats why rgb's should be banned ;)

It mildly impresses people when they look at my PC and it's lit like the Vegas Strip. They're useful for that at least.


REMILIA Mk.IIIB: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X, Cooler: Arctic Freezer II 240, RAM: 4x 8Gb sticks of Patriot Viper Steel Series 3600 CL17, Mobo: AsRock X570 Taichi, GPU: PowerColor RX5700 Dual 8G & Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB G1 Gaming, Storage: 512gb Silicon Power A80 NVME SSD, 512gb Kingspec "Halloween 2019 Special Edition" meme SSD, 512gb Hectron SSD, 6 hard drives of varying brand and age, PSU: Aerocool Project 7 P750, Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 MC500 (with add-ons), PCIE Cards: Cheap Chinese Marvell 88SE9215 4 port SATA card, Monitors: Samsung C27FG70 (144hz Quantum dot, Freesync, pneumatic stand), iiyama G2530HSU-B (75Hz, Freesync, one in landscape, one in Portrait, all on pneumatic monitor stands), Audio: Sabaj A3 160W DAC/AMP + Wharfdale Diamond 220, Fosi Audio Q5 DAC/AMP, Littledot Mk.II (w/ Soviet Power tubes and British Mulard M8100s/Soviet Voshkod 6JP-EV/ American General Electric JAN 5654W dependent on mood), Beyer Dynamic DT990 250ohm Black Special Edition, Sony MDR-CD900ST (w/ YaxiPad stPad2-LR) Sennheiser HD598SE (modified to be a headset, snapped headband held together with gorilla tape), Philips Fidelio X2HR (with thicc Chinese lambskin pads), Takstar Pro82, a literal pile of chi-fi IEMs, Anker Soundcore Pro+, Mouse: Razer Basilisk, Keyboard: Ajazz AK60 modded with Kailh Box Navys

 

KOAKUMA Mk.IB (24/7 Folding Slave PC made of spare parts): CPU: Core i7 4770, Cooler: Some small antex cooler with 80mm fan, RAM: 2x 4Gb Sticks of 2400Mhz DDR3, Mobo: Asus H81i-Plus, GPU: R9 390 Nitro+ (barely fits in case), Storage: 256gb Korean no-name SATA SSD, PSU: Corsair CX550 (Gray label), Case: Antec ISK600 ITX case.

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12 minutes ago, ibabyslapper said:

I've upgraded from a R9 390 to a RX5700. My general thoughts about the new GPU is: "Wow, what I ripp-off" It has the same ammount of stream processors as a RX580, which means it's lower-mid range silicon, but it costs £300

yeah but it performs waaaaay better than a 580

 

they're pricing it based on performance, not processors


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Fasauceome said:

yeah but it performs waaaaay better than a 580

Yeah, but I still feel cheated.


REMILIA Mk.IIIB: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X, Cooler: Arctic Freezer II 240, RAM: 4x 8Gb sticks of Patriot Viper Steel Series 3600 CL17, Mobo: AsRock X570 Taichi, GPU: PowerColor RX5700 Dual 8G & Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB G1 Gaming, Storage: 512gb Silicon Power A80 NVME SSD, 512gb Kingspec "Halloween 2019 Special Edition" meme SSD, 512gb Hectron SSD, 6 hard drives of varying brand and age, PSU: Aerocool Project 7 P750, Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 MC500 (with add-ons), PCIE Cards: Cheap Chinese Marvell 88SE9215 4 port SATA card, Monitors: Samsung C27FG70 (144hz Quantum dot, Freesync, pneumatic stand), iiyama G2530HSU-B (75Hz, Freesync, one in landscape, one in Portrait, all on pneumatic monitor stands), Audio: Sabaj A3 160W DAC/AMP + Wharfdale Diamond 220, Fosi Audio Q5 DAC/AMP, Littledot Mk.II (w/ Soviet Power tubes and British Mulard M8100s/Soviet Voshkod 6JP-EV/ American General Electric JAN 5654W dependent on mood), Beyer Dynamic DT990 250ohm Black Special Edition, Sony MDR-CD900ST (w/ YaxiPad stPad2-LR) Sennheiser HD598SE (modified to be a headset, snapped headband held together with gorilla tape), Philips Fidelio X2HR (with thicc Chinese lambskin pads), Takstar Pro82, a literal pile of chi-fi IEMs, Anker Soundcore Pro+, Mouse: Razer Basilisk, Keyboard: Ajazz AK60 modded with Kailh Box Navys

 

KOAKUMA Mk.IB (24/7 Folding Slave PC made of spare parts): CPU: Core i7 4770, Cooler: Some small antex cooler with 80mm fan, RAM: 2x 4Gb Sticks of 2400Mhz DDR3, Mobo: Asus H81i-Plus, GPU: R9 390 Nitro+ (barely fits in case), Storage: 256gb Korean no-name SATA SSD, PSU: Corsair CX550 (Gray label), Case: Antec ISK600 ITX case.

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18 minutes ago, ibabyslapper said:

Yeah, but I still feel cheated.

I mean, it's that or the 2060 which just does worse in gaming for the same price


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Just now, Fasauceome said:

I mean, it's that or the 2060 which just does worse in gaming for the same price

Yeah, honestly it's a good performer. You can't quite max everything at 1080p 144hz, but you can get decently close to doing that. Although, I'd be a lot less salty if AMD didn't set the max clock speed to 1850mhz, which is the stock max boost clock.


REMILIA Mk.IIIB: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X, Cooler: Arctic Freezer II 240, RAM: 4x 8Gb sticks of Patriot Viper Steel Series 3600 CL17, Mobo: AsRock X570 Taichi, GPU: PowerColor RX5700 Dual 8G & Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB G1 Gaming, Storage: 512gb Silicon Power A80 NVME SSD, 512gb Kingspec "Halloween 2019 Special Edition" meme SSD, 512gb Hectron SSD, 6 hard drives of varying brand and age, PSU: Aerocool Project 7 P750, Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 MC500 (with add-ons), PCIE Cards: Cheap Chinese Marvell 88SE9215 4 port SATA card, Monitors: Samsung C27FG70 (144hz Quantum dot, Freesync, pneumatic stand), iiyama G2530HSU-B (75Hz, Freesync, one in landscape, one in Portrait, all on pneumatic monitor stands), Audio: Sabaj A3 160W DAC/AMP + Wharfdale Diamond 220, Fosi Audio Q5 DAC/AMP, Littledot Mk.II (w/ Soviet Power tubes and British Mulard M8100s/Soviet Voshkod 6JP-EV/ American General Electric JAN 5654W dependent on mood), Beyer Dynamic DT990 250ohm Black Special Edition, Sony MDR-CD900ST (w/ YaxiPad stPad2-LR) Sennheiser HD598SE (modified to be a headset, snapped headband held together with gorilla tape), Philips Fidelio X2HR (with thicc Chinese lambskin pads), Takstar Pro82, a literal pile of chi-fi IEMs, Anker Soundcore Pro+, Mouse: Razer Basilisk, Keyboard: Ajazz AK60 modded with Kailh Box Navys

 

KOAKUMA Mk.IB (24/7 Folding Slave PC made of spare parts): CPU: Core i7 4770, Cooler: Some small antex cooler with 80mm fan, RAM: 2x 4Gb Sticks of 2400Mhz DDR3, Mobo: Asus H81i-Plus, GPU: R9 390 Nitro+ (barely fits in case), Storage: 256gb Korean no-name SATA SSD, PSU: Corsair CX550 (Gray label), Case: Antec ISK600 ITX case.

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