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What do you think of my plan? ITX Ryzen 1700X B450 Fractal Design Nano S

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Hi

 

I'm looking to build a new machine.

 

In an effort to avoid dust, more than anything, I'm looking for a machine that will fit on a desk. ITX seems to make more sense in this case.

 

1. Budget and Location

I haven't really got a budget in mind, I'm aiming for good value for money. I'm located in Europe (Portugal). I usually use Amazon (I check the 4 European sites, they all have different catalogues) and KuantoKusta.pt - a price comparison site very popular in Portugal.

 

2. Aim

Web Browsing, Office Use. Not gaming. I'm a computer programmer, I'll have a separate computer/device for media, hooked up to my TV.

I'd like it to be quiet, dust resistant.

 

3. Monitors

I might want to connect two monitors.

I haven't thought about which monitors to buy.

 

4. Peripherals

I might like a recommendation for a good value for money, functional, wireless, keyboard and mouse.

I'll be running Linux, most likely Fedora.

 

5. Why am I upgrading?

My laptop won't boot past the BIOS logo, it's 4 years old.

 

Here's what I've come up with, with a few hours research this evening. I've built a couple of computers before, but not for some time.

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz

Seems to be the best balance of price/performance


Mobo: ASRock B450 Fatal1ty

B450 chipset has a feature where I can create a "virtual drive" made up of different drives. Don't know if this is a strong enough reason for me to go with B450. I don't want to overclock seeking long term stability, chose ASRock because I want BIOS updates, in the case of something like Spectre/Meltdown.


RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 C15

Seems to be a good balance of price/performance, didn't look very hard at this component.


PSU: Corsair SF450

Pretty sure 450W is sufficient, it's got a good 80+ certification, I don't know if I need a SFF PSU for this case though.


Computer Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Case

Talks about dust resistance and being quiet, seems to fit the bill. Was looking for something that didn't look like a gamer case.


SSD: Samsung 970 EVO MZ-V7E500BW V-NAND M.2 PCI Express 500GB

Surprisingly cheap for NVMe... didn't look very hard at this component.


Graphics Card: Asus AMD Radeon R7 250 1GB DDR5

AMD Linux drivers are better than NVidea from what I read. Don't know if it's the right choice for two monitors, or the case, or my use case.


CPU Fan: Possibly Phanteks PH-TC12DX

Saw this mentioned on another thread. I want the machine to be as quiet as possible, and to have good air flow. It can get hot in Portugal.

 

Will also need:
Zip Ties
Possibly PSU Cable Sleeves (can you buy these..)
Possibly short SATA 3 cables
Dust Filter: DustEND G3 (or a cheaper alternative)

 

I should also consider:
Whether I should buy low profile RAM
Replacing rear fan with AF Fan (I saw this recommended somewhere but haven't read any further).

 

I'm happy to buy fans for a case, have done this in the past and found it worthwhile.

 

I suppose my main query is, does anyone know that any of these components won't fit well, and then aside that, any suggestions of alternative components.

 

I'm going more for value-for-money, since I'm not going for "gamer".

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Why not buy a case designed for dusty locations?

https://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=525&area=en

No need to worry about dust and it's a normal size so basically everything fits.

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3 minutes ago, bqone said:

RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 C15

Seems to be a good balance of price/performance, didn't look very hard at this component.

make sure it's 2933MHz or higher, Ryzen performance takes a pretty big hit if you use low frequency ones

 

4 minutes ago, bqone said:

SSD: Samsung 970 EVO MZ-V7E500BW V-NAND M.2 PCI Express 500GB

Surprisingly cheap for NVMe... didn't look very hard at this component.

all SSDs got much cheaper in the past 3 months

 

5 minutes ago, bqone said:

Phanteks PH-TC12DX

Others like the Cryorig H7, Arctic Freezer 33 (and its variants) also do well.

 

5 minutes ago, bqone said:

Whether I should buy low profile RAM

the coolers here don't need low profile ones. They don't even reach the top of the memory slots, so sticks can be as tall as they can get.

 

7 minutes ago, bqone said:

Fractal Design Define Nano S Case

no THAT small imo, but whatever.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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This entire post is 100% in Portuguese just because I have nothing to do

 

Se não-te importas de gastar 1100€, isto é um PC bastante bom. Isto é comprando todas as partes do pcdiga (o shipping vai custar muito mais nos Açores e na Madeira infelizmente..). É uma caixa ATX infelizmente também, mas a caixa é completamente preta (e parece muito simples), e então poeira não vai ser muito de um problema.

Não inclui monitores, mas dois de 1080p 60hz vão custar uns 150€ adicionais.

 

image.png.771a605a76cd97b061d4405d9021db10.png

 

Eu escolhi memória muito rápida para o Ryzen ser mais rápido, uma boa motherboard que dá para fazer overclock, um SSD 1TB, um disco rígido normal (HDD) 2TB, uma boa fonte de alimentação, uma caixa bastante simplística e um Ryzen 5 2600, que é bastante bom. Em caso que não tem speakers o teu monitor, podes arranjar umas JBL GO por uns 20€. O rato e o teclado infelizmente não são muito bons, mas para o que estás a fazer, são bons.

O pcdiga fica mesmo localizado em Portugal e com o shipping mais rápido devia demorar 1-2 dias para chegar (até para os Açores e a Madeira, só tens de selecionar shipping EMS19). Desculpa se este Português não faz sentido lol

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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1 hour ago, NunoLava1998 said:

This entire post is 100% in Portuguese just because I have nothing to do

 

Se não-te importas de gastar 1100€, isto é um PC bastante bom. Isto é comprando todas as partes do pcdiga (o shipping vai custar muito mais nos Açores e na Madeira infelizmente..). É uma caixa ATX infelizmente também, mas a caixa é completamente preta (e parece muito simples), e então poeira não vai ser muito de um problema.

Não inclui monitores, mas dois de 1080p 60hz vão custar uns 150€ adicionais.

 

image.png.771a605a76cd97b061d4405d9021db10.png

 

Eu escolhi memória muito rápida para o Ryzen ser mais rápido, uma boa motherboard que dá para fazer overclock, um SSD 1TB, um disco rígido normal (HDD) 2TB, uma boa fonte de alimentação, uma caixa bastante simplística e um Ryzen 5 2600, que é bastante bom. Em caso que não tem speakers o teu monitor, podes arranjar umas JBL GO por uns 20€. O rato e o teclado infelizmente não são muito bons, mas para o que estás a fazer, são bons.

O pcdiga fica mesmo localizado em Portugal e com o shipping mais rápido devia demorar 1-2 dias para chegar (até para os Açores e a Madeira, só tens de selecionar shipping EMS19). Desculpa se este Português não faz sentido lol

Yeap, PC DIGA is good :)

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