Build for my parents - In Win Chopin!

by Albert C Posted on: 7/11/2020

Build Description

My parents used to watch videos on an Intel Compute Stick. It did its job, but it was starting to fail, and honestly, it was so slow and the tiny cooling fan was really high pitched and loud. After my love of building reignited with my own system, I decided to finally do something about my parents' system. Also, they help watch my kids when my wife and I are busy, and it's important to have a system that is snappy and responsive in Windows or YouTube or Netflix Kids, etc.

Building in the In Win Chopin is definitely a treat. It's beautiful and my parents love that it doesn't take up too much space on their desk. In order to get the side panel closed, I had to remove the fan shroud from the Wraith Stealth cooler (easily done by removing a single screw from underside of the heat sink and undoing four clips, though this isn't possible if the cooler is already mounted). This was my first time building in such a small enclosure, and hopefully it won't be my last! I still need to build a system for my eldest son when he gets old enough. Probably will stick to mini ITX so that I can teach him to take his system out and clean it when necessary.

Favorite Feature

The In Win Chopin. Building in it has made me want to explore mini ITX further, possibly even water cooling an ITX build.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Picasso 3.6GHz Quad-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Picasso 3.6GHz Quad-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $59.99
It's actually the 2200g but for some reason it won't show up on the search. Got it at Micro Center for $59.99, an absolute steal!
Gigabyte B450I Aorus Pro Wifi AMD AM4 mini-ITX Motherboard
Gigabyte B450I Aorus Pro Wifi AMD AM4 mini-ITX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $119.99
Inwin Chopin mini-ITX Mini-Tower Computer Case w/ 150W Power Supply - Black
Inwin Chopin mini-ITX Mini-Tower Computer Case w/ 150W Power Supply - Black
Qty: 1 $89.99