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Cheap 2200g ITX build for Rocksmith 2014 - will it work?

polik1

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May 17, 2019
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Hey to everyone :)

I'm looking to build first small PC for playing Rocksmith 2014 - and I wonder if my initial setup will work.

- i have access to cheap parts from https://www.abonline.pl (loing/pass demo/demo) and I'll buy only from there and only items available at the moment
- I don't need fast ddr4 (only game ever played will be Rocksmith 2014) so I'll buy cheapest ones
- I'll recycle my old SSD Kingston SV300S3 120 GB (for now)
- I want small case, not larger than 30x30 cm - I think it's cheaper to buy one with PSU, but it's my guess

So it goes:
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
GOODRAM DDR4 IRIDIUM 8GB/2400
Chieftec FI-01B-U3 200W

Will 200W from this Chieftec will be enough? Do I need special CPU cooler? And generally - how does it feel for people with experience? :)

Please note it'll cost about 280$ for all parts (1100 zł).
 

Stevo_

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The B350 mobos have been problematic as many or most were put on the market without BIOS support for the 2200G/2400G chips and you need an older series in socket to upgrade the BIOS. The B450 mobos are better in this regard as an older CPU is not needed, get one of those if you can swing it. I just went thru a 2400G build on a B450 mobo and it was smooth. I'm using a 160W DC ATX, your 200W PSU should be fine.
 
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EndEffeKt

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As you are planninc to use the igpu of the 2200g for gaming I would suggest to use 2 ram sticks for dual channel and something faster like 3000 mhz upwards.
 

Stevo_

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Try to max the mobo memory as well if $ not an issue to 2x8GB, you'll be giving up 2GB for GPU if you max it's share in BIOS(UMA). This normally requires you to force integrated graphics in a BIOS menu to get the ability to change it, mine came up at 64MB.
 

reifnotreef

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Feb 10, 2019
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Try to max the mobo memory as well if $ not an issue to 2x8GB, you'll be giving up 2GB for GPU if you max it's share in BIOS(UMA). This normally requires you to force integrated graphics in a BIOS menu to get the ability to change it, mine came up at 64MB.
It defaults to '64'/auto in bios, but when needed the system will give the igpu up to 2gb automatically. Many tests have been done and there is no difference specifying 2gb and using the auto mode.

And @OP in terms of PSU 200w is PLENTY. I was running a 2400g in the InWin Chopin which has a 150w psu.
 

Stevo_

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It defaults to '64'/auto in bios, but when needed the system will give the igpu up to 2gb automatically. Many tests have been done and there is no difference specifying 2gb and using the auto mode.

And @OP in terms of PSU 200w is PLENTY. I was running a 2400g in the InWin Chopin which has a 150w psu.
Yeah, I was going off of a year old Phoronix Linux test, Windows no problem for sure according to Techspot article. Even on a Linux 2200G w/8GB system RAM, it depends but in some games can be 2:1. Things have likely improved over the last year, in any event this was according to BIOS a maximum allocation number.