I mean you can find them on AliExpress. You can find them on eBay and Amazon. The one that I have here was picked up as a Bare Bones unit, meaning that I needed to add my own RAM and storage. It does support a pcie, m.2, SSD or a 2.5 inch drive and it utilizes so damn ddr4. So you can pick that stuff up pretty cheap on eBay right now, but before we go any further, I do want to mention that this video is brought to you by urcd Keys Ive actually been using this site for a couple years. Now they do offer steam Keys origin, you played they even offer Microsoft applications like office, but the main reason that I use urcd Keys is for their Windows keys right now, theyre Windows, 10, Pro OEM key – is 19.84 cents. But if you use code ETA at checkout, you can get 25 off and another great thing about buying from here is: they do accept Paypal. I just did this build here. I need to activate Windows Im going to head over to my updates and security were going to go to activation. As you can see, Ive got Windows 10 Pro, but its not activated so Im going to change product key Im going to paste it in here. Choose next choose activate and windows is now activated were ready to go. My warning is totally gone and basically thats it. So email your code, once your payment is processed and thats.

Basically it if youre interested in picking up cheap Windows, 10 keys for your new pc, builds Ill leave a link in the description. This has a really interesting motherboard layout and Ive actually done some searching trying to find this exact motherboard. Just so I could buy it, but unfortunately I didnt have any luck, but as soon as I pulled the bottom off of this youre going to see exactly what Im talking about the pcie slot is actually on the side of the motherboard here, and it is an X16 slot, and with this we did get a GTX 1650 low profile. Its an MSI version with four gigabytes of e ram. Theyve definitely put a lot into this small package here and you will find these on different websites with different casings Ive. Seen some with plastic cases, this one here has the aluminum case and by the way I did disable my front USB. I just unplugged the leads there, so we can get a better look in here. Overall, I do like the layout, and another thing I was actually thinking about doing was just taking out this GTX 1650 and adding something like an RTX A2000 low profile, its kind of equivalent to the RTX 3050, and you can pick them up for around 250 on Ebay right now, but if youre interested in getting your hands on one of these theyre 527 on AliExpress Bare Bones, so you will have to add your own m.

2, SSD and RAM. But when it comes to IO up front here, weve got three USB 2.0 ports around back weve got three USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, audio and audio out weve also got our power. Input comes with that 280 watt power supply. I also added a Wi Fi and Bluetooth module. The antennas did come pre installed and, of course, weve got our display port HDMI and DVI from that GTX 1650.. So when it comes down to it, what we have here is an Intel i5, 9400 fcpu. Now Ive seen these sold with the 9th gen i7s also, but with this I5 we get six cores and six threads. Unfortunately, we dont get any extra threads here. Its got a base clock of 2.9 gigahertz and a turbo up to 4.1 weve also got that NVIDIA GTX 1650 low profile with four gigabytes of gddr5 vram Ive added 16 gigabytes of ddr4 to this a 512 gigabyte m.2 SSD and were going to be running Windows. 11 Pro in this video and overall, this little PC is actually really Snappy. Now now I do wish it was the 10th or an 11th gen Intel CPU. So we could get some extra threads here, but Im going to work with what we have when it comes to temps on that CPU. I actually havent seen it go over 76 degrees Celsius and thats, because this is kind of locked down at 65 Watts. Now, of course, we could actually up the TDP to get those boost clocks out of it, but you know that 200 megahertz on those cores really is going to help out too much with gaming.

But you know, if you wanted to, you could do it. I havent messed around with the TDP, but we could do it from the BIOS or we could use a third party application like throttle, stop or maybe even Intels tuning utility. But when it comes to the GPU, I always like overclocking these just a little bit 100 to 150 megahertz on the core clock with these 1650s and maybe around 100 megahertz on the memory. So with all that, out of the way, I want to jump right into some PC gaming and see how this thing really performs, and first up weve got Spider Man Miles Morales, 1080p, medium settings, and I was really hoping that we could do high with this got That overclock, going with that uh GPU its not going to help out tremendously, but you know with a few dips here and there having that 100 megahertz May kind of save you on going under 60.. But this game does a great job at medium settings. We get an average of around 65 FPS next up, one of my favorite racing games ever weve got Forza Horizon 5 1080p high no resolution scale. We dont need it with something like this. This game is very well optimized and the GTX 1650 can definitely handle it and by the end of my run here we had an average FPS of 81, which is more than playable, and I wouldnt mind just locking this at 60 to keep that power consumption down.

But if you needed to go higher, it can definitely do it. Next, on the list, weve got the Witcher 3 1080p high with Dynamic resolution scale turned on, and this is kind of a dynamic FPS resolution scale. Ive set that to 90 and, I think, were kind of scaling down to around 900p here it still looks great and it is fully playable faster, Music, Doom, Eternal, 1080p, medium settings. I wanted to go to high, but once you set it there, it tells you that you dont have enough vram, because weve only got four gigs with the GTX 1650 and we got an average of 68 FPS with this little machine and I didnt think wed have An issue running this game here. I also wanted to test out Call of Duty. Modern Warfare, 2, and I actually like using the built in Benchmark, were at 1080p with the recommended preset. So once you start the game up on a new system, its going to ask you if you want to use recommended settings – and I always just choose yes – we got an average of 84 FPS, but we had a low of 51, so it did dip under 16.. So taking some of those settings down to basic might be the way to go. I absolutely love Eldon rain, but Im still a little upset about the PC performance on Lower End Hardware, so from low to medium on this system. It really doesnt make much of a difference were right there on the edge of 60, but we do get some dips down into the mid 50s.

I really do think with some more optimizations. This game could run much better on Lower End Hardware. Unfortunately, its going to be up to the Developers for that. Thank you, the next one I wanted to test was: God of War were at 1080p original settings and I have the resolution scale set to 80. Now you could use FSR if you wanted to, but I just used the resolution scale at the very bottom of the settings and it runs really well like this. We got an average of 68 FPS and if you dont mind playing this game at 900p, we could take some of those settings up to high also and the final one I wanted to test for this. Video was cyberpunk, 2077 1080p low, medium mix and FSR is set to balanced. Unfortunately, with FSR or any kind of resolution scale off at a low medium mix, we will get a dip under 60 FPS down to the mid 50s. So you may need a little bit of resolution. Scale or 900p is probably a great sweet spot for a lot of these AAA games on the 1650. when it comes to these mini PCS, I always like checking out total system power consumption from the wall, and this is definitely going to pull a lot more than Some of the ryzen mini PCS that weve taken a look at, but it is offering better performance at idle, were around 38 Watts, on average, with gaming, 127 watts and with some games it did jump up into the 140s and when stressing out the CPU and GPU At the same time, to 100, this pulls around 211 Watts from the wall.

Now, the one thing I was really worried about were CPU temps, given the form factor here, but with the CPU really locked down at a maximum of 65 Watts. These temps were actually really good at idle ‘ degrees Celsius, average gaming, we only reached 70 degrees Celsius and in a 10 minute, cinebench stress test around seven minutes into it. We did hit 91 degrees Celsius, but thats, not something youre going to do every day. Overall, I do love the form factor. I think performance is great for what were working with here, but it would have been nice to have a newer, CPU Id love to have some extra threads here and unfortunately, with that 9th gen, we just dont get them now. You can pick up a 10th or an 11th gen version of this, its going to come in a plastic case or a black case, but theyre around 800, even for a bare bone. So I wanted to keep it as cheap as possible and, like I mentioned one of the main reasons I wanted to get, this was for the motherboard, so I could do a nice little RTX A2000 build that video will be coming up on the channel in the Next week, or so so keep an eye out, I might end up upgrading the CPU just a little bit. I think weve got enough power from that 280 watt power supply, but uh thats going to wrap it up for this one if youre interested in learning.

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