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Mini-ITX Briefcase Build for brother

kazini
  • 52 months ago

My older Brother is tired of wasting money on gaming laptops finally and is asking me to build him a computer. His Budget is $1200 and he wants the smallest/thinnest possible pc possible and wants a handle on it as well for portability. Basically just Looking for recommendations and want to make sure the C7 Cooler will hand the tdp of the cpu, cryorigs website says it's good up to 95W TDP.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.10 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.26 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $274.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone ML08B-H HTPC Case $84.50 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $94.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Silverstone SOD02B DVD/CD Writer $64.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Other Slimline Sata to Sata Power Adapter $11.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1215.71
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1175.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-22 17:23 EST-0500

Let me know what you guys think and what changes you would recommend.

EDIT: has to be able to play basically everything on mid-ultra settings at 1080p and 60fps.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.10 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $117.99 @ Directron
Optical Drive Silverstone SOD02B DVD/CD Writer $64.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Other Slimline Sata to Sata Power Adapter $11.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1191.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-22 17:53 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't fit a 3.5 inch drive in there with a full size gpu. No space for it. :-/ hence the Overpriced laptop hdd also pretty sure that case doesn't have a handle so I thin that might be a deal breaker as portability is a big thing for him

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't fit a 3.5 inch drive in there with a full size gpu

I see.

pretty sure that case doesn't have a handle

You are right, just get any silverstone htpc/mini itx case with a handle, although the Raven i included is the best, except for not having a handle.

You will need to use that PSU because 500w won't be enough.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I chose the Silverstone case I did because it had the most briefcase look to it. He wants so much squeezed into such a small case it's kind of fun actually lol

Also do you think it would be possible to mount fans on the case I included where the passive air holes are? Just a thought as the motherboard actually had a few fan headers.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you can but don't quote me, check the website to check for fan compatibility.

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