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Mini-ITX Build for my Brother

kazini
  • 48 months ago

Planning to build a mini-itx build for my brother, he chose the case and I went from there, plan on modding it to put in some fans similar to this build here > http://pcpartpicker.com/b/mcD8TW#cx1548591

Other than that just needs to game at 1080p and not thermal throttle. any opinions welcome as always.

Also, was going for around or under 1200 Dollars

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.82 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $308.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone ML08B-H HTPC Case $79.99 @ Amazon
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) $86.49 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Evercool FAN-EC8015M05CA 29.6 CFM 80mm Fan $1.80
Case Fan Evercool FAN-EC8015M05CA 29.6 CFM 80mm Fan $1.80
Case Fan Evercool FAN-EC8015M05CA 29.6 CFM 80mm Fan $1.80
Other Slimline Sata to Sata Power Adapter $11.47
Other 80mm fan grill/dust cover x6 $49.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1274.78
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1244.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-04 14:02 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That thing is going to sound like a vacuum cleaner with all those 80 mm case fans...

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

that was funny.. lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on hooking them to some thermal cables so they only turn on when the gpu heats up and such EDIT: As seen in that build I linked where he put it on the back of the gpu.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

also from what I've read this case causes gpus to thermal throttle if not assisted in some way :-/

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well when the fans do turn on, its still going to sound like a vacuum cleaner, because in order for a small fan to move a large amount of air to cool the case, it needs to spin really fast.

That's why 200 mm fans are quieter then 80 mm fans.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

true, I swapped down to 3 as I only need them for the gpu bay. but it'll be okay if it's louder when he's gaming lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Is he set on that case, because he could get a cube mITX case instead and it can have a large 200 mm fan in the front so its quieter.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

he's hell bent on it being portable. he basically wants a brief-case and this is the closest I could get without literally modding a brief case lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

he literally said and I quote "No cubes"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you need the C7: the stock heat sink is fine for a locked processor, and that case isn't windowed so appearance shouldn't be an issue. If it's volume you're worried about, get a be quiet! or Noctua LP cooler. If not, just save yourself the money and use the stock one.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I just have read that the case retains heat like a fat pig in summer. So I wanted to make sure there wasn't gonna be any thermal throttling.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Skylake's are pretty heat-efficient. As long are your brother won't be using this PC for CPU-intensive tasks, I'd put more focus on keeping the GPU cool as XXX_Doge_XXX mentioned.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hey i'll trust you guys since I don't actually own a skylake processor lol. my only worry was about the case but if you think it'll be fine then that's good enough for me, besides if it becomes an issue we can always add an aftermarket cooler after :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going for an m-itx build, i recommend a gtx 970 because the 390 gets hot and noisy and consumes tremendous amounts of power. A 390 in an itx build will make that pc a furnace. I also recommend getting an ocz trion 150 instead of the 850 evo because it has a faster write speed and similar read speed.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

good recommendations, was going to opt for the 970 for that reason, i'll definitely swap the ssd out though. the gpu isn't set in stone because he's not gonna have them money until end of summer anyway so the prices may go down or what not as well

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah like I said I'd rather have it be a little loud when he's gaming than thermal throttle a bunch lol

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