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a Mini-itx (that's a mini pc term right?) gaming build for under 600 excluding monitor and os

Ubuntunix
  • 55 months ago

a mini pc build that is upgradeable in the future, but at a budget price. if you do make a partslist for me, it would be nice to drop an explanation afterwards on some of the parts used and why they're effective.

Living in the US btw

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4500 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $87.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/DL Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $139.99 @ Micro Center
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $590.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-11 20:07 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

CPU- Basically the cheapest possible to get onto the skylake platform but still very strong for its price.

Mobo- A decent Mini itx board that isnt crazy over priced that has DDR4, front panel usb 3.0, pretty basic stuff.

Memory- Cheapest but good DDR4 ram 2133 speed because thats what the mobo supports 8gbs pretty standard for gaming and multi tasking.

Storage- Top notch 250gb ssd wont hold a ton but an OS and some games. Add a 1tb hdd later on for mass storage.

Video card- Its the best that i could fit in the budget good for 1080p gaming wont max everything out but the mobas(league of legends, dota) and csgo type stuff will run maxed out easy.

Case- A nice well rounded mini itx case for a reasonable price there is a cheaper version but it doesnt support an optical drive.

power supply- fully modular for the smaller case makes it way easier to cable manage. 80+ gold for great efficiency. plenty of extra wattage for upgrades down the road and a good brand for a good price.

optical drive- i just picked one that was reasonable nothing special.

any questions?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

OS?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Topic says excluding monitor and OS

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really you chose a garbage power supply. And the 950 beats the 750. Also have an SSD plus mines a tad cheaper

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $125.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $43.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB OC Edition Video Card $149.99 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC HTPC-Cube-Bk Mini ITX Tower Case $46.78 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.98 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $592.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-13 00:54 EST-0500

Price includes shipping on all parts.

Upgrade this to an E3-1230 v5 and an R9 Fury Nano and ~500GB SSD for software/OS later on.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

everyone had a problem with my first suggestion

i5 one of best out right now highly upgradeable to i7 6700k

ram cheapest no need for expensive ram 8gb is enough

PSU liked by most not my fav but for the price and performance it does well

Gpu (graphics card) well liked has power to game and a decent amount of cuda for videoing editing if you do that

case just a fav around the community

board is perfect lets you overclock even though the cpu can't it good for upgrading in the future.

Harddrive only one i trust tbh highest speed on the market for Hard disk drives. SSD are always faster but they are more expensive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $130.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $600.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-11 23:40 EST-0500
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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

please sir don't troll

i know its not great its a tier 4

i've owned one and there fine i had mine at 395watts for 8 months non stop it earned trust from me

this build only operates at 180 watts it going to be ok i put a raidmax in there if i wanted to pick a bad psu

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

it fine i had my cx430 just at full blast for months like i said the build runs at 180 watts him at full power would be 210 at the most half of the rated wattage its ok believe me it earned my trust

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master GeminII M4 58.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.61 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Blast 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Enermax 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $642.42
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $597.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-12 00:25 EST-0500
[comment deleted]
  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

The iGPU in the i3 outperforms the 250.

[comment deleted]
  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

A simple aftermarket CPU cooler actually will keep the heat down significantly better. Having another card on the motherboard will only block airflow. If anything, adding the card instead of a cpu cooler is the worse decision

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  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

It's a worse decision because that's how aerodynamics and thermodynamics work. Not an opinion, but fact. I don't make choices without having a reason behind them.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i must say the case isn't the best for airflow

and were's the future upgradeable parts like the h170 doesn't support OC but mine does.

but im not arguing im just showing your problems because you put mine on blast

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Yours may have a z170 but it doesn't have a power supply need for over clocking hardly recommended for use in a regular system.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

the system runs at 180 watts as it says right now even with a 750 ti oc and the cpu was over clockable it would be fine i have 0% percent chance in my mind that it wouldn't be able to run it fine

i've had my cx430 running 395 watts for 8 months straight never a problem in totally i've owned it for 2 and half years it just runs in my home server no problem to this day hell i've had more problems with my seasonic horrible cables then i had with the cx430 in 2 years

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

i must say the case isn't the best for airflow

The V1?

The V1 has great airflow for an ITX. Better than many. In fact, air-flow in this case is better than many larger ITX case's like the bitfenix prodigy.

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