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Opinions welcomed. Watercooled Mini-ITX.

_bennieboo

39 months ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to help me out. I've been refining multiple builds over the course of the past week and this is finally what I've come up with. I wanted to get your opinions on it, I will be using mainly to play League of Legends and edit Go Pro videos, along with day to day computing. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.00 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Manta Mini ITX Desktop Case $119.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $90.72 @ B&H
Case Fan Thermaltake Riing 12 RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fans -
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 60Hz Monitor $139.00 @ B&H
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $63.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1149.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-19 17:20 EDT-0400

A few specific questions...

The Thermaltake case fans are high static (meant to be used against a radiator, not designed for max airflow). I will be using one on the radiator for the cpu cooler but the other two just to create airflow. Will these fans produce enough air movement in such a small case to keep it cool?

Thoughts on ITX boards to begin with? Would I be better served in a ATX...

Will this board support everything/ Is there anything I am missing? (cables, thermal compound, ect.)

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You're spending an awful lot of money to cool stuff that ain't need coolin'. That Manta isn't particularly hot or small. You can't OC with the components selected. The 750ti isn't a great buy right now. You'll want to run a 2x4 kit of RAM for dual-channel if you're editing videos. And the monitor isn't a particularly good value for the money.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for you're reply. Grateful that you actually gave me some constructive criticism rather thank just saying it looks good! This will be my first build and I dont see the need for me to OC, based off of my experience and uses for the pc. I'm aware about the gpu, however, I was hoping it would still be good enough for league?... thats really all I will be using it for. Opted for a 1x8 thinking I may add another at some point for 16GB of RAM, thoughts? Recommendation on a better monitor? Lastly, I was thinking water cooler because it seems like a air cooler will take up the whole case? Recommendations on cheaper water coolers or air coolers that will still be aesthetically pleasing?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

750 ti will work fine for league, but I think they were talking about the price for performance ratio.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Taking spitonastranger's good suggestions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card $104.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Manta Mini ITX Desktop Case $119.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $60.84 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Case Fan Thermaltake Riing 12 RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fans -
Monitor LG 23MP47HQ 23.0" 60Hz Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $63.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1035.20
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1025.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-19 18:15 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate your input. May I ask for brief reasoning's for the changes made? Specifically, the power supply and monitor?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The EVGA G2 PSU is probably best in class. The one I put in the build is a cheaper alternative. If you can afford it, get the EVGA G2.

The Monitor is a 23" IPS Panel with a 5ms response time that seems appropriately priced.

You don't need the after-market CPU Cooler. You could use the stock one.

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