add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Opinions wanted on Mini ITX!

blekus

37 months ago

This is my first attempt at making a custom PC and I'm aiming for performance while playing recent games(1080p) and programming/VMS, etc thus the I7 without going overboard on spending. I'd appreciate feedback on individual parts or the overall build itself. I would rather not go over $800 if possible for this build so any idea on any corners that be cut will be appreciated. Current Part List:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $18.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $199.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $866.19
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-26 20:48 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thus the I7 without going overboard on spending.

Makes little sense going with an unlocked i7 when you are not going to be able to overclock. You need a Z170 board. You can get a locked i7 and use the stock cooler. The Cryorig M9i cooler is an excellent option if you don't want stock. It performs on par with the cooler master evo.

Get a better PSU..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $293.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $828.40
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $808.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-26 22:56 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for bearing with me. So choosing the K version means changing the motherboard, potentially the PSU as well and adding CPU cooler? I initially wanted to be able to overclock to 4.4Ghz the K version. Will the CPU cooler that you mentioned above would be enough to keep it relatively cool ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I wouldn't try 4.4 GHz with the m9i, but it sure seems to work if you bring heavy airflow into your case: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pd3Ff7

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube