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Looking for advice on FIRST ITX Build

esgaroth

37 months ago

Hi guys, I'm planning to build an itx machine and I'm wondering if you guys could take a look at my list.

I think I'm pretty much settled except on mobo and maybe psu (I want to have some extra power for future upgrades).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.94 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.98 @ DirectCanada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.94 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $337.97 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $89.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $108.98 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1144.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 14:51 EDT-0400

The pricing is in CAD.

Since I won't be doing any overclocking, I'm looking at H170 or B150 mobos. The ones I am thinking of are:

1) MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC

2) Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI

3) MSI H170I Pro AC

4) Asus B150I PRO GAMING/WIFI/AURA

They are listed from lowest price to highest price.

WIFI is a must have as I won't have access to the ethernet, and it would a bonus to have most recent tech ports - like usb 3.1 or m.2 but not a must. It would appreciated if you could help me to decide.

Also please take a look at other components if they are good to go.

And if you have any other recommendations or advice, please let me know. They are really appreciated.

Thanks.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would stick with the GTX 1060 as RX480 and Radeon cards in general run hot and in an ITX build that could be an issue. Have you considered the Phantoms Enthoo Evolve ITX? I'd also keep the 850 EVO as it's a great SSD.

I've also swapped you to a very highly rated 550w PSU that's currently on offer. It wouldn't fit in your pick of case hence I changed but this is fully modular and has a tem year warranty in addition to being cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $261.25 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $317.98 @ DirectCanada
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1237.11
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $1222.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 15:58 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I will go with the mobo you suggested.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Then you could keep the case and get the 212 Eco. Win win.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I will consider the PSU option. How is the rating on SeaSonic?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good! Thanks!

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