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Lean Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX Thermaltake Core V21 Build

tobuno

37 months ago

I'd like to make a gaming build with the Thermaltake Core V21 case. I'll be honest here, I don't have much clue as to what's good with what as I have not been following PC parts for the past few years. Here was my attempt at this build using pcpartpicker and it's compatibility intelligence and at the same time looking at what's available in my local PC stores: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Stopez/saved/6Bvf7P

Please give me any feedback and also a suggestion for case cooling. Thanks!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That is WAY overkill for a Gaming rig

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated. Downgraded I7 6core to I7 4core. Downgraded motherboard to one with no SLI (redundant). Upgraded VGA from GTX 1050 to 1070.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £309.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £154.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £82.99 @ Novatech
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £106.10 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card £371.64 @ More Computers
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £51.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £78.96 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1156.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 02:56 GMT+0000
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at lot more like a Gaming rig now..

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know :) Is it too much for this? I have a 3 year old desktop with one of the early i7s, so thought going to i5 would be a step back.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have a point, but it seems like pcpartpicker's compatibility filter is not giving me any CPUs below 6cores with the rest of the rig the then Intel Xeon, not sure which other part is the kill.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, so the kill was the motherboard. Going to try again with a 4 core i7. :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your suggested build. So instead of going for a 4core i7, I should go for a 4core i5 and spend the saved money on a more expensive VGA? The one you picked is more than 2 times the price of the GTX 1050 I picked.

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