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Finalizing my first mini-itx build using prodigy/i5/GTX 760

PSL
  • 72 months ago

Originally I wanted to use Bitfeanix's Colossus-Mini case, but believe that ventilation would have been an issue; thus, I switched to the Prodigy case. This pc will double as a gaming rig and everyday use. I don't know what the benefits of overclocking is and whether I need it as I play FPS like battlefield 3 as well as league of legends. Therefore, I opted for a cool running i5 4690S. I will not be using any after-market cooling or fans. I will install a SSD and use a 1 TB external HD.

One question I had was whether I should opt for the Z87i or H97i mobo (they are both about the same price). I'll appreciate any other comments that you may have regarding the parts that I will use. Thanks.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PSL/saved/PpTPxr

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You won't need 16GB of RAM for gaming
Why not this instead?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $119.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $71.99 @ Amazon
Video Card HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $87.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Monitor BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $167.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1118.87
  • PSL
  • submitter
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the gigabyte compared to the MSI? A website ranked the asus at the top and MSI right above the Gigabyte.

Also I heard that the HIS gpu gets hot rather quickly.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have it in my NAS, it's pretty good actually.
The newest R9 2-- manufactured by HIS is actually pretty cool.

  • PSL
  • submitter
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Gpu price is nice. Let me research it a little bit more. Thanks.

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