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Budget build < €800 - Mini-ITX Corsair 250D

Cr1m1nal
  • 70 months ago

Hello,

I am looking for some insightful remarks on these parts I've considered for my mini-ITX build.

It will be used for the following;

  • v. light 3d rendering (3ds max), not so important.
  • casual photo editing
  • gaming (mainly Arma 3 - arguable whether it is CPU or GPU intensive.. comments welcome) this will define the build

I have chosen the next gen haswell-refreshed i5- 4690k CPU from Intel.

I am fitting 2X4Gb 1600mhz g.skill ripjawz Z ram from another build

Will I see that much of a return in performance with it overclocked or am I better off going with a cheaper locked CPU on a H97, Z87 mobo for example?

What about going with an AMD 6 or 8 core chip. Being a mini form factor case, heat needs to be considered too, thoughts?

I understand I could shave off a few euros here and there on the other parts.. but I am happy to pay a bit more dollar for reputed brands but please share your thoughts.

I am looking to slash prices where possible to get < 800 euros if possible. So I am all ears.

Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £163.00 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard £103.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £137.12 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case £64.90 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £77.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £662.58

Total 828.79 Euro Total: £662.58 Total: $1111.51

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8fW4ZL

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend this, it's going to come out a bit more euros than the other build but well worth it for extra space

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z97I Gaming AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $234.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $84.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1048.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 10:17 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Need help with this please

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