- 70 months ago
I been quite interested in building a small, transportable gaming/media system for some time. I wished to be able to pack the machine in my backpack or a carry-on (30 cm (W) x 12 cm (H) x 45 cm (D) internal volume) along with whatever else I needed and go. The biggest issue was that since I began my research, I couldn't find the right case to house the build in. Not even the RAVEN RVZ01B worked as it is too large at 382mm (W) x 105mm (H) x 350mm (D). But I could fit a much better system in it. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/GgsmNG
Thankfully, I found the case I was looking for in this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-gaming-radeon-hd-7750,3369.html While I couldn't find the Winsis Wi-10 that was mentioned in the article, I went for the Winsis Wi-01 using these components:
|CPU Cooler||Gelid Solutions Slimhero 52.4 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler||$39.53 @ Canada Computers|
|Motherboard||MSI A88XI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard||$116.90 @ DirectCanada|
|Memory||G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory||$101.68 @ Memory Express|
|Storage||A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$112.98 @ Canada Computers|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$576.68|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 23:32 EDT-0400|
^ Small with good performance ^
This system would fit would definitely fit although it's performance would be much lower.
The A8-7600 was chosen because I could not stomach the price of the A10-7700K, A10-7800, or A10-7850K for so little improvement in performance. Compared the part list I put together for the RVZ01B, there is no contest as to which one would win, especially when you compare the R7 240 (Radeon HD 7730) in the A8-7600 to the GTX 750 Ti. As I don't foresee myself installing many games, I opted for the SSD to speed things up. The RAM is the fastest I could afford without going overboard. The cooler should be low profile enough to fit inside the case (hopefully) and yet still be able to cool the A8-7600 well (hopefully).
The titles that I hope to play on the machine are:
I already know that the system would be able to run them but not how well.
Do you think this system build will work or do you think I can do better? Let me know.