- 69 months ago
Hi, first time builder here. I'm already saving up in building a portable mini-ITX unit for gaming at my cousins' houses and these are the parts that I have picked out so far: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Zcg2jX
I'm getting a high wattage PSU to make it silent as possible, even planning to get the Corsair RM 650 for cleaner cable management & the "0 db" feature.
With the motherboard I am having trouble in choosing between these two:
On one hand I was looking at the MSI for portability because the it has short antennae unlike the ASUS that has a long cable with the dongle-like thing at the end. But on the other hand the ASUS has an 8-pin power connector, while the MSI has a 4-pin one.
I'm already planning to OC it between 4.0-4.2 GHz depending on what I could work out, but I am worried about the 4-pin vs 8-pin because according to what I researched is the 8-pin is more stable for overclocking.
So for my questions: 1. Based on the build would the MSI mobo with the 4-pin suffice, or should I opt for the 8-pin ASUS? 2. Even though the mobos support 1866 RAM through BIOS settings, won't it get bottlenecked by the CPU anyway? (the Intel website mentioned the RAM specs is DDR3-1333/1600)
I don't mind you guys criticizing my build, though I would appreciate some insightful responses too. Thanks in advance..