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Comment reply on Staro's Completed Build: Jeff

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I removed the cage completely. I’m using a single SATA M.2 SSD (hidden under the GPU), and if I need more storage the mobo has another M.2 slot.

Comment reply on dangeor's Completed Build: Black & White first miniATX build

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Have a look at the Cryorig C7. I was planning to use it on the same i5 7500 until Ryzen showed up, and it looks perfect for your colour scheme.

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: Fractal Design Define Mini C Gaming PC

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks once again for your advice. I've decided to go with the same motherboard that you chose, as it's one of the cheaper ones for the amount of I/O I'm looking for (in an H170m board).

I was set on the i5 6500 until this morning when I noticed that the i5 7500 was 0.2GHz faster and actually cheaper. However, as it's a Kaby Lake CPU I'd need an Asrock motherboard with a BIOS version of P7.00 or higher. Asrock released that version in October 2016; do you think there's a risk of me receiving a board with an earlier BIOS version and have to find some way to reflash it?

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: Fractal Design Define Mini C Gaming PC

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for replying!

While my budget isn't fixed to a specific price, in terms of upgrading-capability I don't anticipate doing anything more than adding a second SSD, or perhaps swapping out the 1060 for a 1070 somewhere down the line.

With that in mind I took your build and whittled it down, and am now eyeing an H110M chipset motherboard. While I'm aware that I should choose a board with enough fan headers for the Mini-C case, is there anything else I should look out for, and do you recommend any specific brands or models?

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: Fractal Design Define Mini C Gaming PC

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm planning on a similar build for my first PC, which will instead have a 2.5" SSD and Gigabyte's G1 Gaming GTX 1060 6GB. I'm wondering why a 550W supply was chosen. From what I've read and seen so far, a (good quality) 500W or even 450W supply would work just as well - is this true?

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