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So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.

Edit: Switched PSU from Rosewill HIVE 650w
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  1. qwertinator said:
    So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

    DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
    MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

    Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.


    Must it be an ITX build? I see no point to ITX boards as they are less to OC on, will run in a hotter environment, and generally serve no purpose other than being small. Desktops aren't portable so size is irrelevant. Just thought I'd ask to see if you might be pursuaded for a standard atx build in a proper case. Out of your components there, it all looks good except for the PSU. That PSU is rubbish, I would advise a swap for a seasonic/corsair variant.
  2. Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

    DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
    MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

    Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.


    Must it be an ITX build? I see no point to ITX boards as they are less to OC on, will run in a hotter environment, and generally serve no purpose other than being small. Desktops aren't portable so size is irrelevant. Just thought I'd ask to see if you might be pursuaded for a standard atx build in a proper case. Out of your components there, it all looks good except for the PSU. That PSU is rubbish, I would advise a swap for a seasonic/corsair variant.


    I hear ya, and I have no disagreement. I don't think I will go overboard with the OC but might be worth getting a little extra juice. I wanted an ITX because I am often on the move and it would serve my purposes well. Plus, for me, it is less of an eyesore.

    Edit: For an example, I'm hoping to fit the ITX in a suitcase should the need be.
  3. Best answer
    qwertinator said:
    Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

    DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
    MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

    Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.


    Must it be an ITX build? I see no point to ITX boards as they are less to OC on, will run in a hotter environment, and generally serve no purpose other than being small. Desktops aren't portable so size is irrelevant. Just thought I'd ask to see if you might be pursuaded for a standard atx build in a proper case. Out of your components there, it all looks good except for the PSU. That PSU is rubbish, I would advise a swap for a seasonic/corsair variant.


    I hear ya, and I have no disagreement. I don't think I will go overboard with the OC but might be worth getting a little extra juice. I wanted an ITX because I am often on the move and it would serve my purposes well. Plus, for me, it is less of an eyesore.

    Edit: For an example, I'm hoping to fit the ITX in a suitcase should the need be.


    Working on a build now:

    Case (Lian Li PC-Q25B) for $110

    PSU (SeaSonic SSR-650RM) for $100

    MOB (Asus Maximum VI) for $230

    RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2133) for $170

    CPU (Intel i5-3570K) for $240

    SNK (Corsair H50) for $60

    GPU (Asus 770) for $410

    SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 128GB) for $150

    HDD (Seagate Nas 4TB) for $180

    Total Price: $1650, for the sweet build


    To bring price down we substitute the above parts for the following:

    RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB 2133) Subtract $80

    GPU (Asus 760) Subtract $150

    HDD (Seagate 2TB) Subtract $75


    Subtracted Total: $305 Grand Total: $1348

    Parts I would not recommend changing: Motherboard, Graphics Card, Power Supply; Ideally you can go over a bit and buy this build. I actually began this thinking why would anyone want to buy these parts. By the end of it I wanted one lol,

    Prax
  4. Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

    DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
    MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

    Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.


    Must it be an ITX build? I see no point to ITX boards as they are less to OC on, will run in a hotter environment, and generally serve no purpose other than being small. Desktops aren't portable so size is irrelevant. Just thought I'd ask to see if you might be pursuaded for a standard atx build in a proper case. Out of your components there, it all looks good except for the PSU. That PSU is rubbish, I would advise a swap for a seasonic/corsair variant.


    I hear ya, and I have no disagreement. I don't think I will go overboard with the OC but might be worth getting a little extra juice. I wanted an ITX because I am often on the move and it would serve my purposes well. Plus, for me, it is less of an eyesore.

    Edit: For an example, I'm hoping to fit the ITX in a suitcase should the need be.


    Working on a build now


    Cheers!
  5. Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

    DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
    MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

    Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.


    Must it be an ITX build? I see no point to ITX boards as they are less to OC on, will run in a hotter environment, and generally serve no purpose other than being small. Desktops aren't portable so size is irrelevant. Just thought I'd ask to see if you might be pursuaded for a standard atx build in a proper case. Out of your components there, it all looks good except for the PSU. That PSU is rubbish, I would advise a swap for a seasonic/corsair variant.


    I hear ya, and I have no disagreement. I don't think I will go overboard with the OC but might be worth getting a little extra juice. I wanted an ITX because I am often on the move and it would serve my purposes well. Plus, for me, it is less of an eyesore.

    Edit: For an example, I'm hoping to fit the ITX in a suitcase should the need be.


    Working on a build now:

    Case (Lian Li PC-Q25B) for $110

    PSU (SeaSonic SSR-650RM) for $100

    MOB (Asus Maximum VI) for $230

    RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2133) for $170

    CPU (Intel i5-3570K) for $240

    SNK (Corsair H50) for $60

    GPU (Asus 770) for $410

    SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 128GB) for $150

    HDD (Seagate Nas 4TB) for $180

    Total Price: $1650, for the sweet build


    To bring price down we substitute the above parts for the following:

    RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB 2133) Subtract $80

    GPU (Asus 760) Subtract $150

    HDD (Seagate 2TB) Subtract $75


    Subtracted Total: $305 Grand Total: $1348

    Parts I would not recommend changing: Motherboard, Graphics Card, Power Supply; Ideally you can go over a bit and buy this build. I actually began this thinking why would anyone want to buy these parts. By the end of it I wanted one lol,

    Prax


    It looks sexy, now I just have to figure out if I want to go hardcore or not ;)
  6. qwertinator said:
    Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    Praxeology said:
    qwertinator said:
    So I'm building a mini-itx gaming rig. I will be using two monitors and I wish for it to be relatively quiet. I'll just list the components and feel free to make changes as you see fit. I will overclock but I probably won't upgrade components later on.

    DVD: Lite-On DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    Case: Node 304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    Storage HDD: WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130938
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 1866 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
    MOBO: ASRock Z87E-ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

    Help me out guys, I'm at a loss.


    Must it be an ITX build? I see no point to ITX boards as they are less to OC on, will run in a hotter environment, and generally serve no purpose other than being small. Desktops aren't portable so size is irrelevant. Just thought I'd ask to see if you might be pursuaded for a standard atx build in a proper case. Out of your components there, it all looks good except for the PSU. That PSU is rubbish, I would advise a swap for a seasonic/corsair variant.


    I hear ya, and I have no disagreement. I don't think I will go overboard with the OC but might be worth getting a little extra juice. I wanted an ITX because I am often on the move and it would serve my purposes well. Plus, for me, it is less of an eyesore.

    Edit: For an example, I'm hoping to fit the ITX in a suitcase should the need be.


    Working on a build now:

    Case (Lian Li PC-Q25B) for $110

    PSU (SeaSonic SSR-650RM) for $100

    MOB (Asus Maximum VI) for $230

    RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2133) for $170

    CPU (Intel i5-3570K) for $240

    SNK (Corsair H50) for $60

    GPU (Asus 770) for $410

    SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 128GB) for $150

    HDD (Seagate Nas 4TB) for $180

    Total Price: $1650, for the sweet build


    To bring price down we substitute the above parts for the following:

    RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB 2133) Subtract $80

    GPU (Asus 760) Subtract $150

    HDD (Seagate 2TB) Subtract $75


    Subtracted Total: $305 Grand Total: $1348

    Parts I would not recommend changing: Motherboard, Graphics Card, Power Supply; Ideally you can go over a bit and buy this build. I actually began this thinking why would anyone want to buy these parts. By the end of it I wanted one lol,

    Prax


    It looks sexy, now I just have to figure out if I want to go hardcore or not ;)


    They both will run the games, so I would sway toward the cheaper one personally but thought id throw the 770/16GB/4TB option in there. Alternatively, you could do a combination of keeping the 16GB of ram, 4TB HDD and downgrading to a 760 which would be a pretty powerful system. You'll upgrade the card in a 2-3 years depending on your gaming standards. Cheers, hope I helped

    - Prax
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