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MiniITX build. Opinions needed! (i5 or i7)

Hey, im just bout to build a new MiniITX pc for my personal everyday-use. I know it sounds crazy, but since I like small pcs (and not laptops) I would like to build my own USING LOW COST PARTS.

I have experience building PC's. But never one this small.

Im wondering if you could help me. I need your oppinions to know if what I'm thinking will blend out.

Remember, I want a pc for my personal everyday-use. I browse internet a lot and since I'm a student, I do tons of multitaking (music, word, internet, a game, etc) and image edition.

I like to play games, not professionally, but I like when games run smooth and doesn't look like cr*p (usually play LoL and RE).

I like the case: Morex T3500 and the Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI MOBO.

About CPU, here are the 2 options:

1) Intel i7 4770S (stock fan cooler)
2) Intel i5 4570S (Stock fan cooler)

I like these S series CPU because they are pretty low TPD and as their "big" brothers, they deliver almost the same processing power.

I got the other stuff covered.

Btw, my build includes a dvd-rw slimline drive and a 1TB slimline HDD. What is the size of the power source i will need?

Lemme know your opinions and what would you change.

Cheers!
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  1. For your build and what you use it for, the i5 is the better choice (not overkill). Unless you plan on using a dedicated GPU (or a low power one), you will find it hard to find a good brand miniTX PSU with high power. This may be sufficient:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fsp-group-power-supply-fsp30060lg

    or go for an integrated case/PSU:eg:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstsg05bb450usb30
  2. whats ur max budget and country u live in?
  3. iceclock said:
    whats ur max budget and country u live in?



    Im from the US and my budget is arround 600 bucks
  4. do u need windows also?

    and does it have to be mini-itx or atx and do u favour amd or intel.
  5. EonW said:
    For your build and what you use it for, the i5 is the better choice (not overkill). Unless you plan on using a dedicated GPU (or a low power one), you will find it hard to find a good brand miniTX PSU with high power. This may be sufficient:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fsp-group-power-supply-fsp30060lg

    or go for an integrated case/PSU:eg:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstsg05bb450usb30


    Well, the integrated power on case is not that big deal. remember i like small cases and this morex seems pretty cool to me.

    About the CPU, well I would like a pc that last for years and that can be updated easily and trouble-less (for windows 9, maybe?)
  6. iceclock said:
    do u need windows also?

    and does it have to be mini-itx or atx and do u favour amd or intel.



    I preffer mITX. small pcs.

    And i always been an AMD fanboy, but i cant find a MOBO that actually I like. any suggestion?
  7. so basically u need itx i see, do u need intel or amd? and what games do u play usually. so i can pick graphic card according to ur games.
  8. iceclock said:
    do u need windows also?


    Oh, and I dont need windows. I have a couple of Win8 Keys unused
  9. iceclock said:
    so basically u need itx i see, do u need intel or amd? and what games do u play usually. so i can pick graphic card according to ur games.



    Yep, MiniITX. about the GPU, i like the one included in the CPU. As I said, i dont play games professionally. Just League of legends, GTA, RE, and some COD.

    I feel like i would be great with the internal GPU. Dont you think?
  10. Best answer
    ill whip u up something.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $550.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 17:18 EST-0500)

    should do the trick sir :)
  11. iceclock said:
    ill whip u up something.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $550.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 17:18 EST-0500)

    should do the trick sir :)



    Seems cool. Btw, what's your opinion on the Asus Radeon HD 7750 and the stock cpu cooler?
  12. stock is loud and doesnt cool well. the 7750 is the best i could add within ur budget and will play the games u listed well.
  13. iceclock said:
    ill whip u up something.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aBfn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $550.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 17:18 EST-0500)

    should do the trick sir :)



    iceclock said:
    stock is loud and doesnt cool well. the 7750 is the best i could add within ur budget and will play the games u listed well.



    Well, i didnt go for amd before because I didn't find a nice MOBO. This build DOES do the trick.

    Thank you, Sir. This question is solved!
  14. anytime :)
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