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December 7, 2013 10:11:49 PM

This is my first post on this forum! Sorry if it's in the wrong section.

I'm planning on building (around christmas) a new AMD Mini ITX Build with the Fractal Design Node 304 Black Mini ITX Case. I have a few compatibility and space questions.

The build (drawn from Newegg) -

Case : Fractal Design Node 304 Black

PSU : Fractal Design Newton R3 600W

APU : AMD Kaveri A10-7850K (not released yet)

Cooler : CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i + MX4 TIM

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

RAM: AMD Radeon Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB

Display: BenQ XL Series XL2420TE Black-Red 24" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 3D


I move around a lot so I wanted a SFF PC that I could easily ship to future postings with the National Park Service. I plan on using the system for moderate gaming and some GIS work (geographic information mapping). I'm waiting for the AMD Kaveri A10-7850K APU as it doesn't make sense to go with a 6800K this close to release.

My questions

- Will the AMD Gamer Series RAM be compatible with the Gigabyte Motherboard? It's not on the compatible list. Most G-skill and others ram on the list is extremely ugly (I'm a minimalist), and hey... why not use AMD RAM.

- Will the Fractal 600W Newton R3 provide enough space for a future dedicated GPU (if I decide to buy one down the road)? I've looked at seasonic 140mm options that provide more space. Is that a better route? I've looked at SFX FF PSU's and they top out at 450W. Is a SFX a better choice?

- Are there any glaring issues with this build?

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December 7, 2013 10:16:59 PM

When the time, unleash the mini 670 minions

December 7, 2013 10:28:05 PM

sportfreak23 said:
When the time, unleash the mini 670 minions

That looks promising. I hope AMD makes some smaller FF GPU's in the higher end range.