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New Build Advice -- Looking for a mini ITX build that can support 3 monitors

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June 7, 2014 11:10:17 PM

Looking for advice on building a mini-ITX machine that can handle three monitors (mostly work related/multi-tasking; doubling as an HTPC, so some streaming). No real gaming. Hoping for something compact and quiet

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 600-700

No major parts preference beyond Intel. Already have OEM windows.

Overclocking: No / don't think so

SLI or Crossfire: No / don't think so

Monitor Resolution: 3x 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Quiet PC, mostly Office applications, basic streaming and movie watching

I have a 120GB SSD that I will be using for the primary OS and applications.

Many thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Hitachi Product Series:7K1000<br/>Product Line:Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.28 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card ($122.64 @ Mwave)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.48 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $654.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 01:58 EDT-0400)
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June 8, 2014 12:20:53 AM

it is better to use i5 for multitasking and triple monitor
intel HD 4600 can run 3 extended monitor using displayPort, DVI, and HDMI simultaneously
http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033714.htm

i run dual monitor myself using older HD sandy bridge, flawless, noiseless, and power efficient

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Zotac H87ITX-A-E Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $538.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 03:16 EDT-0400)

are you sure you need bluray? i have never seen HTPC using optical drive nowadays. most ppl stream using netflix etc
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