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

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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  1. Best answer
    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
  2. Thanks AMD and Jaraldo.
    Do I want/need a discrete graphics card or does the i5 cover most of my video application needs?
    I've got the bluray in there for flexibility, but if I get rid of it does it make sense to switch to a smaller case?
    Do I need to switch out the stock fans in the case or CPU for noise savings?

    Thanks

    AMD Radeon said:
    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
  3. For that kind of stuff, just the iGPU is good. Could get an r9 265 if you want since I know one is on sale for $119 right now. But that's only if you want to. If you don't think you'll play a game on here or do anything to graphically intensive, then that build of Radeon's is great :)

    Maybe get a more efficient PSU if you aren't getting a GPU. CX is hit or miss and you have the budget for a decent psu.
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