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Need help with a mITX build, for gaming and light video editing.

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July 12, 2014 9:59:20 PM

Hi I am new to building custom PC's, I was just wondering if I can get some helpful input. I am looking to build a PC for gaming and light video editing, I am also looking at a mITX build since I am a bit cramped for room.

This is what I have got so far:

    Case: BitFenix Prodigy mITX Case
    MOBO: Gigabyte Z97N WiFi LGA1150 mITX
    GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX760 SC ACX 2GB GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Display Port
    OS Drive: Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5" 7mm 120GB SSD
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM HDD
    RAM: Kingston 8GB HyperX Fury Black C10 1866MHz (1x8GB - So I can expand later on if need be)

Unsure on the following:

    (Choice 1) PSU: Antec TruePower Classic 650W
    (Choice 2) PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-PS 80 Plus Silver
    (Choice 1) CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.6GHz 6MB Retail Box
    (Choice 2) CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB Retail Box

I am unsure on the which power supply to get, and also on the CPU choice. I don't know if I should get the i5-4690 then spend a little bit extra on a better GPU or more RAM. Or get the i7-4790 and stick with the same GPU and the same amount of RAM. I am also unsure if I will be needing a CPU cooler for the CPU.

Any help would be very appreciated, Thanks.

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July 12, 2014 10:26:49 PM

Well from what I've seen Silverstone psu's are usually pretty good, and that one is 80 plus silver. Meaning has been tested to give over 80% full listed power continuously. I would choose that over the antec psu.

With the cpu, you said you would do video editing and rendering. In that case the i7's hyper threading and cache would make this much faster than the i5. For gaming both of those cpu's would be about the same.

The 90's series of intel cpu's are quite new and are known as devils canyon. They are meant to be overclocked to achieve higher scores and value for money. YOU WILL NEED ANOTHER COOLER IF YOU WISH TO OVERCLOCK.
If you have no intention to overclock the stock fan should be fine, but also these cpu's were made to overclock so if you don't intend to buy maybe an i7 4770 instead.

The rest of the build looks great, good luck.
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