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New mini itx build for 700eur what do you think?

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February 8, 2013 9:44:08 AM

Hi guys,

Eventhough I got around 700 - 800 eur i want to keep on the safe side. I'm building my system hopefully to last at least couple of yrs for a bit more than casual gaming and office work. (might even dual boot it on lion os...). I'd like to learn a bit of overclocking as well.

Case bitfenix prodigy, monitor eizo foris I already have them.

the build will be:
1 x GIGABYTE Geforce GTX 670 OC 304.96eur
1 x Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 165.21eur
1 x be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7-630W 63.55eur
Sandisk SSD 2,5" 128 GB SATA 600 67eur
1 x ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE 142.89eur
1 x G.Skill DIMM 8 GB CL7 8-8-24 DDR3-1600 Kit 53.64eur
TOTAL - 797.25eur

I have my doubts on a few things.
1.- the graphics card is it too much would you recommend a 660ti or even a 660oc ?
2.- maybe swap for the gtx 670 for an intel i7 3770k and gtx 660ti?
3.- is the psu enough?
4.- initially i'll be staying with the i5 or i7 standard cooler as i read it works ok however if i oc the cpu i'll go for an evo 212 or an antec h20 60.

What do you think?

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February 8, 2013 10:34:24 AM

I would consider cheaper mainboard, have a look at gigabyte z77n wifi and asrock z77e-itx. Saved money invest in better PSU (I personally hate BeQuiets, 4 different ones failed me) and SSD. You are safe with quality ~550W PSU, I would consider XFX pro550w and seasonic S or M12 520/620W. For SSD get Samsung 840.

As for graphics card I consider 670 a minimum, rather than buying 660 ti/non-ti I would go with 7970. This would make the system more future-proof. I know it doesn't meet the budget, just pointing out that this would give you 1-2 years of peace.

For office work you don't need the 3770k, and for gaming it is the same as 3570k. Waste of money, stay with 3570k.
February 8, 2013 12:34:40 PM

Thank you guys, I'm doing some research and looking for prices and I'll come back to post :)