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Jaminahat

*Help* New Mini ITX LAN Build!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, 

 

I have recently started visiting LAN events within the UK and I am really starting to enjoy visiting them! However, my only gripe is that I have to travel with my fairly large and heavy PC all the way there and around the event etc.

 

Anyway, I have recently got some funds together and I would like to build a Mini ITX build for these events so that I have a dedicated LAN PC. This will mean that I can just leave my "Home" PC at home and my "LAN" PC can be used at LAN events!

 

Requirements;

Max budget of £1000 GBP (I do not need peripherals or Monitor). I will probably be buying a couple of parts per month so a few £££ over the £1k budget wont harm i'm sure.

White and Black colour scheme although i'd prefer more white than Black if possible. (Case should definitely be white)

I tend to play games such as Overwatch, CS:GO, Apex Legends and other "LAN" type games so it should be able to easily run those with potentially some headroom for things such as Battlefield V, GTA V etc.

Should have some RGB such as the RAM and Fans at least (personal preference i guess)

It can be either Intel or AMD, whatever you want to suggest, go for it!

Should be AIO watercooled.

 

I am up to suggestions based on your knowledge and expertise! If you have the time to build me a full PC on PcPartPicker please do, or if you only have time to suggest a couple of parts please do as well. I will appreciate all the help I can get.

I just do not want to rush into this build without getting some opinions from you guys first!

If you dont take up the whole budget thats obviously okay. Im not going to complain about having money left over but its there to be spent if needs be!

 

My current specs are in the signature below if you wanna see what my current build looks like (I kinda like corsair ;) )

 

Thanks for your time and i'll keep you all updated as to what I end up building! 

 

If you need any further information please ask!

 

Thanks!

 

Jacob

 


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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Specs:

 

CPU: Dual Core Ultra Low Power Intel i5 @ 1.7GHz

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

Case: it's a laptop

FPS in minecraft with lowest settings possible: about 10

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Jaminahat said:

Requirements;

Max budget of £1000 GBP (I do not need peripherals or Monitor). I will probably be buying a couple of parts per month so a few £££ over the £1k budget wont harm i'm sure.

White and Black colour scheme although i'd prefer more white than Black if possible. (Case should definitely be white)

wait until you have all of that money and buy them at once, keeping a few parts lying around means you'll need to go through RMA instead of an exchange/return at the store if it's DOA.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Catchears said:

 

I'm really glad you chose Ryzen for this as it is a definite consideration for this build!

 

I presume that cpu is not overclockable? Although I have heard that Ryzen tends to perform very well straight from the box? Would this be correct?

 

Apart from that it looks like a nice build, thank you! I also love the case, i was looking at this one to be honest!


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

wait until you have all of that money and buy them at once, keeping a few parts lying around means you'll need to go through RMA instead of an exchange/return at the store if it's DOA.

Good Point! 

 

To be honest I have all the money now so its perfectly possible that I could go out and buy it all, the feeling of spending £1k in a day can be pretty rough though xD

 

Cheers for that though, never even considered that!


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jaminahat said:

Good Point! 

 

To be honest I have all the money now so its perfectly possible that I could go out and buy it all, the feeling of spending £1k in a day can be pretty rough though xD

 

Cheers for that though, never even considered that!

if you're fine with getting it now:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£188.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  (£113.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£67.77 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£84.39 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  (£379.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Silverstone ML08 HTPC Case  (£65.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Power Supply: Corsair SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ Corsair UK) 
Total: £980.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-28 13:23 BST+0100


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

if you're fine with getting it now:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£188.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  (£113.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£67.77 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£84.39 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  (£379.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Silverstone ML08 HTPC Case  (£65.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Power Supply: Corsair SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ Corsair UK) 
Total: £980.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-28 13:23 BST+0100

The 3600 does seem the way to go for this build...

 

However, the case and some of the other parts aren't gonna work for my style unfortunately.

 

Although, saying that I think this build with some slight changes like a H200 and some RGB Memory could do the job!

 

Thanks for your time!


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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1 minute ago, Jaminahat said:

The 3600 does seem the way to go for this build...

 

However, the case and some of the other parts aren't gonna work for my style unfortunately.

 

Although, saying that I think this build with some slight changes like a H200 and some RGB Memory could do the job!

 

Thanks for your time!

i picked that case so that it won't be as troublesome to carry around, cases like the H200 are so big that they end up defeating the purpose of itx imo.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

i picked that case so that it won't be as troublesome to carry around, cases like the H200 are so big that they end up defeating the purpose of itx imo.

It looks almost too small to fit anything in at all? xD I'll have a little look on YouTube to see for scale!


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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16 minutes ago, Jaminahat said:

 

I'm really glad you chose Ryzen for this as it is a definite consideration for this build!

 

I presume that cpu is not overclockable? Although I have heard that Ryzen tends to perform very well straight from the box? Would this be correct?

 

Apart from that it looks like a nice build, thank you! I also love the case, i was looking at this one to be honest!

All Ryzen CPUs are overclockable when paired with a B350, X370, B450, X470 or X570 MoBo. The only chipset not on that list is A320 and that's trash anyway. But Ryzen 3000 cpus dont tend to oc very well anyway. You should ofc still get a b450 or better anyway.


Press the ❤ beneath my post if you found my answer helpful! If you want me to see your answer, quote me or tag me with @Catchears!

 

Specs:

 

CPU: Dual Core Ultra Low Power Intel i5 @ 1.7GHz

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

Case: it's a laptop

FPS in minecraft with lowest settings possible: about 10

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Catchears said:

All Ryzen CPUs are overclockable when paired with a B350, X370, B450, X470 or X570 MoBo. The only chipset not on that list is A320 and that's trash anyway. But Ryzen 3000 cpus dont tend to oc very well anyway. You should ofc still get a b450 or better anyway.

Ah okay, I wasn't aware of that! Certainly seems like a good choice for this price point and I have never used Ryzen before so why not give it a go in this build!

 

I am a fan of Aorus hardware too so it might be a good option!


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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3 minutes ago, Jaminahat said:

It looks almost too small to fit anything in at all? xD I'll have a little look on YouTube to see for scale!

it can fit all the hardware that was listed on the list i picked out.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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2 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

it can fit all the hardware that was listed on the list i picked out.

It actually seems bigger when seeing it on a youtube video. I guess PcPartPicker pictures made it look absolutely tiny. 

 

It could actually be a good sensible option since then i wont have to worry about RGB, further keeping costs down...


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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Just now, Jaminahat said:

It actually seems bigger when seeing it on a youtube video. I guess PcPartPicker pictures made it look absolutely tiny. 

 

It could actually be a good sensible option since then i wont have to worry about RGB, further keeping costs down...

an RGB strip doesn't really cost much if you wanna try fitting it in.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

an RGB strip doesn't really cost much if you wanna try fitting it in.

After watching a couple of videos you might be onto a winner here.

 

RGB isn't really needed in a case you cant see into I guess but is always an option if needed i suppose!


Case: Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic  CPUi7-7700k (4.8ghz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Case Fans: 5x ML120 RGB / 2x LL120  GPU: Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (3200mhz) Storage: 2x 1TB SG Barracuda, 128gb BiWin M.2 SSD PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: Windows 10 

 

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