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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently updated my sister's PC and inherited some of the old components.  I've got an ASUS Mini ITX board (link), CPU (link), and memory and though rather that tossing it in the bin that I'd try to upcycle into a little emulator box.  I've got a Raspberry Pi running most of my emulation tasks, but I thought I might try something with a little more horsepower for my N64/PSOne stuff.  I want as small of a footprint as I can get and still run a full size GPU.  I'm planning on going up to a 1650 or similar for the GPU and wanted to see if I can source a i7 2600k if I can(found a few on eBay).  The CPU in it now is just a dual core, so I wanted to upgrade that with a low profile Noctua cooler and get a discreet GPU on a riser.  Also, I've got a 250W SFX supply from the old case but I doubt it's got any 80+ cert on it, so what PSUs should I look at.  I'm not looking at running modern games at 1080p or anything like that, I just wanted to put a Ultra small form factor PC together so I can stash it next to the TV and play old games via emulation.  Money is not a huge concern, later on if I get crazy I can go the Ryzen route on a mini ITX and bigger/badder GPU.   Just looking for reccomendations on the case and PSU front.  Thanks in advance.  


CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 3600(Stock Clock)

Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk 

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070

RAM: 32GB(2x16GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600

SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND M.2 250 GB

HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB  

Case:  Fractal Design Meshify C

PSU:  Seasonic Focus 650W 80+ Gold

 

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would that one case that they featured in ltt work? like this one: 

 


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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8 minutes ago, eeeee1 said:

would that one case that they featured in ltt work? like this one: 

 

I have the velka 3, really compact but probably not best suited in this build, also it does not use SFX PSU's and only support single slot GPU's.

 

10 minutes ago, MaxFubar said:

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I'd recommend the Silverstone SG13, still very compact but allows for some more conventional hardware to be used. If you want an easier ITX case to build in (slightly bigger) with more harware support, in particular the CPU cooler, look at the Thermaltake Core V1.


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or you can pull a jake xdxd


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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1 hour ago, eeeee1 said:

or you can pull a jake xdxd

Not sure I follow you on this, that case seems nice, would have to go the SSD route rather than the m.2 due to the older motherboard, but I'm not too concerned with thermals as what I'm intending to do with the PC is not going to be very hardware intensive. 

 

ETA:  Velkase seems to be very limited on availability as well.


CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 3600(Stock Clock)

Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk 

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070

RAM: 32GB(2x16GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600

SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND M.2 250 GB

HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB  

Case:  Fractal Design Meshify C

PSU:  Seasonic Focus 650W 80+ Gold

 

"Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now!!!" --Elwood Blues

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1 hour ago, MaxFubar said:

Not sure I follow you on this, that case seems nice, would have to go the SSD route rather than the m.2 due to the older motherboard, but I'm not too concerned with thermals as what I'm intending to do with the PC is not going to be very hardware intensive. 

 

ETA:  Velkase seems to be very limited on availability as well.

you dont get it. remember the people at ltt who have the best pc's? remember that video?


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, eeeee1 said:

you dont get it. remember the people at ltt who have the best pc's? remember that video?

I went back and watched the vid.  LOL, yeah, basically more case than I'd want to have, and he's basically upsizing the case to fit the mongono GPU with an ITX mobo.  


CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 3600(Stock Clock)

Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk 

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070

RAM: 32GB(2x16GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600

SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND M.2 250 GB

HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB  

Case:  Fractal Design Meshify C

PSU:  Seasonic Focus 650W 80+ Gold

 

"Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now!!!" --Elwood Blues

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