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I want to get an SFF PC because I don't have much desk space but you know im kinda dumb and i don't really understand pc's so I would appreciate if anyone could provide me with a website or a part list thanks !

 

Edit: i'm going to use the pc for heavy gaming/ editing videos

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8 minutes ago, AgileBotato said:

I want to get an SFF PC because I don't have much desk space but you know im kinda dumb and i don't really understand pc's so I would appreciate if anyone could provide me with a website or a part list thanks !

For add all you need to look out for is a mini itx motherboard (or dtx in some cases), a sfx psu if required, cpu cooler the right height and a GPU which is the right length and thickness.

 

also if your new to pc’s and have never built one before I wouldn’t recommend going straight for a sff pc. I had built 4 PCs before my first sff pc and still found it challenging working in such a small space.

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9 minutes ago, AgileBotato said:

I want to get an SFF PC because I don't have much desk space but you know im kinda dumb and i don't really understand pc's so I would appreciate if anyone could provide me with a website or a part list thanks !

What are your use case for the pc?

If you do not going to do any heavy gaming intel nuc is probably your best bet or something like hp prodesk (unfortunately out of stock right now)

https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-prodesk-405-g6-desktop-mini-pc

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Doug_Dangger said:

If you're not going to do any gaming, get an Intel NUC

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what is your budget, when will you be building, where do you live (country), and do you already own any parts

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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU - $85, Deepcool Gammaxx 400 V2 Blue CPU Cooler - $25, Biostar B450MH AM4 Motherboard - $65, Timetec 16GB (2x8) 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 RAM - $60, Adata SU650 240GB M.2 SSD - $30, WD Caviar Blue 250GB 7200RPM HDD - $20, Seagate Barracuda  320GB 7200RPM HDD - $20, MSI Aero Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB GPU - $200, Cougar MG130G Micro-ATX Case - $50, Aresgame AGK750 Fully Modular 80+ Gold PSU - $90, HP 22EB 21.5" 1080P 60Hz Monitor - $100, Samsung 21.5" 2S22E450D 1080P 60Hz Monitor - $90, Sceptre E205-W 19.5" 1600-3R 900P 75Hz Monitor - $70, GK73X Hot-Swappable Mechanical Keyboard (Gateron Red Switches) - $70, HK Gaming Dye Sub Chalk Keycaps - $40, Steelseries Rival 3 Mouse - $30, Aresgame RGB Mouse Pad - Came with bundle, Random XXL Amazon Mouse Pad - $10, Widesen USB Condenser Mic - $20, Gertisan Mic Arm - $12 (adapter needed, + $4), OneOdio Over Ear Headphones - $33, Cooler Master SickleFlow 120MM Blue Fan - $10, Iceberg Thermal IceGALE 140MM Teal Fan 2 Pack - $45, Cougar 120MM Case Fan - Included with MG 130G

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Intel Core i5-2400 CPU - $25, Vetroo L5 CPU Cooler - $30, Dell Optiplex 390 LGA 1155 Motherboard - $15, G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB (2x8) 1866MHz CL10 DDR3 RAM  - $50, Leven 120GB 2.5" SSD - $22, MSI Aero Nvidia GTX 1050 TI 4GB - $150, Segotep GP 600W Non-Modular 80+ Gold PSU - $52, Tecware Spectre RGB Pro Mechanical Keyboard (Outemu Brown Switches) - $70, Pictek T16 Mouse - $23

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Intel Core i5-2400 CPU - $25, Enermax ETS-N31 CPU Cooler - $25, Dell Optiplex 390 LGA 1155 Motherboard - $15, 8GB (2x4) Hynix 1600MHz CL11 DDR3 RAM - $30, Leven 120GB 2.5" SSD - $22, Intel HD 2000 Graphics - Integrated into CPU, Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W Non-Modular 80+ PSU - $50, HP Office Keyboard - $5, Havit Mouse - $10

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So.......... Building a PC for a new person is hard enough.  And building a niche PC is hard enough for a veteran builder.

 

Things like SFF and custom water cooling (not that this is your plan) make things very difficult often times resulting in buying the same equipment more than once because it didn't fit into the narrow parameters of your system.

 

What I mean is I have been building custom/diy computers since 2004 and when I tried to do a custom hard lined computer I ended up building two completely different computers before I was done.  Granted I knew nothing about the current PC hardware state and just started watching videos (due to a several year break from the hobby), but I spent so much that I could have built 2-3 normal computers with equal performance to the one I ended up with.

 

My situation is pretty extreme, but getting a "boutique" build to all work together is next to impossible for someone who has never built a computer.  Building a "beige box" that functions well is what you should be focused on (even if it's not beige).  I felt very very dumb building my custom loop PC and I'm competent in building PC's. 

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Check out pcpartpicker and aim for a micro ATX or itx system.

Put a list of parts together, then copy/paste your build here, and we can give feedback.

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