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Dave's Uni Rig

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Alright people, could do with some other opinions.

Currently looking to spec up a potential mini-ITX rig for Uni. I will be re-using parts from my current rig so I actually only need 3 / 4 new components.

 

Location: UK

Budget: £350 - £400 

Used for: Gaming, word processing

 

What is needed:

- CPU (4670k)

- Motherboard - mITX: Currently looking at AsRock Z87e ITX but am open to others;

- CPU Cooler - CM Hyper 212+?

- Case: Prodigy, Node 304 / any other options? 

- mITX form factor 

 

What is not needed:

- Storage

- RAM

- GPU

- Optical Drive

- Any peripherals

- Display

 

If anyone has other opinions in terms of Mobo, case or cooler, i would love to hear them.

Thanks for looking & Merry Christmas. 

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608025

Too expensive?

 

You could get a tiny htpc case with this cooler and then place the monitor on top, smallest space taken as possible

 

 

 

EDIT: I just bought this case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119275&Tpk=241%20cooler%20master Its not that bad of a case but it does not support m-itx (Could easily mod it in tough) Its extremely small and cheap, so if you wanted to go m-atx, this case is something to consider.

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bitfenix prodigy would be my pick

i suppose the node is portable under your arm but the prodigy has 'handles' wich would make it quite portable too

ITX Monster: CPU: I5 4690K GPU: MSI 970 4G Mobo: Asus Formula VI Impact RAM: Kingston 8 GB 1600MHz PSU: Corsair RM 650 SSD: Crucial MX100 512 GB HDD: laptop drive 1TB Keyboard: logitech G710+ Mouse: Steelseries Rival Monitor: LG IPS 23" Case: Corsair 250D Cooling: H100i

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608025

Too expensive?

 

You could get a tiny htpc case with this cooler and then place the monitor on top, smallest space taken as possible

 

 

 

EDIT: I just bought this case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119275&Tpk=241%20cooler%20master Its not that bad of a case but it does not support m-itx (Could easily mod it in tough) Its extremely small and cheap, so if you wanted to go m-atx, this case is something to consider.

 

 

That cool was a little out of my price range; however, it did lead me on to find this one. Thinking this might be a good alternative for not a lot more.

 

 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£171.94 @ Amazon UK) 

CPU Cooler:  Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler  (£43.67 @ Scan.co.uk) 

Motherboard:  Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£106.00 @ Amazon UK) 

Case:  BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case  (£73.95 @ Amazon UK) 

Total: £395.56

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-25 17:39 GMT+0000)

 

EDIT: CPU cooler is cheaper at Amazon and has free delivery http://www.amazon.co.uk/noctua-11000236-NH-L12/dp/B007D8AXK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387993469&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+nh-l12

 

Hmm - many thanks for that.

I looked at the motherboard previously and the only issue i saw with it was the possibly clearance issue between the CPU cooler and GPU, could be a potential problem?

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That cool was a little out of my price range; however, it did lead me on to find this one. Thinking this might be a good alternative for not a lot more.

I think you forgot the link :P

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That cool was a little out of my price range; however, it did lead me on to find this one. Thinking this might be a good alternative for not a lot more.

 

 

 

 

Hmm - many thanks for that.

I looked at the motherboard previously and the only issue i saw with it was the possibly clearance issue between the CPU cooler and GPU, could be a potential problem?

Go for amd if its only for gaming

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That cool was a little out of my price range; however, it did lead me on to find this one. Thinking this might be a good alternative for not a lot more.

 

 

 

 

Hmm - many thanks for that.

I looked at the motherboard previously and the only issue i saw with it was the possibly clearance issue between the CPU cooler and GPU, could be a potential problem?

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1655/pg1/noctua-nh-l9i-low-profile-cpu-cooler-review-introduction.html

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I think the EVGA Hadron is a must have for a m-itx build. It didn't come out soon enough for me so I went matx instead and got a Corsair 350D, Unfortunately, it is also quite expensive if you don't plan on buying a psu anyway.

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Was just looking at that haha.

Looks good and would seem to fit fine on the Z87N-Wifi as Kang suggested.

Many thanks guys!

You should also look at this: 

http://amzn.to/Jlex4C

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The original list looks fine. 

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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