Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] Hardware & Software > New Build Advice
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 15-09-19, 02:01 PM
Atham Atham is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 58
£500 Small form factor build and reusing GTX 670

Hello,


I am thinking of building a mini-ITX PC for uni. I will be reusing a GTX 670. I want it to be mini-ITX or small form factor so that it doen't take up too much space.




It will be mainly a media and light gaming PC - Stardew valley, Dota, PoE, Warframe. Any suggestions for a build? I don't really know what is good anymore. Last time I built a PC was with a i7 3770k and a GTX 670.


Thanks,


A

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-09-19, 03:20 PM
tgrech tgrech is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 1,457
If you wanted all new then a good balance with that GPU would probably be around a Ryzen 2600, B450 mITX motherboard and 8GB of DDR4, should end up a tad under £300(You could spend ~£60 more on the CPU for a 3600 with much better single threaded perf. and/or another ~£40 for 16GB RAM though from there) leaving £200 or so for case, power supply, SSD and HDD and a suitable aftermarket cooler if required which should be enough room for the less expensive ITX routes. Some ITX cases nowadays use an SFX PSU and/or a setup that kinda requires an AIO watercooler to reduce footprint, AIO route might end up abit heavier though if you're moving it a lot(But less anxiety inducing than moving something with a tower cooler).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16-09-19, 12:15 PM
cooperman's Avatar
cooperman cooperman is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: UK/west-mids
Posts: 763
PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BHwrx6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£109.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£110.03 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 G DDR4-3000 Memory (£74.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£84.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2 GB Video Card (own)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£52.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £471.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-16 13:14 BST+0100
__________________
i5 4690-Gigabyte Z97P-D3-16Gbs 1866Mhz Kinston HyperX Fury Black-Asus GTX 980 Corsair h80i-sandisk 256gb ultra plus-250gb Intel SSD-WD Blue 500gb-Seasonic M12-620w-Cooler master haf xb.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-09-19, 03:33 PM
Atham Atham is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 58
Does the case fit a full length gigabyte windforce card?


What about the airflow of the case? I dont have a blower gpu and thrle gtx 670 does draw a lot of power
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18-09-19, 06:49 PM
cooperman's Avatar
cooperman cooperman is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: UK/west-mids
Posts: 763
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atham View Post
Does the case fit a full length gigabyte windforce card?


What about the airflow of the case? I dont have a blower gpu and thrle gtx 670 does draw a lot of power

As long as its not a 3 slot card it will fit,the panel where the gpu sits has air holes in it.


__________________
i5 4690-Gigabyte Z97P-D3-16Gbs 1866Mhz Kinston HyperX Fury Black-Asus GTX 980 Corsair h80i-sandisk 256gb ultra plus-250gb Intel SSD-WD Blue 500gb-Seasonic M12-620w-Cooler master haf xb.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18-09-19, 09:37 PM
Atham Atham is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 58
What about compatible low profile coolers for the Ryzen platform?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-09-19, 12:22 AM
cooperman's Avatar
cooperman cooperman is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: UK/west-mids
Posts: 763
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atham View Post
What about compatible low profile coolers for the Ryzen platform?

The one that comes with it will be fine since the games you are playing wont tax a 6 core cpu at all, but something like a Cryorig C7 or a Noctua NH-L9i will work well.
__________________
i5 4690-Gigabyte Z97P-D3-16Gbs 1866Mhz Kinston HyperX Fury Black-Asus GTX 980 Corsair h80i-sandisk 256gb ultra plus-250gb Intel SSD-WD Blue 500gb-Seasonic M12-620w-Cooler master haf xb.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19-09-19, 12:52 PM
Atham Atham is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperman View Post
The one that comes with it will be fine since the games you are playing wont tax a 6 core cpu at all, but something like a Cryorig C7 or a Noctua NH-L9i will work well.
I just mean for case compatibility, or can you fit a proper stock AMD cooler in it?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19-09-19, 02:01 PM
tgrech tgrech is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 1,457
Yeah the case has a max CPU cooler height of 65mm while the Wraith Stealth that comes with the 2600 is upto 55mm(Should be a bit less when installed).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 21-09-19, 01:12 PM
Atham Atham is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 58
I have been looking at the case, and I am not sure if the aifrlow is the best in the CM 120 or 130.



I do want to save as much space as possible, so even a mATX case is not out of the question. I do like the bitfenix prodigy case, but it is rather expensive for what it is. Any thoughts?
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 08:47 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.